exchange / travel

tokyo disneyland

Fun fact: did you know that universities in Japan have holidays on their anniversaries? With the long weekend at our fingertips my friends and I took it as the perfect opportunity to hit up Disneyland, and it was just as good as I remember! I love how everyone dresses up for Disney here, whether it’s through costumes or matchy-matchy Mickey jumpers. Also where else can you buy ramen, or butter soy sauce popcorn from the park vendors? Nowhere else in the world, that’s for sure.

Obviously a trip to Disneyland wouldn’t be complete without the right headgear. Who’d have thought there could be so many variations on the humble Minnie Mouse bow?

Honestly, I don’t think it’s possible for me to ever get sick of ‘It’s a Small World’. Even though it’s literally the same no matter where you go, there’s just something so catchy about that tune…

A Swarovski statue of Cinderella castle in all its glory. Or as I like to call it, the equivalent of my life savings in a box.

Hanging out with Baymax in egg form. See that sticker on my ear? Since it was my birthday week my friend got one for me, and the whole day cast members were wishing me happy birthday! There are even specific rides where birthday guests will get a special shoutout.

Aaand then it started to rain. On top of that someone lost their bag on Big Thunder Mountain, so our fast passes were pretty much rendered useless! The wait was totally worth it though. I definitely think the ride is one of the park’s highlights, rain and all.


There were fireworks, but sadly I didn’t manage to get any good shots from the show! We came home cold, wet and hungry but there’s no doubt I’d do it all again. Next time I’ll definitely be checking out Disney Sea, which happens to be right next door. Apparently the rides are even better than Disneyland’s too, so that’s something to look forward to!