Published: November 27, 2011 at 6:17 AMQuick question, will you be staying at an official Disney resort in Tokyo? If so, any reviews on that would be great. Also, will you be seeing anything else in Singapore or Tokyo?
Published: November 27, 2011 at 7:38 AMI chose Salt and Chocolate :). Also, please tell us if Transformers is better or worse than Spiderman or FJ.
Published: November 27, 2011 at 12:03 PMHave a wonderful time!!! I look forward to your many posts concerning these parks. These two parks are part of my "once in a lifetime" dream vacation. I can not wait to see your pictures and hear your opinions on everything from food, merchandise, attractions, to even the ease of travel from your hotel to the resorts.
Published: November 27, 2011 at 2:21 PMButter Soy Sauce for sure (although Black Pepper is a close second). As for the sweet popcorn, ALL OF THEM. Goodness, why not?
For your reviews, go heavy on the photos, please... in fact a photo trip report might be the best option.
Have a great journey, Robert. Your whole life has led to this singular pilgrimage - a pilgrimage all true theme park fans would love to take with you. Know that even in our jealousy we wish you the best of all times!
Published: November 27, 2011 at 3:19 PMIn Tokyo, I am staying at the Hilton, which is one of the six "official" non-Disney, but on-property hotels. (There are three Disney-run hotels on property, as well.)
Published: November 27, 2011 at 4:31 PMIf you really want an experience of a lifetime, Robert, take the express train from Narita International down to Tokyo Station. From there you can take the local train out to the Disney Resort where the monorail station is. I don't remember if the monorail has a stop at the Hilton, but there's probably a bus or a cab that can get you there pretty easily.
The great part about going this way is Tokyo station. Bullet trains on the top level; express trains on the third level; local trains on the second level; buses on the ground level; and subways down below. Totally organized chaos. Every westerner should do it once just to appreciate the frenetic nature of life in the large Japanese cities.
Published: November 27, 2011 at 5:39 PMI'm planning on taking an express bus from Narita to Disney when I arrive, but to take a train into Tokyo on my way back Narita on my final day, as my flight doesn't leave until the evening.
Published: November 27, 2011 at 7:11 PMPlease report the wait times during the day.
Published: November 28, 2011 at 7:51 AMIncredibly exciting! Does your family get to tag along? As much as we all want to read the in-depth features later in the month, please don't leave us hanging- make sure to post some tidbits in real time while you're there!
Published: November 28, 2011 at 9:40 PMI was stuck between Butter Soy Sauce and Curry for the first popcorn-- you can get salt and pepper flavored popcorn anywhere! For the sweet one, I chose honey, but strawberry and milk tea were also close seconds, just because I can't imagine how that would taste as popcorn.
Also, take me with you? Or at least, take as many pictures as possible and give us really great descriptions so I can try to take your vacation vicariously. DisneySea has been dream of mine ever since it opened...
Anyway, have a great trip and know that all of us here are very jealous!