Published: January 3, 2012 at 2:33 PMIs park hopping now really included in 3- and 4-day tickets?
On my visits, which admittedly were a few years ago, even with the 3- and 4-day tickets you had to choose one park for the first day, then the other for the second, but then could hop on the third and, with the 4-day ticket, on the fourth day.
Also, if you stay in one of the 3 Disney-owned hotels, a length of stay Monorail ticket is included for each registered hotel guest. As the Disney resort monorail is part of the JR network, the JR passes that allow unlimited rides on any JR trains for a week or more are valid for the TDR monorail as well, but of course it wouldn't be the best use for the JR pass, value-wise.
Published: January 3, 2012 at 4:33 PMTokyo Station can be very confusing for a first time visitor. Multiple levels, color-coded direction arrows on the floor, and a press of human traffic that is not seen in many western cities. I recommend it only if your mind is fresh and your energy level is high because the culture shock will hit you hard.
The local train to the Disney resort is at one extreme of the station, so there's a good chance you will have trouble finding the right platform. If that happens and you get confused, there are a few information kiosks that have english speaking hosts.
Published: January 3, 2012 at 5:52 PMExcellent, excellent, excellent trip reports and wrap up on TDR. Thanks for the holiday treat.
Published: January 4, 2012 at 1:19 PMThank you for the trip reports, and the tips for a tokyo disney trip. I'm looking at going in 2015ish. I would go out a little earlier than that, BUT yeah... Dca is just adding wayyyy too much to say no at the moment. DisneySea does look amazing though and I can't wait to check it out. I'm a huge jules Verne fan, so mysterious island it right up my alley. Even their magic carpet ride looks amazing (what's up with that).