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  • Trip Report Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

    Hi all, this is my trip report for my TDR adventure from 7th Sept to 11 Sept.

    Sorry it took so long. This might be pics intensive so be warned.


    I was staying at the Grand Prince New Takanawa on the 7th, so I need to make my way to the disney ambassador. So, I made a booking on the good neighbour bus.



    We were the only ones on the bus, as it was the 11.45am bus.

    As there was no traffic, we reached TDR in about 30 mins.



    Whoppee !!

    The bus dropped us off at the TDL transportation center, and we waited for the Disney Cruiser to the Ambassador. We did not have to wait long.



    Lots of hidden mickeys on the bus outside and inside.





    There were actually quite a few versions of the cruisers, so many I would post more pictures of the interior later.

    The driver were very nice and helped us with our luggages, although there is no luggage compartment on the bus. It helped that it was in the middle of the day and there wasn't a crowd waiting for the bus.

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    Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

    So after a short journey passing Ikspiari, we reached the Ambassador.





    Considered the "cheapest" Disney hotel, the level of service and comfort is equivalent of many 5/6 star hotels. The lifts had Mickey's voice announcing the floors. It's close to Ikspiari for your shopping needs. There are frequent buses to TDL and TDS. And the pleasant staff would help you with all your needs. I would love to come back to the hotel again, but I would need to try the other Disney hotels first.



    Here's a picture of the lobby with a television screen showing the Disney Channel.



    and some lovely danishes at the Tick Tock Diner.

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    • #3
      Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

      We could not check in yet, so we went for a walk in Ikspiari.

      The Disney Store.


      Then we took the disney resort line around TDR



      Look hidden Mickey at the car park lot !



      We enjoyed it so much, esp my son, that we took the monorail for 3 rounds.

      He got to sit in the front.



      Another picture of the monorail



      We got off the monorail at the new Disneyland Hotel.
      Last edited by samshio; 10-03-2008, 01:32 AM.

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      • #4
        Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

        Nice report, can't wait to see more!
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        • #5
          Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

          Great report so far, and can't wait for more of your comments and pics.. The hidden Mickey madeof traffic cones is a surprise. I have not seen that done yet. It's another example of TDR's cast ingenuity and pride. My favorite line on this Tp so far...about the Ambassador Hotel:
          Considered the "cheapest" Disney hotel, the level of service and comfort is equivalent of many 5/6 star hotels.
          That comment pretty much sums up the entire experience at TDR. This same sense of quality is evident not only at the hotels but in every aspect of the resort.
          Now, you may continue with your trip report.

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          • #6
            Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

            Nice pictures and comments! Can you please tell us how you booked the hotel? Online or through an agent?

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            • #7
              Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

              Great photos and Trip Report.
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              • #8
                Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

                Love that cruiser, thanks for the pics.
                Down with the Hat

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                  Thanks for all the kind words.

                  So, we went for a walk at the New Tokyo Disneyland hotel and fell in love with it. It's so grand and full of disney touches. Lots of people there too.

                  From the Disneyland Station, Minnie and Mickey welcomes you




                  The Grand Tokyo DisneyLand Hotel



                  The front drive had statues and decorations theme to Fantasia. Here's the Sorcerer's Apprentice.

                  Last edited by samshio; 10-04-2008, 06:24 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

                    We headed over to Bon Voyage for a bit of shopping.



                    Hehe, Mickey's Passport

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                    • #11
                      Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

                      Fantastic report and pictures! Can't wait for more.
                      Just countin' the days til the next visit!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

                        It was time to check in, so we headed back to the Ambassador. The friendly staff helped bring the luggages up to our room.





                        Lots of amnemities including slippers, pyjammas, and mickey-themed toiletries.

                        Best of all, when we got back from the parks every night, we found a towel animal waiting for us. At the end of our stay, there were all together 3.


                        It shows the extra care and touch even the housekeeping staff made to give guests that extra disney magic and make it an unforgettable trip.

                        Next up, Mira Costa.
                        Last edited by samshio; 10-04-2008, 06:24 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

                          This TP keeps getting better.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

                            Hey, do they sell that princess fabric print, by chance or is it one of those exclusive to the hotel and not available for the public things?
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                            • #15
                              Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

                              Those are exclusive room bedspread items not available for sale.

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                                Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

                                Just before dinner, we headed out to the Mira Costa to soak in the ambience.

                                My what a wonderful hotel.



                                Even if you are not staying here, you've got to visit it. It's just so beautiful.



                                You really feel like you are in Italy.

                                The lobby :



                                By then, we were really hungry, so after dinner, all tired out, we went back to the hotel for an early night's rest.

                                Next up Disneyland !

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                                  Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

                                  From the useful advice that everyone gave here, we woke up bright and early and headed to the park way before the park opened.

                                  As hotel guest, we get to queue at a special area of the entrance.



                                  I was there about an hour before opening. There was already a decent crowd on the normal queues.



                                  It was a monday too. Guess there are no "empty" days at TDR.

                                  Pics of Disneyland Hotel from my queue.



                                  The Halloween decorations were up, although not officially stage 3 yet. (This was taken on my 3rd day)



                                  About ten minutes before the gates opened, there was a buzz in the air. The characters came out to greet the guests.

                                  Eeyore looked so sad, I expected a rain cloud to be following him.



                                  As usual Mickey and Minnie drew the loudess responses. [my photography skills suck ]



                                  Then the gates opened and the mad rush began. Some of the guests would just run towards their favourite rides. Others would rush to get pictures taken with their favourite characters. You had to queue to get pictures taken with Pooh and Mickey. The rest were basically free for all.

                                  It was kinda fun rushing with the rest of them.

                                  However, you could easily take pictures with the less popular ones, like Robin hood, Friar Tuck, Piglet, etc.

                                  ..

                                  to be continued.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

                                    The CM seen on the bottom right side of your first picture above at the gate...
                                    Hmmm...
                                    I do not recall seeing him before in my previous visit...
                                    Hmmm...
                                    Yum...

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

                                      Thank you so much for posting this!! I'm really enjoying it so far... keep it coming!!

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                                        Re: Trip Report : 7 Sept 08 to 11 Sept 08

                                        Great Trip Report here and I love how your adding very little in commentry and letting the beautiful pictures tell the story. Looks like you picked a good time to visit too, as the parks don't look to crowded. And one thing that keeps coming up is just how good the TDR Castmembers are at there jobs. Loving it all so far
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