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Published:November 1st, 2007 09:52 EST
Tokyo Disneyland: the Kingdom of Dreams and Magic

Tokyo Disneyland: the Kingdom of Dreams and Magic

By Joey Liam

JAPAN - Tokyo Disneyland is situated just right outside of Central Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the major attractions for tourism in the country, and it is one of the few places to visit to experience the influence of American entertainment, particularly Walt Disney`s creations, in the region.

There is never a dreary moment in this entertaining and marvelous theme park. It offers a variety of magical and adventurous rides, both for young and old. Delectable restaurants and great shopping also abound at Tokyo Disneyland. If you are looking for adventure, then visit Tokyo Disneyland and you will have a terrific and memorable experience.

Tokyo Disneyland has seven themed lands to trudge and cherish: Adventureland, Westernland, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Toontown, Tomorrowland, and World Bazaar. Each section of Tokyo Disney has unique and distinct features from the other themes, so being jaded is far from reality when you pay the park a visit.

In the Adventureland Theme, you will find fantastic attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, Swiss Family Treehouse, the Enchanted Tiki Room, and Western River Railroad. " Cruise along tropical jungle rivers, glimpse into the mysterious world of pirates, and even travel back in time in this adventure filled theme of Tokyo Disney.

Right next to it is the Westernland Theme, which features: Westernland Shootin` Gallery, Country Bear Theater, the Diamond Horseshoe, Mark Twain Riverboat, and the Big Thunder Mountain. This theme presents the old American frontier " the untamed world of the wild, wild West!

Are you into critters? The Critter Country Theme of Tokyo Disney has just the right stuff for you. In this theme, you will enjoy the Splash Mountain " and the Beaver Brothers Explorer Canoes. " Take a peek into the fun-filled world of some lovable, little Disney critters here. It will definitely sluice your worries and troubles away.

Who is your favorite Disney character? Is it Cinderella, Snow White, or Mickey Mouse? Whoever your beloved Disney character is, the Fantasyland Theme of Tokyo Disneyland has it. Cinderella, Peter Pan, and all your favorite heroes and heroines are waiting to make your dreams come true in the Fantasyland theme. You will enjoy the following attractions at Fantasyland: Peter Pan`s Flight, Snow White`s Adventure, the Mickey Mouse Review, Pinocchio`s Daring Journey, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Castle Carousel, Haunted Mansion, It`s a Small World, Alice`s Tea Party, and Pooh`s Hunny Hunt.

And who would forget about Mickey Mouse? Toontown is home for Mickey and his gang. This zany town offers an adventure where anything can happen. Attractions include Roger Rabbit`s Car Toon Spin, Minnie`s House, Mickey`s House and Meet Mickey, Chip "n Dale`s Treehouse, Gadget`s Go Coaster, Donald`s Boat, Goofy`s Bounce House, Toon Park, and Jolly Trolley. " Mickeymania is alive and kicking in Toontown indeed.

If you are into space age fantasy, Tokyo Disney offers you Tomorrowland. Fly into a realm of imagination, action, and adventure in the space age world of tomorrow in this theme. Be entertained with attractions like Star Tours, Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear`s Astro Blasters, MicroAdventure, Starcade, StarJets, Grand Circuit Raceway, and Showbase " in this section of Tokyo Disneyland.

And for those who are fond of shopping Disney toys and memorabilia, the World Bazaar is right at the entrance of Tokyo Disneyland. Just like the other themes, the World Bazaar has its own attractions: Penny Arcade, the Disney Gallery, and Omnibus. Of course, it has what everyone is looking for " places to shop; 18 stores to be exact.

These stores are: World Bazaar Confectionary, Grand Emporium, Main Street Daily, Camera Center, the Toy Kingdom, New Century Clock Shop, Pastry Palace, the Storybook Store, Uptown Boutique, Mickey`s Moderne Memories, and the Bebop Hop. Endless shopping awaits you at the World Bazaar.

So if you are in Tokyo and could not figure out what to do, look for the kingdom of dreams and magic and your vacation will truly be worthwhile. This is America in the core of Tokyo, Japan. Come get inside and enjoy the magical world of Disneyland.