There is simply no denying that Land, Sea or Air, anything remotely related to Disney is mandatorily intrinsic of good times. Anyone beginning to feel the weight of the world on their shoulders can escape the hostilities of the daily grind and immerse themselves in all things bright and beautiful. Words of caution though; there are dangers lurking beyond the peripherals of those rose-tinted glasses. A few factors that are decidedly un-fun and occasionally even threaten to poison the branded, Mickey-themed chalice.
Pick your peeve; crowds, lines, heat, dehydration or even your favourite costumed character turning feral, clawing your eyes out with foam-padded gloves.
Now imagine being spared of all that. Imagine being able to wander around freely like the king of pop in your own personal Neverland. All you have to do is wait for the sun to disappear and the riff-raff to shamble off home. Over-tired, shrieking children in tow.
Night time at Tokyo Disney is an entirely different animal; older, more sophisticated, better educated. It’s a time to relax and take in your surroundings, instead of being bombarded by them, making it prime time for an older clientele.
Park attendants seem to be in a better mood in general; partially attributed to the fact their shift will shortly be ending, but part of it seems that they finally have some room to breathe. With the undulating masses dispersed they can chat to each other and the older demographic of guests, maybe even use the English they were forced to learn with the non-natives.
With the longest wait for a ride being around the 45 minute mark and the average being between 5-20, all rides can be sampled and favourites can be revisited in the closing minutes before skipping out of the front gates.
Granted, it can be a little strange hearing all of your favourite characters firing hyper-speed Japanese at you, but if you think an evening of Disney fun isn't worth 4000 yen, you’d be hard pressed to find something that is…Scrooge McDuck.
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