Thursday, August 30, 2007

Japan's Disneyland and Florida's Disneyland

Yes, Japan has a Disneyland. It was built on a landfill in Urayasu City. Some says it was a dump site.

You first enter "World Bazaar", a totally covered area thus protected from the weather. It try to recreate the atmosphere of a small American town in 1900s. From there, you can go on to the other themed areas - Fantasyland, Westernland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Toontown and Critter Country. Adventureland has a mixture of attractions which include the highly popular "Pirates of the Caribbean", a twenty-minute trip simulating a pirate raid on a Caribbean seaport with singing, rowdy pirates and the firing of cannon to port and the splashing of water off the starboard bow. Westernland is a "wild west" themed area giving visitors a atmosphere of the pioneer days of America. There is even a "Mark Twain Riverboat" giving visitors a ride on a paddlewheel steamer on the Rivers of America. In Fantasyland, visitors ride through various Disney films like "Snow White's Adventure" in the Seven Dwarfs' mining car and fly through the air with Peter Pan to Never Never Land, "It's a Small World", a cruise through a hundred nations with some five hundred dolls singing in their native language, etc. Tomorrowland try to give visitors a glimpse into the future. "Critter Country" is populated by small animals inspired by the Disney film "Song of the South". If you want to meet Disney characters, you will see them at Toontown.

Not enough of Disneyland? Go to Orlando, Florida. You will find lots more there. You will find Walt Disney World comprising of various themed parks. Among them are the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios and Animal Kingdom.

In the Magic Kingdom, there will be many themed area including Frontierland, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Liberty Square, Mickey's Toontown Fair, Adventureland
Main Street U.S.A. and Magic Kingdom Dining.

At Epcot, there will be the Future World, Test Track, Ellen's Energy Adventure, Mission Space, Living Seas and World Showcase. In addition to that, you will find Around the World Showcase Lagoon where you can eat, drink, dance and sing your way around the world in the space of a couple of hours! The evening will be capped by IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, a beautiful combination of lasers, fireworks, fountains and special effects.

And don't forget Disney-MGM Studios comprising Echo Lake, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood Boulevard. Mickey Avenue, Animation Courtyard and Streets of America.

Plus there is Animal Kingdom comprising Camp Minnie-Mickey, Discovery Island, Dinoland U.S.A., Africa and Asia.

In Lake Buena Vista, there is Downtown Disney, an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment area comprising the Marketplace featuring many shops and quick service restaurants, Pleasure Island which is a nighttime entertainment complex with seven nightclubs, and West Side which is home to many full service restaurants, large stores, and entertainment venues.

And Disney has many waterparks including Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, Humunga Kowabunga,
Mayday Falls, Castaway Creek, Surf Pool and Ketchakiddee Creek. Blizzard Beach comprises Downhill Double Dipper, Slush Gusher, Teamboat Springs, Cross Country Creek and Tike's Peak.

And don't forget Disney Seaworld Adventure Park.

However, there are lots more to Florida than just Disneyland. And you want to enjoy them, seek accommodation at Florida vacation rentals. Walt Disney World is in Orlando, so if your intention is to visit Walt Disney World, get accommodation from Orlando vacation rentals. And if you have been watching TV, you would know about Miami Beach made famous by that TV show featuring the Miami Beach Rescue Team comprising bosomy life savers in skimpy swimwear rescuing hapless swimmers in trouble. If you want to stay in Miami Beach, visit Miami Beach vacation rentals.