14 September 2008

The Happiest Place on Earth (!)

A while back, when we were planning this trip across Japan to see what can be seen, I mentioned to Yoko that it would be fun if we went to Tokyo Disneyland on our way up to Mito. Take a Wednesday afternoon to stroll around the park, eat cotton candy. In the course of our planning, this morphed into going with Yoko's brother's family yesterday.

If you know anything about Japan, you know that there are many places to avoid on the weekends, but Tokyo Disneyland is probably at the top of that list. However, since the plan was made, my Japanese side kicked in and I thought, Sure, there will be a lot of people, and it will probably be expensive, but if I keep expectations low, this will work out for the best.

I was more or less right on that — there were a lot of people and the lines were long. We got through Splash Mountain in about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Still, I was determined not to be that guy who gets upset about lines and trains and parking and the cost of things and just accept it for what it is. I think I did a pretty good job, considering. I did an okay job.

Anyway, we should be leaving soon.