We had originally planned on visiting Tokyo Disney on Sunday, but with rain in the forecast, we decided to go today instead. Tokyo Disney has two parks (Disneyland and Disney Sea) and a resort. We got tickets to Disneyland. The park is all decked out in Halloween decorations. So cute.
The first ride we queued for was Star Tours, one of my personal favorites. About 45 minutes later we actually got to ride the attraction. Holy lines Batman! or as Diego puts it “the Line Game”. Next up was Space Mountain I was dreading this. I had promised Diego I’d go on Space Mountain, my first roller coaster. The 80 minute wait was hell. Finally we got on. I shut my eyes and screamed my head off. Needless to say, my first roller coaster and my last. Never again!
Tokyo Disney serves all of Asia. There were many Chinese and Filipino tourists. The Pooh attraction had a constant 2 hour wait! After a day of being a kid, we rode Star Tours one last time and headed back to Ueno.
After some rest, we walked to Taito City for Yaki-tori. At a restaurant we sat at the bar and watched the cook grill delicious pieces of organ meat, skin and other skewered juicy goodness over open charcoal. We had chicken heart, liver, rump and skin, oyster wrapped in bacon, shitake, quail egg, chicken wrapped asparagus and a side of cucumber in sesame oil. I washed it all down with hachimitsu umeshu (honey plum wine). For those who know me, I love to try new and sometimes strange food. Today I was able to sample ray fin, dried then grilled. It’s got a really fishy taste and is extremely chewy. Not mu cup of tea, but not that bad either.