An extremely large (LARGE) selection of cell phone dangle thingys, walls covered in various towels and washcloths, (Japan loves a good washcloth)
Oh, and Duffy the Disney Bear. A completely random stuffed animal created solely to exploit the Japanese love of plush toys. (Plush toys that come with multiple accessories and outfits and in every shape and size…as Duffy does. Though I can’t for the life of me figure out why Mickey/Minnie/WinnieTP don’t fit this bill.)
2. Food: Not as much ethnic variety. A LOT of fish (fish casserole, fish burgers, seafood pizza), pressed mystery meat patties, and curry in the restaurants. Then we have the concessions: The big thing is popcorn for your 1500 yen** souvenir bucket. Caramel, Salted, Curry, Milk Tea, Honey, Soy Sauce and Black Pepper. (Caramel, Honey, and Curry were the only one’s we sampled. Refilling your bucket cost 500 yen.)
Churros are hard to come by, but can be found in the Cinnamon or Honey-Lemon variety (strangely yummy). Mickey shaped frozen treats come in the form of a pale and weakly flavored ice cream sandwich or an orange or apple flavored popsicle. Westernland (not Frontier) also sold tiny (very popular) turkey legs.
The first night at Disney Sea we had Italian(ish) and last night (at Disneyland) we had Savory Crepes filled with “Chicken Salad”. (The Healthy kids loved ‘em. My boys couldn’t believe they were expected to eat a Crepe filled with something other than Nutella and Bananas. (We did get some dessert crepes as well which my boys loved and the Healthy kids thought were too mushy and gross.)
Anyway, Disney was fabulous. We managed to get in enough kiddie and big kid rides to keep everyone happy. And we took full advantage of the "Parent Switch" so everyone could go on the rides but only one half of us had to wait in line while the other half waited with the babies. (Em and Gray)
It was a great trip and we're glad we got to share it with the Healthy's! They're great friends to put up with us!
More later! Maybe!
*Disney Sea is actually a park totally unique to Japan. It has a handful of fun rides (big and small), lots of great shows, and a whole "underwater" kiddie area called King Triton's Lagoon (or something) that the kids loved (and was great because it was all indoors and Tuesday was very rainy.). It was super cool and a lot less crowded than Disneyland. Highly recommend!
**100 yen = approx. $1.20
1500 yen= approx. $18.00