Thursday, September 01, 2011

Tokyo Disney

We decided to take the subway and trains rather than drive to Disney. We headed out with our subway maps....and we TOOK THE TOWN. LOL 

Disney was amazing. Stacia was thrilled before we even entered the gate! LOL  Zander and Nolan really loved the roller coaster rides. 

Somehow we bought one extra childs' ticket Michael found one family to bless...which was totally fun! AND somehow we lost a child in this photo! LOL

I just realized I've not mentioned who CHRIS is in the other blog posts. Chris was a college classmate of Michael's. I met her when I was 18 - nearly 30 years ago. Who would have guessed  we'd ever be standing in Tokyo Disney together. Chris (and her hubs) are dear friends, but we don't cross paths often. She was able to fly to Tokyo the same time we were there and so she did. Chris is an intercessor and I believe she was praying for specific things that will bear fruit in the kingdom. I also know she was sent 4,000 miles to bring words of encouragement and life to Michael and I.  It was a precious time.  And now you know who the woman in the photos is. 

I was struck by how clean and how CROWDED Tokyo Disney was. The lines were long on a school day....go figure.

All in all a good day, a tiring day.....a day we may repeat again if we can figure out when there may be less folks so that we could actually do a few more things. When you wait 50 - 75 min for a 3 - 5 min ride....well....the day goes quickly. LOL Here are a few shots.

As strange as it is, I saw this sign, "Kingdom Treasures," and knew God was speaking to me. He has my attention.  Our PWOCI theme this year is "Your Kingdom Come". I'm not sure if Kingdom Treasures is a private word, or a thought that will grow into a blog entry or a local spring retreat...but I know it is ringing in my heart....and has my mind whirling. I'm paying attention.

Tinkerbell and an array of Disney characters and princes were taken with Jared and Arielle. 

I was sad there were not more "characters" running around. We remember running into Mickey, Winnie, Snow White, Cinderella, Minnie at Disneyland Anaheim when we took the older kids.....not sure why they weren't out and about here. Has Disney downsized world-wide? We saw one Mickey with a line that would take about an hour to get a photo. Shoot....they were lined up across the plaza to take a photo in front of a statue of Walt and Mickey.

Stacia's all about the photo these days and would have loved one with Winnie the Pooh.

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Renee said...

Must be a Toykyo Disney thing because there are LOTS of characters out and about at Disney World in FL. Also an hour long wait for a ride is not unusual.. unless you go in loooow season in FL
Looks like fun... we've been to Disney Paris

Deja said...

Looks like a great day! When Ellie was about 4, she proclaimed that her favorite movie star was Winnie the Pooh! LOL.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

It was a great day. Yep, I've been reading the complete works of Winnie to Stacia and he's now her favorite. LOL