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Hello everyone! Welcome to my Nempa Blog. Nempa is a phrase taken from the Japanese for "Annual Passport." Here you'll find my comments and views on various things from Tokyo Disney Resort. I hope you enjoy it and visit often. Thank you!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

April 14th Trip Report

nempaThe day at the Resort for the final day of the 25th Anniversary started dark and wet. I met SuperDry once again with his friend at Monsoon Cafe in Ikspiari. Our host that day was Mr X from the LaughingPlace.com boards. We used to meet up at neighboring Planet Hollywood but it had closed down the day before because of a court injunction that came out in the Walt Disney Company's favor. We had a fun time at Monsoon before checking out Roti's House, home of the Maihama Harvest Moon Brewery.

We all split up after that. I went into TDL and checked that the Monsters attraction was closed a day before its official opening. I continued across Tomorrowland and went into Toontown in the rain. The Jolly Trolley was in its final day and more than the usual number of people were in line to ride it one more time. I stayed in the area taking pictures, video and talking to Cast Members and other Guests. It seems like a lot of former CM's also made the visit as they reminisced about the attraction's 13-year run.

It was now about 6 o'clock and I was getting hungry so I went over to my favorite snack eatery, The Lucky Nugget, and had me some friend chicken. Yummy! The Park was pretty empty so I made a run of the Fantasyland attractions. Then I spent the last hour in a corner of Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant killing time until 9:30, then made my way back to Toontown. Check out our previous post on the end of the Jolly Trolley.

After wiping away some tears...oh, I mean raindrops, I walked through World Bazaar. A number of CM's were there to say their goodbyes to the last of the Guests. It was a very nice time and proper way to end the celebrations this time. In the above photo, you can see a group of them posing for Guests. I finally exited the Park at about 11:00pm in the cold rain. I stayed at a local hotel that night for only ¥6,000 (US$60.00) for the room.

Attraction tally: Peter Pan's Flight, Snow White's Adventures, Pinocchio's Daring Journey, Haunted Mansion, it's a small world

Restaurant tally: The Lucky Nugget Cafe, Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant

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