We’re back to adventuring (pun intended) through the lands of different Disney theme parks. I could tell you something scientific about this series like we’re 38.3% of the way through all of the lands but, instead of investigating the validity of that statement, I’ve been editing my 3,000th photo of Magic Happens and dissecting menu price changes from 2022 to 2023. Important stuff! Anyway, theme parks are made up of sub-sections, generally called lands. Many of these lands are spectacular, some are far from it. In this series, we cover individual lands one post at a time and answer some questions about them. This time around, we head back to Tokyo Disneyland for a look at their Adventureland!
While we won’t be diving incredibly deep into these lands, we’ll provide the basic information about the area and we’ll add in some of our opinions. We’ll also use these posts to talk about theme both throughout the land and within the park. All of the posts will use the same questions. Let us know in the comments if there are questions that we should add!
So far in this series we’ve covered:
- Disney California Adventure: Grizzly Peak, Cars Land and Buena Vista Street
- Disneyland: Mickey’s (old) Toontown, New Orleans Square, and Critter Country
- Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland and Tomorrowland
- Epcot: Future World West
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Sunset Boulevard and Toy Story Land
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Asia, Africa and Pandora – World of Avatar
- Tokyo DisneySea: Mysterious Island, Mediterranean Harbor and Arabian Coast
- Tokyo Disneyland: World Bazaar and Westernland
We’ll turn our attention to Tokyo Disneyland’s Adventureland, which is one of the bigger iterations of the iconic area!
What is your short(ish) review of TDL’s Adventureland?
I’ve often referred to Tokyo Disneyland as a weird greatest hits from both Magic Kingdom and Disneyland. Nowhere is that more true than in an Adventureland, where this meandering area has amazing attractions and beautiful alleys to explore. For better or worse, more architecture style is represented in this Adventureland than any other.
What’s in the land?
An impressive amount!
- Western River Railroad – Because of a quirk in Japanese law, the train at Tokyo Disneyland doesn’t circle the park but does give a nice round trip from Adventureland!
- Pirates of the Caribbean – Not quite an exact replica but very close to the Disneyland version of the iconic attraction, complete with its own little New Orleans Square.
- Jungle Cruise: Wildlife Expeditions – Sometimes attractions are better in a foreign language. That is definitely the case with Jungle Cruise!
- Swiss Family Treehouse – The usual take on the classic treehouse but with beautiful views of the castle and Tokyo Bay.
- The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents “Aloha E Komo Mai!” – It’s the Tiki Room but with Stitch. Naturally.
- Jamboree Mickey! Let’s Dance! – Dance with Mickey and Friends to rhythmic music!
- Mickey’s Rainbow Luau – A dinner show with Mickey and the gang dressed in their best Polynesian garb!
- Royal Street Veranda – The Tokyo Disney website describes this as a “Jazzy Juice Bar” and I’m not going to top that.
- Blue Bayou Restaurant – Like the Disneyland namesake, this restaurant is inside of Pirates of the Caribbean and offers fine dining.
- Café Orléans – Crepes and coffee at this counter-service spot.
- The Gazebo – Near World Bazaar, this quick stop offers up a few different snacks.
- Crystal Palace Restaurant – A Victorian styled buffet that’s on the corner of World Bazaar, leading into Adventureland.
- Polynesian Terrace Restaurant – Home to the aforementioned Luau, this restaurant served Hawaiian fare.
- Parkside Wagon – Home of the churros!
- Boiler Room Bites – A ship-shaped counter-service spot serving savory snacks.
- China Voyager – A ramen counter-service restaurant inside of a themed boat shack. A very cool place to have a meal.
- Squeezer’s Tropical Juice Bar – Soft serve and some different juices are served here, including guava juice which my wife will be very happy about.
- Fresh Fruit Oasis – There’s fruit here.
- The Skipper’s Galley – Home of the Teriyaki Chicken Leg!
- Popcorn Wagons – Popcorn flavors in Adventureland include Matcha White Chocolate, Soy Sauce & Butter and Caramel.
- Jungle Carnival – A few pay-to-play carnival games along the streets of Adventureland
- Adventureland Bazaar – Wearable accessories featuring Disney characters are offered at this cute shop.
- Crystal Arts – In the middle of New Orleans Square, you can watch glass being made and buy some of your own here!
- The Golden Galleon – The Pirates of the Caribbean gift shop!
- Pirate Treasure – Also a Pirates of the Caribbean gift shop!
- Party Gras Gifts – Another shop in New Orleans Square. This one offers headwear and other accessories.
- La Petite Parfumerie – A perfumery in New Orleans Square!
- Le Marche Bleu – A wagon offering hats and hairbands.
What is Adventureland’s backstory and theme?
After digging through the Tokyo Disney Resort website, nearly every attraction, shop and restaurant has a line or two of backstory. It’s nice! Like other Adventurelands, architecture shifts swiftly from Victorian to South Pacific. A difference here is that more is represented in between with New Orleans Square mixed in. Honestly, I find the Victorian to New Orleans style to mesh well. From there, Adventureland blends the pirate story into the rest of the land, whether that’s through the recipes served at China Voyager or props in Swiss Family Treehouse.
What is your favorite part of the land? What’s the most memorable aspect of it?
I’m going to leave my answer pretty broad here, as I think the attraction lineup is memorable. Pirates is obviously a classic and this is my favorite version of the Jungle Cruise. Swiss Family Treehouse and Western River Railroad both offer absolutely beautiful views and are worth exploring just for that. As a whole, it’s tough to beat the attractions here. You could say the same for the food too!
If I’m going to be more specific, my favorite part of the land might be China Voyager as it’s one of the best counter-service restaurants out there. Shout out to the views from Swiss Family Treehouse. Go check those out at sunset!
Are there parts of Adventureland that you don’t like?
Nothing jumps out. Stitch being in the Tiki Room is strange but I don’t dislike it!
How does the land coincide and transition with the rest of the park? Does Adventureland make the park better or worse?
If there are bones to pick, I think the very wide path in Westernland is a little stark coming from Adventureland. That said, the transition makes sense architecturally and in story. I just think the World Bazaar to Adventureland change is a little better.
Overall, Adventureland is a huge asset to Tokyo Disneyland!
Where would you rank the land in relation to the others in the park?
The whole park is strong but Adventureland has some of the best attractions, food and design of anywhere. I’ll put it in second place overall in Tokyo Disneyland, only behind the incredible Fantasyland!
What do you think of Adventureland? Let me know that, as well as any questions, in the comments below! Planning a trip to Tokyo? Check out our guide to help you along the way! If you enjoy what you are reading here on Wandering in Disney please share this post with your friends, as well as like our social media pages. You can also subscribe to the blog via WordPress or email. All of those links are on the right side of this page. Thank you for reading, we really appreciate it!
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