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    Is everything in English?

    I've noticed in pictures many things are in English on the signage at Tokyo Disney Resort. Is everything like that? What about the menus at Counter Service restaurants?
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    Re: Is everything in English?

    Most of the place is in Japanese including the rides and shows.

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    Re: Is everything in English?

    Signage is usually in both Japanease and English. Audio and presentaions are done in Japanease but translations to English are done through headphones.
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    Re: Is everything in English?

    That's awesome. We did some of that in WDW since my parents do not speak English.

    I suppose you have to put down a deposit for the headphones, right?



    But what about restaurants?
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    Re: Is everything in English?

    If I remember correctly, most counter service signs were in both Japanese and English. I remember a couple times they didn't exactly match up, but it was close enough that I think you'd be understood.

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    Re: Is everything in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by dizfan
    That's awesome. We did some of that in WDW since my parents do not speak English.

    I suppose you have to put down a deposit for the headphones, right?



    But what about restaurants?
    All signs are in English and Japanease, that goes for food service, bathrooms, rides, Fastpasses, menus, etc.
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    Re: Is everything in English?

    Big relief. Thanks!
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    Re: Is everything in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by dizfan
    That's awesome. We did some of that in WDW since my parents do not speak English.

    I suppose you have to put down a deposit for the headphones, right?



    But what about restaurants?
    NO NO NO! You are talking about the rent-a-headphone service they offer at WDW or DLR, but that service is not available at TDR as far as I know. Some attractions (Microadventure and the former Meet the World) do have headphones in the the last row of seats where english speaking guests can listen to the show, if I recall well. However. there are English signs all over the place as TDR is very bilingual for the most part. You may even see Italian or spanish signs at TDS since it is part of the show, but trust me! You will never have a problem understanding menus and signage around the park. They are printed in japanese and English, and in most cases, English is printed bigger and even over the japanese symbols. You may have a hard time trying to communicate with some CMs but even then, someone is bound to come forward and speak English to you sooner or later. This is a concern you need not to worry about.
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    Re: Is everything in English?

    Thanks! I can not wait. I really really hope everything works out and I can go.

    Now about attractions, which are the ones that stand out as totally better (or at least very different) than their US counterparts at Tokyo Disneyland? Obviously Pooh is one.
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    Re: Is everything in English?

    Just a quick impression of TDR in reply to you query as to the best of the attractions and comparisons to other Disney Parks.

    Tokyo Disneyland: Total Complete clones of existing Disneyland attractions:
    Pirates of the Carribean
    Space Mountain
    Tiki Room
    Autopia (Grand Circuit Raceway)
    Honey I Shrunk the Audience (Microadventure)
    Star Tours
    Jungle Cruise
    Swiss Family Treehouse
    Peter Pans' Flight
    Snow White's Adventures
    Haunted Mansion
    Pinnochio
    Dumbo
    Tea Cups
    Roger Rabbit's cartoon Spin
    Gadget's Go Coaster

    Almost But Not Quite Complete Total Clones of existing Disneyland Attractions:
    Big Thunder Mountain
    Splash Mountain
    It's a Small World
    Disneyland Railroad

    Almost Complete Clone Area but with large glass roof:

    Main Street USA (World Bazaar)

    Absolutely the best ride and/or attraction at TDL:

    Pooh's Honey Hunt Get FastPass tix for this as soon as you enter the park or you might never ride it! Expect FastPass line to exceed 1/2 hour wait- but it's worth it.


    On the other hand.....

    The most impressive and original Disney park on the planet is unquestionably.... Tokyo Disney Sea.

    Some may question the thrill factor of some of the rides at TDS, there is no park that matches the absolute originality, detail and level of quality that TDS represents. Do not miss it !

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