The Birthday Fun at Disneyland

Have you ever been to Disney in the rain?
My baby sister turned nineteen in June and she wanted to go to an amusement park to celebrate so we (my sisters and bff) decided on Disneyland! Unfortunately, the forecast for that weekend predicted rain and wouldn’t you know it, the forecast was accurate. Not that that could stop us. We donned our rain coats and boots and headed out for a day of fun and celebration!
My sister got a birthday sticker with her name on it at the entrance so every time a cast member (i.e. an employee of Disney) noticed her sticker, they would give her a “Otanjo-bi omedeto-gozaimasu! (Happy birthday!)” greeting. It was apparently a little embarrassing for her, which made it all the more hilarious for the rest of us.
Even though we opted for the Starlight Passport (entrance from 3pm on weekends), probably due to the rain, the lines at Disneyland weren’t as long as usual and we actually got to go on quite a few rides. Here is our list:
I’ve said this before but the most important thing you need to remember when going to Disneyland is to go with people you know you like and can talk to for hours. Because that is what you will be doing most of the time, standing in line and waiting to get on the rides. I once came here on a first date and…oh the horror! Needless to say, there was no second date.
So for us four (we go to Disney together often), it’s really great because we always have tons to talk about and catch up on that it’s almost like sitting in a cafe and having a gabfest, except we get to go on rides every hour. How great is that?
Anyways, we got to celebrate my baby sister’s birthday with candles I brought from home. I cannot believe she’s nineteen already. Until last year, she was still in high school and since she was in boarding school, it’s been a while since we got to celebrate together in person. So this year, it felt extra special to get to celebrate her special day together!
Here are some photos of birthday fun in Disneyland:
Starlight Passports are perfect for weekend fun in Disneyland!

My sister’s birthday sticker (anyone can get one at the entrance!).
Smiles while waiting in line for Pirates of Carribean.
We got our raincoats at the 100 yen shop (much cheaper than buying one inside Disneyland!).
Yes, it was June. Apparently Easter in Japan lasts much longer than elsewhere.
Waiting in line is always a great time for photos!
In line for the new Monsters Inc ride…yay for rainy dais and shorter lines!
This scene reminded me that I really need to watch this movie (never seen it before!).
These two know their games and ย are quite serious about how well they do on the ride.
Waiting to watch Mickey’s PhilharMagic with our awesome 3D glasses!
Group picture! These rain coats made everything easier, no need for umbrellas.
There were plenty of people who were using umbrellas, too. Very pretty from above!
We rode one of my favorites, Bit Thunder Mountain. Great ride to scream your head off.
Everything looks even prettier when the sun goes down.
Someone looks like E.T.
Celebrating my sister’s birthday by sticking candles in her dessert ๐Ÿ˜€
We couldn’t find a number one candle so we used a regular one to compensate…can you tell? Haha.
Just turned nineteen and already a strong, beautiful, logical girl. So proud of her.
This Toy Story ride is a favorite of both of my sisters…because you play for points.
I never get a good score because my aim sucks and also because I’m taking photos like this!
Thank you Disneyland for letting us celebrate a special day here! We’ll be back! xx

11 thoughts on “The Birthday Fun at Disneyland”

  1. I loved Tokyo Disneyland! Sadly the Monsters Inc ride was closed at that time. That is my favorite movie and the ride is not in Disneyland Paris where I went before, so I was quite bummed! Luckily it wasn't super crowded when we went either, so we could also ride quite a lot of the attractions. I haven't been to Disney Sealand though…. I really want to go there !


  2. Oh no, it's always a disappointment when a ride is closed. Space mountain was closed when we went, which was a bummer for me because that is one of my favorites! Hopefully you get to ride Monsters Inc ride next time you're there! And you DEFINITELY should go to Disney Sea, that is actually my favorite of the two parks in Tokyo ๐Ÿ˜€


  3. Wonderful photos! And happy birthday to your beautiful little sister ๐Ÿ™‚ I can't wait till the day I can hang out with my sisters too.

    I'm actually planning to take E to Disneyland next week. She doesn't know many Disney characters but I'm thinking she'll have a blast. Even though she isn't old enough to enjoy those rides that you mentioned ๐Ÿ˜‰


  4. Thank you, Miwa! I bet your sisters are counting down the days, too!

    I hope E has an amazing time at Disneyland! Your plans reminded me of my friend who took her 3 year old boy to Disneyland this spring and out of all the rides and attractions in the park, he ended up talking for days after about the ducks they saw there. (Not Donald Duck but the real ducks!) My friend said that she could have just taken him to the local pond. Haha! But I'm sure E will have the best time there, can't wait to see the pictures, Miwa! ;D


  5. Any post about Disney always reminds me of when my bro was in town a couple years ago. We headed to DisneySea and had fun. A little too busy as school was out at that time but still had fun. Actually the most fun was during the trip home and we were wandering around with Dale and Tigger hats with Stitch wandering around on the platform at Tokyo Station. Yes, I have photos but not shared in public… At least not yet.

    Glad you had fun and your little sis had a good time too.


  6. How can you keep such fabulous photos away from us all? We need to see Dale and Tigger! Did you maybe have too much fun because alcohol can be found at Disney Sea? ;D


  7. Bahahaha! That is the best Dale and Tigger ever! Thank you for sharing, I'll take this as my birthday present! Cannot get over how y'all are so serious in the photo! Haha! ๐Ÿ˜€


  8. Happy birthday then!

    The question is, where is Stitch? Look again. That's the best part. Once you find Stitch, I'll say more. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  9. Blame it on the fact that I've never seen Lilo & Stitch before…I can't believe I missed it in the background!!! What in the world is going on there???

    …and once again both of your deadpan faces are making me laugh all over again! Thank you! ;D


  10. It was just a fun selfie we took. We were acting “gangsta” and Stitch was… just being Stitch. We kinda worried Stitch would get on the N'EX and go to the airport… …

    Glad to make you laugh. ๐Ÿ˜€


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