Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Random Picture #102


Back in 1988 when I first came to Japan for a vacation and to meet my future husband, I went to Tokyo Disneyland. Though it is a very popular destination with the natives, my husband and I weren't really drawn to it over the years. However, with our departure at the end of March, we decided it was time to put the other bookend on the story of our life in Japan and make a return trip. Twenty-four years later, we showed up at the gate to the Japanese incarnation of Disneyland. The food offerings were actually disappointing and sparse. Most of the snacks were repeated at every gift shop on the grounds. One thing which was relatively common was fresh popcorn. Each vendor sold a different flavor and this was one of the more uniquely Japanese ones. I'm sure I won't be seeing soy sauce and butter popcorn at amusement parks back home. 

5 comments:

Jason Miller said...

My favorite at Tokyo Disney was the curry popcorn.

Orchid64 said...

My brother-in-law, who is a much greater popcorn fan than me, spoke well of curry popcorn as well.

Japan-Australia said...

There are so many different flavours to try as well. My favourites were curry, cream soda and honey flavours. There are also seasonal variations, so there is always something new and different to try :)

Japan Australia

Somni said...

Another fan of the curry popcorn here. :)

Traveling Tech said...

Funny you should mention that. I am a huge Disney fan and one thing that always gets mentioned in various forums when people speak of Tokyo Disneyland is the varied popcorn flavors they sell there. Sadly we really don't have a lot of options in the US parks. We have buttered and plain (both with lots of salt).