Celebrating the kids' birthdays in Tokyo DisneySea

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Nothing beats waking up in Tokyo Disney Resort on your birthday

Both of my kids were born in the month of August, so we decided to celebrate their birthdays on the same day. To celebrate Little Mahina's 4th and Baby Haku's 2nd birthday, Wife-chan and I decided to stay a night in Disney Ambassador Hotel's Minnie Mouse Room. After getting an amazing night's sleep (which was much needed after a drunken day with TDRExplorer), we woke up to the sound of Mickey's voice via a wake-up call, got dressed and headed to the lobby for our complimentary breakfast at Hyperion Lounge.

Baby Haku wakes up from his slumber in Disney Ambassador Hotel

Baby Haku wakes up from his slumber in Disney Ambassador Hotel

The kids ready for breakfast

The kids ready for breakfast

Breakfast in Hyperion Lounge in Disney Ambassador Hotel

Breakfast in Hyperion Lounge in Disney Ambassador Hotel

Baby Haku's reaction to Hyperion Lounge's food

Baby Haku's reaction to Hyperion Lounge's food

Done with breakfast

Done with breakfast

Baby Haku wiping his face clean

Baby Haku wiping his face clean

Boring breakfast done. Time to prepare for DisneySea

Breakfast at Hyperion Lounge was boring. Thankfully, we didn't have to pay for the breakfast. It came with our reservation for the Minnie Mouse Room. All guests staying on the Ambassador Floor of Disney Ambassador Hotel get to "enjoy" this breakfast for free. After breakfast, we went back to the room to open the kids' birthday presents and got ourselves ready for a day of adventure in DisneySea!

Mummy getting Little Mahina ready for a day in DisneySea

Mummy getting Little Mahina ready for a day in DisneySea

Little Mahina playing with her birthday present before heading out

Little Mahina playing with her birthday present before heading out

Baby Haku with his birthday present

Baby Haku with his birthday present

Shop first, attractions later

Upon entering the park, we split into groups of two. Mummy and Mahina went shopping for goods while Haku and I walked around aimlessly, fidgeting with items. We usually do our shopping right after entering the park. I hate heading to the stores later in the day because of the crowd. The best time to shop in Tokyo Disney is in the morning or early afternoon. The stores are way less packed and you'll definitely have a more enjoyable shopping experience. Jot that down!

Baby Haku shopping

Baby Haku shopping

A big hug for Donald

A big hug for Donald

Peace!

Peace!

A sleeping child, shopping bags and our first attraction

After about an hour and a half of being apart from team Wife-chan and Little Mahina, we reunited in American Waterfront. Wife-chan had a big smile on her face, a few shopping bags and was pushing a stroller with a knocked out Mahina. Wife-chan was pretty happy with her shopping spree. She got some Tokyo DisneySea 15th anniversary and Duffy products for the store (Links at the bottom of this paragraph). After going through what she bought, we headed to the American Waterfront Station to get on one of Baby Haku's favorite attractions, the DisneySea Electric Railway.

Gathering in American Waterfront

Gathering in American Waterfront

Little Mahina knocked out

Little Mahina knocked out

Baby Haku getting hydrated

Baby Haku getting hydrated

DisneySea Electric Railway

DisneySea Electric Railway

One of Baby Haku's favorite rides

One of Baby Haku's favorite rides

Baby Haku pointing the S.S. Columbia out to me

Baby Haku pointing the S.S. Columbia out to me

The S.S. Columbia

The S.S. Columbia

Time to do what rats do best

Upon exiting Port Discovery Station on the DisneySea Electric Railway, I felt my tummy grumble. We walked down to Seaside Snacks to get ourselves some snacks. I've never tried the Ukiwah Bun (Shrimp) prior to this, so I thought I'd give it a shot. As I was in line to get my snack, I heard a little girl shout, "Papa, I want Minnie Ice Bar." Little Mahina had awaken from her slumber. Once Baby Haku heard his sister requesting for something, he had to chip in too. He in turn shouted, "Papa, Haku Mickey Bar Bar." Birthday plus Disney equates to Papa throwing away any parenting rules that he upholds. One Ukiwah Bun (Shrimp), a Mickey Ice Bar and a Minnie Ice Bar coming right up!

Seaside Snacks

Seaside Snacks

Little Mahina waking up to a prince's kiss

Little Mahina waking up to a prince's kiss

Baby Haku with his Mickey Ice Bar

Baby Haku with his Mickey Ice Bar

Little Mahina with her Minnie Ice Bar

Little Mahina with her Minnie Ice Bar

Daddy with his Ukiwah Bun

Daddy with his Ukiwah Bun

First the ice bars and now this?!

After chowing down our snacks, the kids dragged Wife-chan and I too Cape Cod Cook-Off. They wanted to enjoy a showing of My Friend Duffy. If you know me, you know that I could care less about Duffy and his gang, but birthday plus Disney equates to Daddy sacrificing his bigotry against "kawaii" posing bears, just to put smiles on his kids' faces. It wasn't all that bad though. While everyone else was fixated on The Duff, I got to focus all my energy on devouring the 15th Anniversary Set.

Line for Cape Cod Cook-Off

Line for Cape Cod Cook-Off

Mummy and Baby Haku fixated on the show

Mummy and Baby Haku fixated on the show

Little Mahina fixated on the show

Little Mahina fixated on the show

Daddy fixated on his meal

Daddy fixated on his meal

The second attraction of the day

By the way, I failed to mention this earlier, it was a super hot day! When it is scorching, this ratty family likes to fully utilize Tokyo DisneySea's transportation system. For our second attraction of the day, we boarded the Transit Steamer Line and made our way to Lost River Delta.

Transit Steamer Line

Transit Steamer Line

The kids enjoying the sea breeze while in line

The kids enjoying the sea breeze while in line

Waiting to get on a boat

Waiting to get on a boat

On our way to Lost River Delta

On our way to Lost River Delta

Arrived safely at Lost River Delta

Arrived safely at Lost River Delta

Follow the compass of your heart...

to Sindbad's Storybook Voyage. This attraction is one that my kids love. When we are at home, they always ask for me to play the theme song on my iPhone or to watch the ride-through on YouTube. Sindbad's Storybook Voyage is definitely great fun for the whole family and I don't know why, but this attraction always has a short line. I've been to Tokyo DisneySea a lot of times and have never seen this line grow longer than 15 minutes! Great animatronics, great music and a short line! What's not to like?! After our amazing adventure with Sindbad, we walked to its neighboring attraction to take flight on a carpet.

One of our family's favorite attractions

One of our family's favorite attractions

One of the reasons why I love Sindbad's Storybook Voyage. There's always no line!

One of the reasons why I love Sindbad's Storybook Voyage. There's always no line!

This attraction has really cool animatronics

This attraction has really cool animatronics

Baby Haku excited about the next attraction

Baby Haku excited about the next attraction

Jasmine's Flying Carpets

Jasmine's Flying Carpets

Mummy and son on a carpet

Mummy and son on a carpet

Daddy and his baby girl on a carpet

Daddy and his baby girl on a carpet

Time for the kids' favorite snack

Ever since Little Mahina learned to speak, she has never failed to utter the words "Curry Popcorn" whenever we visit Tokyo Disney. Little Mahina can go a day without going on any attractions in Tokyo Disney, but never, I mean never, take away her Curry Popcorn. Cute and sweet Mahina turns into something else. You don't wanna know. Recently, her brother got acquainted with the magic of Curry Popcorn and he too, got hooked. My kids are always willing to share their food with one another, but when it comes to Curry Popcorn, Wife-chan and I like getting them a box each. If you are a parent, you'll probably understand why we do this. With the boxes of popcorn tightly held in their hands, we walked to the exit of DisneySea.

The kids can't get enough of curry popcorn

The kids can't get enough of curry popcorn

Baby Haku naps while the rest of us pose for one last picture before leaving the park

Baby Haku naps while the rest of us pose for one last picture before leaving the park

Next stop... Resort Gateway Station

Our adventure in DisneySea had come to an end, but we were not done yet. The Curry Popcorn knocked Baby Haku out, but the rest of us were ready for dinner. On this particular day, dinner was going to be something special. We had one more surprise for the kids.

Tokyo Disney Resort Monorail Pass

Tokyo Disney Resort Monorail Pass

All aboard the monorail

All aboard the monorail

Next stop Resort Gateway Station

Next stop Resort Gateway Station

A special birthday dinner awaits with a special guest

Upon exiting the monorail, we made our way to Empire Grill in Disney Ambassador Hotel. We were ushered to our table and our "My Anniversary Story" dinner course began. Now, all we needed was for Baby Haku to awake from his slumber in time for our meet-up with the special guest.

Empire Grill

Empire Grill

Baby Haku sleeping

Baby Haku sleeping

While the rest of us enjoy dinner

While the rest of us enjoy dinner

Little Mahina enjoying her spaghetti

Little Mahina enjoying her spaghetti

Extremely delighted with dinner

Extremely delighted with dinner

We received an invitation halfway through our course dinner

We received an invitation halfway through our course dinner

Baby Haku woke up just in time to greet Mickey with his sister

Baby Haku woke up just in time to greet Mickey with his sister

Mickey gets the ingredients ready for the kids' birthday parfait

Mickey gets the ingredients ready for the kids' birthday parfait

After creating the parfait, the head honcho hung out for a bit

After creating the parfait, the head honcho hung out for a bit

Mouse vs Rat

Mouse vs Rat

Two beautiful smiles to cap off an amazing day

Two beautiful smiles to cap off an amazing day

An end to a magical day

Baby Haku woke up just in time to meet Mickey. We couldn't have asked for a better end to this magical day. Amazing food, brilliant storytelling and the smiles on my kids faces imprinted a memory in me that I will cherish forever. Happy birthday Little Mahina and Baby Haku. Daddy is looking forward to more beautiful memories and I love you both so so much. Much more than your love for Curry Popcorn.

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