It is hard to discern fantasy from reality now that the Springboks have returned to their Tokyo Bay haunt.
In the build-up to Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against England (11am), they are back in residence next to Tokyo's sprawling Disneyworld complex where they did much of their preparation for their opening match against New Zealand.
The question now is whether Rassie Erasmus potentially has lines blurred about the make-up of his match-day squad, as well as the tactics the Boks are most likely to employ in Saturday's final.
Erasmus had made it clear, apart from the reintroduction of wing Cheslin Kolbe, that he was likely to stick to the same players that did duty in the semifinal.
"We have 160 minutes to train on a six-day turnaround," said Erasmus.