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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Virtual Vacation // Tokyo DisneySea


Last week we enjoyed a virtual vacation at Tokyo Disneyland in celebration of their 31st anniversary.  This week let's visit their companion park, Tokyo DisneySea!  Its stunning atmosphere and unique attractions have this park at the top of my travel wish list!  


This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor


At Tokyo Disneyland's 5th anniversary in 1988, Mr.  Masatomo Takahashi announced plans for a second Disney theme park in Tokyo.  Plans for this park changed over the years that followed.  At first they considered creating a park very much like WDW's Disney-MGM Studios, to be called "Disney Hollywood Studio Theme Park at Tokyo Disneyland".  They eventually settled on the idea of a "seven seas" based park in 1992.  They hoped to create a completely different experience from Tokyo Disneyland, and I think they achieved that goal masterfully!  Tokyo DisneySea opened on September 4, 2001, eighteen years after Tokyo Disneyland.  The park is barely into its teens, fresh, and overflowing with magic!  Let's check it out today, friends!


Tokyo DisneySea Revealed

source:  YouTube channel:  DisneyParkVideos




A Tour of Tokyo DisneySea
source:  YouTube channel:  TravellingWithNikki



Tokyo DisneySea Walk-through
source:  YouTube channel:  shossis6713



MEDITERRANEAN HARBOR
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Mediterranean Harbor Attractions:
DisneySea Transit Steamer Line
Venetian Gondolas
Fortress Explorations


A few weeks after my high school graduation, I spent time in half a dozen countries throughout Europe.  Venice, Italy was hands down my favorite city!  It's no surprise that I swoon over the Mediterranean Harbor section of Tokyo DisneySea!  Disney magic with Italian influence?  Be still my heart!


Image source:  www.DisneyTouristBlog.com // Photographer:  Tom Bricker


Image source:  www.DisneyTouristBlog.com // Photographer:  Tom Bricker


This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor


This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor


Shall we explore the Mediterranean Harbor a bit more?  I'd love a Venetian Gondola ride! 


source:  YouTube channel: JSAKE7





  AMERICAN WATERFRONT

American Waterfront Attractions:
DisneySea Electric Railway
Turtle Talk
DisneySea Transit Steamer Line
Village Greeting Place



This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor


This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor



This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor



source:  YouTube channel:  Just Cool Stuff



source:  YouTube channel:  Attractions Magazine



Snack time!  Tokyo Disney resorts are known to create some very unique popcorn flavors!  In DisneySea's American Waterfront they sell Apple Cinnamon Popcorn which I hear is like apple pie in popcorn form!  Mmm!  Other popcorn carts at this park sell Sea Salt, Curry, and Strawberry Popcorn.  I found a flavorful review at D&G Do Food.  Check out what they thought of DisneySea's offerings, as well as Tokyo Disneyland's Soy Sauce & Butter, Honey, & Caramel varieties!  Sounds like a vacation for your taste buds to me!  I'd love to go on a "Tokyo Disney Popcorn Crawl" and try each! Are you in? ;)


source:  D&G Do Food





PORT DISCOVERY


Port Discovery Attractions:



source:  YouTube channel:  Just Cool Stuff



source:  YouTube channel:  Theme Park Review



LOST RIVER DELTA



Lost River Delta Attractions:


This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor



source:  YouTube channel:  Theme Park Review





ARABIAN COAST



Arabian Coast Attractions:
Jasmine's Flying Carpets
Sindbad's Storybook Voyage
The Magic Lamp Theater
Caravan Carousel


This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor


This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor



This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor


This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor



This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor




source:  YouTube channel:  dolbymandts


source:  YouTube channel:  Theme Park Review


source:  YouTube channel:  My Disney Life in Tokyo

Instead of The Magic Carpets of Aladdin we know from Magic Kingdom, at DisneySea guests enjoy Jasmine's Flying Carpets.  A little more luxurious, and sans the spitting camel.




MERMAID LAGOON

Mermaid Lagoon Attractions:


This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor


This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor


source:  YouTube channel:  Just Cool Stuff


via:  YouTube channel:  Inside the Magic


source:  YouTube channel:  My Disney Life in Tokyo





MYSTERIOUS ISLAND


Image source:  www.DisneyTouristBlog.com // Photographer:  Tom Bricker


Mysterious Island Attractions:



This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor


This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor


source:  YouTube channel:  Theme Park Review



Time to Dine Disney!
A bite to eat, and a visual treat!

I hear that dishes here are delivered by flying carpets from various parts of the kingdom! ;)

Image source:  www.DisneyTouristBlog.com // Photographer:  Tom Bricker


Image source:  www.DisneyTouristBlog.com // Photographer:  Tom Bricker
See Tom Bricker of Disney Tourist Blog's full Casbah Food Court review here.

I'd like to try a special combo offered during the spring event, "Spring Voyage".  It includes curry rice, tandoori chicken, and naan.  The dessert of "Duffy" maple pudding with raspberry sauce is super cute, and I can't get over how adorable the chocolate genie lamp is!

  
source:  YouTube channel:  My Disney Life in Tokyo




Another great option for counter service would be Vulcania Restaurant!  Inside a Mysterious Island cavern, the Vulcania Restaurant not only serves Nemo's hard working crew, they also welcome visitors like us!  Let's check out this "buffeteria"...

Image source:  www.DisneyTouristBlog.com // Photographer:  Tom Bricker


Image source:  www.DisneyTouristBlog.com // Photographer:  Tom Bricker
See Tom Bricker of Disney Tourist Blog's full Vulcania review here.




This fine dining restaurant appears to be well worth the splurge!

Image source:  www.DisneyTouristBlog.com // Photographer:  Tom Bricker

Image source:  Theme Park Insider

Tom and Sarah Bricker of Disney Tourist Blog, along with Kate and Henry Work of Betamouse, dined in Magellan's "secret room"!  Check out the stunning photos and full review here!



Perhaps an after dinner show?

source:  YouTube channel:  My Disney Life in Tokyo



Now, let's enjoy their seasonal fun!

Spring Voyage 2014


source:  YouTube channel:  My Disney Life in Tokyo




Lido Isle Welcome to Spring


source:  YouTube channel:  Sato Ue





Nighttime is spectacular here!
Seeing Tokyo DisneySea's version of Fantasmic! {via YouTube} was what originally triggered my pining for a Tokyo trip!  It's nothing short of spectacular!  If you have pixie dust in your veins this show will give you goosebumps too!


source:  YouTube channel:  Theme Park Review



Image source:  www.DisneyTouristBlog.com // Photographer:  Tom Bricker


 Tokyo Disney Resort is such a beautiful destination!  Thanks for joining me on this virtual vacation!  It's been fun exploring international magic with you, friends!


This photo of Tokyo DisneySea is courtesy of TripAdvisor





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6 comments:

  1. Apple cinnamon popcorn...yes, please!! Soy sauce and butter, maybe not :-p Haha! How cool! Thanks for sharing, Brenda! Looks like Tokyo DisneySea would be amazing to visit! I hope you get a chance to go someday with your girls! :)

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  2. Oh my gosh - what an amazing place!! I honestly don't think I'd even heard of it before!! I definitely think they should bring cinnamon apple popcorn to the US! I'm really hoping Florida builds a new park soon, it's so cool to see what Disney has done more recently!

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  3. How cool is this?! And breathtakingly beautiful!! SO COOL! Thanks for sharing, sweet friend!
    Also...I got the SWEETEST card in my mailbox yesterday that made my heart sing.
    Thankful for your friendship, love, prayers, support, and encouragement. Hugging you hard! LOVE YOU! xx

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  4. Oh my gosh I want to go! That park looks amazing! And mermaid land?! The little mermaid is my all time favorite Disney movie!! I wish we had DisneySea in Florida!!

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  5. Now that is what I'm talking about! I'm glad they went with a unique park instead of copying one from the states. How cool does that look? I didn't even know about it, but now I want to go. And, I really want popcorn too.

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