Part Nine: Port Discovery II
A close up from the
previous shot shows a great view of the ride vehicle - this sucker looks
like fun doesn't it? (I shudder to think how empty Disneyland's
Submarine Lagoon and Motor Boat Cruise areas look now.)
The idea here is to
work your way around the water hazards, as you can see below. Yes,
that's an American Flag you see - it's flying over the American
Waterfront part of the park. We'll be there soon.
A close up of the
ride vehicle in action - since it's unmanned (and obviously moving along
by itself) the rider would appear to have little control over it, other
than maybe lean out of the way of the water I guess. Still, it looks
like a lot of fun.
Now you must keep
asking yourself, where are the shops? Unlike California Adventure (where
they seem to be the main reason behind the park) here at DisneySea they
seem more worked into the environment. The sculpture below apparently is
on the roof of the area shop. You can also see below the Electric
Railway station from another angle...
...and a close up
from the above shot shows the Railway in greater detail. Lord, we get
Innoventions, they get three rides in what seems their version of
Tomorrowland. Sigh. Again note the wonderful details, including the pier
railings, and the archways for the Railway. The colors in this area are
rich and harmonious - what our brown new Tomorrowland at Disneyland
should have looked like I would guess.
We've seen the
wonderful Port Discovery, what's next? Looking back at our hotel map
...we can see its
time to visit the American Waterfront area,
which actually does have a view out towards Tokyo Bay.