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Konnichiwa! A look at Disney in Japan
Special: A look inside the new Tokyo DisneySea park!
TOUR AREAS: HOTEL MIRACOSTA | MEDITERRANEAN HARBOR | EXPLORER'S LANDING - FORTRESS EXPLORATIONS I | EXPLORER'S LANDING - FORTRESS EXPLORATIONS II | MERMAID'S LAGOON | ARABIAN COAST | LOST RIVER DELTA | PORT DISCOVERY I | PORT DISCOVERY II | AMERICAN WATERFRONT I | AMERICAN WATERFRONT II | CAPE COD | MYSTERIOUS ISLAND | VISTAS | OCEANO RESTAURANT

THIS SECTION: ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR



What an extraordinarily detailed area

While Disney has been building and opening the California Adventure park in Anaheim, the Oriental Land Company has been working on a new Disney park clear on the other side of the world, in Japan.

Like it's new California cousin, Tokyo DisneySea park resides next door to the existing Disneyland park. The similarity ends there however, because Tokyo DisneySea is not like any park in California, or even the world. The Oriental Land Company has broken the mold with a theme park full of detailing so incredible it can easily be compared to -- if not surpass -- some of the most expensive and richly themed hotels in Las Vegas, such as the Venetian and Bellagio.

MousePlanet is extremely pleased to offer you the following photos, taken by Todd Meigan*, over a recent weekend during a soft opening of the park. Todd is a regular contributor to our MousePad discussion boards, and is our very own Tokyo insider. We hope Todd's photos will give you an idea of the sheer wonderment and amazement of the new park.


Part Eleven: American Waterfront II

Text by Al Lutz

Yesterday we took a look around the American Waterfront area which houses the S. S. Columbia - but there is so much more to see here! In these shots that follow, take a look at the richness of the work done - and especially note the extensive work done to age the buildings.

Above is the entry to the area from the Mediterranean Harbor, below are some details from the same shot...

Take a close look at the curtains above, complete with fringe - even at Disneyland they don't have this much detail in the upper outside windows. Below you can see the back of the Broadway theater and a street area.

To the right (if you head down the street with the car, you'll spot the S. S. Columbia (in yesterday's section) at dock.

The little cars add that Main Street feel to this area...

A look up at a building further down the street shows the incredible paint work done on the facade...

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*"Todd Meigan" is our insider's pen name. Todd is a cast member currently working at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Want to send some comments to Todd? E-mail him at todd_meigan@hotmail.com

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