I don't think you can take a bad
picture in this new park, see why below...
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,
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 Twelve: Cape Cod
Text by Al Lutz
Next to the New York waterfront area
(between it and Port Discovery, adjacent to Mount Prometheus and
Mysterious Island) is the Cape Cod area. Mostly a collection of shops
and a restaurant - it seems to come close in spirit to New Orleans
Square at Disneyland. Below is a view of the area from the Steamer that
runs circuits around the park waterways.
A series of close ups taken from the above
shot (thanks to high resolution) allows us a better peek at what is on
Again a signature of this park is the
wonderful array of watercraft along the various area's shores. Here you
can see what you would expect in a Cape Cod harbor area - lots of sail
boats. Shops (above) follow around to a dining location (in the white
church / town hall type of building). In both shots you can see
the somewhat rocky shore - all man made of course.
Continuing past the "Cook Off"
restaurant you can see the spires and turrets of Fortress Explorations
peeking over the buildings. This isn't a huge park as I understand it,
it's just very well laid out like Disneyland is - another small park
that preserves an illusion of much larger space. Again note the
shoreline and its set dressing.
Another waterside shot shows (swinging back
around to the left of the first shot of this page) shows the smaller
*"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 firstname.lastname@example.org