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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

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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, 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 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 shore...

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 sized lighthouse...

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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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