Inside the Fortress Explorations we
find the Chamber of the Planets
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 Four: Explorer's Landing /
Fortress Explorations - II
Text by Al Lutz
wandering around inside the Fortress Explorations - obviously a place
where a great deal of care and thought went into its design. Below are
the remote control toy boats / galleons.
As you can see
below, it's quite detailed - I'm sure these are coin operated as are
their stateside counterparts.
The next room has
an optical illusion for you to enjoy - as you walk up you'll see a large
somewhat distorted painting - of course the obvious thing to do here is
peer at it via the provided lens below...
Suddenly you are
immersed in the photo - with a sense of being able to look up, down and
all around you to see what is the adjacent Mt. Prometheus erupting.
In the detail below
you see just how much work was involved in this painting. Shaky day it
looks like for the folks in town.
Mind you, all this
is inside the one Fortress! Next we wander into the Chamber of Planets.
The belt driven solar system model is a simple tech tour de force.
Again, look at the
extensive woodwork and exhaustive detailing.