Welcome to Tokyo DisneySea, a theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, just outside Tokyo..
The Oriental Land Company owns the park, and licenses Disney characters and themes from The Walt Disney Company. Tokyo DisneySea attracted nearly fifteen million visitors a year, making it the fourth-most-visited theme park in the world.
Tokyo DisneySea was the second theme park to open at the Tokyo Disney Resort and the ninth park of the twelve worldwide Disney theme parks to open. It has an overall nautical exploration theme.
In 2002 Tokyo DisneySea won a Thea Award from the Themed Entertainment Association for the concept, design, and construction of the theme park. The award was presented at El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California.
Tokyo DisneySea reached the milestone of 10 million guests in 307 days since its grand opening, which is a record among theme parks worldwide. The previous record-holder was Universal Studios Japan, 338 days after its opening.
Where Adventure and Imagination Set Sail
Mediterranean Harbor is the entrance “port-of-call” and themed as an Italian port city, with Venetian Gondolas that guests can board and ride. Littered throughout the port are various shops and restaurants. Built into the architecture of the port is Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta; the hotel serves as a full-scale reproduction of the various buildings of Portofino and Venice’s ports and serves as the southern berm (or border) of the park.
Mediterranean Harbor also features Soaring: Fantastic Flight, a flying simulator, and “Fortress Explorations”, a large-scale interactive play area for guests that features exploration-themed activities and attractions.
Mysterious Island is a “port-of-call” within Mount Prometheus, the giant volcano that is the park’s centerpiece and most prominent feature. It relies heavily on the storytelling of Jules Verne and, specifically, the mythology of the volcano fortress mentioned several times in the books called “Vulcania”.
The Mount Prometheus ride employs technology similar to Epcot’s Test Track. The smallest “port of call”, it nevertheless holds two of the more popular attractions: “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, a thrill ride, and “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, a dark ride.
Despite its name, Mysterious Island is not an island; it is built into the side of Mount Prometheus, which is part of the show building for the two attractions. The architecture in this port is of Victorian style.
Mermaid Lagoon is home to the characters of The Little Mermaid. The facade is made to resemble King Triton’s palace and features seashell-inspired architecture. This “port of call” is mostly indoors and recreates the feeling of being underwater.
Attractions include Flounder’s Flying Fish Coaster; Scuttle’s Scooters; Jumpin’ Jellyfish; Blowfish Balloon Race; The Whirlpool; all of which are children’s rides. Also in this area are Ariel’s Playground, which is a children’s playground and extensive walk-through attraction that recreates the various settings in the movie; and the Mermaid Lagoon Theater, which houses ‘King Triton’s Concert’, a musical show featuring live actors, large-scale puppetry and Audio-Animatronics that recreate the story of The Little Mermaid.
This is themed after Aladdin. It recreates an Arabian harbor combined with an “enchanted world from 1001 Arabian Nights”. There are four attractions in the land: Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage, an indoor dark ride boat ride whose art direction seems to be (at first glance) a variation on “It’s a Small World” (with its own theme song, “Compass of your Heart”, composed by Alan Menken); Caravan Carousel, a double-decker carousel that holds over 190 passengers; Jasmine’s Flying Carpets; and the Magic Lamp Theater, which houses a combined live-action/animatronic based magic show with a 3D movie featuring the Genie.
Located at the back of the park, the dominant structure in this “port of call” is the ruins of an ancient Aztec pyramid which houses the dark thrill ride, Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull.
Also in the Lost River Delta is the DisneySea Steamer Line which transports guests back to Mediterranean Harbor, ‘Out of Shadowland’, a live theatrical show that follows Mei, a young girl lost in a world of shadows who finds confidence and strength through her sojourn there.
Furthermore, the Lost River Delta contains an Intamin roller coaster named Raging Spirits, which opened in 2005 and is similar to Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril at Disneyland Park in Paris.
This “port of call” is home to the fictional ‘Marine Life Institute’; Port Discovery houses two attractions: Aquatopia, a boat ride that uses LPS tracking (the ‘trackless’ technology also used in Tokyo Disneyland’s Pooh’s Hunny Hunt) to move and spin through a lagoon amid waterfalls and whirlpools, and the 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge DisneySea Electric Railway, an overhead electric trolley that transports riders to and from the American Waterfront.
This “port of call” represents the northeastern seaboard of the United States in the early 20th century. It features two themed areas, an “Old Cape Cod” section, and a “New York Harbor” section.
The land is dominated by a large passenger ship, SS Columbia, which is usually the site for various shows and events. The port’s most popular attraction is the Tower of Terror, an elaborately themed free-fall E-ticket ride.
Toy Story Mania is an interactive 4-D theme park attraction located at the American Waterfront in a new area called Toyville Trolley Park. Guests wear 3-D glasses while riding spinning vehicles that travel through virtual environments based on classic carnival games. There are shooters on the vehicles to let guests to shoot targets in those 3-D games like “egg toss” and “balloon pop”.
Welcome to main dining room of this luxury ocean liner S.S. Columbia. It’s the early 20th century and the newest, grandest transoceanic liner is getting ready to set sail. For the celebration, everyone is welcome at the elegant main dining room on the third deck. Enjoy the set menus and other selections in the stylish Art Nouveau setting that recalls the grand era of luxury liners
Owned by a Japanese immigrant, Restaurant Sakura is in a former fish market. The windows look out on New York harbor while the signs on the walls still list up the fresh seafood that used to be sold here. The Japanese dishes served here go well with sake.
In a futuristic marina beyond the horizons of time, visitors are welcome at this restaurant located in a renovated yacht club. Tempting aromas from the Horizon Bay Restaurants open kitchen will whet your appetite. Enjoy a meal in the bright and spacious dining area with the pleasant sound of the wind and waves in the background.
Dine at Yucatan Base Camp Grill, an archeological excavation site. Archeologists excavating the ancient ruins here have opened part of their base camp to hungry visitors. Dig into the tasty delights here before continuing on your explorations of ancient wonders.
Inside a cavern in Mysterious Island, is the geothermal power station powered by Mount Prometheus, providing energy for Captain Nemo’s scientific base and also Vulcania Restaurant. This buffeteria uses energy from the power station, and serves Nemo’s hard working crew. And now, visitors to Mysterious Island can also enjoy a hearty meal here. The restaurant setting is unique, but the food’s the real thing!
They say that the Zambini family where among the first to develop this region, producing fine wine and quality olive oil and their business was handed down from generation to generation. In the early 20th century, the three Zambini Brothers converted the winery into this Italian restaurant serving each brother’s favorite dishes to the villagers as well as to travelers just passing through. Please come enjoy the brothers’ hospitality.
The diligent crew never stops working on Captain Nemo’s submarine, the Nautilus gallery restaurant was built right across from the ship to accommodate these hard workers. When Mysterious Island is open to visitors, this restaurant serves Guests light meals and drinks. Why not enjoy the view of the unique Nautilus over some food and beverages?
The Fortress, marked by the large gold dome rising above it, houses Magellan’s restaurant named in honor of Ferdinand Magellan, the renowned explorer from the Golden Age of Exploration. Enjoy cuisine inspired by dishes from around the world as you dine amid objects that tell of the discoveries made through the exploration of the oceans and the study of astronomy during that era. A rich selection of wine is also available.
It’s the annual Cape Cod Cook-off at the village! And the blue ribbon goes to… Today is the village’s annual cook-off, where locals gather to eat and decide whose recipes are best. The competition venue is at the Town Hall, a landmark with a white clock tower. Come try the winning dish!
Dockside Diner counter-service restaurant, housed in a cargo warehouse near the S.S. Columbia dock, caters to passengers waiting to board the luxury ocean liner, as well as the townspeople and harbor workers.
The curry dishes served in these food stalls of the Casbah Food Court are very special because they are said to be delivered from many parts of the kingdom using the flying carpet from the Disney film, Aladdin. Try out this exotic curry and feel like a hero from The Arabian Nights.
Sebastian’s Calypso kitchen, located in the depths of Triton’s Kingdom, is a favorite of Ariel’s friend, Sebastian. Pictures of all his fun ocean pals fill the walls while calypso music plays. Sebastian’s favorite dishes are popular with kids too.
Tokyo DisneySeas offers 26 different street cafes and kiosk food vendors to enjoy around the park during your visit. These outlets offer unique eats from bakery bites to refreshing treats including many local and cultural dishes to try.
Tokyo DisneySeas has over 37 specialty stores across its theme park, ranging from gifts, souvenirs & apparel to traditional collectibles and attraction merchandise. Whether your looking to pick up that all important Disney hairband from Slendido or the parks latest apparel from Figaro’s Clothiers, they have it all just for you and while some stores have a lot of similar items, there are loads that have unique collections in there to!
Tower of Terror
In New York, 1912, stands the hotel known as the “Tower of Terror,” so called after the mysterious disappearance of its owner in 1899. Now, the New York City Preservation Society has finished restoring the infamous hotel, and started giving tours to the public. But what happens when you take the elevator to the top floor…?
Indiana Jones Adventure:
Temple of the Crystal Skull
Experience the temple tours organized by Paco, a friend of Dr. Indiana Jones. But wait. The temple’s vengeful guardian spirit, the Crystal Skull, is not happy about this at all. When the spirit’s anger is unleashed, will you get out alive!?
This is a high-speed rollercoaster attraction racing through the excavated ruins of an ancient ceremonial site. This thrilling ride will turn your world upside down.
Journey to the Center of the Earth
The enigmatic genius Captain Nemo has unearthed a heretofore unknown world deep underground. During your journey on board a unique subterranean vehicle, the volcano suddenly shakes and erupts, taking you where even Captain Nemo has never been before.
Soaring: Fantastic Flight
Nestled in the hills of Mediterranean Harbor, the Museum of Fantastic Flight is dedicated to humankind’s enduring dream of flying. A grand tour of the museum culminates with Guests boarding the Dream Flyer…
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Home to an ancient, advanced civilization, Atlantis is said to have sunk to the bottom of the ocean long ago. Some say the people of that continent lived on and adapted to the world beneath the waves. Board one of Captain Nemo’s powerful submarine boats and join him in his undersea search for Atlantis.
These cups are made from colorful kelp! Hop inside, and you’re in for a whirlwind of a ride. Let yourself be swept away by the whirlpool and spin around. Be careful or you’ll get real dizzy!
Blowfish Balloon Race
Let the race begin! Colorful, round, puffed up blowfish carrying seashell gondolas for you to ride on, take you on a thrilling underwater spin. Who’ll win this buoyant race?
Climb through a fishing net, explore a secret, treasure-filled cave, and more. This is Ariel’s favorite hideaway, a playground full of fun and games that’s perfect for kids who want to explore Ariel’s incredible world. Cast Members hand out exploration maps so you can enjoy Ariel’s Playground to the fullest.
The Magic Lamp Theater
The “greatest magician in the world,” Shaban, presents his first solo performance without his partner, the popular Genie. So what happened to him? Find out as you take in this magical performance!
Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage
To find the greatest treasure of all, join Sindbad the sailor and his loyal tiger cub, Chandu. Believe and follow the “compass of your heart” and your journey will be true. The music was written by Disney songwriting legend Alan Menken.
Nemo * Friends SeaRider
Boarding the SeaRider, a submersible that “shrinks” to the size of a fish, Guests will explore the wondrous world of marine life from the same point of view as Nemo and Dory. In addition to these characters, Guests have a chance to meet many of the other popular characters from Finding Dory including Destiny, the whale shark, and Hank, the octopus.
Toy Story Mania
Go in through Woody’s wide open mouth and you’ll find that you’ve shrunk to the size of a toy! A great time playing the carnival games set up under Andy’s bed is waiting for you!
Here, in the Undersea Observatory inside the S.S. Columbia, who do you see through the underwater window, but Crush the sea turtle, swimming happily through the open seas! This is a theater-type attraction in which you can converse with Crush, so go on and talk to him. He loves having conversations.
Walk through the fortress and galleon and explore on your own. See exhibitions on the study of the planets and the earth’s rotation, operate cannons, and various nautical instruments, and more.
DisneySea Transit Steamer Line
Take a ride on this steamer and enjoy a fun waterway adventure during the day, or a romantic voyage in the evening.
The cheerful gondoliers will be happy to show you around Palazzo Canals. Enjoy an elegant, romantic time aboard your gondola.
The three-person watercraft travels around the experimental pool, and this is no typical course. You’ll spin around and twirl off in unpredictable directions. Who knows where you’ll end up!
DisneySea Electric Railway
Ride above the bustle of the city, and what do you see? A beautiful harbor that is somehow familiar, even though it’s your first view of it. You’ve arrived at none other than the marina of tomorrow, Port Discovery. You’ve traveled through the horizons of time.
Big City Vehicles
These vehicles were popular in the early 20th century, right when automobiles began to take over from horse-drawn carriages. High end for the time, these vehicles are extra fancy. Step aboard and ride through the streets of New York City in style. There are many models to choose from — the open-top town car, the police wagon, the delivery truck, and more.
Exotic music plays under the huge domed roof in the palatial courtyard. Here stands the elegant two-storied carousel featuring beautiful, exotic beasts, even that funny Genie of the Lamp! Which one will take you to the world of your dreams?
Jasmine’s Flying Carpets
Themed to the Disney film Aladdin, this ride attraction lets you soar over Jasmine’s garden on a “flying carpet.” You can make your “carpet” go up and down or tilt it forward and backward, as if flying your own magical carpet.
The colorful hermit crabs seat two, and they take you for a spinning ride around Scuttle, who’s watching you from above. He’s looking through his trusty telescope, making sure everybody’s having a great time. Wait, isn’t his telescope backwards!?
Flounder’s Flying Fish Coaster
Ariel’s best friend, Flounder has come with all his flying fish friends. Everybody, line up and hop on for a soaring ride! Fly around the lagoon for a fun time.
Hello, New York
Show Length: 25mins
This show presented in the New York area of American Waterfront features Mickey Mouse and the Disney Friends discovering different ways to enjoy the big city.
Song of Mirage
Show Length: 30mins
Mickey Mouse and his Disney Friends go on an adventure to seek out the Rio Dorado (Spanish for “golden river”) and its legendary city of gold. This show features an original story in a rousing live performance with impressive projection mapping.
Big Band Beat
For the Tokyo DisneySea 15th Anniversary, the stylish revue with talented musicians and performers known as “”Big Band Beat”” is even more exciting. Enjoy the top class singers, the unforgettable dancing by the Disney Friends and more. And you’ll be wowed when Mickey Mouse hits the drums!
My Friend Duffy
Welcome to Cape Cod Cook-Off!
Presented in one of the dining areas is a fun-filled, two-part show. The first story tells of how Duffy´s friend, ShellieMay, came to be. The other story tells how Gelatoni, who befriended Duffy overseas, came to Cape Cod. Mickey and Minnie join in the singing and dancing.
Spend a wonderful time with Duffy and his friends.
Disney Light the Night Fireworks
The nighttime sky above the Parks will come alive with colorful fireworks accompanied by Disney songs and music.