Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Disney Sea: Mysterious Island

In side the volcano lies the Mysterious Island, a Jules Verne themed land.

The attractions are 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (not the same as the the ride that used to be at Disney World) and Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Look, the Nautilus!
No, we won't be riding in it, since it is just a prop.

Journey to the Center of the Earth is my favorite ride in Disney Sea, so far. It is slightly roller coasterish (tight turns) and makes good use of Disney Imagineering.

Like all Disney rides with long lines, there was lot to see while waiting.

The Mysterious Island also houses a small gift store (with no Mysterious Island themed items- at least this visit), a Chinese restaurant, a restaurant with a view of the Nautilus, and snack carts.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Disney Sea: American Waterfront

If you follow the Mediterranean Harbor to the left, you will come to the next land, The American Waterfront. It is comprised of sections: New York, and Cape Cod.

With the ladies, on my first visit, I saw the musical review, Big Band Beat. It was an uptempo song and dance show of Jazz, Blues, Ragtime, and Big Band music. Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, and Marie even had numbers.

The Toy Story area is really lit up at night. Wow!

Tower of Terror.

 The Cape Cod section of the American Waterfront is where Duffy hangs out.

If you are feeling like burgers and a show, the Cape Cod Cook-Off is for you.

What would New York be with out McDuck's Department store?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cheshire Cat Cupcake is Kawaii

I wanted to share with you a cute piece of awesomeness I recently got out of a capsule machine: A Cheshire Cat cupcake.

Now you may be asking, what is there that I can do with a Cheshire Cat cupcake. The answer is, I don't know. But it doesn't diminish the kawaiiness of said cupcake.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Disney Sea: Mediterranean Harbor

The first "Land" you come to in Disney Sea is the Mediterranean Harbor.
This area is mostly gift shops and restaurants designed to look like an Italian town. Part of the area is Venice, including Gondola rides.

The view is amazing. Across the harbor you can see the Fortress and Galleon. Mt. Prometheus is in the background.

The attractions in the Mediterranean Harbor are: The Transit Steamer Line (a boat ride that takes you around the park), Venetian Gondolas, Fortress Explorations, and the Leonardo Challenge.

Dave and I explored the Fortress Explorations area as soon as we got to the park. There was barely any one there, so it was all ours. We didn't do the Leonardo Challenge, since in didn't start until 11AM.

We didn't take a Gondola ride, this visit, but it is definitely on our list for our next visit.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Disney Sea: Arriving and Disney Sea Plaza

Woo Hoo! We have arrived at Disney Sea, remember where we parked. The lot was pretty empty, but it was a weeknight.

Mickey welcomed us.

Tokyo Disney is celebrating it's 30th birthday this year. It is the Happiness year.

It was also the last week of Mickey and Duffy's Spring Voyage.

On July 4th, we got to spend the whole day there. Here we are passing the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel.

The parking lot gate!

Waiting to go in.

 There was a short welcome show when the park opened.

The view of the globe at night.