As a big theme park fan, our second day in Japan was the one I was looking forward to the most. Airlite gave us the option to choose between Disneyland or Tokyo Disney Sea, Camie and I, without batting an eyelash, chose Tokyo Disney Sea.
Disney Sea, the companion park to Tokyo Disneyland overlooking Tokyo Bay, took inspiration from aquatic myths, legends and the lore of the sea. Divided into seven “ports of call,” the park emphasizes water attractions with Venetian gondolas, a Mermaid Lagoon, a journey to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and an Aquatopia with quirky boats in a sea of rocks, whirlpools and water spouts. But don’t underestimate the theme park, Disney Sea has tons of hair-raising rides such as Tower of Terror, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Indiana Jones Adventure:
Temple of the Crystal Skull. If your Tokyo trip is really short and you need to pick one park, I highly recommend Tokyo Disney Sea (especially if you’re not travelling with kids).
It was gloomy and freezing cold when we went, so I apologize if I didn’t get a good coverage of the whole experience. My hands were too numb to take photos or even use my phone! The themes in Disney Sea are exceptional–there is so much detail to soak up and feast your eyes on. Even though Camie and I went on a very cold and crowded day, I have 10 things I loved about the theme park.
WHY IS IT CALLED DISNEY SEA?
The reason it’s called Disney Sea is because the park consists of six major sea-related themes: 1) The Mediterranean Harbor, 2) The American Waterfront, 3) Mermaid Lagoon, 4) The Arabian Coast, 5) The Lost River Delta, 6) Port Discovery, and 7) Mysterious Island.
Attractions: Journey to the Center of the Earth, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Attractions: Tower of Terror, Turtle Talk, Disney Sea Electric Railway, Disney Sea Transit Steamer Line, Toy Story Mania, Big City Vehicles
Attractions: Fortress Explorations, Venetian Gondolas, Disney Sea Transit Steamer Line
LOST RIVER DELTA
Attractions: Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull, Raging Spirits, Disney Sea Transit Steamer Line
Attractions: Ariel’s Playground, Jumpin’ Jellyfish, Scuttle’s Scooters, Flounder’s Flying Fish Coaster, Blowfish Balloon Race, Mermaid Lagoon Theatre, The Whirlpool
Planning to go to Tokyo Disney Sea? I discovered this “crowd calendar” wherein they give an estimate of the number of people visiting the park that day. So make sure you plan in advance and check this out to know the best days to visit Tokyo Disney Sea. Ticket costs 7,400 Yen. That’s around 3,300 Pesos. Here’s how you can get to the theme park by train (click here.) Special thanks to Airlite Int’l Travel & Tours for organizing this trip!