Monday, September 9, 2013

Adventure At Sea...







Last week one of the commenters asked if Tokyo DisneySEA had added anything new...

Of course.  Like any Disney Park, they are always adding to, or expanding their attractions: be it rides or shows.  The Suits at OLC are continually expanding and repositioning the parks in Japan to meet the needs/wants of its guests.  

When the park opened it had about the same number of attractions as Disney's California Adventure, but it was the quality of those attractions that was what set it appart from other Disney Parks.  DCA had a list of clones and off the shelf rides that NEVER should be anywhere near a Disney park, much less the original, Disneyland.

Tokyo DisneySEA had 27-28 attractions upon opening and only two of them were clones.  A much more elaborate version of the Jumping Jellyfish ride, and a clone of the Indiana Jones Adventure set in South America (the Lost River Delta port), and if you are going to have a clone Indy is a great one to have.

This doesn't mean the park was perfect.  When it opened with its seven ports, there was some areas lacking.  The American Waterfront port was a beautiful area that brought you back to a turn of the century New York ambiance.  But it had no attractions.  There was nothing to do there other than walk around and take pictures.  Now, a decade later it has quite a few attractions:  Tower if Terror, Turtle Talk with Crush, and the recently added Midway Mania, not to mention the musicals you can enjoy.

And just when this commenter inquired about this subject the Tokyo Disney Resort announced two new projects, one for Tokyo Disneyland and another for this amazing Second gate:


At Tokyo DisneySeaNew production at Mermaid Lagoon TheaterThe attraction, Mermaid Lagoon Theater, will be revamped, and a new musical production themed to Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be presented. 
Mermaid Lagoon Theater will be renovated with upgraded stage and lighting technology, as well as new display screens to be installed at the rear of the audience seating area. As King Triton hosts a musical concert, familiar Disney characters, such as Ariel, Flounder, and Sebastian, will present a mesmerizing world under the sea, just as in the movie, with lively music, songs and dynamic performances.
Show Facts
  • Duration: About 15 minutes
  • Opening Date: Spring 2015 (tentative)
  • Investment Amount: Undecided
Please note that the musical production “Under the Sea,” currently presented at Mermaid Lagoon Theater, will close permanently on April 6, 2014. Mermaid Lagoon Theater will be closed from April 7, 2014 to spring of 2015 (tentative).
The attraction, Mermaid Lagoon Theater, will be revamped, and a new musical production themed to Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be presented.
Mermaid Lagoon Theater will be renovated with upgraded stage and lighting technology, as well as new display screens to be installed (tentative).


So as you can see there are attractions in the planning all the time.  There are many that have been planned only to be canceled months later.  

There are still projects that are slotted to be put into undernourished parts of the park over the coming years.  And a few if these should make the gorgeous park even more beautiful (hard as that is to believe).  Especially by 2015.

There's that year again...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Honor. Appreciate the good work but have 1 question. Do you ever get information on the Anaheim parks anymore. It's been months and months since you posted anything about Anaheim and was wondering if you had been frozen out in some way. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Regarding info about the Anaheim parks, I'd love to hear what you know about the Tomorrowland revision.

Brad Kenzo said...

hey dont forget the new shows in 2016 magical dreamlights that has just started on september 9,jungle cruise night safari next year,Once upon a Time next year and The long Rumored expansions for both parks before the end of this decade and Tokyo 2020 collaboration new seasonal events will start next year and manymany more and talk about special concerts happening to DisneySEA now just like AKB48 will hold a concert in october and the return of Club Disney.