A few weeks ago I completed my trek to visit all the Disney Parks in the world.
California, Florida, Hong Kong, Paris, and finally Japan…
For the most part, all the parks are fairly similar. “It’s a Small World”, ”Pirates of the Caribbean“, and the “Haunted Mansion” grace them all.
In Paris, the park is rundown and un-kept; in Hong Kong the park is empty like a ghost town; and in the USA manners are urban legend.
But in Japan, Disney Sea had a few surprises that were unique to the franchise… And the guests in the park? the most well-mannered of them all!
There are seven uniquely themed areas or “ports of call” in the park. The entrance to the park is Mediterranean Harbor, which opens up to six more nautically themed ports: American Waterfront, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, and Mysterious Island
My favorite being Mysterious Island, which contained the ride ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’.
Sadly the thrill roller coaster was down for repair so it will always be ’mysterious’ to me!
But over at Port Discovery they had ’Aquatopia’, a cross between the tilt-a-whirl and bumper boats.
Every boat would take a different path through the water at a high-speed. Just when you’d least expect it the boat would whip you into a spin so tight that your hair would come out curly.
After an extended run through the water your vessel would pull back up to the dock and dump you out!
The best part of the entire park was that all the rides where larger, longer and in pristine condition compared to all the other parks; all the people visiting were so calm cool and collected.
And don’t even get me started on their version of a parade!
It made for an amazing 12 hours at the park!
Thanks Disney Sea for upping my expectations of a world-class park!
Mr Fab sea