Monday, September 29, 2008

Arabian Coast

Today we will be visiting Tokyo DisneySea's Arabian Coast area. The large body of water at the park's entrance branches off into a waterway that runs around the entire park. The different themed ports all sit along the banks of that waterway. To reach the main entrance to the Arabian Coast guests cross over the waterway using the large bridge pictured above.

After passing through the entrance, guest enter into this large public square. To the left is the Casbah Food Court and through the large archway on the right, is The Magic Lamp Theater. The park guide gives the following description of this attraction: "Discover illusion and laughter in a theatrical experience combining live actors, magic, music, and the Genie from Disney's Aladdin." This is actually a live stage show with performers that interact with 3-D projections of Genie. It's all done very well and while the dialogue is all in Japanese, guests that speak English can ask cast members for a small hand held device that displays subtitles in English. Even without subtitles, it's pretty easy to understand what is being said because it's all conveyed so well in the acting.

The archway above leads to a winding marketplace with shops and a major "E" ticket attraction, "Sinbad's Storybook Voyage". We will take a closer look at that attraction in a future post.
The structure above houses the two-story Caravan Carousel. Guests can ride on Arabian horses, camels, elephants, griffins, or the Genie from Aladdin.

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