Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mysterious Island

Today, we will take a look at Tokyo DisneySea's Mysterious Island. This land is supposed to be hidden inside a caldera. It is completely encircled by rock and the only way in or out is through one of several different tunnels. There are two Jules Verne inspired attractions in this land, "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" and "Journey To The Center Of The Earth". The circular ramp pictured below is part of the queue for the 20,000 Leagues attraction. The DisneySea Transit Steamer boats pass through Mysterious Island, but they do not stop here.

The glass domed structure below is a souvenir shop called Nautilus Gifts. On the lower level, Captain Nemo's submarine is docked alongside the Nautilus Galley restaurant.

The themeing in this area (actually in the whole park) is truly incredible. There is steam that rises up off of the lava that is "flowing" down into the water. Huge jets of water also shoot up into the air every so often to give the effect of an underwater volcanic vent. And Mt. Prometheus itself, "erupts" with huge blasts of fire coming out of the top of it while a loud rumbling sound reverberates throughout Mysterious Island. The eruption takes place throughout the day and night, but I have never been able to figure out if it is on a timed schedule or if it is just random.

3 comments:

outsidetheberm said...

Loving all these details. Thank you.

Do you have any evening shots from these areas? Would enjoy seeing some of the fire effects at night.

TokyoMagic! said...

outsidetheberm, I just posted a photo of Mt. Prometheus at night.

I'm glad your enjoying the pics....thank you for commenting!

... But It Wasn't Always That Way! said...

I continue to love your description and attention to detail in a way that you're able to share it with the people that have never been. Thank you SO much!