Friday, October 3, 2008

Mermaid Lagoon

This is Tokyo DisneySea's Mermaid Lagoon. Almost all of Mermaid Lagoon is located inside Triton's Kingdom, which is the structure pictured above. There are two rides located on the outside (one of them is a small-scale roller coaster similar to Gadget's Go Coaster in Toontown, and the other is a "spinner" type of ride.) Also located outside the main structure, is a "meet and greet" with Ariel. Inside the main structure are three more rides, a large restaurant, three souvenir shops, a maze-like area called Ariel's Playground, and an awesome live show entitled, "Under The Sea".

The large sculpture above is located just inside the entrance to Mermaid Lagoon. Behind it is a winding ramp that leads down into the indoor section. When guests look over the railing in the photo above (and then look straight down), they can see down into Ariel's Playground on the lower level.

Pictured above and below, is the Sleepy Whale Shoppe. The whale's eyeball moves around and the eyelid closes and opens (only about halfway, hence the name "sleepy" whale). The interior roof contains a rib cage and even a uvula! There are also various pieces of salvage throughout the shop, some of which makes up the shelving for the merchandise.

The photo below shows some of the incredible detail to this indoor area of the park. To the left, is the Blowfish Balloon Race attraction. This ride is similar to Flik's Flyers in Anaheim.


3 comments:

outsidetheberm said...

Just incredible.

Looks like next Spring there'll be some travel plans!

Thank you again for all the nice details. It's appreciated.

Elspeth said...

This is great info to know.

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

The Sleeping Whale! Like my beloved Monstro... but properly maintained. <3