Thursday, June 28, 2012

Japan Day 9 part 5 - Disney Sea

11-May, 2040 - The second finale of the night - Fireworks! They are simply beautiful!! =)

Night scenery of Disney Sea before we leave the park.

DisneySea Transit Steamer Line

The wizard - Mickey Mouse

A day well spent

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Japan Day 9 part 4 - Disney Sea

11-May, 1740 - After the theatre show at the Arabian Coast (Disney), we headed to the Mermaid Lagoon (Disney) to check out its attractions. Here is a ride that simulated the life on the ocean floor as you followed the jellyfish bobbing up and down in the ocean.

The night scene of the mysterious island

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

One of the night finale show: Fantasmic! which premiered on April 28, 2011, as part of the parks 10th anniversary celebration.

The show begins with the tune of the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" as out of the stars, Sorcerer Mickey emerges on a tower of stars in a comet. The new theme song, "Imagination" plays as Mickey conducts the water fountains and images of different characters appear on the tower. The music shifts into the traditional Fantasmic! theme and weaves into "Sorcerer's Apprentice" as Mickey conducts the stars and sea and calls on the Magic Brooms. The waters rise and Ariel enters vocalizing "Part of Your World", as Crush and his seaturtle pack from Finding Nemo swim in the background. The dancing fish from Fantasia's "Nutcracker Suite" also appear as does Jiminy Cricket in his bubble, which pops and fills the scene with bubbles.

Mickey's eyes appear confused in the dark and the show enters as the show progresses into a jungle environment. While Tarzan and Jane Porter appear swinging on the projection tower, floats featuring giant inflatable versions of Baloo, King Louie, Pumbaa and a young Simba appear along with a floating Kaa. A medley of music from Tarzan, The Jungle Book, and The Lion King plays, eventually building up into the "Circle of Life" scene.

However, when Rafiki is about to hold up Simba, Stitch appears instead (similar to the "Inter-Stitch-als") and the music transitions into an electric guitar version of "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" with Stitch conducting the water while Angel pilots Stitch's red speeder shooting plasma blasts. Mickey appears again, accompanied by the show's theme song and "When You Wish Upon A Star" and sets the stage for an appearance by the Genie singing "Friend Like Me" as well as the scene of "A Whole New World". As Aladdin and Jasmine fly off, the music segues into Cinderella and a sequence based on the Disney Princesses.

After the Princess medley, Mickey encounters the Magic Mirror. Mickey asks the Magic Mirror if he's the greatest sorcerer of all and the Mirror tells him to look closer and deeper into the mirror. The Mirror and the Evil Queen then cast a spell trapping Mickey inside, allowing the villains to take control, each one appearing within the mirror. The Queen (now as the Old Hag) calls on the assistance of Ursula (singing "Poor Unfortunate Souls") and Chernabog (whose appearance is accompanied with a composition of "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Hellfire"). The Queen laughs at the power of Mickey's imagination and the last villain emerges from the mirror: Maleficent who shows the power of her imagination by turning into her dragon form. Mickey defeats Maleficent with his magic wand and the power of his imagination. He falls back into his sleeping body and with a wave of Tinker Bell's wand, the show moves into the finale, with a reprise of the song and many of the show's other characters appearing on the barges, including classic Mickey and company. The barges stop and Sorcerer Mickey reappears on the tower, clad in a glowing, white, fiber-optic reflecting robe to conduct the final pyrotechincs and fountains as the music builds. Mickey then remarks "Some Imagination, huh?" and disappears, with a few notes of the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" theme and the final fanfare. The tower takes on the appearance of the Sorcerer's Hat and the exit music plays.

Attraction Facts
  • Official debut: April 28, 2011
  • Location: Mediterranean Harbor, Tokyo DisneySea, Tokyo Disney Resort
  • Show length: approx. 23 minutes
  • Sponsorship: NTT DoCoMo
  • Producers: Walt Disney Creative Entertainment in conjunction with Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney, and Pixar Animation Studios
  • Executive producer:Roger Heartsner
  • Technical Director Darren J. Wilkie
  • Production Manager Michelle A. Tritt
  • Score: Don L. Harper
  • Original Fantasmic! Theme & Exit Theme: Composed by Bruce Healey
  • Director: Steve Davison
  • Villains: Kaa, Magic Mirror, The Wicked Queen, Ursula, Flotsam, Jetsam, Chernabog, Maleficent
[Source: Wikipedia]

Ariel in The Little Mermaid

Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty

Belle in Beauty and the Beast

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Japan Day 9 part 3 - Disney Sea

11-May, 1540 - After the wonderful show at the Mediterranean Harbor, we headed back to catch our roller coaster ride that featured a 360 degree loop turn.

After we were done with the roller coaster, it was time to explore a new section of the Disney Sea and we decided to head to the Arabian Coast (Disney).

The first attraction in the Arabian Coast that we explored was the Sinbad's Storybook Voyage. We went on board a small boat and it took us through Sinbad's journey, showing us bits and pieces of the storyline.

After going through Sinbad's voyage, we gathered at the The Magic Lamp Theater for another show.

Here comes Mickey and Minnie!

The Aladdin crews

And the wonderful genie that can grant any wish!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Japan Day 9 part 2 - Disney Sea

11-May, 1300 - After lunch, it was time for more adventure! We decided to head to the Raging Spirits to try out the roller coaster! Raging Spirits is a roller coaster attraction in Tokyo DisneySea, began operation on July 21, 2005. Created by Walt Disney Imagineering, the attraction takes guests on a thrilling, high-speed ride through the ruins of an ancient ceremonial site, visually based on the Incan buildings in the mountainous region of Peru. The attraction is located in Tokyo DisneySea's Lost River Delta section. [Source: Wikipedia]

After experiencing the "Spirit's Rage", we walk over next door for some Indiana Jones Adventure! Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull, a motion simulator dark ride adventure, based on the Indiana Jones films, opened September 4, 2001 at Tokyo DisneySea theme park in Chiba, Japan. (It is not to be confused with the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which was developed and released after the attraction's opening.) Guests accompany intrepid archeologist Dr. Indiana Jones on a turbulent, high-speed adventure through a dangerous lost temple aboard modified military transport vehicles. [Source: Wikipedia]

Mysterious Island

A re-construct of the Mediterranean Harbor, which will be used for a water show later...

And the show began...

Chip and Dale

King Mickey

Queen Minnie

Donald Duck