Day 1 at DisneySea – Part 2

In: Japan|Tokyo DisneySea

24 Nov 2010
Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster

Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster

Mavis and Xiane at the end of the coaster

Mavis and Xiane at the end of the coaster

It was about 11:05 when we finished the Journey to the Center of the Earth ride. I went ahead of Mavis and Xiane to go to Lost River Delta to get Fast Passes for Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull. Remember that as long as you have the tickets for your company, you can get Fast Passes for them. Xiane decided to ride Flounder’s Flying Fish Coaster outside of the Mermaid Lagoon. It’s a mini rollercoaster ride that should be good for your little kids. Be warned though, standby time can be as much as 20 minutes!

Mermaid Lagoon

Mermaid Lagoon

We went inside the Mermaid Lagoon to watch the “Under The Sea” live show but was apparently closed for maintenance. Mermaid’s Lagoon is an area for kids to play so you basically have kiddie rides, along with a small fountain area and Ariel’s Playground. We spent  a hefty amount of time in Ariel’s Playground.

Ariel's Underwater Grotto

Ariel's Underwater Grotto

mini Water Park

mini Water Park

Jumpin Jellyfish Ride

Jumpin Jellyfish Ride

Is this Monstro?

Is this Monstro?

Toilet Signs!

Toilet Signs!

As you can see from the photos, the theming in this area was excellent! Toilet signs were not left unaccounted with Ariel and The Prince to show which direction you should go. You can also grab a bite to eat while letting older kids play around and shop for souvenir items inside Monstro’s mouth!

Big Band Beat at American Waterfront

Big Band Beat at American Waterfront

We were in a hurry to catch Big Band Beat’s first show at American Waterfront as the first show assures you a seat if you line up at least 30 minutes before the show. The seats are supposed to be won by lottery for the succeeding shows! If you are interested in seeing the Disney Characters jazz it up, then don’t miss this. Mickey’s drumming was certainly good to watch. However, unlike Hong Kong’s Golden Mickey’s or Tokyo Disneyland’s One Man’s Dream II, children may find it a bit boring. For one day visitors of DisneySea, I’d rather ride Tower of Terror than watch this.

As the show ended, I hurried off to The Tower of Terror to see if Fast Passes were still available but alas, at 1:30 in the afternoon, all Fast Passes were gone! Since we were going back to DisneySea, that didn’t really bother us. However, if you’re the type who likes the big rides, I’d go straight for a FP on Tower of Terror, then ride Journey to the Center of the Earth.

DisneySea Electric Railway

We rode the DisneySea Electric Railway to Port Discovery

We rode the Disney Electric Railway to the Port Discovery as it would save us from walking. Our feet, after all the walking the past 2 days, were about to give up on us! Our Fast Passes to Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull were almost up but there was still a 15 minute wait time to just ride the train! We got to Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull (TOTCS) just in time. While getting in, we faced another problem. One of the Fast Passes was not really a FP as there was a problem with one of the tickets. We were ready to just have Me and Xiane ride but the Cast Member manning the FP Entrance saw that the 3 of us wanted to get in so she wrote something on 1 FP and told us we can all go in. Great!

Our Fast Passes!

Our Fast Passes!

The Temple of the Crystal Skull

The Temple of the Crystal Skull

Our running account of our favorite rides in DisneySea now places the Indiana Jones’ ride to number 2, behind JTTCOTE. There was no long drop in TOTCS but the effects and the ride itself was good. Xianelle was closing her eyes the first time we rode it but eventually was convinced to open them the next time we tried the ride on another day. One note, Indy speaks Japanese but this doesn’t lessen the impact of the ride itself.

We were supposed to go straight to the Mediterranean Harbor to watch The Legend of Mythica but this is where the problem with DisneySea presents itself. Unlike Tokyo Disneyland, you have the area in front of the Castle to connect you to any of the Theme Lands easily. It’s still not a short walk to get from one end to the other but it gives you an almost straight line. With DisneySea, you have to go through the looping area of Mysterious Island to get from the East side to the West side. That’s a lot of walking!

Sinbad's Storybook Voyage

Sinbad's Storybook Voyage

5 minute waiting time at DisneySea? A Miracle!

5 minute waiting time at DisneySea? A Miracle!

We passed by the Arabian Coast and decided that we can’t pass up the chance to watch Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage especially that the waiting time is just 5 minutes. We were not disappointed! I think this boat ride deserves much better appreciation than other rides of this type. The music was good, the animatronics was great! Again, the theme before the ride itself was good and presents you the story as a whole which helps you out since the language and music of the ride is in Japanese.I love this ride better than Peter Pan’s Flight and Snow White’s Adventures in Disneyland.

The Ogre in Sinbad's Storybook Voyage

The Ogre in Sinbad's Storybook Voyage

We barely had time to run to Mediterranean Harbor to see the Legend of Mythica at this point  …will continue again on next post.

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December 14th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

[…] However, coming out of the Haunted Mansion, it didn’t really make an impression on us. Again, Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage at DisneySea was much better than this. Sorry if I wasn’t able to take photos of the ride but […]

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