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A 'Happy Birthday' photo gallery of Tokyo DisneySea

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Published: September 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Happy Birthday to Tokyo DisneySea, which is celebrating its 11th anniversary. The winner of this year's Theme Park Insider Award for the world's Best Theme Park officially opened on September 4, 2001, and I though we'd celebrate with some of my favorite photos of the park from our visit last December.

Tokyo DisneySea
Fortess Explorations, in front of Mysterious Island

Chamber of Planets
Chamber of Planets in the Fortress Explorations

Journey to the Center of the Earth
Captain Nemo's drilling machine, outside Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Riding Journey to the Center of the Earth
Blasting out of the mountain on Journey to the Center of the Earth - this is only place on the track where you can see the vehicles in this Radiator Springs Racers/Test Track-style ride from the outside.

Tower of Terror
And here's his hotel, the Tower of Terror

S.S. Columbia
The S.S. Columbia, playing the role that would have been played by the Queen Mary had this park been built in Long Beach, Calif., as originally considered.

Baked Lobster Tail at the S.S. Columbia
The Baked Lobster Tail and Sauteed Scallops with Butter Sauce at the S.S. Columbia Dining Room

Gyoza Sausage
The famous (and yummy!) Gyoza Sausage

Strawberry popcorn
Strawberry popcorn!

Arabia Coast
On the street in the Arabia Coast section of the park

Triton's Kingdom
Inside Triton's Kingdom at Mermaid Lagoon, with Jumpin' Jellyfish in the background

Magellan's
Inside Magellan's, the table service restaurant in Fortress Explorations

Dessert at Magellan's
Finishing the day with a taste of hazelnut cake and a bite of grape ice cream at Magellan's.

Here are more photos from Tokyo DisneySea.

Readers' Opinions

From Karly Tenney on September 3, 2012 at 8:54 PM
This place looks amazing! No wonder it was voted as best theme park. The strawberry popcorn looks yummy too!!!
From Dominick D on September 3, 2012 at 9:09 PM
If only flight tickets were cheap. *sigh*
From 90.218.156.157 on September 4, 2012 at 4:05 AM
Happy Birthday Tokyo Disney Sea! I have to go one day, it looks like the Theme Park of Theme Parks!
From Mark Kausch on September 4, 2012 at 6:39 AM
Forget the flight! Just send me that lobster/scallops plate!
From 64.107.38.238 on September 4, 2012 at 8:51 AM
mmmm maybe if start now yo paddle my way to Tokyo Disneysea, I can then make it by the 15th anniversary ;)... Wish I could go, but college is in the way, but it will thanks to college for I can go without breaking the bank one day :)
From Justin M on September 4, 2012 at 10:32 AM
MMMM Gyoza dog...

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