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Tokyo DisneySea

Robert Niles

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Published: January 3, 2012

History of Tokyo DisneySea
Tokyo DisneySea opened in September 2001, the first Disney theme park outside the United States not to use the "Magic Kingdom" design. DisneySea employed many of the concept designs that Walt Disney Imagineering had developed for a possible Long Beach, Calif. theme park, back when Long Beach and Anaheim were competing for Disney's second theme park in Southern California. Anaheim "won" that battle, and ended up with Disney's California Adventure.

How do you get to Tokyo DisneySea?
By train, take the JR Keiyo Line or Musashino Line to Maihama Station. By car, take the Wangan Expressway to the Urayasu exit. An express bus from Tokyo's airports is also available.

When is the best time to visit?
The most uncrowded times to visit are any weekday while school is in session. Peak visitor seasons are Christmas-New Years Holiday, Summer Holiday (late July-late August), Obon (late summer) and Golden Week (early May).

A tour of Tokyo DisneySea
In December 2011, Theme Park Insider editor Robert Niles visited the Tokyo Disney Resort and posted this photo/video tour of DisneySea:

American Waterfront
Tower Of Terror940
Toy Story Midway Mania8
Big City Vehicles8
DisneySea Electric Railway8
Turtle Talk8
Broadway Music Theater7
Arabian Coast
The Magic Lamp Theater8
Sindbad's Storybook Voyage8
Caravan Carousel8
Jasmine's Flying Carpets7
Lost River Delta
Indiana Jones - Temple of the Crystal Skull946
Raging Spirits746
Mediterranean Harbor
Fortress Explorations9
Venetian Gondolas6
DisneySea Transit Steamer Line5
Mermaid Lagoon
Scuttle's Scooters8
Ariel's Playground8
Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster835
Blowfish Balloon Race7
Jumpin' Jellyfish6
The Whirlpool6
Mysterious Island
Journey to the Center of the Earth946
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea9
Port Discovery

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American Waterfront
Restaurant Sakura9
S.S. Columbia Dining Room9
New York Deli7
The Teddy Roosevelt Lounge6
Cape Cod Cook-Off6
Sailing Day Buffet5
Arabian Coast
Open Sesame8
Casbah Food Court7
Sultan's Oasis5
Lost River Delta
Yucatan Base Camp Grill8
Lost River Cookhouse8
Miguel's El Dorado Cantina5
Mediterranean Harbor
Ristorante di Canaletto9
Cafe Portofino8
Zambini Brothers Ristorante8
Mamma Biscotti's Bakery7
Magellan's Lounge0
Mermaid Lagoon
Sebastian's Calypso Kitchen8
Mysterious Island
Vucania Restaurant9
Nautilus Galley8
Refreshment Station4
Port Discovery
Horizon Bay Restaurant8

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