Tokyo DisneySea is a 176-acre theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, just outside Tokyo. The park opened on September 4, 2001, at a cost of 335 billion yen. Tokyo DisneySea was the second theme park to open at the Tokyo Disney Resort and the ninth park of the eleven worldwide Disney theme parks to open.
DisneySea, is owned by The Oriental Land Company. Who the hell are they? They licensed the Disney characters and themes from The Walt Disney Company. Tokyo DisneySea attracted an estimated 14 million visitors a year, making it the fourth-most-visited theme park in the world.
Tokyo DisneySea was the fastest theme park in the world to reach the 10 million guests milestone, having done so in 307 days after its grand opening. It was raining on the day we visited. This is both good and bad. It’s bad because rain sucks, and it’s good because the park is not as busy because of the rain.
Tokyo DisneySea has a nautical exploration theme to it. The idea for the park can be traced to a proposal to build a second theme park in Southern California called “Port Disney” in Long Beach, California, with the RMS Queen Mary as the main attraction. However the idea was scrapped because of financial trouble with Euro Disney. Later the idea was passed on to the Oriental Land Company when they wanted to expand their resort.
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