“Lost River Delta” Phillip Freer
One of Tokyo DisneySea’s seven ports of call is the exotic, Central America-esque Lost River Delta. Centered around an archaeological site in a vast rainforest, guests can explore two distinct districts, each on opposite ends of the titular river. On one side the local village, where guests can dine and enjoy the latest show at the Hangar Stage. On the other, within a massive Aztec pyramid, guests can ride Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull, or venture into the ruins of an ancient ceremonial site on the thrilling coaster, Raging Spirits.
“Tokyo DisneySea” Dan Goozee
We try not to be *too* biased here at TPA, but calling Tokyo DisneySea the world’s best theme park isn’t quite opinion, but more of an accepted fact. This incredible piece of art combines innovative engineering, immersive environments, top-notch attractions and a timeless sense of adventure, all peppered with classic Disney magic. It represents the art of themed design at its finest. This painting of the park, by artist Dan Goozee, displays the park’s seven intricately-themed ports as well as the in-park hotel, Hotel MiraCosta.
“Skyway” Rudy Lord, 1987
The first Disney skyway made its debut at Disneyland a little under a year after the park’s grand opening. In Disneyland, (as well as Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland) the suspended gondolas shuttled between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. Guests could enjoy a breezy aerial view of the parks and give their legs a break from the marathon of visiting a theme park. All three Skyways have gone to Yesterland, making way for Winnie the Pooh, Rapunzel and Flynn, and a galaxy far, far away.
Art ©️ Disney
Now you listen to me, James Hawkins. You got the makings of greatness in you, but you got to take the helm and chart your own course. Stick to it, no matter the squalls! And when the time comes you get the chance to really test the cut of your sails, and show what you’re made of… well, I hope I’m there, catching some of the light coming off you that day.