“Follow the Compass of Your Heart” – Celebrating 19 Years of Tokyo DisneySea, the World’s Greatest Disney Theme Park

Life is the greatest adventure!

There is no map, there’s no chart!

But if you seek life’s great treasure, follow the compass of your heart!

-Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage, Tokyo DisneySea

On September 4th, 2020, Tokyo DisneySea turns 19 years old. Often regarded as the greatest Disney theme park ever built, DisneySea forever changed the industry, and in many ways, the other Disney resorts around the world are still playing catchup (from a quality and storytelling aspect) almost two decades later.

This beautiful art of Figment and Chandu (the cute tiger from Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage) was posted on Instagram by Imagineer Ethan Reed

I have traveled to Japan quite a bit over the last two years or so, and most of the reason is to see this park again and again. It never ceases to impress. There are vistas so beautiful you couldn’t fathom that someone imagined them. There is a level of detail unrivaled in any artistic endeavor ever within the entertainment industry. On top of all that, there’s also three of the best rides Disney has ever made that are unique to the park, as well as two interpretations of classic attractions that might be the best versions on the planet.

In celebration of the occasion, I’ve dug up some of my favorite videos from Tokyo DisneySea to share with you:

Those 3 unique attractions that are worth the trip alone would be Journey to the Center of the Earth, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage.

The park’s newest attraction is a stunning version of Soarin’ called Soaring Fantastic Flight, and we were there on opening day to check it out.

If you’re looking to take a full tour of Tokyo DisneySea with me, be sure to watch my entire multi-part walkthrough of all of the themed ports here.

I know I’m looking forward to the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Tokyo DisneySea in 2021, where adventure and imagination set sail!

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1 year ago

Happy Anniversary Tokyo DisneySea!!! I wish the artwork of Figment & Chandu would be available on ShopDisney!!