January 26, 2018

Attack of the Lava Monster!

Deep in the core of the earth, far beneath the calm surface of the imposing Mount Promethus lies the unexpected- a giant monster beyond imagination. After this Journey to the Center of the Earth, a visit to Tokyo Disney Sea will be one you will never forget. 

Boarding the same style vehicles found on Test Track at Epcot and Radiator Springs Racers at California Adventure, you're given the rare opportunity to explore an underground world full of glowing plants, crystal caverns, previously undiscovered creatures, and a subterranean sea. It's a peaceful trip until you are considered an invader by the magnificent lava monster, a giant of a beast- and he is not happy you've discovered his home!

This piece of Imagineering concept art gives but a glimpse of what the journey looks like. So popular is the attraction that a version of it was once considered for Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World. The magnificent lava spewing volcano would have made a terrific complement to the Tree of Life in the center of the park and the peaks of Expedition: Everest off to one side. In its place are the floating mountains of Pandora

As they are fond of saying, good ideas never die at Imagineering. If that's really true, maybe one day a few of these amazing attractions found at the Japanese parks will make there way stateside. In the meantime, we can enjoy them only via YouTube. Check this out, courtesy Attractions 360:

(Art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)

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