Tokyo DisneySea Spring Carnival 2009 event opened on April 22nd and will run through June 30th, 2009. This is the time when Tokyo DisneySea is at it's most colorful state.. gardens are transformed into works of art and the huge musical dance show "Fairies Primavera" take the stage all around Mediterranean harbor twice daily.
Below is a photographic trip report of the event this year.. which features Tinkerbell and her fairy friends as special guests...
Arriving at Tokyo DisneySea, we are greeted by this lovely 3D mural featuring Tink and her fairy friends...
The art work includes 3D vines overtaking the entrance.
The tunnel entrance below the Miracosta is lined with lovely flowers and murals, featuring Tink and friends.
Mediterranean Harbor is decked out in flowers and banners celebrating spring...
The wedding chappel's bell tower is decorated for the event.
The gardens leading to the Roman Ruins tell the story of Pinocchio...
Geppeto, Pinocchio and puppet friend.
The Blue Fairy.
Gardens around Mount Prometheus and Fortress Explorations are like a colorful carpet of lovely spring colors.
Ponte Becchio is also decorated for the carnival.
Around the gondola canals... flowers line up the banisters along the water ways...
Over in American Waterfront... gardens pay tribute to Walt Disney's Fantasia.
Back in Mediterranean Harbor.. it's time for Spring Carnival's main event, "Fairies Primavera" harbor show. The show starts with a greeting from Tinkerbell and her fairy friends.. riding on this lovely barge (with leaves a trail or smoke and shoots water from the backside). You can see tink at the top of the barge here on this picture..
Mickey, Minnie, and hundreds of performers arrive to celebrate spring and they all take over the edge of the harbor... from one end to the other. This is a huge show folks!
You can see performers as far as the eye can see and guests lined up all around the harbor's perimeter.
The Sun flower section.. Performers are divided in groups, and each group represent a different aspect of spring.. They also have the task of moving from one area of the harbor to another.. so that all guests are able to enjoy most aspect of the show. This is one of those shows that pack so much eye candy, that is it impossible to take it all in by just watching once. Many different things are happening at different areas of the harbor.. at the same time. It is advisable to see the show a few times from different areas of the lagoon's perimeter.
German Chip and Dale arrive.. Even Marie (not seen here) has a moment in this show!
My favoriter part of the show... when the human puppets come out all over the harbor's perimeter.. Kind of reminds me of EPCOT's Tapestry of Nations.
Donald and Daisy make an apperance as well... Pluto and Goofy are also there (not seen here).
"Fairies Primavera" ends as Mt. Prometheus roars in the background. Gives me chills!!! It's so well done!!
As the performers exit thur different areas of the Harbor.. Mickey and Minnie travel around the laggon on their flowery barge (the one Mickey used for Porto Paradiso Water carnival a few years ago) and they wave the guests "goodbye" and the moment offers a final photo opportunity of the characters in their official Spring Carnival costumes.
Over my the volcano's side of the lagoon.. we continue to enjoy the spring gardens...
Lovely window at the Ponte Becchio.
Hidden deep in the jungles of Lost River Delta.. you will find Pixie Hollow. (Note: this is not a permanent addition to TDS, but a temporary meet and greet with Tink and her fairy friends during the Spring Carnival event.)
I attended the area during 'break time" from the fairies.. but this is the official backdrop for their photo op moment.
Arriving at Arabian Coast... I have always liked the Jasmine fountain made of tiles.
These wall has a most peculiar shape to it...
Jasmine's Gardens are found in Arabian Coast's courtyard.
Back in Mediterranean harbor.. lovely flower carts display unique works of disney character art.
As we leave Tokyo DisneySea.. we once again are treated to the lovely "tunnel of flowers" as we walk underneath the Miracosta and towards the Aquasphere and the park's exit.
One last look at the lovely Spring Carnival sign above Tokyo DisneySea's main entrance, featuring Tink and a lenticular "carnival" sign that changes colors depending on the angle you see it.
...And that folks is this year's TOKYO DISNEYSEA'S SPRING CARNIVAL 2009 EVENT. Hope you enjoyed the tour.