I'm sure we all agree that Tokyo DisneySea needs more attractions; there's not enough to keep a frequent visitor busy for the full day like at the neighbouring Tokyo Disneyland. I've been thinking up different concepts plus looking at maps on Google Earth and was thinking about the large parcel of land besides Lost River Delta in particular.
Since this piece of land would have to be themed to either Lost River Delta or Port Discovery, I decided to lend it to Port Discovery because of it's shortage on E-tickets. This led me to ponder about the possibilities that could fit in with Port Discovery's theme when it hit me. How about Discovery Mountain, the attraction that was planned originally for Disneyland Paris? It would most likely attract a lot of people over from Tokyo Disneyland given the popularity of the "Mountains" over there. The exterior would be an extravagant and have copper and bronze tints all over to give it a Jules Verne feel. It would be very similar to the Space Mountain show building in Paris but more detailed, and would included the huge cannon that launches you into Space. Now the storyline doesn't have to be about space per se, but about Discovery in general. I'm still a bit blurry on the details, so maybe someone can help me out here. The soundtrack could also be an updated version of the "De La Terre A La Lune" score that used to play before they degraded the original Space Mountain in Paris to Mission 2. I love that soundtrack and think it would fit in nicely with the new coaster. Looking at the maps, I can see that there's more than enough space there. In fact, they can easily fit 2 or 3 E-ticket attractions here if they felt like it.
Another attraction I would love to see at Tokyo DisneySea would be the much needed Aladdin attraction in Arabian Coast. Hopefully, this will convince guests to stay there. As it is now, the only draw is Sindbad and it's not very popular from what I've observed. One idea I came up is for a Cave of Wonders ride-through. You could ride on a magic carpet and whisk in and out, dodging various perils after a certain someone tries to plunder a jewel. Tokyo DisneySea is currently short on dark rides and this attraction would attract the guests who love Disney characters. Now you may be thinking that there's no space available at all in Arabian Coast, but I've an idea for that too. Have guests enter the attraction through a small show building (perhaps the cave entrance?) and take them underground to the actual ride. The actual show building could be located in the parking lot directly behind Lost River Delta or somewhere backstage, and would be similar to what Disneyland did with Indiana Jones Adventure when space was limited inside Adventureland. The queue would be very well themed and would depict you entering the Cave of Wonders. I don't feel like elaborating on everything, so just let your imagination run wild.
Many people have wanted to see a Little Mermaid attraction inside Mermaid Lagoon as the only E-ticket attraction there is the Mermaid Lagoon Theatre. Kayoss mentioned that much of the technology for that attraction is already used for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea right beside it, so I think it needs to use a different way of moving. Kayoss also mentioned that the storyline for the attraction (as seen in the video) is already used in the Mermaid Lagoon Theatre, so that also needs to be changed. Personally, I would love to see them use a version of Pooh's Hunny Hunt vehicles. They could be themed to clams or shells and move via GPS technology! As for the storyline, I'm sure the Imagineers could come up with something new and exciting!
Returning to the plot of land adjacent to Lost River Delta and Port Discovery, I think another E-ticket (in addition to Discovery Mountain) can be an innovative water ride (perhaps a log flume?) for Lost River Delta. Instead of being too realistic, it could add a touch of fantasy or Disney characters. The concept would be completely new to a Disney park, and it would include state of the art effects that would put all other water rides to shame. I'm still not too sure about the storyline, but it could be themed to a jungle expedition with Mickey or some other character as your guide. It would feature numerous AA's as you progress through different show scenes. The ride would be almost all indoors. You may ask how a jungle expedition is possible indoors. This can be done by having a raised and darkened ceiling (complete with moving clouds like at Pirates of the Caribbean) to make it feel spacious but intimate at the same time. The sets would be illuminated of course. In a way, this would be a mix of the Jungle Cruise and Splash Mountain. The ride would be slightly more intense than Splash Mountain; it would feature faster currents to simulate rapids and would end with a mammoth drop that is conveniently themed as a waterfall. It would fit in with the surroundings in Lost River Delta.
Lastly, there have been rumors of a Soarin' type attraction being built somewhere along Mediterranean Harbor since it is the only port without an E-ticket attraction. The ride would be themed to exploration and discovery to follow in the park's theme. The vehicles would resemble Da Vinci's flying machine, and you would soar and fly over Old Europe. It would be very well themed however, unlike Soarin' at Epcot or California Adventure. The film would also feature smooth transitions instead of a jarring cut to the next slide. It would flow much better and feel more like a complete attraction, complete with an understandable storyline.
So what do you guys think? Do these attractions sound good, or are they just out of the question? Would they help in making Tokyo DisneySea just as popular as Tokyo Disneyland, and keep guests entertained for multiple days? Personally, I would die for just one of these attractions. Hopefully, the Imagineers have something similar in mind for Tokyo DisneySea's future as it has astonishing potential. It may very well be the best theme park in the world one day; it's certainly close now in my opinion!