Day 4 - Tokyo DisneySea
Tokyo DisneySea was the second theme park to open at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Tokyo DisneySea has an overall nautical exploration theme to it. The idea for the park can be traced to a proposal to build a second theme park in Southern California called "DisneySeas" in Long Beach, California. However the idea was scrapped after the company endured financial trouble with its EuroDisney project. Later the idea was passed on to the Oriental Land Company to expand their resort. Unlike Tokyo Disneyland, the overall intention was to create a more adult-themed park, including faster, scarier rides and shows designed more for an older audience. By the time Tokyo DisneySea opened in 2001, its concepts and designs had been in development at Walt Disney Imagineering for well over 20 years. Tokyo DisneySea is the most expensive theme park ever built, estimated to have cost over U.S. $4 billion.