Tokyo DisneySea is perhaps the most stunning theme park in the world. Not only does it feature world class attractions, but it offers and excellent variety of entertainment. DisneySea’s main daytime show is the Legend of Mythica, an epic tale of the connection between man and mythical creature.
The story goes, that in ancient times, man and mythical creatures shared the same place, one world and that there was harmony among all. The creatures would come to the rhythm of the drums, the drums created a harmony, a peace setting, and a bond between the two worlds. But one day, man couldn’t decide what rhythm to play so the drumming stopped. As a result, the creatures headed out to the ocean only to return when the drums again played a rhythm united as one.
As the key, a circular barge, arrives in Mediterranean Harbor, the diamond goddess rises from it. She begins to tell the tale of man and creature, before the music reaches a high point and jet skis shoot out from inside the key. The Diamond goddess states that only one family can restore the harmony between man and creature; Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald, Chip and Dale. Five barges arrive, representing six different classic Disney characters with their own spirits. Goofy represents the Spirit of Laughter, Minnie repersents the everlasting Spirit of Love, Donald represents the brave Spirit of Adventure, Pluto represents the Spirits of Loyalty and Sincerity, and lastly, Chip and Dale repersent the Spirit of Friendship. Each arrive on their own creature, that is carrying a huge egg on the back, their own color scheme, and a bundance of dancers. Rising out of the crowns of the creatures are the characters themselves. Once all characters are introduced, Mickey rises from the key raised by a stone lion and he represents the enduring Spirit of Imagination!
All of the boats circle around the key and harbor before docking on the shores of Port Paradiso. The dancers leave the boat and go begin to take the ceremony to the land. Once the opening act comes to a close, the beat of the drum begins. All of the dancers grab their drum sticks and dance around the massive drums. Each of the characters too also have their own pair of Drum sticks with Mickey talking in the middle. Each of the 6 characters on the creatures begin to descend into the heads of the boats. Finally the boat docks and as the music picks up, the characters join the dancers on land to join the celebration! All of the characters in their Roman costumes cheer to the crowds and dance with their own staffs before a great firework conclusion of the song.
Finally a softer tone music comes the characters return to their boats. Dancers begin a ceremony of puppets, kites, flags, and movement to a beautiful score representing the return of the creatures to mankind. On the 5 circling barges, the eggs open to reveal their own goddess that rise into the air, along with the Diamond goddess showing the final harmony that now exist between man and creature. As this is happening, new barges emerge from under the bridge and circle the key with the other 5 boats. The new barges are massive and all have different effects, such as a fire breathing dragon, a hydra with stunts in the back, and many more. Once the main score starts up, and the ending section begins, dancers exit through different areas of Mediterranean Harbor and the floats circle the key one last time before exiting under the aqueduct to backstage.
Although I have not seen this spectacle in person, and most likely won’t see it in my lifetime, I have watched numerous videos to even get a scope of how aw inspiring the show is. Every detail, every aspect is so well thought out and so well done that it is what I consider to be the best day time performance of any kind in a Disney parade.
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