On the Island of Japan, Disney has recreated Nemo’s island base on Vulcania…and then some!
The area is an authentic recreation of the interior of a volcano, all man-made. Burrowing into the crater wall is the Vulcania Restaurant.
Vulcania is depicted in massive structures of steel and lava rock. The imagery is very convincing.
Inside the Vulcania Restaurant, the menu is varied but certainly includes local Japanese favorites.
In the dining room, one feels as though he is inside an actual lava tube. Having been in several real tubes myself, I can attest to the realism of the sculpted walls. Very authentic-looking.
On the inside, looking out of the Vulcania Restaurant.
This is the Nautilus Gift Shop, where one can buy NAUTILUS models and 20,000 LEAGUES souvenirs.
The lagoon is made to appear actively volcanic: geysers and steam vents gurgle menacingly….
…and occasionally erupt, much to the enjoyment of the visitors.
As in EURODISNEY France, the lagoon in Vulcania features a giant-scale replica of the NAUTILUS.
One of the many boats traveling these waters, as seen from the platform alongside the NAUTILUS.
The NAUTILUS as seen from an approaching boat.
A closer view of the NAUTILUS as seen from the boat. Truly, the Vulcania exhibit at DISNEYSEA in Japan is one of Disney’s most ambitious tributes to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Absolutely amazing!
A wide angle view of the NAUTILUS and Gift Shop.
Vulcania at night.