Saturday, October 20, 2018

A review of Vulcania, a "restaurant in the Jules Verne-inspired Mysterious Island at Tokyo DisneySea"

In terms of backstory and theme, Vulcania is the converted mess hall that serves Captain Nemo’s hardworking crew.

Vulcania was “originally” a geothermal station carved out of the the side of Mount Prometheus. It’s unclear whether the geothermal station is still active and the mess hall just shares space with it, or if it has truly been converted; given that stuff lights up and moves around, I’m inclined to say it’s a dual space for Captain Nemo’s workers.

The effect is incredibly convincing, with the order area having a cold, industrial feel and the indoor seating area looking like it’s literally carved out, with support beams holding the whole place up and parts of the geothermal station littered throughout the restaurant .