According to the park’s Web site:
We arrived too late to take full advantage of this park, but it’s doubtful we would have gotten much out of it anyway. The attractions were almost all based on movies we hadn't seen, but an even greater deterrent was the language barrier. The special Water World show for Rotarians had an English introduction, but the show itself used its usual taped Japanese dialogue to accompany the sensational action of the performance.
event packets we had received included these attractive plastic badges on sturdy
cord lanyards, along with meal coupons, special event tickets, information about
the Rotary shuttle buses, and a brochure (almost entirely in Japanese). We
collected other brochures (including one in English) as we entered. We
gathered by looking at other Rotarians’ badges that
the badge color indicated the performance one had chosen of the special Water
World show (we had opted for 8:30 p.m., the last showing, correctly anticipating
that we might not arrive till late and would probably stay till the park closed).
The back of the badge (click on the thumbnail for a larger view) showed a map of the park indicating the special attractions that were reserved for our party. Unfortunately, by the time Barney and I arrived, many of the other attractions (especially those we were mildly interested in) had closed, and by the time we could even remotely stomach the idea of eating, most of the restaurants had closed as well.
The attraction to which we had special passes (I believe they were intended to allow us to jump the line if there had been one) was “The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: The Ride,” which was described as follows: “Put on your 3-D glasses for an eye-popping, pulse-pounding, first-of-its-kind 3-D thrill ride. Careening through the streets and swinging high above the city, you’ll see, hear and actually FEEL the action of Spider-Man’s most amazing adventure ever.” Although we had not seen either of the Spider-Man movies (the ride was based on the second one) and couldn’t understand a word of what was going on, I have to confess that the ride was pretty exciting, and we were intrigued by the motion and 3-D effects.
After the Water World show, we were able to find Tom, Joan, and our three sons, who had gone to the park earlier in the day (Sam, Debby, and Chris had also gone earlier but had already left), and we meandered around until the park closed. Tom and I both made numerous attempts to capture the effect of the lights across the lagoon. I also took this picture of the others: