May 3rd, 2015- The Oriental Land Company, a group that works closely with the Walt Disney Company in managing Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea announced on April 28th that big changes were coming to the Japanese theme parks.
First off, let’s start with Tokyo Disneyland. According to the release, the redevelopment will be focused on Fantasyland. This includes renovations of current facilities as well as the addition of two new themed areas, one for Beauty and the Beast and another for Alice in Wonderland. Each area will include new facilities, restaurants and attractions. With the new additions, Fantasyland is going to almost double in size.
I think the addition of each of these lands will provide diverse experiences for park guests. The Beauty and the Beast section will hold the romance and beauty of the movie while the Alice in Wonderland addition will give guests the opportunity to be immersed into the strange world that is Wonderland.
The OLC stated that the changes being made to Tokyo DisneySea are centered around the addition of an eighth port. A Scandinavian theme is planned for the port and will be the home to many elements that were found in the Disney animated feature, Frozen. Although Disney has recently talked about further Frozen integration into the parks, this is the first land that will be completely dedicated to the world of Anna, Elsa, and all of their friends.
The redevelopments are scheduled to be introduced after the 2017 fiscal year and it is projected that the company will be investing about 500 billion yen (about $4.16 billion) into the parks over the next 10 years. To view the full announcement click here:
There are big changes coming to Disney’s Japanese theme parks over the next couple of years. What do you think about the newest planned additions? Would you like to see any of these elements brought into other parks across the world? Let us know in the comments and remember to share with your friends!
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