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New Themes Announced for Tokyo Disney Resort Development

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

We have an exciting announcement from our partners at Oriental Land Company with new details on the largest expansion in Tokyo Disney Resort’s history.

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Oriental Land Company revealed the theme for the eighth port in development at Tokyo DisneySea Park will be Scandinavia with a portion of the area themed to the Disney film “Frozen”. Additionally, “Beauty and the Beast” and “Alice in Wonderland” will be the themes for two new areas in development in Fantasyland at Tokyo Disneyland Park.

'Beauty and the Beast'-Themed Area Coming to Fantasyland at Tokyo Disneyland Park 'Alice in Wonderland'-Themed Area Coming to Fantasyland at Tokyo Disneyland Park

These new enhancements are part of the resort’s 10-year, 500 billion yen expansion plan that we shared last year. As part of the plan, Tokyo Disneyland Park centers on the redevelopment of Fantasyland, which will nearly double the size of the themed land. For Tokyo DisneySea Park, the new eighth themed port will be developed in the expansion site located south of Lost River Delta.

This new development is a result of the shared vision and strong partnership between Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Oriental Land Company that has been cultivated over the last few years to chart a course for the resort’s future. This collaboration has led to the creation of exciting new attractions, entertainment and dining experiences, helping to make Tokyo Disney Resort one of Japan’s most popular tourist destinations. We continue to be excited about this development and the new offerings guests visiting Tokyo Disney Resort will enjoy.

Stay tuned for updates on the new magical experiences coming to Tokyo Disney Resort!


  • This looks amazing! Is this scheduled to be completed in 2024? For some reason I thought I read 2017 or 2018 earlier on when the expansion was announced. Either way I plan to be there when it’s all done. TDS was by far the best theme park I have ever visted in my life!!

  • This is much better than the plans for Frozen at Epcot. This would have made perfect sense in the redeveloped Disney Hollywood Studios along with more Pixar and Star Wars stuff. This looks incredibly immersive, and probably much more so than a redesigned Maelstrom. It certainly fits much better thematically

  • May have to skip plans for Disneyland CA and plan a trip to Tokyo!

  • Looks interesting!

    Someday soon I hope to hear about expansion plans for Disneyland in California. I realize that space is an issue, but I’m sure that with some planning the imagineers could get creative. I for one feel that Disneyland should get a Frozen ride of *some* kind.

  • Drew–With all do respect, I don’t think you can judge the quality of this expansion or predict what will or will not be included in it based on three artist renderings from the early stages of the expansion. Just because you can’t see something in the artist rendering doesn’t mean it’s not being included. Having traveled to Tokyo Disney Resort last year, I can tell you that their attention to detail is second to none. Even the vending machines are detailed and themed to characters and movies. And there already exists a restaurant in the current Alice section of Fantasyland in Tokyo Disneyland Park that is so detailed you feel as if you have walked straight into Wonderland. With regards to the new Scandinavian port in Tokyo Disney Sea Park, it actually fits in quite well to the park with it being an area of the world surrounded by water that depends heavily on life on the sea. “Frozen” will simply be a section of this new port and not take up all of it, similarly to the fabulous Arabian Coast port in the park that includes “Aladdin”, but is not just about that film. I am very excited about all these new expansion plans. It’s hard to believe Tokyo Disney Resort can be any more fantastic than it already is, but I know it will be once this expansion is complete.

  • Oriental Land Company, setting the standard for Theme Park perfection.
    I really hope Disney is taking a lot of notes from these people.
    This is how you do a Frozen area, not slap paint onto Norway (which is not Denmark, fyi) and call it a day.

    Bravo Oriental Land Company, BRAVO!

    I’m still saving my pennies everyday to visit, what is considered the greatest theme parks on Earth.

  • Wow. Some consider DisneySea to be the best theme park in the world, and this will only add to that distinction. It’ll undoubtedly be exciting to see these new additions!

  • Tokyo always does things right.

    I haven’t been since 1994, when TDL was a very different place than it is now, but it’s fun to fantasize.

  • Wow! This doesn’t look nearly as nice as Walt Disney World’s New Fantasyland – where are the restaurants, themed restrooms and meet-n-greets? Those look like ride entrances and the characters are just roaming around outside without handlers or photographers. And why would they build a new Frozen ride instead of just adding some props to an existing one? A whole new land seems unnecessary.

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