Earlier today, the Oriental Land Co, Ltd., announced plans for major new attractions and theme park areas that are set to open through the year 2020.
Tokyo Disneyland will expand its Fantasyland to include a new area inspired by “Beauty & The Beast” film, including a themed attraction, shop and restaurant. The yet-to-be-named attraction will allow guests to board “enchanted dishes” that dance in rhythm to the film’s music. Guests will journey into Beast’s Castle just in time to break the spell that will help Belle make Beast human again. The park’s Fantasyland will also get a dedicated indoor theater for future live performances.
Other additions at Disneyland include an attraction inspired by the film “Big Hero 6” for Tomorrowland. In it, the lovable robot Baymax will invite guests to join their own “personal healthcare companion” on a musical whip ride that swings them around and around.
Minnie Mouse will be the star of a new Disney character greeting location planned for the park’s Toontown area. There, guests can walk through Minnie’s design studio and then meet her in person.
Over at Tokyo DisneySea, the park will add Soarin’ to its Mediterranean Harbor area. Similar to the attraction at Epcot and Disney California Adventure park guests will take in sights and scents as they journey over famous landscapes.
I’m not sure what everyone over here thinks is so “better” about it–It’s nice that Japan now has theirs, but the village and castle entrance look pretty much exactly the same as WDW’s, with Gaston’s Tavern, only with the addition of the theater. (TDL does more live theater shows.)
And it’s not always about the rides, people–Would teacups REALLY replace a meal in the golden Ballroom?
Still, would be nice to have some Mediterranean and Arabian areas as nice as TDS can do them.
These additions look great!! Do they replace the additions announced last year? Will Tokyo Disney Sea still get a Frozen land added? That seemed amazing? Would someone from Disney or someone in Japan please clarify? Arigato!
I do have to agree that the Beauty and the Beast expansion over in Tokyo is better than the one that we got in Orlando. I really wish another ride was incorporated. Thy tried to put Tangled into the mix, but it’s really lacking. These expansions look great! (Now if only they’d do something to EPCOT besides Frozen)
This Beauty and the Beast expansion is so much cooler than the one in WDW….
The Big Hero 6 attraction seems really similar to Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree at Disney California Adventure, but everything else seems pretty cool. This will be the first time that any Disney park will have a ride based on Beauty and the Beast.
Theese perfect theme parks, only seem to get better and better.
I’m yuya, from Japan. Thank you for sharing the information. I can’t wait to experience the new adventures!!
Looks like a Leonardo DaVinci version of Soarin’, to fit with Mediterranean Harbor’s theme, I’m guessing?
(And they got Belle’s teacups in their castle, but we got Be Our Guest!) 🙂