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Major Expansion Announced for Tokyo DisneySea

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by Robert.W, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Robert.W

    Robert.W Active Member

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    Earlier today, the Oriental Land Company, alongside The Walt Disney Company announced that the resorts second theme park, Tokyo DisneySea would be receiving a $2.27 billion expansion which will see the construction of a new "Port" which will be split into three mini lands, to be themed to Frozen, Tangled and Peter Pan! As well as that, there will also be a new 475 room hotel incorporated into the expansion. The expansion will be built on an area behind the park's Arabian Coast and Lost River Delta themed areas on land currently used for parking. The new expansion is said to be completed by 2022.

    Below are some pieces of concept art for the new expansion!
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    Frozen themed "Arendelle"
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    The Frozen themed land, Arendelle appears to be shown in this image! This land will include a boat ride which will tell the story of the characters, Anna and Elsa from the Frozen movie. There will also be a restaurant which will be located inside of the castle.

    Tangled themed "Rapunzel's Forrest"
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    The Repunzel's Forrest land, themed to Tangled, will have yet another boat ride, this time said to tell the story of Rapunzel's "best day ever" with Flynn. This land will also have its own restaurant incorporated into the new area.

    Peter Pan themed "Neverland"
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    Neverland, which will be themed to Peter Pan will feature two new attractions. A "next gen" version of Peter Pans Flight which will feature famous music and dynamic 3D imagery to show the characters in the film. Another new attraction, the Pixie Hollow will also be built in this area. As well as these, the land will also have its own restaurant.

    Fantasy themed Hotel
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    The new 475 room hotel will be built into this new expansion much like Hotel MiraCoasta which is located at the entrance to the park. The hotel will offer fantastic views of the new fantasy themed areas. The new hotel will provide some of the "finest" accommodation at Tokyo Disney Resort.
     
  2. peep

    peep Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    This expansion is huge and it's in an interesting location. Some people have pointed out that the hotel will be very close to the Disneyland Fantasyland too so the hotel could work as a bridge between the two parks. I'm not sure if this will happen seeing as "hopping" between the parks is barely a thing in the Tokyo resort.

    I think the mix of three different IPs is interesting and a bit odd. However the individual pieces I love. A whole land dedicated to neverland sounds amazing, I feel like one of the rides is going to be a new take on Peter Pans flight and I'm very intrigued to see what they've come up with. The Tangled ride sounds perfect too and I love the tavern (the one in Shanghai is already fab).

    There's a cool image showing the rough size and location of the expansion...

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    The Peter Pan ride may be using the same system as Shanghai Pirates, so that seems like the most exciting addition.
     
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    I wish they had a Zootopia land.
     
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    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    They'll probably get their Frozen stuff opened before Hong Kong at the rate things get done at both places.
     
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    Am I missing something but wasn't all this announced a while ago - doesn't seem like new news?
     
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    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Kind of. There was some concept art for a new port, but it wasn't named/labelled. It seemed to be Frozen-based though. It was also in a different area. This is much bigger and doesn't much resemble the earlier art.
     
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    Aaah right, I knew there was something. So this announcement is a bit more "real" than all the previous ones then! :)
     

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