‘Peter Pan’, ‘Frozen’, ‘Tangled’ stars get their own Tokyo DisneySea ports
TOKYO DISNEYLAND operator Oriental Land Co. has announced a US$2.3 billion investment in Tokyo DisneySea.
Together with the large-scale enhancement of the park scheduled to begin in 2020, the expansion will mark the company’s biggest investment in nearly 20 years.
DisneySea’s development comes at a time when other Disney parks around the world are also getting upgrades, such as the Marvel-themed rides and properties coming to Hong Kong, Paris, and California.
While Tokyo’s Disneyland and DisneySea are the only Disney parks in the world not fully or partly owned by the Walt Disney Company, Disney still has total autonomy over the park’s creative direction.
And what dazzling creative control it’s exercising over the new expansion.
What do we already know?
The announcement, made on Thursday, detailed plans to create a magical spring which will lead guests into a port where the worlds of three Disney animated films spectacularly collide.
Once inside the port, guests can explore Elsa and Anna’s Kingdom of Arendelle from Frozen, roam through the forest and up the tower from Tangled, and hang out with Peter Pan, the Lost Boys and Tinker Bell in Neverland.
According to Attractions Magazine, the expansion also incorporates a new exclusive hotel with a special wing, set to be the most luxurious accommodation at the Tokyo Disney Resort.
Here’s a sneak peak of the new lands:
Guests can roam the Kingdom of Arendelle where Elsa and Anna live in the film. Upon boarding a boat, guests will experience the sisters’ heartfelt journey while singing along to the famous songs.
The Frozen-themed restaurant can be found inside Arendelle Castle at the foot of snow-capped mountains.
Rapunzel’s tower stretches tall out of the charming forest in this land. The theme follows Rapunzel’s “best day ever” as she journeys with Flynn to the lantern festival.
Guests will also board gondolas to the lantern festival with a sing-a-long finale.
Perhaps the most enchanting port of them all is Neverland from the story of Peter Pan. Guests can check out the villainous Captain Hook’s ship, Skull Rock, and the mountains.
Guests will embark on a rescue mission with Peter Pan to save Wendy’s younger brothers who have been kidnapped by pirates via an immersive 3D experience.
Then, they can take a stroll around the oversized world of Pixie Hollow where Tinker Bell hangs out.
The fantasy-themed hotel will be located inside the park and offer 475 deluxe-type and luxury-type rooms.
There will also be a gift shop on the first floor for park-goers to pick up a souvenir or two.
Guests can explore the different magical lands via pathways between the Arabian Coast and the Lost River Delta.
Upon completion of the proposed expansions across Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland, the licenses between The Walt Disney Company and Oriental Land will be extended from 2046 to 2076.
So, that’s 58 more years of guaranteed Disney fun.