Tokyo Disneyland breaks ground on its 2020 expansion project
April 4, 2017, 9:04 PM ·
A day after a disappointing attendance report, the Tokyo Disney Resort redirected its attention toward the future with a groundbreaking ceremony for its expansion project at Tokyo Disneyland.
Mickey and Minnie were on hand for the event, which officially starts construction on the new attractions that the park will debut in 2020, the same year that Tokyo will host the Summer Olympics. (And the same year that Universal Studios Japan in Osaka will open its Super Nintendo World. It should be a fun year to visit Japan!)
The new attractions will include a Beauty and the Beast section of the park's Fantasyland, which will include a new dark ride, a major new live performance theater, and a new character meet and greet facility. Here's a promo video with new concept art for the projects, released today by the resort.
Tokyo Disneyland has closed the old Grand Circuit Raceway ride to help clear space for the new attractions, which will stand in between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.