The Oriental Land Company, the owner and operator of the Tokyo Disney Resort, today announced with The Walt Disney Company a major expansion of its Tokyo DisneySea theme park, which will add a new themed port and a hotel.
The 250 billion yen (US$2.27 billion) project will take over the surface parking area behind Tokyo Disneyland, across from the Sheraton hotel. The new DisneySea "port" (aka land) will be accessed by a pathway between the current Arabian Coast and Lost River Delta ports and will include three mini-lands, devoted to Frozen, Tangled, and Peter Pan.
The port also will include a 475-room hotel, with two restaurants. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
The Tokyo Disney Resort in 2014 announced a Frozen-themed Port of Arendelle, to be built on the other side of Lost River Delta, but Oriental Land abandoned that plan a few years ago. Currently, Tokyo Disney is building an installation of Soarin' in DisneySea, but that was the only major new attraction under development at the park, until today's announcement.
In addition to the hotel, the as-yet-unnamed new port will include four new attractions and three restaurants.
The Frozen section will include a boat ride that tells the story of Anna and Elsa, as well as a restaurant inside Arendelle Castle.
The Tangled area will include another boat ride, this one depicting Rapunzel’s "best day ever" as she goes with Flynn to the lantern festival. A Snuggly Duckling restaurant will also be part of this area.
The Peter Pan section will include two attractions: a next-generation version of the flying boat ride over Neverland that "features iconic music and dynamic 3D imagery of the characters from the film," as well as a Pixie Hollow attraction. There will also be a Never Land restaurant in this section.
As for the hotel, Oriental Land's press release says, "Park-facing rooms will provide beautiful views of the port's majestic landscape, affording Guests a magical experience that can only be had at this hotel. The Disney hotel will offer 475 deluxe-type and luxury-type guest rooms, with the latter providing the finest accommodations in Tokyo Disney
Over at Tokyo Disneyland, the resort is expanding as well, with new Beauty and the Beast and Big Hero 6 attractions coming in 2020.Tweet
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