The Oriental Land Co. today announced the opening date for its Tokyo Disneyland expansion project — April 15, 2020.
The expansion includes four new attractions, all located in the area between Toontown and Tomorrowland. The biggest new attraction in the project will be Fantasyland's Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast, a trackless dark ride that will carry visitors through the Beast's castle in spinning tea cups. This won't be as wild a ride as Alice's tea party — think more of a Beauty and the Beast version of the wildly acclaimed Winnie the Pooh ride next door.
Here's a construction video from last winter, including our first look at the Belle animatronics.
The other Fantasyland attraction will be the Fantasyland Forest Theatre, a full-scale indoor theater that can support live musical productions like fans have seen at Disney California Adventure and Tokyo DisneySea.
Toontown is getting a new meet and greet attraction for Minnie Mouse, Minnie's Style Studio, and Tomorrowland is getting a Big Hero 6-themed clone of the Mater's Junkyard Jamboree/Alien Swirling Saucers ride in The Happy Ride with Baymax.
Tokyo Disney's promo video show the location of the new attractions.
The April opening puts Tokyo Disneyland's expansion in the same window as Universal Studios Japan's announced spring opening for its Super Nintendo World. And don't forget that the Summer Olympics are coming to Tokyo next summer, too, which certainly inspired the parks to have their major attractions in open for visitors to the games to enjoy.Tweet
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