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Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Mon May 16, 2005 9:09 pm

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort, including Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of these park as well as past updates, see TPR's Tokyo Disneyland Park Index Page and TPR's Tokyo DisneySea Park Index Page.

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Below are some links to past updates from the resort, you may be interested in. Enjoy!



May 16th, 2005 - New Tower of Terror construction goes vertical! - SEE BELOW!
May 20th, 2005 - Tower of Terror construction progresses quickly!

January 30th, 2006 - Monsters Inc, ride announced
February 8th, 2006 - Tokyo Disneyland Hotel announced; set to open in 2008
July 8th, 2006 - Tower of Terror open and looking awesome!
September 5th, 2006 - Tower of Terror official storyline revealed!

July 8th, 2008 - Tokyo Disneyland Hotel now open!

May 7th, 2009 - Toy Story Mania!, Mickey's Philharmagic and Cinderella Castle Walk-Thru announced
May 7th, 2009 - Concept art for Toy Story Mania! and Cinderella Castle Walk-Thru revealed

February 2nd, 2010 - Tokyo DisneySea announces new version of Fantasmic!
March 18th, 2010 - Tokyo DisneySea to add Jasmine's Flying Carpets
May 24th, 2010 - Tokyo DisneySea's 10th anniversary "Be Magical" celebration announced

March 10th, 2011 - Great Easy Japan Earthquake causes flooding in the Tokyo Disney Resort
March 11th, 2011 - Guests stranded in the Tokyo Disney Resort following earthquake
March 12th, 2011 - Tokyo Disney Resort closed for at least 10 days
March 13th, 2011 - Tokyo Disney Resort subject to rolling blackouts for earthquake recovery efforts
March 14th, 2011 - Tokyo Disney Resort closed for a yet-to-be-determined period of time
March 15th, 2011 - Tokyo Disney Resort remains closed; decision regarding reopening to be made after comprehensive safety review on March 21st, 2011
March 30th, 2011 - Tokyo Disney Resort theme parks to reopen in April; limited hours a possibility
April 10th, 2011 - Tokyo Disneyland reopening on April 15th, 2011; Tokyo DisneySea to remain closed
April 20th, 2011 - Tokyo DisneySea to reopen on April 28th, 2011; 10th anniversary celebration postponed
April 28th, 2011 - Tokyo DisneySea reopens, Fantasmic! debuts
July 18th, 2011 - Jasmine's Flying Carpets officially open at Tokyo DisneySea
July 24th, 2011 - Cirque du Soleil's 'Zed' to end run as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake
November 16th, 2011 - Tokyo Disneyland to get 'Star Tours: The Adventures Continue' attraction updates; original attraction to close on April 2nd, 2012
December 21st, 2011 - Toy Story Mania! to be located in new area, Toyville Trolley Park in Tokyo DisneySea

March 27th, 2012 - Awesome anime Tokyo Disney Resort commercial
April 2nd, 2012 - 2011 attendance figures released for the Tokyo Disney Resort
April 11th, 2012 - An early look at the Toyville Trolley Park
June 26th, 2012 - Photos from inside of the new Toy Story Mania!
July 15th, 2012 - Tokyo Disneyland's 30th anniversary celebration announced!
December 16th, 2012 - Mickey & Duffy's Springtime Voyage show announced for 30th anniversary Spring season

January 20th, 2013 - See the Tokyo Disney Resort IN THE SNOW!!!
May 26th, 2013 - Oriental Land Company to spend ¥200 billion thru 2020
June 23rd, 2013 - New castle fireworks & Mermaid Lagoon show announced!
July 12th, 2013 - $16 million USD Jungle Cruise overhaul announced!
October 2nd, 2013 - Tokyo Disney sees record attendance numbers!
October 8th, 2013 - Once Upon a Time projection show to premiere May 2014
October 20th, 2013 - Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea ticket prices increase
December 19th, 2013 - Stitch Encounter to replace Captain EO!
December 26th, 2013 - OLC to acquire adjacent parcel of land for expansion

January 20th, 2014 - Oriental Land Company sees record profits once again!
March 31st, 2014 - Oswald Meet & Greet Opens at Tokyo DisneySea!
April 4th, 2014 - Oriental Land Company sets attendance record in 2013
September 4th 2014 - upgraded Jungle Cruise Wilderness Expedition re-opens
October 30th, 2015 - Frozen ride to be added to Disneyland, TDS to get a new land, Fantasyland to double in size
October 30th, 2014 - Synopsis of Press Release

January 14th, 2015 - Photos and Video from Frozen Fantasy Parade
April 28th, 2015 - Expansion details announced! Scandinavia (Frozen), Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast and more!
June 11th, 2015 - Tokyo DisneySea 15th anniversary details announced!
June 23rd, 2015 - "Disney's Halloween" event details announced!

April 27th, 2016 - Changes for 2020 released. Tokyo Disneyland to get a trackless Beauty and the Beast and DisneySea to get a Soarin around the World
July 5th, 2016 - 'Frozen Forever' fireworks/projection show announced

November 29, 2017 - rumors of a third gate, more details to come in May 2018

June 14th, 2018 - DisneySea expansion: Frozen, Tangled, Peter Pan, Hotel and more announced!
November 28th, 2018 - Toy Story-themed hotel announced to open in 2021!
December 5th, 2018 - New Tokyo Disneyland expansion details announced!

January 26th, 2019 - Soaring: Fantastic Flights opens on July 23rd, 2019!

Original Post:

TDLFAN has just updated his photo gallery with a few ToT photos at Tokyo Disneyland. ... 414441&f=0

My thoughts:

1. It looks a lot like the T-shaped DCA version.

2. It's *HUGE*

3. Damn, it's getting built...FAST! In comparison, here is what it looked like about 6 months ago:


--Robb "Can't wait for another Japan trip!" Alvey
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Postby SharkTums » Mon May 16, 2005 9:19 pm

Wow...I miss Japan!

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Postby COOOOLkid » Mon May 16, 2005 10:27 pm

omg!!! That hotel is HUGE!!!

I wonder how many shafts it will have...

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Postby Hattuchili » Tue May 17, 2005 9:06 am

I like the Tokyo design. I think it is great to have other designs at each Disney Park. I am so curious how the Paris design will be?

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Postby coasters 4 me » Tue May 17, 2005 9:28 am

i wonder if the ride will be different than the ones in america. I think they are good rides.

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Postby disneyfan1313 » Fri May 20, 2005 1:39 pm

wow.. It is amazing how fast it is going up! I've gotta plan another Japan trip! The major change is a lack of Twilight Zone theming and the twist of the new york theme. It should be great (just like everything at TDS :) )

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Postby zaneymon » Fri May 20, 2005 2:33 pm

That looks cool I cant wait to head back there

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Postby socalMAN123 » Fri May 20, 2005 3:16 pm

WOW! ToT has really gone up fast! Robb, I was comparing it to the picture from six moths ago, and dang! Lets hope that it's good!
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Postby PhishyBrewer » Fri May 20, 2005 4:52 pm

I wonder how the sushi is in Japan? Do they know about Sake Bombs?

Oh... Tower of Terror Rocks!!!!! I need to get over there and meet this Pikachu character. :P

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Sheesh -- can we say to scale.

Postby Jose Eber » Fri May 20, 2005 10:38 pm

I see no forced perspective tricks on this baby.

Intimidating! Anyone know the official height? Can't find it online.



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