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Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:54 am
by SharkTums
Nrthwnd wrote:
SharkTums wrote:^Very interesting! Do we know exactly where it is going? I googled the address but that didn't really work, other than to assume it should be IN the main area!??! just posted it's own announcement about the hotel,
with a location photo c/o OLC (thanks!) as well. :smile: wrote:According to the Chiba Nippo (a local newspaper in Chiba Prefecture where Tokyo Disney Resort is located), the new hotel is being built between the Hilton Tokyo Bay and Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay. This new hotel is going on the former site of the Tokyo Bay NK Hall (closed in 2005).

FYI - This is what the site looks like more recently:

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:24 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Definitely gone, lol. I wonder if they've also removed
all the statuary in the area by now, or if some is still around.
The ornate street lights still standing there as well, I see.

Thanks for the recent photo, Elissa!

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:46 pm
by KBrylczyk
Nrthwnd wrote:Now I realize this isn't "The Main Reason" for Tokyo Disney to add all these new attractions, lands,
and hotels when they are. But it's like they were hedging their bets for 2025. Nonetheless, Osaka
won the rights, and Disney should get HUGE benefits, from their World EXPO.

I dunno, Osaka isn't exactly around the corner from Tokyo. If a bunch of nerds like us were planning a Japan trip for the World EXPO I mean, yeah, duh, of course we'd jump on the Shinkansen for a couple hours. Mostly, though, it'll be the city of Osaka reaping the benefits of this.

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:51 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ And believe me, there are World's Fair fanbois out there, too. I used to know a few of them, who would travel the world, attending world's fairs, no matter where they were held.

That said, I'm sure knowing Tokyo Disney is only a couple of hours' Bullet Train time from Osaka... they'll show up. :wink:

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:43 pm
by jedimaster1227

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Oriental Land Co., Ltd. has announced the names of the new facilities that will be opening in spring of fiscal year 2020* as part of the large-scale development of Tokyo Disneyland® Park. The new facilities include a major attraction, an all-weather live entertainment theater, a restaurant and shops. This expansion will occupy an area of about 47,000 m2 overlapping Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Toontown—three of the seven themed lands in the Park. The total investment for this expansion is about 75 billion Japanese yen.

Opening in Fantasyland will be a new area themed to the Disney film Beauty andthe Beast. It will feature Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast, a major attraction within Beauty and the Beast Castle, which towers about 30 meters above the surroundings. Guests will board ride vehicles that dance in rhythm to the animated film’s well-known music and follow Belle on a romantic musical adventure. With Village Shoppes and La Taverne de Gaston, Guests will feel like they have entered the world of the film as they enjoy the ambience of Belle’s village.

Also opening in the new area will be Fantasyland Forest Theatre, the first full-scale indoor theater for live entertainment at Tokyo Disneyland. Signature Disney entertainment unique to Tokyo Disneyland and featuring the Disney Friends will be presented in this storybook theater environment.

Themed to the Disney film Big Hero 6, The Happy Ride with Baymax attraction will open in Tomorrowland. Guests will join their own personal healthcare companion for an exciting musical “whip ride” that swings them unpredictably round and round. Also, a shop themed to outer space, The Big Pop, will offer Guests popcorn in multiple flavors that can be purchased together with popcorn buckets.

In Toontown, Minnie’s Style Studio will be the first Disney Character greeting facility in Tokyo Disneyland where Guests can meet Minnie Mouse in person. Dressed in some of her own creations, “fashion designer” Minnie will greet and take pictures with Guests.

The largest redevelopment in the history of Tokyo Disneyland promises to enchant Guests even more with lots of brand new experiences in the Park.

Name: Beauty and the Beast "Magical Story"
Attraction format: ride type
Experience time: about 8 minutes
Introduction timing: Spring 2020 (planned)

Name: Fantasyland Forest Theater
Theater format: live entertainment theater
Capacity: Approximately 1,500
Introduction timing: Spring 2020 (planned)

Name: Happy Ride of Baymax
Attraction format: ride type
Experience time: about 1 minute 30 seconds
Introduction timing: Spring 2020 (planned)

Name: Minnie's Style Studio
Introduction timing: Spring 2020 (planned)

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:38 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ :lover: :lover: :lover: that video!


What else can I say? And the "ride dishes" look awesome!

Actually, they weren't kidding at the # per dish/vehicle, in earlier art!

Thanks for posting all of this, Adam! :mickey:

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:56 pm
by MayTheGForceBeWithYou
Well, nice to see at least one park acknowledging the (much better) animated version... :roll:

On a serious note, this looks absolutely incredible, and cannot wait to get back out to Tokyo for it (well, there are lots of reasons to go, but this definitely seems like one of them)!

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:15 pm
by robbalvey
That pretty clearly looks to be Oceaneering's ride vehicle from SeaWorld's Antarctica (or a direct knock-off of it) and I had always said the ride vehicles were the best part of that terrible ride and all someone needed to do was to come along and take those vehicles and make a "decent" ride out of it.

Well, I didn't expect it would be Tokyo Disneyland that would do it, and "decent" certainly seems to be an understatement based on what we can expect from that video! :lol: :lmao:

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:59 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ I find it neat how they've taken that (probable) ride vehicle of SeaWorld's,
and then doubled the back row of each one, and added an extra seat to the front row.

Those are biiiiiiiig "serving dishes," heh. :wink:

And in a few of the art concepts of the attraction, it also looks like they will be
dispatching them in groups of three (or 6), with six of the vehicles coming together
and "dancing" with each other, like in Pooh's Hunny Hunt dream scene in TDL.

That's 30 (or 60) people each dispatch! A record for dark ride (trackless) vehicles, yes? No? :b :br

Wonder what the numbers mean on their concept art "model" of the new areas?

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:34 am
by Garet
^The post above was updated with what the numbers mean. Interesting that the fast pass is quite far away from the attraction compared to all the other rides in the park. Will be interesting how many people go for the main entrance vs how many people will detour to the cottage at opening time.