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!??!
tdrexplorer.com just posted it's own announcement about the hotel, with a location photo c/o OLC (thanks!) as well.
tdrexplorer.com 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:
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.
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.
«Fantasyland» 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)
«Tomorrowland» Name: Happy Ride of Baymax Attraction format: ride type Experience time: about 1 minute 30 seconds Introduction timing: Spring 2020 (planned)
«Toontown» Name: Minnie's Style Studio Introduction timing: Spring 2020 (planned)
Last edited by robbalvey on Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:43 pm.
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!
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!
Last edited by robbalvey on Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:16 pm.
^ 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.
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?
Wonder what the numbers mean on their concept art "model" of the new areas?
Last edited by Nrthwnd on Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:24 pm.
^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.
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