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Now firmly established as one of the world's top theme park resorts, the Tokyo Disney Resort is home to two major theme parks. The first, Tokyo Disneyland, is similar in style to Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom in the US. The second, Tokyo DisneySea, is all-new creation that is based around a number of themed "ports". Alongside these, the resort hosts three themed Disney-run hotels (due to become four in 2016), several on-site hotels managed by third-parties, and the Ikspiari entertainment district.
Tokyo Disneyland debuted to the public in 1983, having been constructed at the same time as Epcot at Walt Disney World. It was largely a clone of the Magic Kingdom, to the extent that one ride - the Mickey Mouse Revue - was literally ripped out of the Florida park and shipped to Tokyo. While several third-party hotels were allowed on site, the first Disney-branded hotel debuted in 2000 in preparation for the debut of the $4 billion Tokyo DisneySea.
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