Though Disney has some truly ambitious plans for Walt Disney World, virtually transforming the resort over the next five years, other Disney parks around the world are going through some similar changes. Earlier this week the Oriental Land Company, Which operates the Tokyo Disney Resort, announced a brand new expansion for Tokyo DisneySea Park (which may just be the best Disney park in the world) which will add four new attractions based on beloved Disney films to the park by 2022.
A new port based on Disney "Fantasy"
Though it doesn't have an official name yet, this eighth themed port at Tokyo DisneySea is inspired by a magical spring leading to a world of Disney fantasy and will feature three distinct areas recreating the worlds of the Disney films Frozen, Tangled and Peter Pan, that will contain four new attractions that are being developed just for this expansion. Here are the official descriptions of each new area within this eighth port:
- Frozen: The first area is set in Arendelle after the events in the film when Queen Elsa has embraced her magical power to control snow and ice. She has since opened the castle gates so that Guests can freely visit the Kingdom. Located here will be a heartwarming attraction that tells the story of Elsa and her beloved sister, Anna. Guests will board boats and experience the sisters’ heartfelt journey while enjoying iconic songs from the film and encountering surprising thrills. Also located in this area will be a restaurant set inside Arendelle Castle at the foot of beautiful, snow-capped mountains.
- Tangled: Guests visiting this area will discover Rapunzel’s tower rising above in a charming forest. The area will include an attraction that follows Rapunzel to the lantern festival and a restaurant inspired by the hideout of the humorous band of thugs who appeared in the film. In the attraction, Guests will board gondolas for a romantic boat tour of Rapunzel’s “best day ever” as she journeys with Flynn to the lantern festival. Countless flickering lanterns illuminate the attraction’s climactic scene while Rapunzel and Flynn sing an iconic song from the film, building to an unforgettable finale.
- Peter Pan: Home to two attractions and a restaurant, the Never Land area will feature landmarks that make that fantastical world so memorable, including verdant mountains, Captain Hook’s pirate ship and Skull Rock. One attraction will fly Guests over the jungles of Never Land into a battle with Captain Hook and his crew of pirates. Guests will join Peter Pan in an adventure to rescue Wendy’s younger brother, John, who has been kidnapped by Captain Hook and his pirates. Guests board boats and follow the Lost Boys down a river. When Tinker Bell sprinkles the boats with pixie dust, Guests find themselves flying through Never Land on an unprecedented adventure that features iconic music and dynamic 3D imagery of the characters from the film. A second attraction immerses Guests in the oversized world of Pixie Hollow where Tinker Bell and her fairy friends live and work. The restaurant is inspired by the Lost Boys and their hideout, affording lovely views of Never Land that Guests can enjoy while they dine.