at the Tokyo Disney Resort
Tokyo, Japan (Abbreviation: TDL)
Disney & Oriental Land Company (OLC)
Ride Rehabs - The following information is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
Pirates of the Caribbean - 5/13/13 through 5/30/13
Blue Bayou Restaurant - 5/13/13 through 5/30/13
Monsters Inc, Ride & Go Seek - 5/30/13 through 6/17/13
Space mountain - 6/18/13 through 7/12/13
Mark Twain Riverboat - 7/1/13 through 7/7/13
Captain EO - 7/16/13 through 7/25/13
Pinocchio’s Daring Journey - 7/16/13 through 7/26/13
Haunted Mansion - 8/24/13 through 9/8/13 (Holiday Conversion)
Goofy’s Paint n’ Play House - 9/2/13 through 9/13/13
Pooh’s Hunny Hunt - 9/25/13 through 10/10/13
It’s A Small World - 10/14/13 through 11/1/13
Chip ‘n Dale’s Treehouse - 11/12/13 through 11/22/13
Donald’s Boat - 11/12/13 through 11/22/13
Gadget’s Go Coaster - 11/12/13 through 11/22/13
Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters - 11/25/13 through 12/6/13
General Resort News - (4/15/13) Tokyo Disneyland will be celebrating the park’s 30th Anniversary on April 15th with a number of special events. Click here for more information. According to this report the Tokyo Disney Resort is hoping to top their 2012 record of 27.5 million guests this year. Oriental Land Company has also said that they are planning to invest $1.5 billion into the theme parks between 2011 and 2020.
(4/3/13) Oriental Land Company announced that the total combined attendance at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea theme parks for the 2012 fiscal year (April 1st, 2012 to March 31, 2013) hit an all time record of 27,502,000 people, up 2,155,000 over the previous year’s total attendance figure.
(2/28/13) An all new diner show will start on March 1st called The Diamond Horseshoe Presents 'Mickey & Company'. This replaces the “Pecos Goofy's Frontier Revue” show that closed on January 6th.
In other news, Oriental Land Company has announced that through a subsidiary company (Milial Resorts Hotel Co.), they will buy Brighton Corp. for 500 million Yen. Brighton owns four hotels in Kyoto as well as more in other locations. One such hotel is the Urayasu Brighton Hotel which is a current partner with the Tokyo Disney Resort and offers special theme park room packages. For some time now Oriental Land Company has been seeking other opportunities to expand their business efforts beyond the Tokyo Disney Resort.
(2/27/13) D23 Expo’s aren’t just the America anymore as the first D23 Expo Japan will take place on October 12-14, 2013 at the Tokyo Disney Resort. You can click here for all the official information.
(10/3/12) The Tokyo Disney Resort announced that the combined attendance at both theme parks for the first six months of the fiscal year was up 123.4% from the same time period last year, totaling an all time record high of 13,250,000 guests between the two theme parks, up over 2.5 million from the same period of time during the previous year. The previous high was 13.048 million achieved back in the 2008.
(9/25/12) Tokyo Disneyland has announced that for the resorts 30th Anniversary they will have a celebration starting April 15th, 2013 through to March 20, 2014, called “The Happiness Year” which will feature a new parade (The Happiness is Here), the opening of Star Tours: The Adventure Continues in Spring 2013 and more.
(5/1/12) The Tokyo Disneyland Resort will celebrate their 30th Anniversary in 2013 with a 340 day celebration starting on April 15, 2013 called “The Happiness Year”. The resort will feature a new parade called Happiness Is Here, a “renewed attraction” (aka: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue) and special seasonal events and more throughout the year.
2013 - Star Tours: The Adventure Continues - (5/7/13) Star Tours 2 opens today and Darth Vader has arrived at Tokyo Disneyland at last. Check out the action below…
(5/6/13) Star Tours 2 may have soft opened in Tokyo Disneyland but Darth Vader is still on the move, exploring Japan. He takes on Tokohama and Tokyo in this first video clip where he finally spots the Tokyo Disney resort on the horizon near the end. The second video clip is the new 15 second ad for Star Tours invading Tokyo Disneyland. Star Tours 2 officially opens on May 7th.
(5/1/13) A full report on what the new Tokyo Disneyland version of Star Tours 2 looks like has been posted to Disney & More this week. While the ride itself is the same (but in Japanese) and the queue has many of the same things we’ve seen in the US versions, it looks like they’ve also added a number of interesting extras to the queue as well, such as Hitchiking Droids, a recruitment video to join The Empire and much more.
(4/29/13) Screamscape sources tell us that the new Star Tours: The Adventure Continues attraction had soft opened to guests severa
l days ago (April 25th) and was open to all guests from when the park opened until about 7:30pm at night. I’m not sure if they are still opening it daily or not, but there is a good chance you will get to ride it ahead of the grand opening slated for May 7th. I’ve been told that FastPass is not being used for the soft opening tests, which is probably a good thing as it allows the attraction to run at full capacity focused entirely on just one queue that will move very quickly. Thanks to www.DirkSnijder.nl for the pictures!
(11/6/12) Tokyo Disneyland has confirmed that Star Tours: The Adventure Continues will open for guests on May 7, 2013.
(11/18/11) Tokyo Disneyland has confirmed that Star Tours: The Adventure Continues (aka: Star Tours 2 & Star Tours 3-D) will open in Tomorrowland in Spring 2013. The current version of Star Tours will close for good on April 2, 2012 to begin the project.
(10/12/11) While I don’t really have too many details on this just yet, I’ve heard that the Oriental Land Company is now onboard with the plan to bring Star Tours 2 to the park. No word on if this will be for 2012 or 2013 just yet, or perhaps just one small piece of an overall plan to renovate Tomorrowland in general. Stay tuned... and if you know anything more, let us know.
Other Resort News - (4/5/12) The Tokyo Disney Resort has released their 2011 Fiscal Year annual attendance figures this week. The combined total between the two parks was 25.347 million guests, only a 1% decline from the previous year which is pretty good considering all the days the parks were closed following last year’s earthquake.
(10/1/10) An interesting article about OLC’s growth plan for the Tokyo Disney Resort for the next quarter century can be found at BlooLoop. They mention a plan to invest about 200 Billion Yen between now and 2021, with the majority of the investment in “new products” coming into play between now and 2016. From 2017 to 2021 they will focus on “renewals and improvements”. They will also seek to promote themselves to the “post-family” over 40 segment, which currently is responsible for 18% of the resort guests and rising.