at the Tokyo Disney Resort
Tokyo, Japan (Abbreviation: TDS)
Disney & Oriental Land Company (OLC)
Ride Rehabs - The following information is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
Indiana Jones: Jan. 10, 2017 through Jan. 23
DisneySea Electric Railway - Jan. 23 through Jan. 29
Fantasmic - Jan 23 through Feb 1
Turtle Talk - Feb. 9 through May 11
Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage - Feb. 13 through Mar 2
Mermaid Lagoon Theater (King Triton’s Concert) - Feb. 23 through Mar 20
General Park News - (8/5/16) Tokyo DisneySea fans... two of the best low-light videos I've ever seen showing off Journey to the Center of the Earth and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea have been posted by SoCal Attractions 360. Check them out below.
I'm not quiet sure what it is about, but a new show is apparently on the way to Tokyo DisneySea this summer with a name that might make a few hardcore Disney fans raise an eyebrow. According to the preview poster the new show coming to the Hangar Stage will be called "Out of Shadowland", and is expected to have something to do with a fantasy or Princess themed story.
In the world of Disney however, the name "Shadowland" has really been used for two things... there is the Shadowland song that is part of the stage musical version of The Lion King, and then there is the other "Shadowland"... a codename of sorts said to be used for a proposed 5th theme park concept for Walt Disney World also known as Dark Kingdom. Of course the Disney fandom has built up, embraced and spread so many of their own ideas about what Shadowland / Dark Kingdom should be like that very little of the actual proposal is known. It just became too hard to separate the rumors of the true proposal from the built up fantasy, other than it was apparently a park that would embrace the Disney Villains in much the same way that the Magic Kingdom is themed around the Disney heroes and Princesses.
In any case, it is kind of amusing that the new show would use "Shadowland" in the title. Now I guess we'll have to wait to find out what the new show is really all about.
(9/16/15) Tokyo DisneySea will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the theme park with "The Year of Wishes" from April 15, 2016 through to March 17, 2017 and will feature a new show called Crystal Wishes Journey (on Mediterranean Harbor) along with a variety of special holiday events in the park all year long.
A new version of the Big Band Beat show in the Broadway Music Theater will also open. On July 9, 2016 the park will open another a new musical show called "Out of Shadowland" in the Hanger Stage in Lost River Delta.
Oh, and for those special holiday events... DisneySea will put on it's own special Halloween event from Sept 9, 2016 to Oct. 31, 2016 when the park will be full of evil Disney villains as well as Mickey and friends. This will be followed by a Christmas Wishes event from Nov. 8 to Dec. 25, a New Years event in early January and even a "Sweet Duffy" themed event from Jan. 13, 2017 to Mar. 17, 2017.
(5/19/15) Finding Nemo themed simulator ride confirmed for Spring 2017, click here for more.
(4/28/15) A Frozen land is coming to Tokyo DisneySea, click here to read more.
Spring 2017 - Nemo & Friends SeaRider / Turtle Talk Update - (9/22/16) According to a press release from OLC the new Finding Nemo / Dory attraction opening in 2017 to replace StormRider will be called "Nemo & Friends SeaRider". Guests will board a submersible that will shrink down to the size of a fish to explore the undersea world.
On a related note, it seems that the Turtle Talk attraction at DisneySea will also be 'renewed' for 2017, adding several new characters from Finding Dory. In addition to talking with Crush you will also see his son Squirt, Destiny the whale shark and Hank the octopus.
(9/5/16) A construction shot of the work at Tokyo DisneySea for the new "Marine Life Institute" attraction in Port Discovery, along with the promotional graphic for the new attraction replacing StormRider, themed to the world of Pixar's Finding Nemo and Finding Dory films, has been posted on Twitter. The new attraction is slated to be ready to open in Spring 2017.
(5/29/15) In regards to the new Finding Nemo theme to be applied to the Stormrider replacement simulator ride, many have commented about the “cute” fish themed submarine that guests will be riding inside. What’s more interesting is that Port Discovery has had a similar fish themed mini-submarine themed structure docked at the water’s edge for years now. Click Here to see a picture of it.
(5/20/15) The Oriental Land Company has announced a new attraction will open at Tokyo DisneySea in Spring 2017 that will be themed to the world of Pixar's Finding Nemo and the upcomming Finding Dory (2016) animated films. Guests will board a special submarine that will then shrink itself down to the size of a fish so that they may "expore the vast underwater world from the same point of view as Nemo and Dory." Even better, the production staff of Finding Dory will be involved with the creation of the visuals for this attraction. The unnamed attraction will be placed in the park's Port Discovery section of the park and take the place of the existing StormRider simulator attraction which will close down permanently sometime in May 2016 to allow for construction to begin. The overall investment into the new attraction is estimated to be around 5 billion Yen.
Summer 2017 - Pirates of the Caribbean Show - (9/22/16) OLC has announced that a Pirates of the Caribbean show will take place over the summer at Mediterranean Harbor featuring Jack Sparrow, tons of pirates, splashing water and more, all just in time for the July 1st release of the next Pirates feature film, Dead Men Tell No Tales.
2019 - Soarin’ - Confirmed - (4/28/16)
The Oriental Land Company made a huge announcement on Wednesday, detailing their new revised plans for the Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea theme parks from now through to 2020.
In DisneySea's Mediterranean Harbor area the park will get a copy of Soarin', bringing the popular Disney attraction to Japan for the first time. From the description, this will be a copy of the soon to open Soarin' Around The World ridefilm, and it is expected to open in 2019 at a cost of about 18 billion Yen.
It is also worth noting that if you look at the concept art of the attraction seats, they will take on an appropriate theme and look to fit in with the rest of Mediterranean Harbor. It is also worth mentioning that there was no mention of the previous plans to build a Frozen themed land on the other side of the park, however the press release does mention that they are still working on new investment plans for 2021 and later at this time, so it may have simply been pushed back. For DisneySea the announcement does also mention "large-scale development plans" for the park as being in the works, including "making use of multiple expansion sites" to rapidly evolve and expand the park experience.
2021 or Later - Frozen / Arendelle - In Development - (7/7/16) In an interview with the President of the Oriental Land Company, he reveals some timelines and important details regarding the future expansion of the Tokyo Disney theme parks. In 2021 or later he reconfirmed that Tokyo DisneySea will be opening a new themed land based on the smash hit film, Frozen. He also mentions that they are looking into expanding into what bits of surrounding land they have available to them to ensure they have enough room to fit in the new expansions, especially for the new Frozen land.
(4/28/15) The Oriental Land Company has released a new piece of artwork showing off the new “Scandinavia” themed Port they are adding to the Tokyo DisneySea theme park. While they only say that the new Scandinavia port will have a portion of the area themed to the smash hit animated film “Frozen”, so far it clearly looked to be entirely themed to it.
It has a clear copy of the Arendelle castle and village (with frost magic in the air overhead) on the left and to the right there is a “mountain” that appears to have a waterfall coming down, along with a couple of cave entrances portals into the mountain itself off the main pathway, which is probably where a “Frozen” themed dark ride or some sort will be built. In the lower right corner of the picture, there is a small circular grove which seems to have a small geyser or something in the middle surrounded by a bunch of round boulders, which I’m guessing may be a fun little show area for the Trolls.
No solid opening date is listed, they only say that it will be after the start of fiscal 2017.
(10/30/14) The Oriental Land Company made a huge announcement regarding the future expansion of both the Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea theme parks a short time ago. This is apparently part of a planned 500 billion Yen investment into the resort over the next 10 years, which roughly converts to an amazing $4.59 billion US dollars. (Click here to see the Fantasyland plans)
At Tokyo DisneySea the park will add an entirely new land, or rather, a new port, into a section of empty land left open for future development located south of the Lost River Delta area. This new 8th Port will feature new attractions, shops and restaurants. While they also promise “multiple major attractions” to be part of this new port, they also say that the overall size and scale of the port will be about the same size as the Arabian Coast port.
While they don’t come right out and say it for sure, it is believed that the 8th port at Tokyo DisneySea might be Arendelle, the kingdom from the hit animated film, Frozen. While not listed in the press release itself, it was mentioned elsewhere that they would be adding a Frozen area and since Arendelle is a “port” kingdom, it would only make sense to put it in Tokyo DisneySea as well. More on this when we find out!