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.
DisneySea Transit Steamer Line - NOW CLOSED through July 2, 2015
Venetian Gondolas - July 6 through Sept. 4
Journey to the Center of the Earth - Sept. 3 through Sept. 18
Aquatopia - Sept. 24 through Dec. 27
Raging Spirits - Sept. 28 through Nov. 16
StormRider - Closing Forever May 2016 to be Re-Imagined
General Park News - (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.
(2/18/15) A few new construction pictures of the work taking place at Tokyo DisneySea can be found on Twitter from the DeepDisney account. Key pictures this week can be found here, here and here.
(1/20/15) A picture posted to Twitter shows off the construction progress on the new mobile stage area going into the front of Tokyo DisneySea this year.
(1/8/15) A trip report with a collection of fabulous looking pictures of Tokyo DisneySea really only makes me want to visit this park more and more, as it truly does raise the bar when it comes to quality theming at a Disney theme park. You can only find Part 1 to this same trip report here, posted to Disney & More.
(12/28/14) Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea fans will love this update, as Disney & More has posted some great scans over the course of two updates: Part 1 has Tokyo Disneyland and Part 2 shows off the attractions of Tokyo DisneySea. As many of our readers are surely familiar with the Disneyland and Disney World attraction posters, it’s great to see how this tradition has continued in Tokyo as well over the years.
(12/2/14) Tokyo DisneySea is working on a new mobile stage to be used in front of the park’s primary lagoon viewing area. Concept art the stage area and location can be seen near the bottom of this page. Meanwhile construction has already begun and you can see a few pictures of the progress made posted to Twitter here and here.
2015 - King Triton’s Concert - (4/22/15) A number of videos showing off clips from the new King Triton's Concert show at Tokyo DisneySea can be found by searching for them on YouTube. Click here to see several search results or watch the one video below which has some great footage from different parts of the show.
(9/26/14) Tokyo DisneySea has announced that the new “King Triton’s Concert” musical show will open on April 24, 2015 in the Mermaid Lagoon Theater. “Guests can enjoy a brand new show full of dynamic performances, with music and songs from the world under the sea.”
The new 4 Billion Yen, 14 minute long show, will feature King Triton hosting, “a musical concert with Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian and other familiar characters from the Disney film creating a mesmerizing world under the sea with music, songs and dynamic performance, just as in the movie. Ariel will “swim” above the audience to the beautiful music and will even “swim” down and approach Guests in this lively and sensational musical show. For this show, Mermaid Lagoon Theater will be renovated with upgraded stage and lighting technology, as well as new display screens to be installed around the audience seating area.”
(6/24/13) BlooLoop reports that Tokyo DisneySea will add an all new musical production themed around The Little Mermaid in 2015, inside the park’s Mermaid Lagoon Theater. The theater itself will receive an extensive new lighting package as well as other special stage tech upgrades. The story this time will involve the performance of a musical concert for King Triton. Look for it to open in Spring 2015. The current Mermaid Lagoon Theater show will close down for good on April 6th, 2014 to allow for the nearly year-long upgrade.
2017 - Finding Nemo / Finding Dory Ride - Confirmed -
(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.
2017/2018 - 8th Port / Frozen / Arendelle - Confirmed - (4/28/15) BREAKING -
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!