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.
Journey to the Center of the Earth - NOW CLOSED through Nov. 30
Mermaid Lagoon Theater - Nov. 26 through Dec. 20
Indiana Jones - Dec. 2 through Dec. 27
Raging Spirits - Jan. 6, 2020 through Apr. 4, 2020
Aquatopia - Jan. 7 through Jan. 31
DisneySea Electric Railway - Jan. 10 through Feb. 25
Mermaid Lagoon Theater - Mar. 3 through Mar 5
Fantasmic! - Mar. 26, 2020 (Closing Forever)
General Park News - (10/16/19) I missed this bit of news when it was announced a couple months ago, but Tokyo DisneySea has confirmed that after nine years, their version of “Fantastmic!” will come to an end on March 26, 2020. I’m not quite sure if this is a reaction to the Summer Olympic Games coming to Tokyo in 2020 or if they have any kind of replacement plans for the show, but for all intents, this seems like it really is the end for “Fantasmic!”.
(5/6/19) Yukendoit is back with a trip report from Tokyo DisneySea shot during the park’s “Golden Week”, which I’m told is essentially like visiting a park in the US during Spring Break. He got a peek at a poster promoting that the new Soarin’ ride will open on July 23rd as well. Once inside...boy was it packed… take a look at the video below to see for yourself.
(6/15/18) Huge expansion plans announced for Tokyo DisneySea. Click here for more!
2019 - Soaring: Fantastic Flight - (7/24/19) Soaring: Fantastic Flight is now open to guests at Tokyo DisneySea and you can find a complete POV video of the ride experience below. As expected, the new ride experience is mostly the same as the current Soarin’ Around The World ride film, but they cut the god awful Paris sequence with the warped Eiffel Tower (bad lens) and replace it with a wonderful flight over Tokyo at Sunset with a stunning look at Mt. Fuji in the background before dropping in over Tokyo DisneySea at the very end, replacing the other localized end sequences showcasing Disneyland, Epcot, or the city of Shanghai in the case of the Chinese version.
If you want to see the fantastic looking pre-show created for the Tokyo version rewind it back to the 10 minute mark, or go back even more if you want to see more of the queue experience.
(7/20/19) A fun video goes on a walk-around inside the incredibly detailed queue of Soaring: Fantastic Flight at Tokyo DisneySea, which is highly different in theme from all the other versions of Soarin’ around the world. The guy in the video (TDR Explorer) was even given a preview ride on the new attraction, though he keeps most of the details to himself, but does confirm the addition of new extra scenes added on to the global themed Soaring ride film being shown elsewhere. (I’m told that the new scenes include some stunning footage of Tokyo and Mt Fuji at Sunset, along with a flyover return to Tokyo DisneySea at the end.
Keep watching if to see a new unique beverages (Lychee Tapioca?) and a new Churro flavor (Pineapple?!) added to the park near the attraction as well, as well as a look at the new Soaring themed merchandise available in Japan.
(6/30/19) The latest video from Yukendoit features a visit to Tokyo DisneySea where the construction walls have now been taken down around the new Soaring: Fantasy Flight attraction. The view of the outdoor queue is now available as well as a peek at the fictional S.E.A. member who the story for this attraction’s structure is being themed around, who is named Camellia Falco.
Compared to the US versions of Soarin’, the theme of the Tokyo DisneySea attraction building and outdoor queue is just ridiculously themed beyond your wildest imagination. I can only imagine how this theme will continue on once you enter the structure itself. The attraction is set to open on July 23rd, 2019… though with the walls down, you never know if they will quietly soft open it ahead of that date.
(5/19/19) Disney & More has posted some great teaser images of the new Soaring Fantatic Flight attraction at Tokyo DisneySea, which boast some very extensive and fancy new themeing, far above and beyond anything we saw used for the American versions of the ride.
(1/22/19) Tokyo DisneySea has announced that the new Soaring: Fantastic Flight attraction will open to the public on July 23, 2019.
(9/28/18) Tokyo DisneySea has announced that their new Soarin' attraction will be called "Soaring: Fantastic Flight" when it opens in 2019. They also released some new concept artwork of the new attraction. Much like the other Soarin' rides in the US the attraction will take guests on a flying journey "over famous landscapes of the world, while experiencing the breezes and scents that match the various scenes." The attraction will also feature "original scenes and the newest visual images."
Look for the attraction to open by Summer 2019.
(4/6/18) A couple of new construction pictures from Tokyo DisneySea showing off the new Soarin' attraction site can be found at ORLParkPass.
(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.
2022 - Fantasy Springs (New Land) Adding Frozen / Tangled and Peter Pan Lands + New Hotel -
(5/22/19) The Oriental Land Company released new details, artwork and the official name on their newest expansion area coming to Tokyo DisneySea. This eighth themed port for the park will be called Fantasy Springs and is slated to open in 2022 along with a new themed hotel, with an investment cost of 250 billion yen.
Fantasy Springs will consist of three different themed areas themed to the world’s of Disney’s animated films: Frozen, Tangeled and Peter Pan. Guests will enter the land past waterfalls and ponds flowing with “magical spring waters”. Besides the new hotel, which will overlook Fantasy Springs, the new land will feature four attractions, three restaurants and a gift shop.
(8/27/18) Construction on the huge expansion to Tokyo DisneySea is said to have begun and it looks like some ground work is taking place in the parking lot area near the Bayside monorail station.
(6/15/18) Big news from Tokyo Disney Sea, as the park has confirmed plans for their biggest expansion ever that will include three new mini-lands and attractions as well as a new hotel by 2022. The project worth $2.27 billion will be added with a new pathway running between Arabian Coast and Lost River Delta, where the new properties will be built on what is currently a parking lot. The new lands will include:
Frozen - Previously announced and then sort of put into Limbo for awhile, plans to add a Frozen themed area have now been reconfirmed as guests will be welcomed into Arendelle. The main attraction here will be some kind of boat ride that will retell Anna & Elsa's story, as well as a restaurant inside the castle.
Tangled - Enjoy the famous Lantern Festival from the film as Rapunzel journeys to the city with Flynn as part of another boat-ride attraction. Fun note... you will also be able to eat in the Snuggly Duck restaurant.
Peter Pan - Yep, even though there is a Peter Pan themed dark ride in Tokyo Disneyland, the story will get a themed land here in Tokyo DisneySea that will include two rides: one where you will board flying boats to travel through the Neverland jungles to battle Captain Hook and rescue Wendy's brother John. The other attraction will be something themed to the world of Pixie Hollow and feature Tinker Bell and her fairy friends.
If you followed the link above, you'll also get a look at the artwork of the new proposed hotel outside Tokyo DisneySea which promises to have the "most luxurious accommodations ever at Tokyo Disney Resort".
(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!