at the Tokyo Disney Resort
Tokyo, Japan (Abbreviation: TDS)
Disney & Oriental Land Company (OLC)
Ride Rehabs - These dates are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate as refurbishments are subject to change.
DisneySea Transit Steamer Line - NOW CLOSED through May 6
Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage - May 11 through May 21
DisneySea Electric Railway - July 1 through Aug 4
Flounder’s Flying Fish Coaster - Aug. 16 through Oct. 18
Turtle Talk - Oct 10 through Oct 15
Raging Spirits - Oct. 19 through Dec. 18
Other Attractions Closed Due to COVID Restrictions Include:
Fortress Explorations, Mermaid Lagoon Theater, Ariel’s Playground
General Park News - (6/23/20) According to the local news the Tokyo Disney Resort theme parks will reopen to guests on July 1, 2020 after sitting closed for four months. Tickets, good only for the day you purchase them, will begin to go on sale this Thursday from the park’s website. Tickets will also have to choose one of three different time slots for entry into the park as well in order to help space out the arrival of all guests. The later your entry time into the theme parks, the cheaper your ticket will be. The windows will allow entry anytime after 8am, 11am and 2pm, with parks only open from 8am to 8pm each day at first. All guests must undergo a temperature scan to gain entry and wear a face mask at all times.
(4/13/20) The Tokyo Disney Resort has confirmed that they will extend their closure once again and are now not planning to reopen the Japanese theme parks until sometime in mid-May, falling in line with the latest government requests. The closure includes the on-site Disney hotels at the resort as well.
Originally, they had hoped to reopen the parks around April 20th.
(3/26/20) To mark the fact that last night was to have been the final performance of Fantastmic! at Tokyo DisneySea the closed theme park instead has posted a wonderfully edited full version of the show to YouTube as a tribute to all the show’s fans over the nine year run, from April 28, 2011 to Mar. 25, 2020. If you’ve never seen this version before, live or on video, know that this edition of Fantastmic! is nothing at all like the North American versions, other than sharing the general spirit of the show concept.
Check it out below!
(3/13/20) According to an update from the Oriental Land Company, they are extending the closure of Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea theme parks until sometime in early April. They also note that the grand opening of the new attractions in Tokyo Disneyland previously set for April 15, 2020 will be postponed until at least mid-May 2020 or beyond.
(2/28/20) The Oriental Land Company has just announced that they will close the Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea parks for the next two weeks amid the ongoing government concern regarding the spread of the Coronavirus. The official closure dates for the parks will be Feb. 29, 2020 through to March 15, 2020 and at this time they hope to resume business on March 16, 2020 but that is not set in stone, as they will decide on when to reopen based on the current situation at that point in time.
(1/31/20) According to this report the Tokyo Disney theme parks will raise their prices on April 1st, 2020. This will be the first price increase for the parks since 2016, with the price of a one-day pass to the park to rise to ¥8,200 ($75), an increase of ¥700.
(12/8/19) Yukendoit is back at Tokyo DisneySea this week with a new video report showing off the park’s different style Christmas decor. While Tokyo Disneyland is decked out much like the other Magic Kingdom style parks around the world, DisneySea has a more minimal Christmas layout in specific areas of the park, but it is very classy. This mostly includes some Three Caballeros holiday decor in the Lost River Delta area, as well as a bunch in the American Waterfront area.
(10/30/19) Yukendoit is back with another report from Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea to check out the decor they put up for the Halloween season. While there is decor at Tokyo Disneyland, apparently they don’t do much at all over at Tokyo DisneySea. Check out the video below.
(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!”.
2021 - Believe! Sea of Dreams - (7/22/20) Tokyo DisneySea has announced plans to open a new nighttime show on the waters of the Mediterranean Harbor called “Believe! Sea of Dreams”. This new show that will serve as the replacement for the departed “Fantasmic!” show will run for at least one year, starting on April 1, 2021.
2023 - Fantasy Springs (New Land) Adding Frozen / Tangled and Peter Pan Lands + New Hotel -
(4/25/21) Another look at the Fantasy Springs model can be seen below, this time with a look at the Peter Pan, Frozen and Tangled themed areas.
(4/16/21) Tokyo Disneysea has released a new video teaser for the Tangled section of their new Fantasy Springs land, now under construction. Lots of detail to be seen, so it obviously looks amazing, though they don’t show off any details on planned attractions here yet.
(12/19/20) Some fantastic images of the new Fantasy Springs area under construction at Tokyo DisneySea as seen from the top floor of the nearby Sheraton hotel have been posted to Twitter this week.
(2/7/20) The Oriental Land Company has announced that they are delaying the opening of the Fantasy Springs expansion land (which will feature Frozen, Peter Pan and Tangled attraction areas) to the Tokyo DisneySea by one year. The new expansion will now open it in 2023, which puts it in the same timeline as when they will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Tokyo Disneyland.
(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!