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Tokyo Disney Resort plans ¥250bn expansion in bid to draw more visitors
POSTED 07 Jul 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
An estimated 30 million people visited Tokyo Disney Resort in 2015
Kyoichiro Uenishi, president of Tokyo Disney Resort operator Oriental Land Co, has said the company is planning to introduce a raft of premier new attractions as it aims to increase annual visitor numbers by 10 per cent over the next decade.

Speaking to Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun, Uenishi said the park would be introducing a new area inspired by Beauty and the Beast, while Tokyo DisneySea is looking at creating a Frozen-themed area, first touted in April last year.

Also aiming to reduce overcrowding, Disney will expand the size of its theme parks, using surrounding lands to offer increased capacity and eased congestion. Attractions currently failing to draw large crowds will also be repurposed to even flow around the park.

According to Uenishi, ¥250bn (US$2.48bn, €2.2bn, £1.9bn) will be invested into Disney’s Tokyo properties over the course of the next five years, with the Beauty and the Beast attraction coming in Q1 2020 and the Frozen expansion coming in 2021 or later. An Alice in Wonderland attraction had also been touted in 2015, but that appears to have been scrapped.

An estimated 30 million people visited Tokyo Disney Resort in 2015. Following development, it is hoped those number will reach around 33 million.

A new area inspired by Beauty and the Beast was first touted in 2015
A Frozen addition to DisneySea could prove popular if recent successes at Epcot are anything to go by
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Disney has revealed new details for the ¥500bn (US$4.5bn, €3.6bn, £2.8bn) 10-year expansion of its Tokyo resorts, confirming plans for a Frozen makeover at DisneySea and the redevelopment of Fantasyland at Disneyland.
  Disney's popular Stitch Encounter coming to Tokyo


Tokyo Disneyland has announced that a new ¥2bn (US$16.8m, €14.5m, £11.1m) attraction based on Lilo and Stitch is to open at the park’s Tomorrowland on 17 July.
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Tokyo Disney Resort plans ¥250bn expansion in bid to draw more visitors
POSTED 07 Jul 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
An estimated 30 million people visited Tokyo Disney Resort in 2015
Kyoichiro Uenishi, president of Tokyo Disney Resort operator Oriental Land Co, has said the company is planning to introduce a raft of premier new attractions as it aims to increase annual visitor numbers by 10 per cent over the next decade.

Speaking to Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun, Uenishi said the park would be introducing a new area inspired by Beauty and the Beast, while Tokyo DisneySea is looking at creating a Frozen-themed area, first touted in April last year.

Also aiming to reduce overcrowding, Disney will expand the size of its theme parks, using surrounding lands to offer increased capacity and eased congestion. Attractions currently failing to draw large crowds will also be repurposed to even flow around the park.

According to Uenishi, ¥250bn (US$2.48bn, €2.2bn, £1.9bn) will be invested into Disney’s Tokyo properties over the course of the next five years, with the Beauty and the Beast attraction coming in Q1 2020 and the Frozen expansion coming in 2021 or later. An Alice in Wonderland attraction had also been touted in 2015, but that appears to have been scrapped.

An estimated 30 million people visited Tokyo Disney Resort in 2015. Following development, it is hoped those number will reach around 33 million.

A new area inspired by Beauty and the Beast was first touted in 2015
A Frozen addition to DisneySea could prove popular if recent successes at Epcot are anything to go by
RELATED STORIES
¥5bn Finding Nemo attraction coming to Tokyo's DisneySea


Tokyo’s DisneySea has announced plans to introduce the world of Finding Nemo and Finding Dory to the park, with a new immersive 4D attraction bringing the underwater world to life.
Disney unveils Frozen and Fantasyland concepts for Tokyo parks


Disney has revealed new details for the ¥500bn (US$4.5bn, €3.6bn, £2.8bn) 10-year expansion of its Tokyo resorts, confirming plans for a Frozen makeover at DisneySea and the redevelopment of Fantasyland at Disneyland.
Disney's popular Stitch Encounter coming to Tokyo


Tokyo Disneyland has announced that a new ¥2bn (US$16.8m, €14.5m, £11.1m) attraction based on Lilo and Stitch is to open at the park’s Tomorrowland on 17 July.
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Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out
A fire has destroyed part of the new water world, Oceana, at Liseberg in Sweden, and a construction worker has been reported missing.
Museum director apologises after comparing the city of Florence to a sex worker
Museum director Cecilie Hollberg has come under fire for comparing the city to a sex worker due to uncontrolled mass tourism.
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Raby Castle reveals ambitious plans to become a major visitor destination
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