at the Tokyo Disney Resort
Tokyo, Japan (Abbreviation: TDL)
Disney & Oriental Land Company (OLC)
Ride Rehabs - The following information is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
Chip ‘n Dale’s Treehouse - NOW CLOSED through 11/22/13
Donald’s Boat - NOW CLOSED through 11/22/13
Gadget’s Go Coaster - NOW CLOSED through 11/22/13
Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters - 11/25/13 through 12/6/13
Snow White’s Adventures - 12/9/13 through 12/20/13
Country Bear Theater - 12/28/13 (one day)
Haunted Mansion - 1/6/14 through 1/19/14
Jungle Cruise - 1/6/14 through Fall 2014
Small World - 1/14/14 through 1/22/14
Big Thunder Mountain - 1/29/14 through 2/13/14
Mickey’s PhilharMagic - 2/14/14 through 2/20/14
Splash Mountain - 2/21/14 through 3/13/14
General Resort News - (10/21/13) Oriental Land Company (OLC) has released a revised financial forecast for the company; reflecting how strong business has been over the past six months. They also expect the full year annual attendance of the two theme parks to hit 30.7 million guests, up 11.6% from the previous year’s attendance figure.
OLC has also announced that the ticket prices for the theme parks will go up on April 1st, 2014 due to an increase in Japan’s “consumption tax”. Click here to see the matrix of current prices next to the new 2014 prices on the way.
(10/2/13) Oriental Land Company reports that attendance to the Tokyo Disney theme parks for the first half of the fiscal year (through Sept. 30) is up 15.9%, giving them an interim record attendance of 15.359 million guests. The previous record for the same term (April to Septmber) set in 2012 was 13.25 million guests.
(8/26/13) The Tokyo Disney Resort has announced that they will hold a special Christmas Fantasy celebration this winter in Tokyo Disneyland, that will include a Santa’s Village area complete with a Toy Factory, a special Diseny’s Santa Village Parade.
(4/15/13) Tokyo Disneyland will be celebrating the park’s 30th Anniversary on April 15th with a number of special events. Click here for more information. According to this report the Tokyo Disney Resort is hoping to top their 2012 record of 27.5 million guests this year. Oriental Land Company has also said that they are planning to invest $1.5 billion into the theme parks between 2011 and 2020.
(4/3/13) Oriental Land Company announced that the total combined attendance at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea theme parks for the 2012 fiscal year (April 1st, 2012 to March 31, 2013) hit an all time record of 27,502,000 people, up 2,155,000 over the previous year’s total attendance figure.
2014 - Once Upon A Time - (10/9/13) Tokyo Disneyland has announced that their new projection mapping show on the park’s castle, Once Upon a Time, will premier on May 29th, 2014. Accord to the release, the story of the show begins with Mrs. Potts telling her son Chip a bedtime story, which comes to life through the projection mapping technology, special effects and pyrotechnics.
(6/24/13) BlooLoop reports that Tokyo Disneyland will add a new nighttime spectacular called “Once Upon A Time” in Summer 2014. The new show will make extensive use of projection mapping technology on the park’s Cinderella Castle as well as music, dancers and pyrotechnics.
Fall 2014 - New Jungle Cruise - Confirmed - (7/14/13) Huge news from Tokyo Disneyland came out on Friday afternoon that the park would put the Jungle Cruise under the knife for a 1.6 billion Yen ($16.1 million US) upgrade that will be ready to reopen by Fall 2014. According to the press release from the Oriental Land Company,
“The revamped version of the attraction will have new lighting effects and other special show effects. In addition, a specially written musical sound track will be heard throughout the attraction for the first time in any Jungle Cruise. Also, an after-dark only “night cruise” will provide a unique take on the jungle adventure.
The new Jungle Cruise will offer Guests an adventure that is even more thrilling than before. From on board the attraction’s boats, Guests will explore jungle landscapes full of wild animals with the help of their daring and comical skipper who guides them through the beauty and dangers of this exotic world. The adventure includes a startling encounter with one of the animal spirit guardians in the ruins of a lost jungle temple.”
The current version of the Jungle Cruise will close down on January 6, 2014.
???? - New Fantasyland - Rumor - (9/18/13) Disney & More reports that a proposal to brings Cars Land to Tokyo Disneyland has been turned down by the Oriental Land Company. Instead the next major project coming to the park is expected to be a large scale update of the park’s Fantasyland area, similar to what we’ve seen take place so far in Walt Disney World. While this will likely include Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster, the Little Mermaid dark ride will likely be left out, as it would really need to go into Mermaid Lagoon over at Tokyo DisneySea instead. So far no timeline on this project either, as the park may have to remove or move a few attractions to make room as Fantasyland has virtually no available space to grow in Tokyo.
Other Resort News - (2/28/13) Oriental Land Company has announced that through a subsidiary company (Milial Resorts Hotel Co.), they will buy Brighton Corp. for 500 million Yen. Brighton owns four hotels in Kyoto as well as more in other locations. One such hotel is the Urayasu Brighton Hotel which is a current partner with the Tokyo Disney Resort and offers special theme park room packages. For some time now Oriental Land Company has been seeking other opportunities to expand their business efforts beyond the Tokyo Disney Resort.
(4/5/12) The Tokyo Disney Resort has released their 2011 Fiscal Year annual attendance figures this week. The combined total between the two parks was 25.347 million guests, only a 1% decline from the previous year which is pretty good considering all the days the parks were closed following last year’s earthquake.
(10/1/10) An interesting article about OLC’s growth plan for the Tokyo Disney Resort for the next quarter century can be found at BlooLoop. They mention a plan to invest about 200 Billion Yen between now and 2021, with the majority of the investment in “new products” coming into play between now and 2016. From 2017 to 2021 they will focus on “renewals and improvements”. They will also seek to promote themselves to the “post-family” over 40 segment, which currently is responsible for 18% of the resort guests and rising.