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 Electric Railway - NOW CLOSED through Mar. 29
Tower of Terror - May 7 through May 29
Journey to the Center of the Earth - May 7 through July 20
Toy Story Mania - June 4 through June 26
Flounder’s Flying Fish Coaster - July 16 through July 27
Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage - July 23 through Aug 19
Magic Lamp Theater - Aug. 30 through Sept. 21
Jumpin’ Jellyfish - Sept. 17 through Oct. 26
General Park News - (10/14/17) According to the Disney Park's Blog the Cape Cod themed area of TDS's American Waterfront area will be transformed into the world of Duffy and his friends ShellieMay, Gelatoni and StellaLou during the Duffy's Heartwarming Days event that starts on January 11th.
The park will also great some special Pixar themed activities and games during the Pixar Playtime Pals show, and see Lightning McQueen take a daily Victory Lap through the American Waterfront. Chef Remy will perform in front of the Zambini Bros. Ristorante and special Coco-themed menu items will be added to Miguel's El Dorado Cantina.
If Pixar or Duffy isn't your thing and you want something a little more sinister, then drop by the Tower of Terror starting January 5th for the return of the limited-time ride experience called - Tower of Terror: Level 13 "Shadow of Shiriki". As in previous versions, the number of drops the ride is programmed to make is increased from 3 to 7 with the inclusion of random drop-sequence profiles and new special effects, so you never know exactly what is going to happen. As in past years, you can expect this to likely run through sometime in March to help increase visits during what is normally a slower time of year for the park.
2019 - Soarin’ - Confirmed - (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.
2021 or Later - Frozen / Arendelle - In Development - (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!