CONCEPT ART: New areas featuring Never Land, Arendelle, and Rapunzel’s Tower, plus new Hotel confirmed
Oriental Land Co., Ltd. confirmed expansion plans for a new themed port at Tokyo DisneySea which will include areas representing Arendelle, Never Land, and Rapunzel’s Tower. The expansion will be crested with a brand new Disney Hotel.
The expansion at Tokyo DisneySea will create an eighth themed port that is inspired by a magical spring leading to a world of Disney fantasy and will include four new attractions, three restaurants, and one gift shop!
Operations are projected to begin in fiscal year 2022. Oriental Land will invest about 250 billion yen in this project, the largest additional investment to date for existing facilities. It was also confirmed that the Walt Disney Company and Oriental Land license agreements — which currently run until 2046 — will be extended to 2076.
EDITOR’S NOTE (01/30/20): Tokyo Disney Resort announced today that Fantasy Springs in Tokyo DisneySea will be completed in fiscal year 2023 instead of 2022.
Here’s some more details about the expansion courtesy of Disney:
A New Port: Fantasy Springs
Fantasy Springs (connected to other areas of the Park through a pathway between Arabian Coast and Lost River Delta) consists of three areas where guests can discover Anna and Elsa’s kingdom of Arendelle; the forest and tower where Rapunzel lives; along with Never Land—the home of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys.
Guests will find waterfalls and ponds flowing with the magical spring waters. By entering the new themed port and exploring its numerous springs, Guests Guests will be able to experience these wonderful, fantastical worlds as no one has before.
Frozen themed area
This area is set in Arendelle after the events in the film when Queen Elsa has embraced her magical power to control snow and ice. She has since opened the castle gates so that Guests can freely visit the Kingdom. Located here will be a heartwarming attraction that tells the story of Elsa and her beloved sister, Anna. Guests will board boats and experience the sisters’ heartfelt journey while enjoying iconic songs from the film and encountering surprising thrills.
Also located in this area will be a restaurant set inside Arendelle Castle at the foot of beautiful, snow-capped mountains.
Tangled themed area
Guests visiting this area will discover Rapunzel’s tower rising above in a charming forest. The area will include an attraction that follows Rapunzel to the lantern festival and a restaurant inspired by the Ugly Duckling hideout of the humorous band of thugs who appeared in the film.
In the attraction, Guests will board gondolas for a romantic boat tour of Rapunzel’s “best day ever” as she journeys with Flynn to the lantern festival. Countless flickering lanterns illuminate the attraction’s climactic scene while Rapunzel and Flynn sing an iconic song from the film, building to an unforgettable finale.
Peter Pan themed area
Home to two attractions and a restaurant, the Never Land area will feature landmarks that make that fantastical world so memorable, including verdant mountains, Captain Hook’s pirate ship and Skull Rock. One attraction will fly Guests over the jungles of Never Land into a battle with Captain Hook and his crew of pirates. Guests will join Peter Pan in an adventure to rescue Wendy’s younger brother, John, who has been kidnapped by Captain Hook and his pirates. Guests board boats and follow the Lost Boys down a river. When Tinker Bell sprinkles the boats with pixie dust, Guests find themselves flying through Never Land on an unprecedented adventure that features iconic music and dynamic 3D imagery of the characters from the film.
A second attraction immerses Guests in the oversized world of Pixie Hollow where Tinker Bell and her fairy friends live and work.
The restaurant is inspired by the Lost Boys and their hideout, affording lovely views of Never Land that Guests can enjoy while they dine.
A New Hotel
Themed to Disney fantasy, the new Disney hotel will be located inside the Park. The hotel will rise above and around the magical springs that serve as the core of the new themed port’s story. Park-facing rooms will provide beautiful views of the port’s majestic landscape, affording Guests a magical experience that can only be had at this hotel. The Disney hotel will offer 475 deluxe-type and luxury-type guest rooms, with the latter providing the finest accommodations in Tokyo Disney Resort.
A merchandise shop that helps share the story of the magical springs will be found on the hotel’s first floor, facing the Park. There will also be TWO restaurants.