Disney will invest US$4.5bn in a 10-year expansion of its Tokyo theme parks

by Tom Anstey | 30 Apr 2015

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.

The new Scandinavia area of Tokyo DisneySea will be themed towards the world region, also featuring a Frozen area, which will include a replica of the castle seen in the hit film. The rest of Scandinavia will use more ‘realistic’ or traditional architecture, similar to the Norway pavilion seen at Epcot. The port will feature attractions, restaurants and shops as well as other elements. Once completed, this new land will be comparable in scale to the park’s Arabian Coast.

At Tokyo Disneyland, Fantasyland will be redeveloped and themed to Disney films Beauty and the Beast and Alice in Wonderland. Fantasyland and part of Tomorrowland are to undergo a full redevelopment, doubling the size of Fantasyland with multiple new major attractions, shops, restaurants and amenities. The redevelopment started this month and is expected to be introduced in 2017.

Tokyo Disneyland was the second most popular theme park in the world in 2013, with 17.2 million visitors. Disney Sea was fourth with 14 million visitors.

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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. The new Scandinavia area of Tokyo DisneySea will be themed towards the world region, also featuring a Frozen area, which will include a replica of the castle seen in the hit film. The rest of Scandinavia will use
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