Disney tales, classic and new, will come alive in new projects announced for Tokyo Disney Resort.
A Fantasyland dark ride will transport guests into Beauty and the Beast. The 8-minute attraction involves following Belle on a musical adventure through the Beast’s castle. Iconic moments from the film will be highlighted along the way, including the iconic “Be Our Guest” sequence depicted in the above concept art. From the looks of it, the attraction will employ a trackless ride system. A surrounding Beauty and the Beast area will include Belle’s village and a restaurant. These will all take up the land currently occupied by the speedway attraction.
In Tomorrowland, Baymax from Big Hero 6 invites guests into their own personal healthcare companion for a “whip”-style flat ride. It looks essentially the same as Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree at Disney California Adventure but themed to Baymax. This marks the first major attraction in a Disney park based on Big Hero 6, released theatrically in 2014.
Unrelated to animation, but still worth noting, is the addition of Soarin’ to Tokyo DisneySea. The attraction has been a favorite at American Disney parks since 2001.
These new attractions will open in the 2020 fiscal year.
It is unknown how these new announcements fit in with Tokyo’s plans that were revealed this exact same week last year. Those included vague details about the now-specific Beauty and the Beast area but also included news of an Alice in Wonderland area of Fantasyland and a Frozen area at Tokyo DisneySea. They were said to be completed by 2017, but that timetable seems to be shifted now.
So… who’s planning a trip to Tokyo for 2020 now? Which of these additions would you be most excited to experience?
Edited by: Kelly Conley