New Attractions Revealed for Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are slated to get some amazing looking new attractions on 2020. Some of these new plans might be modifications of existing plans that we heard about a few years ago which included a Frozen area.

A Beauty and the Beast area of the park was previously in the plans but it looks like that idea has grown in scope. The new plans released today will see a large portion of Tomorrowland swallowed up by Fantasyland. Including the Grand Circuit Raceway and the Starjets, both set to close in 2017.

The Beauty and the Beast land will put you right in the film as you explore Belle's provincial town and Beast's Castle. An as yet unnamed ride is brand new to the plans and will be exclusive to Tokyo Disneyland. The 8-minute long ride will have guests boarding dishes as they dance in rhythm to the famous songs from the film that will follow Belle's journey. The land will also have a shop and a restaurant. 

The concept of this ride is one I would have liked to see inside Orlando's New Fantasyland. As you can see in the concept art the ride will likely be trackless, a technology Tokyo Disney has really done wonders with. Given the resorts track record, I'd expect nothing less than an amazing attraction.

Fantasyland is getting even bigger with Tokyo Disneyland's first full-scale indoor theater. The as yet unnamed theater will seat 1,500 people for an undetermined show. Not much to get excited about here but the theater looks nice! I'm getting a Gaston vibe off of the decor. It could be a Beauty and the Beast stage show but that might be a little redundant considering the dark ride next door recapping the story.

Tomorrowland at Tokyo Disneyland isn't getting completely shafted in this new expansion. A Big Hero 6 attraction is coming to the land along with an outer space themed shop and predictably for Tokyo Disneyland more popcorn flavors.

The Big Hero 6 attraction will star Baymax in a "whip ride". The experience looks like Mater's Junkyard Jamboree at California Adventure's Cars Land. It's nice to see this film represented in a big way in the parks. I think the Big Hero 6 franchise could really save Tomorrowland in Orlando and Anaheim.

Minnie Mouse will be getting a new meet and greet at Toon Town. The meet will involve some interactive elements on your way to meet her in her studio.

Over at Tokyo DisneySea, a familiar face with a new look will be joining the lineup. Soarin' will be joining the Mediterranean Harbor section of the park. The attraction will feature exclusive scenes and be themed toward a "Da Vinci-esque" flying machine.

Soarin' will open in 2019 while the rest of the new additions will open in 2020. The park will also be expanding backstage with facilities for cast members. Other proposed projects like the Frozen harbor in Tokyo DisneySea and Alice in Wonderland area in Fantasyland are still "under consideration". What do you think of these new developments and which of these attractions would you like to see stateside and where?