New Attractions Revealed for Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea

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.

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New Details on Toy Story Land Revealed

Toy Story Land is still far off but today we got a few tidbits of new information on the Hollywood Studios land. First is the name of the alien flat ride. 'Alien Swirling Saucers' will have the little green men flying around in their toy saucers trying to catch your rocket toy vehicle with the "Claw".

The largest new addition of this land will be 'Slinky Dog Dash'. The coaster has you riding on Slinky dog as he races around Andy's Mega Coaster Play Kit which he has modified to incorporate some of his favorite toys. Disney has released a concept video of the ride as you can see above. You can get a pretty decent idea of how the final land will look as well. Are you excited for any of these new Toy Story attractions?

New Star Wars Land Details Revealed During Disneyland 60

Last night Disney aired their 2-hour Disneyland 60th Anniversary special on ABC. During the relatively disappointing affair Harrison Ford was on hand to introduce a few new small details on the Star Wars themed lands coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Upscale dinner club

Upscale dinner club

The segment covered most of what we already knew about the 14-acre lands. The many details of the lands were mentioned, including being able to meet plenty of aliens and droids. It'll be great to see so many roaming characters adding to the ambiance of the land. In addition to the cantina already announced a new upscale "dinner club" has been revealed. Don't expect to get a reservation there anytime soon. They also described the land's street market as a place to taste the local delicacies so don't worry about getting an ADR to taste some Star Wars grub.

Millennium Falcon attraction

A first look at a CG rendering of the Millennium Falcon attraction was revealed. Showing a cockpit view of the Falcon where you are in total control. I'm not sure how they will allow you to have complete control over the experience and have a decent capacity for the ride. I'm picturing a sea of individual simulators, but who knows.

First Order vs Resistance attraction

First look at the Fist Order vs. The Resistance ride was also shown. This one will likely be the E-ticket of the land. The special showed a ride car on a First Order ship in the middle of a firefight. The ride vehicle showed 4 guests sitting beside one another and I'd assume there is a second row making it 8 per vehicle. Based on the movement this could be a trackless ride vehicle. It did not appear to be any interactive elements but it looks action packed.

We still have no better outlook on the timeline these lands will open, the name of the new planet or names of any attractions but we have plenty of time to get all that information down the road. What do you think of these new Star Wars land details?

Disneyland Offers A Glimpse at Reimagined Rivers of America

Just yesterday the Mark Twain, Sailing Ship Colombia, Fantasmic, Tom Sawyer Island and Disneyland Railroad were all taken offline to begin work on Disneyland's Star Wars land. The closure of these attractions for at least a year has been met with mixed response from Disneyland faithful.

Today Disneyland has revealed some concept art of the Rivers of America once they return to operation. The shortened rivers will include waterfalls that will likely serve as a berm to keep Star Wars land hidden. Many of the scenes from the previous incarnation of the Rivers of America seems to be returning as well. We might even be able to expect some new additions or improvements once it reopens.

In my opinion, the best part of this change is the Disneyland Railroad going over the trestle bridge. That will no doubt make for some incredible views of the scenery. 

How do you feel about the changes to the Rivers of America? Is this concept art a step in the right direction?