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 Finding Nemo Attraction Coming to Tokyo DisneySea in 2017

We already know about the Frozen expansion coming to Tokyo DisneySea but there is more new additions coming to Tokyo Disneyland's second park. Finding Nemo and Finding Dory will be the basis for a new attraction. The as yet unnamed attraction is actually replacing an existing ride in Port Discovery. StormRider will be closed permanently in May of 2016. The existing attraction is similar to Soarin' in a theater similar to Captain EO. You can see a full video of StormRider here.

StormRider has guests flying in a futuristic aircraft through extreme weather. The Finding Nemo attraction will "shrink" guests down to the size of a clownfish and will find Marlin, Dory and the gang in the open sea. The themeing of the existing building doesn't exactly lend itself to the Pixar film's world but some story in the queue could explain that away. The new attraction is set to open in 2017.

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Tokyo Disney Offers Details On New Expansions

Back in 2014, The Oriental Land Company revealed plans for new expansions in both their Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea parks. The over $4 billion project was clearly going to be ambitions in size from the price tag alone. Now we know some more details of what guests will soon experience. 

The headliner of these new announcements is the new port in Tokyo DisneySea: Scandinavia. Tokyo Disney will be using this new themed port as a backdoor to introduce Frozen. I know most people out there are well over Frozen but when Tokyo DisneySea does something they do it right. The concept art (above) alone looks incredible and I can't wait to see the details that go into the new area.

Over in Tokyo Disneyland, their expansions will borrow heavily from the New Fantasyland attractions in Disney World. Specifically the Beast's castle across the stone bridge (pictured above) as seen at the Be Our Guest Restaurant. It has not been confirmed if the space will simply be a restaurant or something more. And Alice in Wonderland (pictured above) . An Alice in Wonderland area did not actually make its way into New Fantasyland, but concepts for one were detailed before final plans went into place and it seems as though the OLC liked the ideas enough to put it in their park.

Like everything at the Tokyo Disney Resort I'm sure it will all be outstanding once completed. That completion date isn't all that far off. The new lands should be open around the Spring of 2018.  That is awfully fast when you consider construction hasn't even started yet. If only Disney World could make things move that fast (looking at you Avatar Land/Disney Springs parking garage).