April 30, 2015

Frozen and More Comes to Tokyo- Concept Art Released: Quick Update Added

We've been waiting for it, and here it is: New Concept art showing what we've long thought to be true. Frozen is coming to Tokyo Disney Sea! Certainly the image above shows it will not be a quick layover like what is being built in Norway at Epcot. Walt Disney World will get a cheaper overlay but over in Tokyo, there will be a first class land and a state of the art "E Ticket attraction". All this to be fleshed out by shops and restaurants.

Not to be left behind, Tokyo Disneyland will get new Fantasyland areas themed to Beauty and the Beast (above) and Alice in Wonderland (shown below).

Although details on these projects are scarce, you can bet the suits are planning the Be Our Guest restaurant along with a few surprises. A closer look at the art makes it appear to be a full size castle for the beast. For fans of the Alice film, the hedge maze is a sure bet, creating a mini land of sorts just as in Disneyland in Anaheim.

Projects are set for completion after 2017. The full English press release can be found here.

UPDATE: The Disney Parks Blog finally shared the same photos on April 29th. A very savvy reader slyly commented on the project. I wonder how long it will stay on line!

A leak of additional news can be found on the web. Alice's addition should include a stunning "E Ticket" attraction along with the expected hedge maze. 

My bet is that Beast's castle will include the long abandoned Audio-Animatronics based show once planned for Disneyland Paris.. And, get ready for this - one insider says there is NO plan for a Be Our Guest restaurant but perhaps an actual dark ride. It's all intriguing, but one thing seems certain. Tokyo tends to get it right, don't they?

(Art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)

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