A Disney park is about to get some amazing new additions – including the first ever attraction based on Big Hero 6 and a new Beauty and the Beast themed dark ride. Come check out the concept art and video sneak peeks presented by Disney Parks Blog.
On Monday September 28th Tokyo Disneyland will finally open their latest expansion featuring New Fantasyland, Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast, The Happy Ride with Baymax and Minnie’s Style Studio. The opening was originally scheduled for April 15th, but was delayed because of the park closure.
It’s so exciting and encouraging to see delayed Disney projects finally opening!
The newest area of Fantasyland will immerse guests in the world of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Beauty and the Beast.
Belle’s village will make guests feel like they’ve dropped into the beginning of the classic film and are getting ready to follow Belle on her adventure.
The sneak peek of Gaston’s Tavern shows that it is heavily influenced by the same area in New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom.
The centerpiece of the area, Beauty and the Beast Castle, will hover above the land and house the new attraction, Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast.
The new E-ticket dark ride will transport guests in trackless teacups through the Beast’s castle. It will feature various animatronic scenes and music from the beloved film.
The concept art and press photos from the soft-opening look amazing and I think this attraction will be a new fan favorite at Toyko Disneyland!
You can watch a video of Disney imagineers discussing the new Fantasyland expansion in the video below:
And you can get a closer look at the new Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast attraction below:
Over in Tomorrowland, The Happy Ride with Baymax, inspired by Disney Animation’s Oscar-winning film, Big Hero 6, will celebrate the fan-favorite character Baymax as guests join their very own personal healthcare companion for an exciting musical whip ride set to swing them round and round.
Big Hero 6 is set in the fictional city of San Fransokyo and is heavily influenced by Japanese culture so it is fitting that Tokyo is the park chosen for the first attraction based on the film.
You can watch a video of imagineers discussing the new attraction below.
They created six original songs for the ride which is pretty impressive!
Then last, but certainly not least, over in Toontown, international fashion designer Minnie Mouse will welcome guests into Minnie’s Style Studio, where guests can meet the mouse herself and take photos with her modeling her own fashionable creations.
The studio will also feature pop-up appearances by Minnie’s cat, Figaro. You can watch a video about this new attraction below:
I was lucky enough to live and Japan for a year and visit Tokyo Disneyland once and now I’m even more excited to go back!
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Ashley Beckwith McKellar
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