Beauty and the Beast & Expansion Begins Soft Opening at Tokyo Disneyland


The major expansion at Tokyo Disneyland is set to open on September 28, 2020. Today (September 21, 2020), the Tokyo Disney Resort app updated with a message that translates to “We’re using it [Entry Request system] to test for the grand opening.”

本日はグランドオープンに向けたテスト運営にご協力いただくためご利用いただいております。

Meaning the Park is doing a soft opening with the new entry request system that’s needed for the time being to get on “Enchanted Tales of Beauty and the Beast,” “The Happy Ride with Baymax,” and “Minnie’s Style Studio.” It’s not known if this soft open will continue to the leadup to the grand opening on the 28th. As with anything, it’s subject to change.

Beauty and the Beast TDR App Soft Open

Screenshot from the Official Tokyo Disney Resort App &Disney;

Minnie's Style Studio TDR App

Screenshot from the Official Tokyo Disney Resort App ©Disney

Happy Ride with Baymax TDR App

Screenshot from the Official Tokyo Disney Resort App ©Disney

Beauty and the Beast TDR App

Screenshot from the Official Tokyo Disney Resort App ©Disney

It looks like the shops and restaurants are not open yet. As those require advance reservations that begin later this week.

This new “Entry Request” system is done through the official Tokyo Disney Resort app and is a “Virtual Queue” that many are familiar with at Walt Disney World for Rise of the Resistance. The only difference is this is also a “lottery” where you’re not guaranteed you’ll get it.

Read all about that in our write-up explaining this new system and the Fantasyland expansion at Tokyo Disneyland.

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