Tokyo Disneyland Construction Update (May 2019)

The major construction continues at Tokyo Disneyland for a number of projects at the Park! The front of Cinderella Castle has walls for the new summer stage show that starts in July. The front of the park the new entrance is now partially open (while the other half is now closed for refurbishment). Then the most important update about the new Beauty and the Beast attraction coming in spring 2020 as part of the Fantasyland expansion.

It’s an exciting time at Tokyo Disney Resort with new areas, attractions, restaurants, and hotels coming by 2022. For more information on what’s coming to Tokyo Disney Resort read our summary here. Also, don’t forget to see our update for Tokyo DisneySea.

Let’s take a look at the construction at Tokyo Disneyland and how it could impact your trip!

New Park Entrance

The right side of the new entrance to Tokyo Disneyland is now open! It looks fantastic with its updated look. The biggest change is there are no more turnstiles, which I hope makes for quicker entry into the Park on those busy days. You scan your Park ticket or Annual Passport to get through the gates.

There are noticeably fewer ticket booths with Cast Members (I only saw two). The rest are self-service kiosks in multiple languages (these weren’t open yet).

Now that this side is open, the left side of the entrance is closed to finish the renovations. It’s expected to finish in 2020 (my guess is by the spring). I always advocate buying your Park tickets in advance.

Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle has some walls in the front as the construction of the stage for the new summer show during Donald’s Hot Jungle Summer this July. This isn’t part of the refurb that is starting later this year.

Cinderella Castle Construction at Tokyo Disneyland

The construction seen here is for the new summer show coming to Tokyo Disneyland

Beauty and the Beast

Over in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland the construction continues. The tops of buildings are beginning to poke out through the scaffolding. The new Beauty and the Beast attraction is set to open in spring 2020 (no official date yet). There’s also a new dedicated Minnie Meet and Greet Building and Baymax attraction coming too! Read the full details here.

I’m incredibly excited about all the new things coming to Tokyo Disneyland. How about you? Let me know in the comments!

More Things to Do in Tokyo

My recommendations for things to do in and around Tokyo! Plan a day at the Hello Kitty theme park, Sanrio Puroland, and an afternoon at the popular TeamLab Planets TOKYO. Take a tour around Tokyo with the convenient hop-on and-off bus. Spend a rainy afternoon inside Japan’s largest indoor theme park, Tokyo Joyoplis, near Tokyo Disney!

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  1. jeffkober5

    Was there the last few days. I thought the ticket booth removal was interesting. I can see how most don’t use them like they do in the states. But it’s not intuitive if you are walking up to the park expecting to simply buy a ticket and walk in. Also, I thought the security process and new ticketing turnstile was incredibly efficient, but the new design did not allow a lot of overhang for security cast members to do their job. They probably needed a wider roof design for both activities to occur. Still, the new look is bright and very welcoming.

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