Tokyo DisneySea Construction Update (June 2019)

Construction, construction everywhere! A sea of scaffolding (pun totally intended) continues at the best Disney Park in the world, Tokyo DisneySea. The most notable is the refurbishment of Mount Prometheus that is on now through October 2020 (more on that below).

We’re inching closer to the grand opening of Soaring: Fantastic Flight (July 23, 2019) and the scaffolding is all down for the most part. I’m excited about this new addition to the Mediterranean Harbor. As for the expansion at the back of the Park, not much else to report from last month. The groundwork is still taking shape.

Keep track of all the progress with our construction update page for Tokyo Disney Resort. That’s enough talking, let’s look at some of the photos!

Mount Prometheus

Mount Prometheus Construction June 2019 Tokyo DisneySea

The centerpiece of Tokyo DisneySea is partially covered in scaffolding on the most iconic view of the Park. When you first enter the Park, you’re welcomed with scaffolding. The other angles of Mount Prometheus are not covered. While I don’t know for sure (so take this with a grain of salt), my guess is the most viewed portion of Mount Prometheus is being worked on first. This way it’s done and other parts can be worked on afterward. I don’t know how long this part is covered for but I expect for a few months.

As of this writing, Journey to the Center of the Earth is closed September 2 through November 30, 2019. Keep an eye on our attraction closures page.

We’ll keep you updated as the work progresses.

Soaring: Fantastic Flight

The scaffolding is down and most of the outside of the gorgeous building is visible in the Mediterranean Harbor. I love how the building looks like it’s always been there. That’s when you know the work is done right. I can’t wait to see the queue for myself. The FastPass distribution is across from the attraction at the back of Zambini Brothers Ristorante. Digital FastPass is coming sometime this summer, but still, haven’t heard exactly when (or if it’s even available in English).

The show building shines when it’s nighttime (see photos below). I’m completely in love with the stained glass for the signage at the entrance. The amount of detail we’re able to see so far makes me excited to see how it looks inside.

Soaring: Fantastic Flight opens July 23, 2019, at Tokyo DisneySea. For full details on the background story, see our detailed post here. There’s also a range of merchandise and snacks coming too!

Around the Park

There’s some scaffolding around various parts of the Park.

Tokyo DisneySea Expansion

As mentioned earlier, there’s not much else to report on the expansion as the groundwork (the groundbreaking ceremony was on May 21, 2019) is still being worked on near Bayside Station (where the Hilton Tokyo Bay and other official hotels are). The new Toy Story Hotel looks like some work is being done (it’s in the empty lot beside the Hilton Tokyo Bay), but can’t see anything yet.

See our photos from last month on this construction.

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. jeffkober

    I really hope that the digital FastPass is like the MaxPass at Disneyland. The crowds were crazy enough mobbing their way to Toy Story Mania. I see twice that happening here. Wouldn’t it be great if FastPass changes melted all of that away! What do you think will happen Chris?

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