The new expansion at Tokyo DisneySea is officially named “Fantasy Springs,” and will open in fiscal 2023. The largest expansion ever (announced in 2018) for Tokyo DisneySea transports guests to the worlds of Frozen, Tangled, and Peter Pan’s Neverland.
The project will cost ¥250 billion ($2.5 billion USD) and include four attractions, restaurants, shops, and a luxury hotel overlooking Tokyo DisneySea — which is said to be the most luxurious accommodations at Tokyo Disney Resort. Guests enter Fantasy Springs via magical springs that reference classic Disney fantasy characters.
Update (September 10, 2022): This year’s D23 Expo provided guests with a glimpse of the concept models of the ride vehicles and poster artwork for some of Fantasy Springs’ upcoming attractions. Scroll down to check them out!
Table of Contents
- Fantasy Springs
- Construction Updates
Tokyo DisneySea Expansion (Fantasy Springs) Overview
Fantasy Springs is set to open during the fiscal year 2023 and going between Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea (see the diagram below). This area is where the rumoured Tokyo DisneySky was going to go (this rumour has been put to rest). Here’s a quick rundown of what’s going in Fantasy Springs:
- Four attractions
- Three restaurants
- One shop
- One deluxe hotel
Aerial View of Construction Site
As with any project, there is no official opening date yet except fiscal 2023. Once an opening date is announced we’ll make sure to keep you updated! The 2023 fiscal year runs from April 1, 2023, through March 31, 2024. That means we could see it open as late as 2024.
Fiscal years work differently in Japan compared to other places in the world.
This new port consists of three areas inspired by Frozen, Tangled and Peter Pan. These areas include Arendelle, the forest and tower from Rapunzel, and Neverland. This new port also includes a store and is connected to the rest of Tokyo DisneySea through a pathway between the Lost River Delta and the Arabian Coast.
Frozen Area (Arendelle)
- Set after the events of the film Frozen
- One boat attraction
- One restaurant set inside Arendelle Castle at the foot of snow-capped mountains
Tangled Area (Forest)
- One attraction (gondolas)
- One restaurant inspired by the hideout of the humourous thugs
Peter Pan Area (Neverland)
- Two attractions
- 1. Guests fly over the jungles of Neverland and battle with Captain Hook
- 2. Guests are immersed in the world of Pixie Hollow
- One restaurant inspired by the Lost Boys
New Deluxe Disney Hotel
The newest Disney Hotel will be inside Tokyo DisneySea. This will be the second hotel inside the park (Hotel MiraCosta is the first). The hotel is above and around the “magical springs that serve as the core of the new themed port’s story.”
- There is a mixture of park-facing rooms and non-park-facing rooms
- 475 deluxe-type & luxury-type guests rooms
- Gift shop
- 2 restaurants and a lounge
The luxurious rooms are said to be the finest accommodations at Tokyo Disney Resort. There’s no official name for the hotel announced yet.
Construction is underway and here we’ll update you with the latest construction photos and videos from Tokyo DisneySea during the expansion.
On November 17, 2021, Tokyo Disney Resort shared a drone video of the Fantasy Springs construction site. The drone video shot in late August of this year really highlights just how fast the construction of the new land is coming along.
Fantasy Springs Ground Breaking Ceremony
The Fantasy Springs name was announced as the Oriental Land Company, which owns and operates Tokyo Disney Resort, and The Walt Disney Company held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 21, 2019. Oriental Land Company President and CEO Kazumi Toshio and Disney CEO Bob Iger both spoke.
In spring 2020 the Beauty and the Beast attraction and Fantasy Land expansion opened in Tokyo Disneyland. See our 10 Things Coming to Tokyo Disney Resort by 2022 for all the details.
Are you excited about Fantasy Springs at Tokyo DisneySea? Let us know which themed area you’re most excited about in the comments! Information and images from the Tokyo Disney Resort media release and website.
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