Tokyo DisneySea Expansion “Fantasy Springs” Opening in 2024
Update (October 27, 2022): The Oriental Land Company announced the delay of Fantasy Springs from 2023 to spring 2024). In addition to a new fly-over promotional video (see Construction Updates), we have the names of the new areas and the hotel! Although, no attraction names yet.
The new expansion at Tokyo DisneySea is officially named “Fantasy Springs” and will open in spring 2024. The most significant expansion ever (announced in 2018) for Tokyo DisneySea transports guests to Frozen, Tangled, and Peter Pan’s Neverland worlds.
The project will now cost ¥320 billion (about $2.1 billion USD), up from the original ¥250 billion previously announced. The Fantasy Springs expansion includes 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.
This is all in addition to expansion at Tokyo Disneyland (including a new Beauty and the Beast attraction) that opened in 2020 and a brand new hotel themed to Toy Story in 2022.
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Tokyo DisneySea Expansion (Fantasy Springs) Overview
Fantasy Springs is set to open in spring 2024, 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 on 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 except spring 2024. Once an opening date is announced, we’ll keep you updated! The 2024 fiscal year runs from April 1, 2024, through March 31, 2025. That means we can see it opening in April.
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.
- Set after the events of the film Frozen
- One boat attraction
- One restaurant set inside Arendelle Castle at the foot of snow-capped mountains
The Frozen Kingdom is set after the film Frozen and after Queen Elsa has embraced her powers. The Kingdom of Arendell has been returned to its former glory. Inside you’ll see the towering snowcapped mountains, waterfalls, and in the distance, the summit of the North Mountain, where you’ll see Elsa’s Ice Palace glisten covered in snow.
Below you’ll see different pieces of concept art for the Frozen Kingdom.
- One attraction (gondolas)
- One restaurant inspired by the hideout of the humourous thugs
Rapunzel’s Forest is set in the world of Tangled with the unmistakable Tower in the valley. The entire forest is illuminated in the evening by Rapunzel’s Tower, lamps lining the pathways, a glowing restaurant, boathouse windows, and lanterns.
Peter Pan’s Never Land
- 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
Inside Peter Pan’s Never Land, guests become members of the Lost Boys. There’s a chance to explore a pirate ship, dine in a secret hideaway, and confront pirates. There’s also Pixie Hallow, where Tinker Bell lives!
Tokyo DisneySea Fantasy Springs 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
- Two restaurants and a lounge
The luxurious rooms are considered the finest accommodations at Tokyo Disney Resort.
Construction is underway, and here we’ll update you with the latest construction photos and videos from Tokyo DisneySea during the expansion.
Update October 29, 2022: Tokyo Disney Resort has shared a drone video of the Fantasy Springs construction site featuring concept art of expansion. Things are coming along nicely!
Update 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 highlights how fast the construction of the new land is progressing.
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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 spoke.
Fantasy Springs details were confirmed in the Tokyo Disney resort media release in May 2019. in January 2020, the resort announced the new expansion would open in 2023.
Then in October 2023, the Oriental Land Company announced the names of the areas and hotels along with the pushback of the opening to spring 2024.
Are you excited about Fantasy Springs at Tokyo DisneySea? In the comments, let us know which themed area you’re most excited about! Information and images from the Tokyo Disney Resort media release and website.
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This is so frikking exciting! Knowing the caliber of TDS, I’m positive these lands will be mind-blowingly fantastic. Is that Cinderella in the fountain (top 2 pics)?
I loved DisneySea before, and I am sure this will only UP my excitement level for what they’re adding, by 2022.
I have to ask a question though, pardon my second post. When a lot of the “Future of DisneySea” was announced a few years ago, I remember the time line going as far as 2025. And for now, all of this construction and new openings in both parks, leads to…2022. So…what the heck is happening in the three years after 2022? For myself, I am still imagining that they ARE going to join both parks together at the back, through some kind of transport system, from Bell’s Village to Fantasy Springs. I imagine it could be like the train that Ocean Park has, or the train in Florida’s Harry Potterverse has …totally enclosed transport vehicles, with windows showing the journey from Belle’s Village to Magic Springs….and back. Only for three/four day Park Hopper Pass holders, too. That’s how it’ll work. A guess. (o:
I see Cinderella, her shoe the magic mirror and what I think is sleeping beauty and Prince Charming. Wasn’t able to find tink in the picture.
It looks so amazing tho and can’t wait to see more as time progresses. I hope we’re able to get there in 2022 or at least 2023. ??
Looks amazing! I think I’m most excited for the Tangled theming, as it’s my absolute favourite! I’d better plan another trip in late 2022.
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