Update (October 27, 2023): 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 the worlds of Frozen, Tangled, and Peter Pan’s Neverland.
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.
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!
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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
- 2 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 really highlights just how fast the construction of the new land is coming along.
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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.
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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