Mickey News is thrilled to celebrate a monumental moment for Disney fans worldwide! After investing a whopping $2 billion and navigating the challenges of a global pandemic, Disney has unveiled the grand new Fantasy Springs expansion at Tokyo Disney Resort. Covering an impressive 1.5 million square feet, this latest addition to Tokyo DisneySea features enchanting new areas inspired by beloved franchises like ‘Frozen,’ ‘Tangled,’ and ‘Peter Pan.’

The significance of this expansion was marked by the presence of Disney’s top brass, including CEO Bob Iger and Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. They joined executives from Oriental Land, Disney’s Japanese partner, to celebrate this milestone event. “I am so proud of the richly immersive experiences we’ve created together, and I look forward to the bright future ahead of us here at Tokyo Disney Resort,” remarked Iger during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Iger praised the longstanding partnership with Oriental Land, which has spanned over 40 years, emphasizing the shared commitment to excellence that this new land epitomizes.

Fantasy Springs is part of Disney’s ambitious $60 billion, 10-year global theme park investment plan. As Disney’s largest addition in Japan since the resort first opened over four decades ago, Fantasy Springs is expected to draw even more visitors. With themed attractions, dining experiences, and exclusive merchandise shops, each area—’Frozen Kingdom,’ ‘Rapunzel’s Forest,’ and ‘Peter Pan’s Never Land’—promises to offer guests unforgettable adventures. For instance, the ‘Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Journey’ boat ride and the Royal Banquet of Arendelle restaurant immerse guests fully within the ‘Frozen’ saga.

The new expansion could not have come at a better time. Tourism in Japan is booming, with a weak yen and a surge of international interest driving record numbers of inbound visitors. In fact, March saw over 3.08 million travelers arriving in Japan, a substantial increase from pre-pandemic levels. This influx is benefitting not just the parks but the entire nation’s economy.

Adding to the excitement, the Fantasy Springs Hotel has opened its doors, boasting deluxe accommodations and the luxurious Grand Chateau. These new lodging options offer guests a premium experience with breathtaking views of the park and exclusive park access. “There’s new demand for luxury rooms here at the Tokyo resort,” noted George Gross, senior VP and managing director of Walt Disney Attractions Japan.

Looking ahead, Disney and Oriental Land are already planning further innovations, including the world’s first attraction based on ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ slated to open at Tokyo Disney Resort by 2026. We at Mickey News can’t wait to see what’s next!

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