We have another exciting update to share on our work in Asia! As you may remember, Shanghai Disney Resort is scheduled to open its own Toy Story Land in 2018, and Hong Kong Disneyland last year unveiled its plan for a proposed multi-year expansion through 2023. This morning, Tokyo Disney Resort began its own construction work with the groundbreaking of a large-scale development at Tokyo Disneyland through 2020.

The ceremony was hosted by the president of Oriental Land Co., Ltd., with help from our pals Mickey and Minnie, and the development is lauded as the resort’s biggest investment since the grand opening of Tokyo DisneySea in 2001.

This development will bring immersive new offerings for guests of all ages. In Fantasyland, a breathtaking “Beauty and the Beast”-inspired area will transport you into Belle’s quaint village complete with a new attraction, merchandise location and restaurant. You can catch a glimpse of your favorite characters from the beloved film and brave the Beast’s Castle. You can also enjoy live performances at a dedicated indoor theater.

For the first time, you can step into the world of everyone’s favorite robot and ‘personal healthcare companion,’ Baymax, on an attraction inspired by “Big Hero 6” in Tomorrowland. And you’ll be able to walk through Minnie’s design studio in Toontown before meeting the glamorous mouse herself.

This development is just one of the many ways we’re looking to add new and exciting experiences for our guests around the world.