Today, the Oriental Land Company announced that it will need more to consider the expansion projects they have planned for both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. The current plans call for an enhanced Fantasyland featuring Beauty and the Beast and Alice in Wonderland as well as an all-new “port of call” in DisneySea themed to Scandinavia and, thus, Frozen. Originally the review period was set to end this month while no deadline was announced for the new extended review period. It is unknown what this change of plans will mean for either project although delays seem likely.
If you’re unfamiliar, The Oriental Land Company owns and operates the Tokyo Disney Resort under license from The Walt Disney Company.
The news of this extension was reported in a press release. It read:
“Oriental Land Co., Ltd. announced that it will extend the period to study the two-large scale development plans, the redevelopment of Fantasyland at Tokyo Disneyland® Park and development of the new themed port at Tokyo DisneySea® Park.
Oriental Land Co. has been examining these two major development plans including revisiting some of the plans and concluded that it requires the extension of the consideration period, which was originally scheduled to end during 2015, in order to create a long-term and sustainable value of the theme parks.
Oriental Land Co. aims to create a long-term and sustainable value of the theme parks and will continue to examine the development plans to bring completely a new value to Tokyo Disneyland Park and Tokyo DisneySea Park and offer more wonderful experiences to Guests.”