Tokyo Disneyland has announced new details for several expansions coming to the park in April of 2020.

What’s happening:

  • Oriental Land Co., Ltd. has announced new details for the expansions coming to:
    • Fantasyland
    • Toontown
    • Tomorrowland
  • Opening on April 15, 2020, as part of the largest expansion since Tokyo Disneyland Park opened, these new experiences will immerse guests in the world of Disney like never before.
  • The details include descriptions of attractions, theater entertainment, merchandise and menus.

Fantasyland:

Tomorrowland:

Toontown:

Fantasyland

New area themed to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

  • This area stretches from the village where Belle lives to the forest where the Beast’s castle is secluded.
  • Highlights of the area include:
    • Maurice’s Cottage located at the entrance to the land – here guests can collect FASTPASS tickets
    • A fountain dedicated to Gaston can be found at the center of the village
    • La Taverne de Gaston restaurant
    • Village Shoppes, including one themed to the bookstore that Belle frequents

Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast

Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast

Beast’s Castle

  • Inside the castle, guests can experience the Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast attraction.
  • Guests board magical cups that “dance” in rhythm to the animated film’s well-known music as they take guests through scenes depicting the story of Belle and the Beast:
    • In the first scene, the beautiful Belle encounters a prince who has been transformed into a beast by a powerful enchantress.
    • Later, guests will be part of the banquet where they “dance” together with the dishes and cutlery to Lumiere’s singing
    • Guests will visit the snow-covered garden where they glide over the ice as Belle and the Beast find themselves growing closer.
  • The castle is filled with magical moments and surprises, so guests will discover something new each time they visit. Will Belle and the Beast find love and thus break the spell before the last petal of the enchanted rose falls?

Overview of Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast

  • Attraction type: Ride-through
  • Duration of ride: About 8 minutes
  • Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast will feature:
  • Disney FASTPASS
  • Single Rider
  • Happy 15 Entry (a special privilege that allows guests staying at a Disney hotel to enter the Park 15 minutes before the regular Park opening time)

Village Shoppes

  • Inspired by the shops in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast this area consists of a trio of stores:  
    • La Belle Librairie – designed like the bookshop that Belle visits in the film
    • Little Town Traders – where village craftspeople sell their wares including:
      • Hand-made toys
      • Candlesticks
      • Dishware
    • Bonjour Gifts – themed as the shop of the village’s talented clothier and hatmaker
  • The shops will offer different types of special merchandise that will enhance the ambience from the Beauty and the Beast film including:

  • Glass Set ¥2,600  
  • Mug ¥1,500  
  • Plate Set ¥2,900  
  • Pouch ¥3,000

 

  • Stainless Mug ¥2,600  
  • Toothbrush Set ¥1,700  
  • Cushion ¥2,300  

  • Hairband ¥2,100  
  • Melody Light Rose ¥2,300  
  • Special merchandise will be available at Grand Emporium starting from April 8, 2020 and at Village Shoppes from April 15, 2020.

Restaurants and Dining

Restaurant: La Taverne de Gaston 

  • This counter service restaurant is styled after the tavern in Beauty and the Beast.
  • The interior of the tavern proudly displays trophies celebrating Gaston’s many accomplishments, there’s even the large portrait of Gaston above the fireplace as seen in the film.
  • This restaurant serves hearty fare and a soft drink version of Gaston’s favorite brew!
  • Guests can purchase menu items a la carte or as a set (with French Fries and Soft Drink):

  • Disney Big Bite Croissant
    • Set: ¥1,140
    • Croissant only: ¥750  
  • French Toast Sandwich
    • Set: ¥1,140  
    • Sandwich only: ¥750
  • Hunter’s Pie
    • Set: ¥1,140  
    • Pie only: ¥750

Restaurant: LeFou’s

  • Opening next door to La Taverne de Gaston will be LeFou’s, a small snack shop named after Gaston’s sidekick. Served here will be apple-caramel churros, a new flavor for Tokyo Disneyland.

  • LeFou’s Churro (Apple-Caramel) ¥400  each
  • Berry Cheers ¥450 /cup
  • Sweet Gaston ¥ 450

Popcorn Wagon: Le Petit Popper 

  • This little popcorn wagon in village where Belle lives serves up freshly popped corn.

Fantasyland Forest Theatre

  • Deep in Fantasyland, in a fairytale setting, lies the immersive Fantasyland Forest Theatre—the first indoor theater at Tokyo Disneyland.
  • With half-timbers, tree forms and pillars, both the exterior and interior design of this theater were inspired by the forest. The chandeliers, which appear to use candles, are rustic as well.
  • The theater is decorated with beautiful tapestries and murals which celebrate the forest and woodland creatures from Disney animation.
  • Here guests will enjoy the musical show “Mickey’s Magical Music World.”

Mickey’s Magical Music World:

  • This original Tokyo Disneyland show features Mickey Mouse and his pals in a spectacular performance of music and dance that makes full use of the theater’s large-scale stage sets and effects.
  • One day, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy find a giant music box deep in the forest. They turn the music box’s large golden key and doors suddenly open. Accompanied by the songs associated with them, various Disney Characters appear including Snow White, Pinocchio, Woody and more.
  • Mickey and his Pals are delighted with the surprising development and are excited to hear the next song. But when the last door opens, no one appears and no music is heard. Worried, Mickey and his pals set off on a journey to find the missing song. Along the way they encounter characters from many Disney films:
    • Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast welcomes them with a colorful banquet
    • King Louie and others from The Jungle Book together with Timon from The Lion King put on a powerful jungle-style performance
    • In a lovely world of starry skies and mirrors, the Disney Princesses dance a graceful waltz
    • Ursula from The Little Mermaid and Captain Hook from Peter Pan appear in a thrilling scene
  • Will the journey of Mickey and his Pals lead them to the lost song?
  • Guests of all ages will enjoy this dynamic entertainment offering with many of their favorite Disney Characters, unforgettable music, and spectacular scenes featuring a blend of stage effects, image projections and live performances.
  • Duration: About 25 minutes
  • Performances: 5 to 9 times daily

Shopping

  • Around 15 different types of plush toys and plush badges of Mickey Mouse and his Pals wearing costumes like the ones they wear in “Mickey’s Magical Music World” will be available:

  • Plush Toy ¥5,100  
  • Plush Badge ¥2,300  
  • Special merchandise will be available at Grand Emporium starting from April 8, 2020 and at Village Shoppes from April 15, 2020.

Tomorrowland

The Happy Ride with Baymax

  • Opening in Tomorrowland, The Happy Ride with Baymax is the world’s first rotating ride attraction themed to the Disney film Big Hero 6 (released in Japan as Baymax).
  • The brilliant young inventor Hiro Hamada learned from his robotic personal healthcare companion Baymax that the first step in making people healthy is to make them happy, so he and Baymax developed this wild, musical ride that is sure to make everyone happy.
  • As Hiro’s favorite up-tempo music plays, guests aboard vehicles pulled by Baymax’s nursebot friends can enjoy being whirled around in unexpected ways. A device on the attraction’s ceiling “scans” the guests with lights to measure their happiness while on the ride. The levels of happiness are sure to be high as guests enjoy the surprises and unexpected twists of the ride.

Overview of The Happy Ride with Baymax

  • Attraction type: Rotating ride
  • Duration of ride: About 1.5 minutes
  • The following service is available for this attraction:
  • Disney FASTPASS
  • Guests must be 81 cm or taller to ride.
  • Note: The Happy Ride with Baymax is presented by Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.

Dining

The Big Pop:

  • Opening in Tomorrowland next door to The Happy Ride with Baymax is The Big Pop, a cosmic-themed shop specializing in popcorn.
  • This is the first shop in Tokyo Disney Resort dedicated to popcorn.

  • Appropriate for its location in Tomorrowland, the shop is themed to outer space:
    • Hanging from the starry ceiling is a huge popcorn chandelier representing the “big bang” that created the universe
    • Large windows allow guests both inside and outside the shop to view the kitchen where the popcorn is being made

  • The Big Pop offers a variety of popcorn buckets that can be filled with a choice of three flavors of popcorn:
    • Cookie & Cream (available for the first time at the Park)
    • Caramel & Cheese
    • Strawberry Milk

Shopping

Stargazer Supplies: 

  • This merchandise wagon, featuring a giant telescope, is themed to a gathering place for both astronomers and stargazers.

Toontown

Minnie’s Style Studio

  • For the first time at Tokyo Disneyland, guests will be able to meet Minnie Mouse in her very own greeting facility when Minnie’s Style Studio opens in Toontown.
  • As a world-renowned fashion designer, Minnie Mouse will greet guests while wearing her latest design, which will change each season.
  • Decked out with a big, polka-dot bow, Minnie’s Style Studio is where she designs, creates and photographs her new fashions.
  • Guests enter the lobby where posters of magazine covers featuring Minnie are on display, visit her office where she draws her original designs, and then pass through the workroom where Minnie’s designs become outfits.
  • Finally, guests will enter the photo studio where Minnie will greet them wearing her latest high-fashion design for the season.
  • When Minnie’s Style Studio opens she’ll greet guests in a hat and a dress with a floral design perfect for the spring season.
  • Toontown is presented by Kodansha Ltd.

Shopping

  • In each of the four seasons of the year, special merchandise with motifs matching the costume Minnie wears at the studio will be available.
  • In springtime, eight different types of merchandise, including hairbands and plush badges will be offered:

  • Toontown Hairband ¥1,800
  • Plush toy ¥5,100
  • Plush badge ¥2,300
  • Note: Special merchandise will be available at Gag Factory/ Toontown Five and Dime starting from April 8, 2020.

More Special Merchandise:

  • Guests will find nearly 130 types of special merchandise in two different designs featuring the four new major attractions opening in Tokyo Disneyland including:
    • Greeting cards with pop-out images
    • Tissue holders
    • Keychains
    • Chocolate Crunch
    • T-shirts
    • Caps
    • Neck straps
    • Pass cases

  • Greeting Card ¥1,000  
  • Tissue Holder ¥2,200  
  • Keychain ¥1,300  
  • Chocolate Crunch ¥ 2,600  

  • T-Shirt 100/120 cm ¥1,900  
  • Special merchandise will be available at Grand Emporium starting from April 8, 2020.

Tokyo Disney Resort Vacation Packages  

  • This online service is offering a two-day plan commemorating the opening of the new facilities at Tokyo Disneyland. The plan includes:
    • Accommodations at a hotel within Tokyo Disney Resort
    • FASTPASS selections that do not have specified times
    • A ticket for front row seating to view “Mickey’s Magical Music World”
    • FASTPASS without specified times to experience:
      • Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast
      • The Happy Ride with Baymax.
    • Guests using this plan will also be able to experience Minnie’s Style Studio with a minimal wait

Disney Hotels

  • Select Disney hotels will welcome guests with various programs starting from April 8, 2020 and continuing through March 19, 2021.
  • The lobby and other areas of these three Disney hotels will feature decorations commemorating the opening of Tokyo Disneyland’s new attractions and facilities.

  • Tokyo Disneyland Hotel and Disney Ambassador Hotel:
    • Guests staying here will find complimentary postcards and paper gift bags with a limited-edition design in their rooms
    • Restaurants will be serving special menus for a limited period only
  • Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel:
    • Guests will also receive a limited-edition design postcard

Good to know: 

  • The limited-edition design postcards and paper gift bags will be available in all Disney Ambassador Hotel guest rooms with the exception of:
    • “KINGDOM HEARTS Special Room”
    • “KINGDOM HEARTS Special Room – Remind”

Disney Resort Line

  • At the four monorail stations of the Disney Resort Line, day pass tickets will be available in two different designs.

  • Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast attraction
  • Mickey Mouse and images of the four new facilities
  • Monorail day passes will be available starting from April 8, 2020.
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