Tokyo Disneyland Resort Expansion

Timothy_Q

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Quite possibly some of the least imaginative attraction names to ever come out of WDI. A colossal disappointment for the time we’ve had to spend waiting on their reveals.

- Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Journey
- Rapunzel’s Lantern Festival
- Peter Pan’s Never Land Adventure
I think they work perfectly next to other classic Fantasyland ride names

Character name + adjective/descriptor + noun

- Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Journey
- Rapunzel’s Lantern Festival
- Peter Pan’s Never Land Adventure
- Snow White's Scary Adventures
- Pinocchio's Daring Journey
- Mr Toad's Wild Ride
 

denyuntilcaught

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Nah SM is incredibly creative because it creates mystery and curiosity. The idea of a mountain and space together fundamentally does not make sense based on what perceived understanding the audience has about space, so they don’t really know what they’re getting themselves into. It builds excitement yet is so simple without giving away the entire premise of the story. It’s brilliant naming.
I think you're giving it far too much credit. The words "Space" and "Mountain" don't even really make sense together.
 

Robbiem

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Well at least you know what you’re getting from those names.

in USJ we went on Space Fantasy the ride which from the advertising looked like a cross between Buzz and small world. My 75 year old mother wasn’t pleased to find out it was a spinning coaster with rock music!
 

BrianLo

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That E ticket pan ride is interesting. Cause I’ve read that it uses the brand new ride system that is/was supposed to be used for the quinjet e ticket ride, making you feel like you’re flying. And there have been past speculations/rumors about that ride system being a suspended one, and I remember seeing an official testing video of a suspended ride system. The art for the ride even makes it look like you’re gunna be suspended in some way…

But then you look at the ride vehicle and it looks nothing like the suspension ride system in that one testing video, and it doesn’t look like it would be suspended in any way at all. It just looks like a trackless system or something that’s supposed to be on the ground.

Isn’t the show building huge? It’s perplexing. But I don’t wanna get too excited cause I don’t wanna be let down lol

I think it is more akin to Islands of Adventure Spiderman ride.

There were lots of rumours early on about what you suggest or something akin to FoP, but we seem to have a system that traverses through the whole building.
 

tanc

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Tokyo Disney announced their ride closures for early 2024 and this is quite some downtime! Makes me feel sorry for people going before summer and even in May. This makes me wonder if Fantasy Springs might be later than we thought because these are some big downtimes, I wonder if this is years of backed up maintenance or something. Just seems odd to see something closed for this long.

Honey Hunt: 1/26/24 - 5/26/24,
Big Thunder Mountain: 2/26/24 - 6/24/24,
Sinbad: 2/13/24 - 9/24/24,
Toy Story Mania:1/10/24 - 4/8/24
 

PiratesMansion

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Tokyo Disney announced their ride closures for early 2024 and this is quite some downtime! Makes me feel sorry for people going before summer and even in May. This makes me wonder if Fantasy Springs might be later than we thought because these are some big downtimes, I wonder if this is years of backed up maintenance or something. Just seems odd to see something closed for this long.

Honey Hunt: 1/26/24 - 5/26/24,
Big Thunder Mountain: 2/26/24 - 6/24/24,
Sinbad: 2/13/24 - 9/24/24,
Toy Story Mania:1/10/24 - 4/8/24
In particular, I'm not really sure how to read the Sindbad closure.

Are they closing it for those dates because they're expecting that the best time to lose what is theoretically the highest capacity attraction in the park is when there will be four brand new rides to help offset the capacity loss?

Or does this mean that they're planning to announce another delay for the new area until Fall of next year, at which point Sindbad will reopen just in time to suck up excess capacity that can't get to do the attractions they want to in the new land?
 

Henry Mystic

Author of "A Manor of Fact"

Tokyo Disney announced their ride closures for early 2024 and this is quite some downtime! Makes me feel sorry for people going before summer and even in May. This makes me wonder if Fantasy Springs might be later than we thought because these are some big downtimes, I wonder if this is years of backed up maintenance or something. Just seems odd to see something closed for this long.

Honey Hunt: 1/26/24 - 5/26/24,
Big Thunder Mountain: 2/26/24 - 6/24/24,
Sinbad: 2/13/24 - 9/24/24,
Toy Story Mania:1/10/24 - 4/8/24
Oh no not Hunny Hunt :(
 

Markiewong

Well-Known Member
Large backdrop pieces are going up, it looks like most of the budget went to the park-facing side of the hotel. And honestly I am fine with that, its remarkable enough that they are building this project let alone after COVID. I am hoping that sacrificing the non-park side of the hotel means there is no cutting in the rest of the project.

 

tanc

Well-Known Member
I'm hoping it will be better than Enchanted Tale, I personally think that ride is by far the best ride they've made in a while. Experiencing it in person is just feels completely different than watching a video.
 

Timothy_Q

Well-Known Member
Love the different stylistic choices the imagineers made for Arendelle's castle in Tokyo and Hong Kong

HKD's is small and charming, and replicates the castle after Elsa transformed it so it's bright and vibrant with teal rooftops giving it an extremely whimsical fairy tale look that blends perfectly with HKD's scale and atmosphere

TDS's on the other hand is much larger and imposing, and mimics the look of the castle pre-transformation, so it's much more muted, with realistic textures and colors, which fits with the park's grand scale and extremely detailed environments
 

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