Tokyo Disneyland Resort Expansion

dennis-in-ct

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Star Wars is still popular in Japan, even if not on the same scale as the U.S. or parts of Europe. Outside of Harry Potter, Star Wars is the highest grossing live-action Hollywood franchise in Japan.

With regards to TDS attendance, it's a result of not having as many attractions as TDL and also being less family-friendly (most of the major attractions are thrill rides with height restrictions). Although to be fair, TDS currently attracts more guests per year than TDL did from 2002-2011. With the opening of Fantasy Springs, TDS could finally catch up to TDL in the present (or be reasonably close at least).
I agree - the TDS fantasy springs will give the Japanese audience what they want. Cute fantasy environments to absorb.
 

Tyler161

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Wow, truly looks like it has been there since day one; no piecemeal shoehorned in development. Imagineers must love playing around and getting to work at TDS, what a dream!

Those are slightly glaring sight lines, is it noticeable in many places? I wonder what could be done to cover them up, can hardly complain though. Can’t wait to visit one day
 

Timothy_Q

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Wow, truly looks like it has been there since day one; no piecemeal shoehorned in development. Imagineers must love playing around and getting to work at TDS, what a dream!

Those are slightly glaring sight lines, is it noticeable in many places? I wonder what could be done to cover them up, can hardly complain though. Can’t wait to visit one day
Before Soarin, there were some backstage buildings that could also be seen from the fortress, before the trees matured.

Those received painted flats that mimicked the mediterranean aesthetic of architecture.
I imagine the same will happen to these

TDS 1.jpgTDS 2.jpg
 

ThemeParkTraveller

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Regarding that open view of the backstage area, I hope they will replant all the trees they removed during the construction of Soarin'. I figure the natural berm that was there before was displaced only temporarily to facilitate construction and ease of access to that area.
 

ThemeParkTraveller

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What are the chances of soft openings for this ride?! It doesn't officially open for another month but I mean it looks just about complete to me :cool:
They are having a special preview for 400 lucky guests on July 19 (one hour only), so that's probably the earliest the attraction will be open.
 

SweetDuffy101

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Actually Preview lotteries for Sponsors Has been quite alot were talking about thousands rolling out , for awhile now and in various Disney Japan fan Clubs and sites.

On a side note Those who received the special Ticket for the preview, The Ticket Preview Cant be reselled through online cause there is an embedded serial code that OLC can easily track that person and be banned from any lottery in the future.
 
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mickeyfan5534

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There's been a lot of promotion for Minnie lately:
  • Minnie Vans
  • Minnie as Captain of the Disney Cruise Ship, not just the Cruise Director
  • Minnie will host the new Christmas fireworks at MK.
I’m really liking this Minnie focus. Reminds me of the efforts back in the 80s of making Minnie her own character outside of Mickey.
 

brb1006

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There's been a lot of promotion for Minnie lately:
  • Minnie Vans
  • Minnie as Captain of the Disney Cruise Ship, not just the Cruise Director
  • Minnie will host the new Christmas fireworks at MK.
Minnie Mouse is very popular in Japan alongside Chip and Dale.
 
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