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Tokyo Disneyland Resort Expansion

SweetDuffy101

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According to Disney fan Japan in an sit down interview with OLC executives, They’ve stated that they’re already working on a brand new harbor show that can Be enjoyed 360 degrees for the 20th anniversary celebrations, And in addition After Fantasy Springs the focus will shift back to Disneyland.
 

jrhwdw

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According to Disney fan Japan in an sit down interview with OLC executives, They’ve stated that they’re already working on a brand new harbor show that can Be enjoyed 360 degrees for the 20th anniversary celebrations, And in addition After Fantasy Springs the focus will shift back to Disneyland.
Is this a daytime or nighttime show? Doesn't TDS have 360 viewing for harbor shows already? Granted it doesn't work for Pixar Playtime.


Would be nice if TDS would start a permanent daytime show for the 20th!
Any more rumors on F! ending? When do we think TDR will announce their 2020 Calendar?
 

ThemeParkTraveller

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And in addition After Fantasy Springs the focus will shift back to Disneyland.
I'm really curious what comes after Fantasy Springs. TDL has space for a new land as well, but a few of the existing lands could use a renovation. I imagine a lot of the future plans are contingent on the success of the upcoming expansions.
 

ThemeParkTraveller

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What do you think they would include in a Tomorrowland expansion?
Just recently, Bob Iger and Philippe Gas were in talks with OLC to bring a version of Galaxy's Edge to TDL. There is certainly enough space for it beside Tomorrowland, although the layout would be very different from the DL and DHS version. It would also transition nicely with Star Tours right beside it. How likely this proposal is to be accepted is still up in the air.

Does the existing pad include the theater that's going to close at the end of the year, or is that it?
The Showbase theater will have to be removed to enable access to the expansion pad. Altogether, there's approximately 14 acres to work with.
 

Timothy_Q

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Just recently, Bob Iger and Philippe Gas were in talks with OLC to bring a version of Galaxy's Edge to TDL. There is certainly enough space for it beside Tomorrowland, although the layout would be very different from the DL and DHS version. It would also transition nicely with Star Tours right beside it. How likely this proposal is to be accepted is still up in the air.
A transition from Tokyo's Tomorrowland to Batuu would be incredibly harsh.
There's zero visual connection between the two.

If they do decide to add SW behind Tomorrowland, hopefully it'll be something unique that looks different from Batuu
 

ThemeParkTraveller

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A transition from Tokyo's Tomorrowland to Batuu would be incredibly harsh.
There's zero visual connection between the two.

If they do decide to add SW behind Tomorrowland, hopefully it'll be something unique that looks different from Batuu
Good point. I was thinking more about the thematic connection.

A setting similar to Coruscant would be more fitting for TDL if the land goes through.
 

ThemeParkTraveller

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Is that confirmed that they are removing the theater? I thought they were just changing out shows.
You're right. It's not going away just yet, and there will be a temporary Minnie show being presented in the theater next year. It will likely only be used for seasonal shows going forward until the expansion plans necessitate its removal. The opening of the Fantasyland Forest Theatre next year means a secondary theater like Showbase isn't really needed anymore.
 

jrhwdw

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You're right. It's not going away just yet, and there will be a temporary Minnie show being presented in the theater next year. It will likely only be used for seasonal shows going forward until the expansion plans necessitate its removal. The opening of the Fantasyland Forest Theatre next year means a secondary theater like Showbase isn't really needed anymore.
The only thing is TDR doesn't allow filming in indoor theaters. Like Big Band Beat and now, Song Of Mirage.

WIll Fantasy Forest be different? That will be the main TDL Theatere right? Or will Showbase stil be used for Ambassador Installations and Special Parties?
 

ThemeParkTraveller

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The only thing is TDR doesn't allow filming in indoor theaters. Like Big Band Beat and now, Song Of Mirage.

WIll Fantasy Forest be different? That will be the main TDL Theatere right? Or will Showbase stil be used for Ambassador Installations and Special Parties?
It will be TDL's equivalent of the Broadway Music Theater at TDS, so the rules will likely be the same. Smaller events may still be held at Showbase, as Fantasyland Forest will be used primarily for large-scale productions.
 

SweetDuffy101

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Is this a daytime or nighttime show? Doesn't TDS have 360 viewing for harbor shows already? Granted it doesn't work for Pixar Playtime.


Would be nice if TDS would start a permanent daytime show for the 20th!
Any more rumors on F! ending? When do we think TDR will announce their 2020 Calendar?
1. No mention of it being seasonal or regular,
No mention of it being daytime or nighttime.
2. Fantasmic is still rumored to end on November 2020.
3. Rumor has it The Mt. Prometheus is not just an aesthetic repair, But also the Mountain would be designed to accomodate Projection Mapping on a new Harbor Show.
 

Animaniac93-98

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Top 10 Disney hits in Japan since 2010. Frozen 2 and Lion King are likely to make this list, as will TS4, once its run is done

Frozen $249 million
Alice in Wonderland $133 million
Toy Story 3 $126 million
Beauty and the Beast $110 million
Pirates 4 $108 Million
Star Wars: The Force Awakens $97 million
Aladdin $96 million
Monsters University $90 Million
Big Hero 6 $76 million
Zootopia $70 million

Interesting how most titles on this list already have rides in one of the two parks. GE sounds like it would be a hit, although Star Tours, even with FP, has some of the shortest waits in the park.

If it were up to me, the Tomorrowland expansion would be for GE and then Big Hero 6 would become the replacement for ST. I know BH6 is already getting a ride, but it feels like wasted potential. A full San Fransokyo area would be a dream, but I'm not sure if it would be redundant with real-life Tokyo next door (not that Ratatouille in Paris was a concern).
 

ThemeParkTraveller

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It's too bad Soaring doesn't have a third theater for extra capacity like at Epcot. Fastpasses have been running out within 10 minutes of park opening, and I've seen the standby line stretched as far as the tunnel to Mermaid Lagoon!
 

Brainleech419

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It's too bad Soaring doesn't have a third theater for extra capacity like at Epcot. Fastpasses have been running out within 10 minutes of park opening, and I've seen the standby line stretched as far as the tunnel to Mermaid Lagoon!
Maybe its a factor of going to dca 1.0 a lot as kid but that blows my mind people wait that long for soarin
 
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