Concept Art and Video Released of Expansion and Additions to Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland is currently in a multi-year process of developing new rides and expanding areas within the park. When the work is complete in Spring 2020 guests will find new attractions, entertainment, shopping and dining experiences. Today, Disney shared video and concept art of some of the new rides and attractions — including a Beauty and the Beast themed area.

Tokyo Disneyland “Beauty and the Beast” themed area in Fantasyland Concept Art ©Disney

The centerpiece of the new Beauty and the Beast themed area in Fantasyland will be Beast’s Castle, rising 98 feet above the land — and a new ride.

The new ride, Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast, will have guests step into the film aboard ride vehicles that actually dance in rhythm to the film’s music. Those ride vehicles look like they have the same pattern on them as Chip and Mrs. Potts from the film!

Tokyo Disneyland “Beauty and the Beast” themed ride Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast in Fantasyland Concept Art ©Disney

The video below includes a sneak peek and details on new animatronics and technology on the ride, as well as an overview of the land.

In addition to the new ride, guests will also get to visit the Village Shoppes and La Taverne de Gaston in Belle’s Village from the movie. We also see Gaston himself will be visiting the village.

Tokyo Disneyland “Beauty and the Beast” themed village in Fantasyland Concept Art ©Disney

The new area will include a 1,500-seat theater, Fantasyland Forest Theatre, which will feature signature Disney entertainment in a dedicated indoor performance space.

Tokyo Disneyland Fantasyland Forest Theatre in Fantasyland Concept Art ©Disney

Fanstasyland isn’t the only area in the park getting some new rides and attractions. Tomorrowland will see the addition of The Happy Ride featuring Baymax, the “Big Hero 6” fan-favorite. Guests will join their own personal healthcare companion for an exciting musical whip ride set to swing them around and around.

Tokyo Disneyland “Big Hero 6” Ride The Happy Ride with Baymax Concept Art ©Disney

Tomorrowland will also see the addition of a new outerspace themed shop, The Big Pop, that will offer popcorn in multiple flavors, along with Tokyo Disneyland’s popular popcorn buckets.

Toontown will also see an addition. Minnie’s Style Studio will be the first greeting location in Tokyo Disneyland where guests can meet Minnie Mouse and say hello and take photos.

Tokyo Disneyland “Minnie’s Style Studio” Character Meet and Greet Area Concept Art ©Disney

All of these additions will debut in spring 2020 as part of the resort’s large-scale expansion plan. In addition to nearly doubling the size of Fantasyland at Tokyo Disneyland, Imagineers are hard at work on an eighth themed port at Tokyo DisneySea, celebrating the stories of Frozen, Tangled and Peter Pan and connecting to a new deluxe hotel with a one-of-a-kind luxury wing.

Tokyo Disneyland Expansion Concept Art ©Disney

This expansion to the park is in addition to the previously announced opening of a Toy Story Hotel at the resort.

Have you been to Tokyo Disneyland? What did you think? Do these new additions make you want to go even more? Let us know in the comments below!

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