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Tokyo Disney plans biggest expansion in 20 years as operator enters discussions for ¥300bn development
POSTED 30 Nov 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Tokyo Disney could undergo its biggest expansion in over two decades, as operator Oriental Land is reportedly in discussions over a ¥300bn (US$2.68bn, €2.25bn, £1.98bbn) mega-development for the resort.

According to multiple news sources in Japan, the plans are not part of the previous ¥250bn (US$2.22bn, €1.88bn, £1.65bn), 10-year expansion plan for Tokyo Disney, which includes new attractions based on Beauty and the Beast and Big Hero 6, as well as a Frozen-themed area.

The new expansion would increase the park’s size by roughly 30 per cent, with the facilities expected to open in 2023.

To make room for the addition, which would ease congestion in the resort, Oriental Land will build a multi-storey carpark capable of holding 4,000 vehicles, meaning the existing carpark space can be redeveloped for attractions.

Japan’s theme park market is starting to growing as US operators Disney and Universal continue to invest in new attractions.

In recent years, Universal has made investments into its major Harry Potter expansion, as well as investments into a new area opened this year devoted to Despicable Me’s Minions.

A ¥60bn (US$534m, €451m, £397m) Nintendo and Mario-themed area is also in progress and expected to open in 2020 ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Disney is creating its own competition in Asia, last year launching Shanghai Disneyland, which drew 11 million visitors in its first year. China is also a hotbed of theme park development, with more than 60 new parks to open by 2020.

According to the reports, an official announcement on Tokyo Disney is expected to be made in May next year. Attractions Management has contacted Disney and Oriental Land for comment.
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Tokyo Disney plans biggest expansion in 20 years as operator enters discussions for ¥300bn development
POSTED 30 Nov 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Tokyo Disney could undergo its biggest expansion in over two decades, as operator Oriental Land is reportedly in discussions over a ¥300bn (US$2.68bn, €2.25bn, £1.98bbn) mega-development for the resort.

According to multiple news sources in Japan, the plans are not part of the previous ¥250bn (US$2.22bn, €1.88bn, £1.65bn), 10-year expansion plan for Tokyo Disney, which includes new attractions based on Beauty and the Beast and Big Hero 6, as well as a Frozen-themed area.

The new expansion would increase the park’s size by roughly 30 per cent, with the facilities expected to open in 2023.

To make room for the addition, which would ease congestion in the resort, Oriental Land will build a multi-storey carpark capable of holding 4,000 vehicles, meaning the existing carpark space can be redeveloped for attractions.

Japan’s theme park market is starting to growing as US operators Disney and Universal continue to invest in new attractions.

In recent years, Universal has made investments into its major Harry Potter expansion, as well as investments into a new area opened this year devoted to Despicable Me’s Minions.

A ¥60bn (US$534m, €451m, £397m) Nintendo and Mario-themed area is also in progress and expected to open in 2020 ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Disney is creating its own competition in Asia, last year launching Shanghai Disneyland, which drew 11 million visitors in its first year. China is also a hotbed of theme park development, with more than 60 new parks to open by 2020.

According to the reports, an official announcement on Tokyo Disney is expected to be made in May next year. Attractions Management has contacted Disney and Oriental Land for comment.
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Gulliver's Theme Park
Salary: Competitive
Location: Matlock Bath, Matlock, UK
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Salary: £8.82 Per Hour
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Activity Instructor
Girlguiding UK
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, UK
Head Lifeguard/ Duty Officer
Brean Splash
Salary: Hourly rate up to £8.50 per hour - 44 hours per week
Location: Somerset, UK
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Tokyo Disney plans biggest expansion in 20 years as operator enters discussions for ¥300bn development
POSTED 30 Nov 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Tokyo Disney could undergo its biggest expansion in over two decades, as operator Oriental Land is reportedly in discussions over a ¥300bn (US$2.68bn, €2.25bn, £1.98bbn) mega-development for the resort.

According to multiple news sources in Japan, the plans are not part of the previous ¥250bn (US$2.22bn, €1.88bn, £1.65bn), 10-year expansion plan for Tokyo Disney, which includes new attractions based on Beauty and the Beast and Big Hero 6, as well as a Frozen-themed area.

The new expansion would increase the park’s size by roughly 30 per cent, with the facilities expected to open in 2023.

To make room for the addition, which would ease congestion in the resort, Oriental Land will build a multi-storey carpark capable of holding 4,000 vehicles, meaning the existing carpark space can be redeveloped for attractions.

Japan’s theme park market is starting to growing as US operators Disney and Universal continue to invest in new attractions.

In recent years, Universal has made investments into its major Harry Potter expansion, as well as investments into a new area opened this year devoted to Despicable Me’s Minions.

A ¥60bn (US$534m, €451m, £397m) Nintendo and Mario-themed area is also in progress and expected to open in 2020 ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Disney is creating its own competition in Asia, last year launching Shanghai Disneyland, which drew 11 million visitors in its first year. China is also a hotbed of theme park development, with more than 60 new parks to open by 2020.

According to the reports, an official announcement on Tokyo Disney is expected to be made in May next year. Attractions Management has contacted Disney and Oriental Land for comment.
RELATED STORIES
Bob Chapek tipped as heir to Disney throne


Disney's chief operating officer, Bob Chapek, has emerged as the favourite to make the step up when Bob Iger’s tenure as CEO ends in 2019.
IAAPA 17: Disney legend Joe Rohde reveals secrets to storytelling with IPs


Veteran Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde has revealed his secret to storytelling in theme parks, saying that to successfully utilise an IP, attractions creators must put visitors at the centre of their own immersive fantasy world.
IAAPA 2017: Creative force behind 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' reveals details of immersive Disney project


Scott Trowbridge, the Disney Imagineer leading the creative vision for its Star Wars-themed projects, has revealed details of the operator’s planned Galaxy’s Edge lands, coming to California and Orlando in 2019.
Tokyo Disney Resort plans ¥250bn expansion in bid to draw more visitors


Kyoichiro Uenishi, president of Tokyo Disney Resort operator Oriental Land Co, has said the company is planning to introduce a raft of premier new attractions as it aims to increase annual visitor numbers by 10 per cent over the next decade.
 


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