[Update, Feb 7] The opening date for Tokyo DisneySea's new area 'Fantasy Springs' has been pushed back to 2023.
Disney fans rejoice: Tokyo’s DisneySea is about to get bigger. Come 2022, the seaside nautical theme park will open a new extension christened ‘Fantasy Springs’, where you can explore an additional 140,000-sqm of Disney fun, inspired by the hit films ‘Frozen’ (2013) and ‘Tangled’ (2010) as well as the classic ‘Peter Pan’ (1953).
This new extension will lean heavily on the fairy-tale theme, with an entrance inspired by mythical springs. There will be four new attractions, three restaurants, a souvenir shop and a luxurious 475-room hotel. The entire project will reportedly costs ¥250 billion, the biggest investment since the park’s opening in 2001.
You can look forward to visiting Arendelle, the kingdom from the Disney hit ‘Frozen’. The Arendelle castle will host a restaurant while you can relive the enchanting story of Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and co through on a boat ride.
‘Tangled’ fans, however, will get to explore Rapunzel’s tower, set against a tranquil forest. The nearby restaurant is based on the film’s little eatery where our heroine encounters a group of villains. Similar to the ‘Frozen’ attraction, ‘Tangled’ lets you enjoy a scenic gondola ride, where you’ll be surrounded by hundreds of lanterns – it’s easy to imagine yourself as Rapunzel and relive the most magical scene in the movie.
For those who remember Disney back in the day will appreciate the walk down memory lane at Peter Pan’s Neverland. You can go on adventures with our titular hero, the Lost Boys and the fairy Tinkerbell – whether it’s rescuing Wendy’s younger brother John, who was kidnapped by the pirates, or exploring Tinkerbell’s home, the Pixie Hollow.
For more information about Tokyo Disney Resort, check the official website.