Wednesday, April 5, 2017
At Tokyo Disneyland happened today the groundbreaking ceremony for the launch of the new Fantasyland construction and the new attractions, shops and restaurants are planned to open in 2020. It will include a Beauty and the Beast mini land with a E-Ticket Beauty and the Beast attraction, a live entertainment theater, as well as restaurant and shops, a Big Hero 6 attraction, a "popcorn" shop, and a Minnie Mouse meet and greet facility in the Toon Town area.
TDL released the CGI simulation video below showing the Minnie Mouse meet and greet and the Beauty and the Beast mini land.
Here is Tokyo Disneyland official press release and WDI artwork, including plenty of new ones!
URAYASU, CHIBA—Oriental Land Co., Ltd. announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the large-scale development of Tokyo Disneyland Park was held on April 5, 2017, officially launching the project.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the site proposed for the development and construction was officially launched by the president and COO of Oriental Land Co., Ltd., Kyoichiro Uenishi, accompanied by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. With the project officially in motion, Oriental Land Co., Ltd. is focused on the completion and opening of the new development in spring 2020 and will continue to pursue new dreams for Tokyo Disney Resort.
The large-scale development will include a new Beauty and the Beast Area (tentative name), a live entertainment theater (name TBA), a new attraction themed to the Disney film Big Hero 6 (name TBA), and a new Minnie Mouse greeting facility (name TBA). Total investment for the development is expected to be about 75 billion yen, the largest investment since the Grand Opening of Tokyo DisneySea Park in 2001.
Above, an overall view and below New WDI artworks of the Beauty and the Beast village.
Below, artworks for a shop and a restaurant in the Beauty and the Beast area.
The exterior and entrance of the new Beauty and the Beast E-Ticket ride, and guests experiencing the ride in the trackless ride vehicles.
WDI artworks of the exterior and interior of the live entertainment theater.
The new attraction themed to Big Hero 6.
Exterior and interior of the new Popcorn shop.
Exterior and interior of the Minnie Mouse greeting facility.
Pictures: copyright Disney - Oriental Land