Disney Reveals Name of Tokyo DisneySea's 8th Port

After breaking ground in what is to become Tokyo DisneySea's 8th port, we now have its official name. Fantasy Springs will be the title, but that's not all Dismey released on the subject. They also released some beautiful day & night concept art depicting the look of the new lands. Oriental land is investing 250 Billion Yen on this project that will feature lands themed to Frozen, Tangled, & Peter Pan. Frozen's land of post film Arendelle will feature an attraction that tells the story of Elsa and her beloved sister, Anna. Sounding like the familiar Epcot ride, suests will board boats and experience the sisters’ heartfelt journey, enjoying songs from the film, and encountering surprising thrills. There will also be a restaurant set inside the beautiful Arendelle Castle. Tangled's land will naturally feature  Rapunzel’s tower rising above the forest. It will also include an boat attraction where guests will board gondolas for a romantic boat tour of Rapunzel’s “Best Day Ever” as she journeys with Flynn to the lantern festival. Flickering lanterns illuminate the attraction’s climactic scene while Rapunzel and Flynn sing an iconic song from the film. The pand will also feature a restaurant, inspired by the hideout of the band of thugs who appeared in the film in the "I've Got A Dream" sequence. Neverland will also be home to two attractions and a restaurant. Featuring landmarks including verdant mountains, Captain Hook’s pirate ship and Skull Rock. One attraction will fly over the jungles of Neverland into a battle with Captain Hook and his crew of pirates to rescue Wendy’s younger brother, John, who has been kidnapped by Captain Hook and his pirates. You'll board boats and follow the Lost Boys down a river until Tinker Bell sprinkles the boats with pixie dust, & you take off flying through Neverland on an adventure that featuring iconic music and dynamic 3D imagery of the characters from the film. The second attraction immerses us in the oversized world of Pixie Hollow, while the restaurant is inspired by the Lost Boys and their hideout. There will also be a new Disney Hllyel in the park. Themed to Disney fantasy, it will rise above and around the magical springs that serve as the core of the new themed port’s story. Offering 475 deluxe-type and luxury-type guest rooms, this park facing hotel will also feature a merchandise shop that helps share the story of the magical springs. One day I'll make it out here to see all the amazingly beautiful things TokyoSea has to offer. Luckily, I have one more reason to postpone that adventure until this amazing new addition is done.


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"Tokyo Disney Resort 35th 'Happiest Celebration'" Kicks Off April 15th

Tokyo Disney's 35th "Happiest Celebration" will take place April 15th through March 25th, marking the 35th anniversary of the Grand Opening of Tokyo Disneyland Park. While it doesn't quite excite me as much as FanDaze in Paris, it still looks like a pretty awesome time. It will kick off at Tokyo Disneyland Park with the premiere of "Dreaming Up!", a new daytime parade taking you to a world of fantasy & imagination. Main Street in World Bazaar will be transformed into Celebration Street for the duration of the celebration. My favorite part of this though, is the 40 new figures based on Disney films that will be added to "it's a small world". Tokyo DisneySea will debut characters in new costumes for a new show called "Happiest Celebration on the Sea". Not the most original with names I'm seeing. From July 10th, there will be a show at Cinderella Castle that seems like a mash-up of Fantasmic & Happily Ever After shows stateside called "Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland". They'll also have a show called "Let's Party Gras" at Theater Orleans, with DisneySea having "Hello, New York!" at the Dockside Stage. I'd definitely have to hit the Party Gras if I was there. They're also going to have special menus, 35th anniversary merchandise, & a limited period shop specializing in Chocolate Crunch, a classic Tokyo Disney Resort souvenir. All & all this sounds like a lot of fun, no FanDaze, but a lot of fun nonetheless. What do y'all think though? Put it in the comments, like, & share.