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Tokyo Disneyland’s Beauty and Beast Castle, largest expansion in park’s history, to open on Sept 28

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

After spending the entire spring shut down as part of coronavirus countermeasures, Tokyo Disneyland began welcoming guests again in July. Now comes more good news for fans of the happiest place on earth in Japan, as the park has announced the opening date for the largest expansion in the history of the park.

Less than two weeks from now, on Sept 28, Tokyo Disneyland will open a new 47,000-square meter area that straddles the Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and Toontown sections of the park, adding new attractions to each. The crown jewel of the expansion is the elegant and stately Beauty and the Beast Castle, part of Fantasyland’s new Beauty and the Beast sub-section.

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The castle houses a dark ride, the Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast, and visitors will also be able to visit the village where heroine Belle’s story begins, with storybook architecture they can step into including her father Maurice’s Cottage, an eatery called La Taverne de Gaston, and Village Shoppes offering souvenirs and memorabilia.

Tomorrowland welcomes the surprisingly multi-faceted Baymax, lovable caretaker robot from Big Hero 6, with the Happy Ride with Baymax ride, plus some adorable themed food.

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Finally, Toontown is adding the Minnie’s Style Studio character greeting area, where fans young and old can snap photos with Disney’s leading mouse lady, who’ll be dressed in a rotating lineup of seasonal fashions.

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In addition to all this, there’s also the Fantasyland Forest Theater, a new stage show venue, which will be opening up inside the Sleeping Beauty area once the coronavirus situation further calms down. Still, the rest of expansion is something to be happy and excited about, especially since Tokyo Disneyland has cancelled Christmas.

Source: Tokyo Disneyland via Otakomu

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This is definitely front-page news I’m Japan.

TDL should consider setting aside one day a week that is only for adults accompanied by young children. It’s frustrating to wait in a line composed mainly of 30-somethings so your young child can enjoy a ride.

It would be quite simple: Anyone over 18 who isn’t accompanying a young child has to stay away that day.

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the happiest place on earth in Japan

sad!

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Still can't get over the fact that you can only reserve one fast-pass per customer at a time, for as much as you pay to get into this place. The place is fun and all, but it kinda forces you into playing a warped lottery strategy as to when to either take the Pirates of the Caribbean or Jungle Cruise (which BTW are super easy to sneak a couple of cans of beer into so you drink while taking the ride - unless paying nearly ¥900 for a small cup is your prerogative), or take your chances on: Big Thunder Mountain / Space Mountain / Indiana Jones rides. I guess folks just love waiting in excess of one hour in line just to zoom through a 90 second ride?

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Fantastic! If i was a kid again, but being a millennial there is no need to act my age this day and age.

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We went last week, and didn’t have as good a time as we expected, despite the small crowds. There were no shows, no characters, no parades. Some of the more popular attractions were closed, and the quality of the food, which had improved over the years, is now worse than the stuff they serve at public schools in America (despite the high prices). And though the park is offering much less than it was before, they are still charging full prices for tickets and parking.

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A Disneyland with two castles?

That's a heresy.

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A Disneyland with two castles?

They can have battles.

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They can have battles.

Only one can claim the throne, there can be only one!

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Got tickets for October, figuring we'd go while they still have some attendance limitation in place. Will be a bummer not to be able to see the electrical parade, although it seems the "B" night parade is back on.

Anyway, happened to find my 3-day pass from a few years ago, and the price was only a bit more than the current 1 day price!

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