Tokyo Disney Resort

Coordinates: 35°37′47″N 139°52′58″E / 35.62972°N 139.88278°E / 35.62972; 139.88278

Tokyo Disney Resort
IndustryAmusement parks and resorts
FoundedApril 15, 1983; 39 years ago (1983-04-15)
HeadquartersUrayasu, Chiba, Japan
Key people
Kyoichiro Uenishi (President)
OwnerThe Oriental Land Company (Keisei Group) (under license from Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (The Walt Disney Company)
WebsiteOfficial website

The Tokyo Disney Resort (東京ディズニーリゾート, Tōkyō Dizunī Rizōto) (local nickname TDR[1]) is a theme park and vacation resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, just east of Tokyo. The resort is fully owned and operated by The Oriental Land Company (a subsidiary of the Keisei Electric Railway Company) under a licence from The Walt Disney Company, who constructed and designed the resort and its various attractions.

The resort opened on April 15, 1983, as a single theme park (Tokyo Disneyland), later developing into a resort with a second theme park (Tokyo DisneySea), five Disney hotels, six non-Disney hotels and a shopping complex (Ikspiari). Tokyo Disneyland was the first Disney theme park to open outside the United States and the resort is the only Disney Parks resort in the world not owned or operated by The Walt Disney Company in any capacity.

AttractionsEdit

 
Map of the Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disney Resort consists of Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, and Ikspiari, which is a variation of the Downtown Disney and Disney Springs shopping, dining, and entertainment areas found at the Disney resorts in Anaheim and Lake Buena Vista respectively. It also contains Bon Voyage!, a large Disney goods specialty shop.

Like other Disney resorts, the Tokyo Disney Resort includes several Disney-branded hotels; the resort's three "Deluxe" Hotels are the Disney Ambassador Hotel, the Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta and the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel. The Resort also includes the "Moderate" type Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel and the "Value" type Tokyo Disney Resort Celebration Hotel. There are six other hotels located on the Tokyo Disney Resort property. These, however, are not Disney-branded hotels and are owned by other companies, similar to the Hotel Plaza Boulevard hotels at Walt Disney World.

All facilities are linked by the Disney Resort Line monorail, with the exception of the Celebration Hotel which is connected to the resort area via a free 15-minute shuttle. The Tokyo Disney Resort is headed by Toshio Kagami, who is the representative director (CEO) of the Oriental Land Company.

Theme ParksEdit

  • Tokyo Disneyland, the first theme park built at the resort. Tokyo Disneyland opened on April 15, 1983 and is mostly based on its sister castle parks in Anaheim, California, and Bay Lake, Florida.
  • Tokyo DisneySea, the second theme park to open at the resort. Tokyo DisneySea opened on September 4, 2001 and is themed after nautical exploration, adventure, and different ports of call from around the world.

ShoppingEdit

  • Bon Voyage! - The resort's official Disney goods speciality shop.

IkspiariEdit

Ikspiari
Ikspiari (イクスピアリ, Ikusupiari)
 
 
Ikspiari Main Gate
 
Coordinates35°38′02″N 139°53′11″E / 35.63389°N 139.88639°E / 35.63389; 139.88639
Opening dateJuly 7, 2000; 22 years ago (2000-07-07)
OwnerThe Oriental Land Company
No. of floors4
 
Ikspiari Level 2 Shops

Ikspiari (イクスピアリ, Ikusupiari) is a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.[2] The complex is operated by IKSPIARI Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the owner, The Oriental Land Company,[3] it is the Japanese equivalent of the Downtown Disney complex at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and Disney Village at Disneyland Paris, France. Ikspiari is close to Maihama Station on the Keiyō Line from Tokyo, and is also served by Resort Gateway Station on the Disney Resort Line.

Ikspiari opened on July 7, 2000. At the complex, the 12th non-US Rainforest Cafe opened in July 2000.[4] On August 31, 2015, Create Restaurants Holdings Inc. fully acquired RC Japan Co., Ltd., the Rainforest Cafe franchisee, at the complex.[5]

HotelsEdit

 
Official Hotels

Disney-BrandedEdit

  • Disney Ambassador Hotel - Opened July 20, 2000 as the first official Disney hotel in the resort, featuring art deco theming.
  • Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta - Opened on September 4, 2001 in conjunction with Tokyo DisneySea Park. Several guest rooms overlook the park itself and the exterior of the hotel provides much of the theming for the Mediterranean Harbor area of Tokyo DisneySea.
  • Tokyo Disneyland Hotel - Opened on July 8, 2008, as part of Tokyo Disney Resort's 25th anniversary celebrations. Like the Disneyland hotels in Paris and Hong Kong, the hotel is Victorian themed and is located adjacent to the entrance of Tokyo Disneyland Park.
  • Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel - Opened June 1, 2016 outside of the resort in nearby Shin-Urayasu. The hotel was refurbished from the former Palm & Fountain Terrace Hotel. The hotel is divided across two buildings called Wish and Discover. The two properties complement each other but vary in theming. This is the only official Disney hotel not located in the Resort area. A free 15-minute shuttle is available for guests.
  • Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel - Opened April 5, 2022 and themed after Disney•Pixar's Toy Story franchise.
  • Tokyo DisneySea Fantasy Springs Hotel

Official HotelsEdit

  • Sunroute Plaza Tokyo
  • Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel
  • Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort
  • Hilton Tokyo Bay
  • Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay
  • Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel

Source:[6]

IncidentsEdit

Future ExpansionEdit

There are a number of planned or ongoing projects at the resort, including:

  • Fantasy Springs, including Arendelle: World of Frozen, a new Tangled and Peter Pan-themed area at Tokyo DisneySea.[7] According to the press release, operations are projected to begin in fiscal year 2023.[8]
  • A 475-room deluxe resort hotel, with an exclusive luxury wing, that will be connected to the Fantasy Springs port in Tokyo DisneySea.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Example of nickname "TDR": JapamTimes (2012-05-10). "OPINION: A tour bus tragedy". JapamTimes. Archived from the original on 2014-05-05. Retrieved 2020-08-11.
  2. ^ "In Brief". Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland. October 2, 2000. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "Company Overview of IKSPIARI CO., LTD". Business Research. Bloomberg. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  4. ^ Morell, John (July 31, 2000). "Newest Rainforest Cafe Opens At Disney Tokyo". Highbeam. Amusement Business. Archived from the original on March 12, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "create restaurants holdings to fully acquire RC Japan from Oriental Land". Reuters. August 4, 2015. Archived from the original on August 19, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Tokyo Disney Resort Official Hotels". Archived from the original on November 12, 2011. Retrieved November 17, 2011.
  7. ^ Kyodo, Jiji (21 May 2019). "New themed area in Tokyo DisneySea to be named Fantasy Springs". The Japan Times Online.
  8. ^ "Agreement Reached on Plan for Largest Ever Tokyo DisneySea Expansion Project, Opening in 2022; The Walt Disney Company Licenses Extended" (PDF) (Press release). Oriental Land Co., Ltd. June 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Largest Ever Tokyo DisneySea Expansion Brings a New Themed Port in 2022". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved 2020-10-30.

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