Tokyo DisneySea adds ‘Frozen’ in US$2.3b expansion

Tokyo Disneyland, which has attracted huge crowds since it opened in 1983, is already going through a major upgrade to add new attractions. — AFP pic
Tokyo Disneyland, which has attracted huge crowds since it opened in 1983, is already going through a major upgrade to add new attractions. — AFP pic

TOKYO, June 14 — The Tokyo DisneySea theme park is getting a US$2.3 billion (RM9.1 billion) overhaul and adding a section based on the wildly popular movie Frozen to its offerings, its operator said today.

Oriental Land, which runs the ocean-themed park as well as the adjacent Tokyo Disneyland and hotels, said the ¥250-billion undertaking will be the most expensive expansion plan in the site’s 35-year history.

The project will add attractions replicating the Kingdom of Arendelle from Frozen, a tower inhabited by Rapunzel in the movie Tangled, and a Neverland for Peter Pan and his friends, along with a new 475-room hotel.

Tokyo Disneyland, which has attracted huge crowds since it opened in 1983, is already going through a major upgrade to add new attractions.

More than 30 million people visit the combined Disney Resort every year, with numbers expected to increase as Japan works to boost tourism with a goal of 40 million foreign visitors by 2020 when it hosts the Olympic Games. — AFP-Relaxnews

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