It’s been over 16 years since Tokyo DisneySea opened at the Tokyo Disney Resort and, with remarkable consistency, crowds have flooded both gates every year since. According to sources in local Japanese media, the resort is beginning to work on a massive expansion that would… Read More »Tokyo Disney Resort planning new massive expansion
The Oriental Land Company, announced several themed developments to be added to the two parks of the Tokyo Disney Resort. For Tokyo Disneyland, two areas within Fantasyland will be redeveloped to concepts from Disney’s Beauty & The Beast and Alice in Wonderland. Tokyo Disney Sea… Read More »Tokyo Disney Resort announces large expansion, including Frozen land
To no one’s surprise Oriental Land Company, the operating company for Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, reported a sizable revenue decline for the previous quarter. The after effects of the March 11th earthquake meant a 43% drop in revenue over the same quarter last year.… Read More »Tokyo Disneyland Resort Posts Unsurprising Decline
While Tokyo Disneyland has opened and Tokyo DisneySea draws closer to regular operations, much of northeast Japan is still dealing with the after effects of the twin earthquake and tsunami devastation. It’s nice to read a report of Disney sending some of its cast of… Read More »Disney characters make special trip to Japan’s Tsunami Evacuees
The Walt Disney Company just announced that they have suspended all administrative and Disney store related operations in Tokyo, Japan. “Our top priority is the well-being of our employees and their families during this challenging time and we will continue to closely monitor the situation… Read More »Disney suspends all operations in Tokyo
Events in Japan continue to teeter on the edge of disaster. Whether you’re a villager in Northeastern Japan whose every day is a fight for the basic necessities of survival in a post-tsunami zone or a resident of Fukushima or nearby cities (including Tokyo) where… Read More »When Should Tokyo Disneyland Reopen?
As I fell asleep last night, word from Japan was that the nuclear power plant had experienced further problems with possibility of a larger leak of radiation. To make it worse, winds were shifting driving any radio active particles in the air back toward land. This morning I awoke to news that radiation levels in Tokyo were 10 times higher than normal, which is still a ‘safe’ level but not good obviously, and the situation at the nuclear plant was now ‘catastrophic’. That’s definitely not good.
The Tokyo Disneyland entertainment cast members I’ve been following online were concerned and with good cause. Some to the point of panic ready to break their contracts and buy a $2500 air ticket on their own.
So I’m happy to hear that Disney and OLC management has stepped up to the plate and offered to send any international cast member back home, if they want, with the promise that their job would be available when the situation returns to normal. OLC is even picking up the cost of air travel. Very nice to see them step up to the plate like that. But so far Disney Cast Members have been nothing but professional and amazing, so it was almost expected that they would do this now.
Tokyo Disneyland is contributing in a different way to relief efforts. Water from pools and ponds around the town has been claimed for use as shower and toilet water (but not for drinking please). That now includes water from Tokyo DisneySea’s Mediterranean bay area (and I assume hotel pools, although this article doesn’t mention that).
Below the jump is a video taken from the monorail that shows the condition of the parks.
The Oriental Land Company, the company that owns the Tokyo Disneyland Resort has been identified as a new partner in the Shanghai Disneyland resort. Anyone who has seen the attention to detail lavished on Tokyo DisneySea knows that this can only be a good thing.… Read More »Oriental Land Company joins Shanghai Disney project