Tokyo Disneyland reportedly planning a $2.7 billion expansion

Posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:04 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Oriental Land, the operator of Tokyo Disneyland is planning to spend 300 billion yen ($2.7 billion) to expand the size of the park by 30 percent to help deal with rising visitor numbers, including an influx of overseas tourists. Tokyo Disneyland and the adjacent DisneySea attracted a combined total of more than 30 million people last year.

Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 4:40 PM

What has been confirmed so far:

- they are renovating the front gate area of Tokyo Disneyland, going from 32 traditional ticket booths to 6 staffed ticket booths and 12 automated tickets. Those tickets will offer admission in over 6 languages.

- They are moving away from traditional turnstiles to flap ticket gates. Number of entry points will increase from 48 to 54.

- a three story parking garage will be built.

The current parking situation for Tokyo Disneyland is as follows: it wraps itself around half the park and is a traditional surface lot. They already removed spaces for the Fantasyland Expansion and the new parking garage allow them to greatly increase the size of the park. If the parking garage is built in the back, guests could then use the Bayside Monorail station that service the six "official hotels". Tokyo DisneySea already has a parking garage in front of the main gate of the park.

Most guests coming to the resort arrive by bus or train.


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Thursday, December 7, 2017 12:56 PM

Absimilliard said:

What has been confirmed so far:

- they are renovating the front gate area of Tokyo Disneyland, going from 32 traditional ticket booths to 6 staffed ticket booths and 12 automated tickets. Those tickets will offer admission in over 6 languages.

- They are moving away from traditional turnstiles to flap ticket gates. Number of entry points will increase from 48 to 54.

- a three story parking garage will be built.

The current parking situation for Tokyo Disneyland is as follows: it wraps itself around half the park and is a traditional surface lot. They already removed spaces for the Fantasyland Expansion and the new parking garage allow them to greatly increase the size of the park. If the parking garage is built in the back, guests could then use the Bayside Monorail station that service the six "official hotels". Tokyo DisneySea already has a parking garage in front of the main gate of the park.

Most guests coming to the resort arrive by bus or train.

Its pretty remarkable how the Chinese and Japanese parks use public train access to service the parks. I don't think that there is a single park in America that uses mass transit (other than buses) to access the park. My desired forms of mass transit: rapid transport rail (metro, subway, etc.), commuter rail, light rail, water ferry, possibly a bus with its own designated roads that civilization traffic can't access.

For one thing, few American cities have decent rapid transportation system. Secondly, the ones that do are too big of cities to have amusement parks nearby. I applaud these nations for thinking towards the future, and thinking of better was to get its people around their nation than the automobile.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017 2:16 PM

La Ronde and Universal Studios Hollywood are some of the few parks to have a subway station nearby in North America.

La Ronde is in Montreal and when they built the Expo 67 site, the new Montreal subway stopped on Ile Ste-Helene. From there, the park is a 10 minutes walk away and most park guests use that to access the park. The city also runs buses to the casino and La Ronde from the subway station.

Los Angeles extended the Red metro line toward Hollywood and one of the stop is in Studio City. It is a short distance from Universal Studios Hollywood.


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Thursday, December 7, 2017 11:11 PM
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Mass Transit is the one thing I miss most about Japan (I knew that would be the case before I went).


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Thursday, December 7, 2017 11:28 PM
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Our (lack of) high speed rail is absurd compared to the rest of the world. Everytime I take high speed rail I am amazed at how fast, comfortable, and convenient it is.


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