DisneySea has amazing first year while Universal Studios Japan suffers

Posted Wednesday, September 4, 2002 5:00 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Tokyo DisneySea, an aquatic-themed amusement park on the outskirts of Japan's capital, bravely opened its doors last September in the middle of an economic slump marked by the reluctance of Japanese consumers to part with their money. A year later, DisneySea has proved a runaway success. The long-standing Tokyo Disneyland is next door and together the two parks aim to attract 25.5 million visitors this year -- equivalent to about a fifth of Japan's population.

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