Guests have now been “dropping in” to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Walt Disney World for over 25 years. As I believe this is a seminal Disney attraction that showcases Walt Disney Imagineering at its peak, and since there are a few very different incarnations of the Tower of Terror, I thought it’d
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Oriental Land Company announced that the current closure of Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea due to coronavirus will be extended, and the opening of the Beauty and the Beast land and other attractions in the resort’s blockbuster expansion will be delayed. This decision comes after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s request for organizers of sports, cultural
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Tokyo Disney Resort has been closed by OLC. This includes Tokyo Disneyland, DisneySea, and Ikspiari, and comes as a result of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe request that large public gatherings scheduled for the next two weeks be avoided during a critical time for stemming the spread of COVID-19 infections.
Thinking about visiting Japan before, during, or after the 2020 Olympics? These are 101 of our favorite tips to save time, money, or just improve the quality of your experience at Tokyo DisneySea and Disneyland. These ideas will have you touring the parks like a local…even as you’re thousands of miles from home! (Updated January
One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the commercials. That might seem like an odd thing to associate with Christmas, but historically, some of the best advertisements have been released this time of year. That includes spots for Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Look no further than this year’s sensation, the Meeting
Describing something as “magical” at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or the other worldwide parks is cliched and overdone. While the Disney Parks are awe-inspiring places that overfill people with joy and leave them speechless, magical is used a tad too much. It’s probably not the best word to describe a steak you had at Yachtsman
As recently covered in our Disney Animated Films Deserving Dark Rides, I’m a child of the 90s with a fondness for the animated films from the Disney Renaissance, which included such all-time greats as Aladdin, Lion King, Mulan, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, Pocahontas, and other movies. Personally, I think these films are criminally underrepresented
Cape Cod is one of my favorite places in Tokyo DisneySea, my favorite Disney park in the world. Technically part of American Waterfront and popularized as the home to Duffy, I love this area not because of any attractions or substantive offerings, but because of its pitch perfect atmosphere. On our recent Christmas visits to
In the photo above, you can see over $3 billion worth of new Beauty and the Beast, Big Hero 6, Frozen, Tangled, and Peter Pan attractions, plus two hotels under construction at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea. In an era of unprecedented development around the world, these are among Imagineering’s most ambitious projects. We’ll take a
Lighting is an integral part of the Disney theme park atmosphere and experience. The parks come alive at night in large part as a result of meticulously arranged lighting schemes. Without this attention to detail in terms of lighting, at night the parks would be dark and lifeless instead of feeling moody and looking beautiful.
We have several posts about the Disney’s great background music, and how it is often overlooked, despite being essential to establishing the proper mood and atmosphere of each land in the parks. Guests would notice if it was not there (as we’re seeing to a degree with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge), but it’s not something