Tokyo Disney Resort (Tokyo, Japan) is getting closer to the opening of the new Fantasy Springs-theme zone. This major expansion of the Tokyo DisneySea-park will feature four new attractions and all of them are dark rides.
Fantasy Springs is the largest investement in Tokyo DisneySea since the opening of the park in 2001. Construction of the 140.000 m² area started in 2019 and cost over $2 billion. The area itself will be seperated in three sections, based in based on classic and more recent Disney fairy tales: “Frozen Kingdom”, “Peter Pan’s Never Land” and “Rapunzel’s Forest”. Disney recently announced on their Parks Blogs that Fantasy Springs is scheduled to open on 6 June 2024.
“Frozen Kingdom” is, as the name suggests, themed to the Frozen-movie franchise. It will feature Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Journey as its main attraction. This boat dark ride will take riders through Arendelle and the world of Frozen, in the same vein as Frozen Ever After at Epcot (Orlando, U.S.A.).
The second section, “Peter Pan’s Never Land”, based on Peter Pan (1953) will not contain just one, but two dark rides. Peter Pan’s Never Land Adventure will take visitors on a six-minute long ride through neverland. It will feature motion-based vehicles and 3D multimedia. The second ride, Fairy Tinker Bell’s Busy Buggies, will be shorter and more in vein with Disneyland’s classic Fantasyland dark rides. Riders will join Tinker Bell to join various packages to other fairies in a two-minute ride.
The final section, ”Rapunzel’s Forest” will be based on the movie Tangled (2010), that features Rapunzel as main character. The area’s main attraction will be Rapunzel’s Lantern Festival. This dark ride revolves around the day Rapunzel arrived to the kingdom of Corona.
Apart from the four dark rides, Fantasy Springs will feature several restaurants, shops, walkthroughs and even a brand new hotel. By adding four dark rides at once, Tokyo Disney Resort sets a remarkable record: never before have we seen an existing park expand with four brand new dark rides.