TOKYO: A new area at Tokyo Disneyland featuring an attraction based on popular Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast” and other rides will be opened on Sept. 28, the theme park’s operator, Oriental Land Co., has said.
Oriental Land had initially planned to open the new area on April 15, but the date was pushed back due to the closure of the theme park in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, following the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The new zone will cover an area of some 47,000 square meters.
The renovation work, costing some 75 billion yen ($715 million), is the most extensive since the park was opened in 1983.
Although reopening its doors to people from July after a four-month-long closure, Tokyo Disneyland currently limits the number of visitors to half of the normal levels.
Visitors who want to enjoy the new attractions will have to reserve their seats on a designated app, after they enter the theme park by purchasing online park admission tickets beforehand designating the date and time of their planned visits.
In the new attraction based on “Beauty and the Beast,” guests can enjoy famous scenes and watch robots that look exactly like the movie’s characters at the 30-meter-high Beast’s Castle.
A new ride attraction inspired by “Big Hero 6” and a facility in which people can meet the beloved character Minnie Mouse will also be located in the new area.