Tokyo Disney Resort
IndustryAmusement parks and resorts
FoundedApril 15, 1983; 40 years ago (1983-04-15)
HeadquartersUrayasu, Chiba, Japan
Key people
Kyoichiro Uenishi (President)
OwnerThe Oriental Land Company (Keisei Group)
under license from Disney Experiences (The Walt Disney Company)
WebsiteOfficial website

35°37′47″N 139°52′58″E / 35.62972°N 139.88278°E / 35.62972; 139.88278

The Tokyo Disney Resort (東京ディズニーリゾート, Tōkyō Dizunī Rizōto) (local nickname TDR[1]) is a theme park and vacation resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, just east of Tokyo. The resort is fully owned and operated by The Oriental Land Company (a subsidiary of the Keisei Electric Railway Company) under a licence from The Walt Disney Company, which constructed and designed the resort and its various attractions.

The resort opened on April 15, 1983, as a single theme park (Tokyo Disneyland), later developing into a resort with a second theme park (Tokyo DisneySea), five Disney hotels, six non-Disney hotels and a shopping complex (Ikspiari). Tokyo Disneyland was the first Disney theme park to open outside the United States and the resort is the only Disney Parks resort in the world not owned or operated by The Walt Disney Company in any capacity.

Attractions

Map of the Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disney Resort consists of Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, and Ikspiari, which is a variation of the Downtown Disney and Disney Springs shopping, dining, and entertainment areas found at the Disney resorts in Anaheim and Lake Buena Vista respectively. It also contains Bon Voyage!, a large Disney goods specialty shop.

Like other Disney resorts, the Tokyo Disney Resort includes several Disney-branded hotels; the resort's three "Deluxe" Hotels are the Disney Ambassador Hotel, the Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta and the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel. The Resort also includes the "Moderate" type Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel and the "Value" type Tokyo Disney Resort Celebration Hotel. There are six other hotels located on the Tokyo Disney Resort property. These, however, are not Disney-branded hotels and are owned by other companies, similar to the Hotel Plaza Boulevard hotels at Walt Disney World.

All facilities are linked by the Disney Resort Line monorail, with the exception of the Celebration Hotel which is connected to the resort area via a free 15-minute shuttle. The Tokyo Disney Resort is headed by Toshio Kagami, who is the representative director (CEO) of the Oriental Land Company.

Theme Parks

Shopping

Ikspiari

Ikspiari
Ikspiari (イクスピアリ, Ikusupiari)
Ikspiari logo
Ikspiari Main Gate
Map
Coordinates35°38′02″N 139°53′11″E / 35.63389°N 139.88639°E / 35.63389; 139.88639
Opening dateJuly 7, 2000; 23 years ago (2000-07-07)
OwnerThe Oriental Land Company
No. of floors4
Ikspiari Level 2 Shops

Ikspiari (イクスピアリ, Ikusupiari) is a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.[2] The complex is operated by IKSPIARI Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the owner, The Oriental Land Company,[3] it is the Japanese equivalent of the Downtown Disney complex at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and Disney Village at Disneyland Paris, France. Ikspiari is close to Maihama Station on the Keiyō Line from Tokyo, and is also served by Resort Gateway Station on the Disney Resort Line.

Ikspiari opened on July 7, 2000. At the complex, the 12th non-US Rainforest Cafe opened in July 2000.[4] On August 31, 2015, Create Restaurants Holdings Inc. fully acquired RC Japan Co., Ltd., the Rainforest Cafe franchisee, at the complex.[5]

Hotels

Disney hotels

Official Hotels
Name Image Opening date Theme Number of rooms
Deluxe hotels
Disney Ambassador Hotel July 20, 2000 Art deco 504
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta September 4, 2001 Portofino 502
Tokyo Disneyland Hotel July 8, 2008 Victorian 701
Moderate hotel
Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel April 5, 2022 Toy Story franchise 595
Value hotel
Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel June 1, 2016 Disney animated films 702

Official non-Disney Hotels

Future hotels

Source:[6]

Incidents

Main article: Incidents at Tokyo Disney Resort

Future Expansion

There are a number of planned or ongoing projects at the resort, including:

See also

References

  1. ^ Example of nickname "TDR": JapamTimes (2012-05-10). "OPINION: A tour bus tragedy". JapamTimes. Archived from the original on 2014-05-05. Retrieved 2020-08-11.
  2. ^ "In Brief". Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland. October 2, 2000. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "Company Overview of IKSPIARI CO., LTD". Business Research. Bloomberg. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  4. ^ Morell, John (July 31, 2000). "Newest Rainforest Cafe Opens At Disney Tokyo". Highbeam. Amusement Business. Archived from the original on March 12, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "create restaurants holdings to fully acquire RC Japan from Oriental Land". Reuters. August 4, 2015. Archived from the original on August 19, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Tokyo Disney Resort Official Hotels". Archived from the original on November 12, 2011. Retrieved November 17, 2011.
  7. ^ Kyodo, Jiji (21 May 2019). "New themed area in Tokyo DisneySea to be named Fantasy Springs". The Japan Times Online.
  8. ^ "Agreement Reached on Plan for Largest Ever Tokyo DisneySea Expansion Project, Opening in 2022; The Walt Disney Company Licenses Extended" (PDF) (Press release). Oriental Land Co., Ltd. June 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Largest Ever Tokyo DisneySea Expansion Brings a New Themed Port in 2022". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved 2020-10-30.