Walt Disney Attractions Japan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, one of four sectors of the American entertainment conglomerate The Walt Disney Company.[1]

Founded in 1982, a year before the opening of the Tokyo Disneyland theme park in Chiba, Japan, its purpose was to liaise with The Oriental Land Company - the financial owners of Tokyo Disneyland - in all aspects of running and maintaining the theme park.


Walt Disney Attractions Japan played a major part in the expansion of 2001 from the Tokyo Disneyland theme park to the Tokyo Disney Resort which included a second theme park, Tokyo DisneySea, two Disney-branded hotels and a shopping, eating and entertainment district, Ikspiari.


Walt Disney Attractions Japan took its name from the former name of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Walt Disney Attractions. It was headed by Philippe Gas, who also heads International Development at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, for example scouting for further locations for Disney resorts. Gas left the Walt Disney Company to become the chief executive officer of the Qiddiya Investment Company.[2] Gas reported to Michael Colglazier, President and Managing Director, Disney Parks International, and to a certain extent, Toshio Kagami, chairman & CEO of the Oriental Land Company and by default the Tokyo Disney Resort.


  1. ^ "Tokyo Disneyland". COASTER-net. Retrieved 2022-06-14.
  2. ^ "Former Disney Parks executive Philippe Gas named CEO of Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia's "Capital of Entertainment, Sports and the Arts"". InPark Magazine. Retrieved 2022-06-14.