Apparently Disney are not slowing down in their Asian market since opening Shanghai Disneyland earlier this year. Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have got some pretty interesting new things coming their way in the future, too. This will apparently include Beauty and the Beast and Big Hero 6 attractions; I missed the reveal for these but I’ll be keeping my ear to the ground as regards future updates. There is one attraction, however, that I can talk to you about today.
Nemo & Friends SeaRider is a new ride coming soon to Tokyo DisneySea, which promises to immerse riders in the Finding Nemo universe by blending new cinematic visuals with a dynamic motion-based ride system. The storyline will involve the vehicles being shrunk down to the size of a fish, but little else about the experience itself is currently known. Initially to me this sounded like a newer version of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland in California, or maybe The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot. It remains to be seen whether it is a gentle ride like these or whether Disney have something a little more adventurous planned for us.
Also at Tokyo DisneySea, Turtle Talk with Crush will be getting an upgrade to feature characters from Finding Dory such as Destiny and Hank. The U.S. parks have already seen this upgrade, so it’s clearly just taken a little longer to roll it out in Japan. And there will be new parades, floats and characters coming in 2017 too, featuring Beauty and the Beast, Frozen and Zootopia characters among others, which sounds interesting. The big news here though as far as I’m concerned is the ride, which should hopefully add something new and intriguing to what is already a unique and exciting line-up of attractions at Tokyo DisneySea.
As always, keep your eyes peeled for further information and reveals as this story develops, and I will do my best to keep you updated on all things Disney, and of course, all things theme park.
See you around =] x x