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Right now is undergoing two Tokyo Disneyland massive expansions for its parks, one of which is adding a whole new Beauty and the Beast land coming to Tokyo Disneyland in 2020. The crowing jewel of this land is going to be the attraction: Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast which will include amazing new Beauty and the Beast animatronics that will absolutely blow your mind!
Because Beauty and the Beast is still such a popular movie in Japan, it was only right to make the world’s first attraction based on that classic Disney film and from what we can see so far it’s not going to disappoint! Guests will take a ride through the Beast’s Castle where they will join all their favorite friends from the films in a celebration and musical adventure, and they will Tokyo Disneyland does dark rides better than any other park in the world and this might top them all!
Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Animation worked together in making these audio-animatronic figures come to life like you’ve never seen! Just looking at the fluid movements they can make is truly remarkable and adds even more to the overall realism of the attraction.
We also got a look at the ride-vehicles which are versions of Mrs. Potts’ tea cups in which you swoop around the castle from one room to the next. They hold 10 people each and add to the overall story due to the unique movements they can perform which makes guests feel like they are dancing with the characters in the attraction.
Here is a video courtesy of Disney Imagineering showing these amazing Beauty and the Beast animatronic figures:
Included in the Beauty and the Beast Land expansion is a new restaurant themed to Gaston (Le Tavern de Gaston) and of course many merchandise and shopping options. Gaston’s on the outside looks almost identical on the Magic Kingdom version, but it will have a totally different menu:
Plus the Fantasyland Forest Theatre will be a 1,500-seat, signature indoor entertainment venue featuring shows based on Disney characters and music signature Disney entertainment in a dedicated indoor performance space. Productions featuring Disney characters and music:
A Beauty and the Beast Land isn’t the only new thing opening in Tokyo Disneyland in 2020 though, there is also a Baymax attraction coming to Tomorrowland which looks like a clone of Alien Swirling Saucers in the newly opened Toy Story Land in Walt Disney World. Same ride system just different colored cars and paint:
Lastly a Minnie Mouse meet and greet is also coming to Toontown called: Minnie’s Style Studio. This may not seem like much but it’s actually the first Minnie Mouse character meet and greet in Tokyo Disneyland:
The expansion to Tokyo Disneyland will cost approximately $670 million dollars and will be open in 2020, while an even bigger expansion in Tokyo DisneySea will add 4 new attractions based on Peter Pan, Tangled and Frozen!
I want to know what you think about the new Beauty and the Beast Animatronics Enchanted Tale with Belle in Tokyo Disneyland…
- Do you love it as much as me?
- Would you love to see a Beauty and the Beast attraction in WDW?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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Source: Disney Parks Blog