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Cinderella Castle is the icon of Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland
Location Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Opening Day April 15, 1983
Resort Tokyo Disney Resort
Theme Magic Kingdom
Website Tokyo Disney Resort Homepage
Operator The Oriental Land Company

Tokyo Disneyland (東京ディズニーランド Tōkyō Dizunīrando?) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. It was the first Disney park to be built outside of the United States and was opened on April 15, 1983. The park was constructed by Walt Disney Imagineering in the same style as Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom in Florida. It is owned by The Oriental Land Company, which licenses the theme from The Walt Disney Company. It, along with its companion park, Tokyo DisneySea, are the only Disney parks not owned by The Walt Disney Company. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the division of The Walt Disney Company that conceives, builds and manages the theme parks and vacation resorts for which Disney is famous, as well as a variety of additional family-oriented leisure enterprises. ... Image File history File links 2005 Tokyo Disneyland logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Cinderella Castle, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Urayasu (Japanese: 浦安市; -shi) is a city located in western Chiba, Japan, on the border with Tokyo. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tokyo Disney Resort logo Resort Map The Tokyo Disney Resort is a theme park and vacation resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, just east of Tokyo. ... The Magic Kingdom is a style by which five amusement parks designed by The Walt Disney Company are themed as. ... The Oriental Land Company is a Japanese leisure and tourism corporation that owns the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan. ... Tokyo Disney Resort logo Resort Map The Tokyo Disney Resort is a theme park and vacation resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, just east of Tokyo. ... Urayasu (Japanese: 浦安市; -shi) is a city located in western Chiba, Japan, on the border with Tokyo. ... Chiba Prefecture ) is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu Island, Japan. ... Tokyo , literally Eastern capital)   is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ... Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the division of The Walt Disney Company that conceives, builds and manages the theme parks and vacation resorts for which Disney is famous, as well as a variety of additional family-oriented leisure enterprises. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Walt Disney Imagineering was formed by entertainment mogul Walt Disney on December 16, 1952 as WED Enterprises (WED: Walter Elias Disney) to develop plans for a theme park and to manage Disneys personal assets. ... Disneyland (since 1998 officially Disneyland Park, to distinguish it from the Disneyland Resort complex of which it is a part), is a theme park in Anaheim, California, USA (28 miles from Downtown Los Angeles). ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park covering 107 acres (433,000 m²) at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Oriental Land Company is a Japanese leisure and tourism corporation that owns the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan. ... The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney; NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ...


There are seven themed areas, each complementing each other yet unique in their style. Made up of the World Bazaar, the four classic Disney lands: Adventureland, Westernland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, and two mini lands, Critter Country and Mickey's Toontown, the park is noted for its huge open spaces to accommodate the massive crowds the park receives on even moderate attendance days - Tokyo Disneyland was, up until three years ago, the single most visited theme park in the world, and its sister Tokyo DisneySea was the second. The World Bazaar is the strip of shops and eateries along the path to Cinderella Castle at Tokyo Disneyland in the Tokyo Disney Resort, Japan. ... Adventureland is also a text adventure game by Scott Adams, and a small theme park located on Long Island. ... Frontierland or Westernland is the one of the areas of the Disney Magic Kingdom-style parks around the world. ... Fantasyland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. ... Tomorrowland is one of the many themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. ... Critter Country is a land in only two parks: Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland. ... Toontown buildings and fixtures are composed of shapes and colors that one might see in a cartoon. ... Tokyo DisneySea is a theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, just outside of Tokyo. ...


Tokyo Disneyland will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its grand opening in 2008.

Contents

Dedication

"To all who come to this happy place, welcome. Here you will discover enchanted lands of Fantasy and Adventure, Yesterday and Tomorrow. May Tokyo Disneyland be an eternal source of joy, laughter, inspiration, and imagination to the peoples of the world. And may this magical kingdom be an enduring symbol of the spirit of cooperation and friendship between the great nations of Japan and the United States of America." -E. Cardon Walker, April 15, 1983 E. Cardon Walker (commonly, Card Walker) was a top Walt Disney Productions executive in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. ...


"Strictly American"

Despite being located in Japan, Tokyo Disneyland has a distinctly American flair to it. All of the attractions found there are virtually identical to their American counterparts in theme, with the exception that Japanese is the spoken language. Also adding to the "strictly American" atmosphere is the fact that most of the restaurants serve Western cuisine.


Attractions

With only a few exceptions, Tokyo Disneyland for the most part has the same attractions found in Disneyland and Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Disneyland (since 1998 officially Disneyland Park, to distinguish it from the Disneyland Resort complex of which it is a part), is a theme park in Anaheim, California, USA (28 miles from Downtown Los Angeles). ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park covering 107 acres (433,000 m²) at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando. ...


Fantasyland


The icon of Tokyo Disneyland, Cinderella Castle is nearly identical to its counterpart at Walt Disney World in Florida. Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Also in Fantasyland, one can find The Mickey Mouse Revue, an Audio-Animatronic musical show. This attraction originally debuted at Walt Disney World in 1971; it was later translated into Japanese and moved to Tokyo Disneyland. (The 3-D film Mickey's PhilharMagic now occupies the former Mickey Mouse Revue theatre in Florida.) The Mickey Mouse Revue is an indoor stage show acted by audio-animatronic performers in the Fantasyland area of Tokyo Disneyland park. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Mickeys PhilharMagic is a 3D interactive show at the Magic Kingdom theme park in the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ...


Adventureland


Unlike its sister parks, Tokyo Disneyland does not have a railroad encircling it. There is, however, an attraction in Adventureland called the Western River Railroad, but it cannot be used to travel from one area of the park to another; rather it makes a scenic round-trip excursion. This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ...


World Bazaar


Instead of a Main Street USA, Tokyo Disneyland has the World Bazaar, whose most noticeable aspect is that it is enclosed under a glass canopy.


Eating


There are several places to eat and all are listed on the map. However, the food descriptions are either not 100% accurate or there is something lost in the translation. Also, understand that portion sizes are different in Japan so don't be suprised when that large drink you ordered looks like a small to you. This combined with the normal increase in cost normally expected at an amusement park may hit your pocket book harder than expected. If you are arriving by car/bus you may consider having a cooler in the car and having a picnic. If you do decide to eat in the park scout out the resturaunts before you intend on eating. This will give you a better idea of their menus and the fastest way to get there when it is time to eat.


Access Information and Rates

Tokyo Disneyland is accessible by car or JR Keiyo Line, Maihama Station. Entry is 5800 Yen (on Oct2006) for one park and 10000 Yen for 2 days (2 parks).


North Korean Incident

In 2001, Kim Jong-nam, the eldest son of Kim Jong-il (the leader of North Korea), was arrested in Narita International Airport while traveling on a false passport. He wanted to visit Tokyo Disneyland. Kim Jong-nam (born May 10, 1971, Pyongyang, North Korea), is the eldest son of Kim Jong-il, ruler of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (North Korea). ... Kim Jong-il (also written as Kim Jong Il [1]) (Korean: 김정일) (born February 16, 1941) is the leader of Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, a position he has held since 1994. ... Narita International Airport ) (IATA: NRT, ICAO: RJAA) is an international airport located in Narita, Chiba, Japan, in the eastern portion of the Greater Tokyo Area. ...


External links

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Disneyland Resort: Disneyland | Disney's California Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort: Magic Kingdom | Epcot | Disney-MGM Studios | Disney's Animal Kingdom
Tokyo Disney Resort: Tokyo Disneyland | Tokyo DisneySea
Disneyland Resort Paris: Disneyland Park | Walt Disney Studios
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort: Hong Kong Disneyland
Disney Cruise Line: Disney Wonder | Disney Magic | Castaway Cay
Disney Regional Entertainment: ESPN Zone
Disney Vacation Club | Adventures by Disney | World of Disney
Walt Disney Imagineering: Walt Disney Creative Entertainment

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DLT: Disneyland Tokyo Home (375 words)
Tokyo Disneyland first opened to the public at Urayasu, just outside Tokyo on 15th April 1983, twelve years after The Magic Kingdom opened at Walt Disney World, and twenty eight years after the original Magic Kingdom theme park opened at Disneyland in Anaheim California.
One of the unique things about Tokyo Disneyland is that the various lands are not accessed by the central hub, but instead by a series of paths that branch off of the Main Street.
Unlike the original Disneyland in Anaheim, and later Walt Disney World in Florida, Tokyo Disneyland doesn't have it's own Monorail system, however if monorail rumours are to be believed this may soon change.
Tokyo Disneyland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (537 words)
May Tokyo Disneyland be an eternal source of joy, laughter, inspiration, and imagination to the peoples of the world.
The icon of Tokyo Disneyland, Cinderella Castle is identical to its counterpart at Walt Disney World in Florida.
Unlike its sister parks, Tokyo Disneyland does not have a railroad encircling it.
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