• Kyodo


A total of 15.74 million people visited Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea from April through September this year, a record high for the six-month period for the second year in a row, helped by the 10-day Golden Week holiday and a new attraction, Oriental Land Co. said Tuesday.

The extra-long Golden Week from late April through early May, created to celebrate the imperial succession, contributed to the 1.4 percent increase from a year before, the resorts’ operator said.

The company also said the new record was supported by Soaring: Fantastic Flight, a flight motion simulator attraction that debuted at DisneySea in July, and special seasonal events at the two resorts, such as Disney Easter.