Tag - parks



A family marches into the newly opened Fantasy Springs section at Tokyo DisneySea on Thursday.
LIFE / Travel
Jun 9, 2024
Japan's theme parks are ramping up their offerings ahead of summer
You don't need to take the kids overseas when there are plenty of amusement parks at home to plan a summer vacation around.
A park in the city of Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture
Jun 6, 2024
Japan eyes partner hotels for national parks
The ministry is considering forming such tie-ups with around five hotel operators that are active in preserving the environment and contributing to local communities.
People enter the Fantasy Springs area that opened Thursday at Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 6, 2024
Tokyo DisneySea's 'Fantasy Springs' area opens
Visitors require a free Standby Pass or paid Disney Premier Access, along with a DisneySea ticket, to access the new area.
Tokyo DisneySea Fantasy Springs Hotel is set to open in June in the theme park's new section featuring areas based on "Frozen," "Tangled" and "Peter Pan."
May 7, 2024
Tokyo DisneySea taps ‘Frozen’ and 'Peter Pan' in ¥320 billion expansion
The expansion, which opens to the public June 6, is expected to help boost total annual sales by ¥75 billion.
A terrace of one of the rooms of the Grand Chateau hotel building located in Tokyo DisneySea's new "Fantasy Springs" area in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 24, 2024
Hotel at new Tokyo DisneySea area shown to press
The minimum overnight fee for the hotel's two buildings is ¥66,000 for rooms at the Fantasy Chateau and ¥341,000 for those at higher-end Grand Chateau.
A sign banning the use of a water tap in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward on Friday
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 7, 2024
Man arrested for allegedly rubbing his buttocks against water tap at Tokyo park
The man has admitted to the charge, saying he did it "to satisfy his sexual desire," according to the sources.
People visit to view cherry blossoms in full bloom at Chidorigafuchi, one of the moats around the Imperial Palace, in Tokyo on Thursday.
Apr 4, 2024
Tokyo crowds revel as cherry blossoms reach full bloom
The Meteorological Agency declared that Japan's most common and popular Somei Yoshino variety of cherry tree was in full bloom.
Saudi Arabia will have the world's first theme park devoted to "Dragon Ball."
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 22, 2024
World's first 'Dragon Ball' theme park to be built in Saudi Arabia
The facility is set to cover over 500,000 square meters in Qiddiya, a cultural and entertainment city project being built on the outskirts of Riyadh.
The new Valley of Witches area of the Ghibli Park in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, is opened on Saturday morning.
Mar 16, 2024
Ghibli Park's final Valley of Witches area opens to public
Saturday's opening completed the attraction — based on Studio Ghibli characters and anime scenes — after more than three years of construction.
Immersive Fort Tokyo holds a ceremony on Thursday ahead of its Friday opening in Tokyo's Odaiba area.
Feb 29, 2024
Immersive Fort Tokyo seeks to update theme park experience
The park could become a new landmark in the Odaiba district by the Tokyo Bay as it seeks to update the typical theme park experience.
The castle from "Howl's Moving Castle" in the brand-new "Valley of Witches" area at Ghibli Park in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 28, 2024
Ghibli Park unveils new 'Valley of Witches' area to open in March
The new area will feature attractions and rides from "Kiki's Delivery Service" and "Howl's Moving Castle."
A mock-up of Tokyo DisneySea's new Fantasy Springs theme area, with features inspired by the film "Frozen" among its attractions, is unveiled at the Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 27, 2024
Tokyo's DisneySea reveals model of Fantasy Springs, set to open in June
The new zone draw on films such as "Frozen," "Peter Pan" and "Tangled" as inspiration for its features and rides.
Sanrio Puroland in the western Tokyo suburb of Tama notified police around 9 a.m. that it had received an email warning that a "hazardous" object had been placed on the premises.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 24, 2024
Hello Kitty theme park in Tokyo closes after 'terrorist threat'
Sanrio Puroland in Tama received an email warning that a "hazardous" object was placed on the premises, but police have yet to find anything suspicious.
Disney characters perform on a float during a parade at Tokyo Disneyland in January.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 26, 2023
Court rejects damages claim by ex-Tokyo Disneyland performer
The former performer said she had suffered work-related injuries and that the company had failed to fulfill its duty of care.
The operator of Tokyo Disneyland on Friday apologized after clips of Minnie Mouse having her skirt lifted by another character during a recent Christmas parade went viral on social media.
Dec 9, 2023
Tokyo Disneyland apologizes for Minnie Mouse skirt-lifting incident
Some people on social media expressed anger at the character's skirt being flipped and said it "set a bad example for children."
A rendering of the new Junglia theme park scheduled to open in Okinawa in 2025
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 27, 2023
Nature-focused theme park to open in Okinawa in 2025
The park aims to take advantage of the outstanding forests of northern Okinawa Prefecture, which have been designated a World Heritage site.
The Disney store in Times Square, New York, on Oct. 29
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2023
Disney tops earnings forecasts as Iger sets 'building' phase
Disney now says it is on track to achieve $7.5 billion in annualized savings
People walk past ginkgo trees in Tokyo's Meiji Jingu Gaien area in November 2022.
JAPAN / Explainer
Nov 6, 2023
What to know about the Meiji Jingu Gaien redevelopment plan
The project is controversial due to the potential felling of thousands of trees, loss of green space and threat to historic gingko trees.
A statue of the Demon Spirit in the Mononoke Village area, a new area within Ghibli Park in the city of Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture
Oct 25, 2023
Ghibli Park unveils new 'Princess Mononoke' area
The Mononoke Village area within the facility will open on Nov. 1, showcasing the sceneries of village forests in Japan.
An image of an immersive attraction at Immersive Fort Tokyo slated to open next spring in Tokyo's Odaiba area.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 5, 2023
New immersive theme park to open in Tokyo’s Odaiba
The new facility, to be called Immersive Fort Tokyo, will feature 12 immersive attractions along with six shops and restaurants.


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