Tokyo Disneyland

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Tokyo Disneyland (東京ディズニーランド) is a theme park located in Chiba, Japan just outside Tokyo. The park which encompasses slightly more than 115 acres was opened on April 15, 1983 and was the only Disney Theme Park at the time of its opening not constructed and opened in California or Florida. The park, which was constructed to mirror the Disneyland and Disney World parks in California and Florida is actually the property of Oriental Land Company which licenses park's theme from Disney, making it the only non-Disney owned Disney theme park in the world.


Areas of the Park

Tokyo Disneyland is made up of seven themed areas including the World Bazaar, Westernland, Fantasyland, Adventureland, and Tomorrowland as well as Critter Country and Mickey’s Toontown. In 2007, the park was the fourth most visited Disney park in the world with slightly less than 14 million visitors.

World Bazaar

Enclosed under a massive glass canopy, Tokyo Disneyland’s World Bazaar is a replacement for Main Street, USA which appears in Disneyland in Anaheim. The Bazaar is made up of various types of stores and structures from around the world in the same style as Disney World’s Epcot.


Containing both attractions from sister park Adventurelands and New Orleans Square in California, Adventureland in Tokyo Disneyland is home to the Western River Railroad (which only circles this part of the park rather than the entire park).


Instead of Frontierland is Westernland, designed to show the same style as Frontierland but from a Japanese perspective.

Critter Country

Critter Country is a smaller area with attractions such as “It’s a Small World”.


Containing Cinderella’s Castle and the Mickey Mouse Revue, as well as Pooh’s Hunny Hunt and the Haunted Mansion, Fantasyland is very similar to its US counterparts.


Tomorrowland is more of a community and urban setting than technological showcase, though it does contain similar rides such as Star Tours and Space Mountain.


Also nearby is the Disney Water park, Disney Sea, which is often combined with Tokyo Disneyland when discussing the two.

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