Tokyo Disney Resort
The Tokyo Disney Resort (東京ディズニーリゾート Tōkyō Dizunī Rizōto?) is a theme park and vacation resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, just east of Tokyo. It is owned and operated by the Oriental Land Company with a license from The Walt Disney Company. The resort opened on April 15, 1983, as a single theme park (Tokyo Disneyland), but developed into a resort with two theme parks, three Disney hotels, six non-Disney hotels, and a shopping complex. Tokyo Disneyland was the first Disney theme park opened outside the United States.
Tokyo Disney Resort has three main entertainment sections: Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea and Ikspiari, which is a variation of the Downtown Disney shopping, dining and entertainment area found at the Disney resorts in California and Florida. It also contains Bon Voyage!, which is the official Disney goods specialty shop of Tokyo Disney Resort.
Like the other Disney resorts, the Tokyo Disney Resort has 3 Disney-branded hotels; the Disney Ambassador Hotel, the Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta (the building in which the entrance to Tokyo DisneySea is located), and the recently opened Tokyo Disneyland Hotel.
There are six other hotels located on the Tokyo Disney Resort property. These, however, are not Disney-branded hotels and are owned by other companies, similar to the Hotel Plaza Boulevard hotels at Walt Disney World.
All facilities are linked by Disney Resort Line monorail.
The Tokyo Disney Resort is headed by Toshio Kagami, who is the secretary general (CEO) of the Oriental Land Company.
- Tokyo Disneyland - The first theme park built at the resort. Tokyo Disneyland is based on its sister parks in Anaheim, California, and Bay Lake, Florida, that opened on April 15, 1983.
- Tokyo DisneySea - A park themed based on nautical exploration, adventure, and different lands that opened on September 4, 2001.
- Bon Voyage! - Official Disney goods speciality shop.
|Ikspiari (イクスピアリ Ikusupiari?)|
Ikspiari Main Gate
|Opening date||July 7, 2000|
|Owner||The Oriental Land Company|
|No. of floors||4|
Ikspiari (イクスピアリ Ikusupiari?) is a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan. The complex is operated by IKSPIARI Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the owner, The Oriental Land Company, it is the Japanese equivalent of the Downtown Disney complexes at the Disneyland and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resorts in the United States, and Disney Village at Disneyland Paris, France. Ikspiari is close to Maihama Station on the Keiyō Line from Tokyo, and is also served by Resort Gateway Station on the Disney Resort Line.
Ikspiari opened on July 7, 2000. At the complex, the 12th non-US Rainforest Cafe opened in July 2000. On August 31, 2015, Create Restaurants Holdings Inc. will fully acquire RC Japan Co., Ltd., the Rainforest Cafe franchisee, at the complex.
- Disney's Ambassador Hotel - The first official Disney hotel to open in Tokyo in 2000. Featuring art deco theming.
- Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta - Opened in conjunction with Tokyo DisneySea Park, with several guest rooms overlooking the park itself. The exterior of the hotel provides much of the theming for the Mediterrean Harbor area of Tokyo DisneySea.
- Tokyo Disneyland Hotel - Opened on July 8, 2008, as part of Tokyo Disney Resort's 25th anniversary celebrations. Like the Disneyland hotels in Paris and Hong Kong, the hotel is Victorian themed and is located adjacent to the entrance of Tokyo Disneyland Park.
- Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel - The newest Disney hotel opens June 1, 2016 east of the resort property in Shin-Urayasu. The hotel was refurbished from the former Palm & Fountain Terrace Hotel is themed to Disney characters and attractions. This is the only Disney-branded hotel not located in the Resort area. A free 15-minute shuttle is available for guests.
- Sunroute Plaza Tokyo
- Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel
- Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort
- Hilton Tokyo Bay
- Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay
- Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel
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