RUMOR: Tokyo DisneySky Will Be The Third Gate at Tokyo Disney Resort
The park is rumored to have both Pandora: World of Avatar and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun reported that $2.7 billion expansion for Tokyo Disney Resort would possibly include a brand new third park. They gave details saying the third gate would be called Tokyo DisneySky. The construction for the park would begin in 2019, and completion could happen as early as 2022.
An official announcement would happen in early May which would coincide with the 35th anniversary celebration for Tokyo Disneyland. Which would result in perfect timing on the companies part.
Oriental Land Company, which operates Tokyo Disney Resort has released a statement denying the report. According to the Mainichi Shimbun article, a OLC official said they wanted to build park with only one in the world, like DisneySea. DisneySky would fit in nice with the two other parks. The resort would have a land, sea, and sky theme. Which would make it unique from any other Disney resort on earth.
DisneySky is rumored to have ticket-less entry. Guests would enter using smartphones. Sensors would track guest movement and attraction usage to improve the flow of the park. (Similar to MyMagic+ which has been around at Walt Disney World.) This park is also rumored to feature moving walkways that would help out senior guests. Attraction rumors are a simulating jet flying attraction, and also another attraction that features space travel. Earlier rumors have indicated that the park could possibly include Pandora: World of Avatar, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, TRON, and totally brand new concepts from Marvel and Pixar.
Thanks to TDR Explorer for the image laying out the rumored park. The park would be in a parking lot area which the two parks currently use. A new parking garage would be built to accommodate guests. Take in the size and shape of the rumored park. It’s smaller but it’s still a good piece of land for a theme park. Disney has always wanted to build a more intimate park. Maybe this is it, and Oriental Land Company just beat them to it.
Tokyo DisneySky seems insanely cool. Although the Oriental Land Company has denied the report. This would be an exciting development. Boardwalk Times will continue to give updates as they become available.
Zach Perilstein is the Editor-in-Chief of the Boardwalk Times.