Disneyland Tokyo’s Beauty And The Beast Is Now Open
Start humming Tale As Old As Time, because Disneyland Tokyo's Beauty and the Beast Land opens today - and we're already fantasising about taking a trip there.
The gigantic 47,000-square metre space is the Japanese park's largest ever expansion, and sounds like a total dream for fans of the Disney classic.
After passing through the gates, visitors will be plunged into all the enchanted world of Belle, Beast, Gaston, Lumiere, LeFou and others.
Here, guests effectively take on the role of Belle, and walk through a life-size version of the idyllic French village seen in the opening sequence of the original 1991 animated film.
That means passing by Maurice's cottage, stopping off at Gaston's tavern, and peering into the window of book shop where avid reader Belle buys her old novels.
After exploring the magical sites of the village, visitors can walk on into the shadowy forest beyond the shops and houses, to see the Beast's castle looming ahead, looking dark and foreboding.
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Creators have aimed to bring Disney's animated world, previously only seen in 2D cartoon form, into three-dimensional reality - all with a generous sprinkling of Disney magic, of course.
The classic music from the 1990s original has stood the test of time (tracks like Be Our Guest and Something There still hold strong today) and is used throughout the immersive experience.
Guests board magical cups that "dance" in rhythm to the well-known music from Beauty and the Beast, as they take guests through scenes depicting the story of the animated film.
Way more exciting than your average spinning teacups experience, right?
Elsewhere, visitors can guests explore shops in Belle's village including Belle Librairie, Bonjour Gifts and Little Town Traders.
This really does sound magical - we've got our yellow ball gowns at the ready.
Disneyland Tokyo's Beauty and the Beast Land opens 29th September 2020.
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