As part of their yearly review, Instagram has officially named Tokyo Disneyland the “happiest geo-tagged place in the world.” This prodigious title is awarded based on the number of smiley face emojis used to caption images of the park on the global social media platform.
Since the resort’s opening in 1983 – and the addition of Tokyo DisneySea in 2001 – the Tokyo Disney Resort has regularly been named one of the most popular and profitable Disney resorts.
Instagram’s announcement is particularly exciting given the highly-anticipated multi-year expansion coming to the resort over the next three years, which is rumored to cost an estimated £526 million or about 660 million in US dollars.
Recently, we got an inside look at the vehicles and audio-animatronics for the world’s first Beauty and the Beast-themed ride, which has begun construction at Tokyo Disneyland and will most likely open in Spring 2020. In addition, the resort is set to make history with a new Toy Story-inspired hotel, which is expected to open its doors the following year.
With so much happening across the Tokyo Disney Resort, it’s not hard to see why Instagram users have granted it the number one spot, but what do you think? Is Tokyo Disneyland your favorite Disney park? Which part of the resort’s expansion are you most excited about?
Read more about Tokyo Disneyland’s planned expansion here: