PHOTO REPORT: Tokyo Disneyland 10/27/19 (Fantasyland Expansion Construction Updates, Long Wait Times, Castle Walls, Amazing Guest Costumes, and More)

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While walking from JR Maihama Station to Tokyo Disneyland, we pass right by Bon Voyage! As I’ve introduced in the past, this shop sells in-park merchandise for a last minute gift. It’s even themed like a little suitcase or hatbox!

Imagination and magic…

You can tell it’s a crazy day at Tokyo Disneyland when even the bike lot is getting full!

The Tokyo Disneyland Hotel is looking extra regal in the blue skies today! The hotel is undergoing exterior repainting through next year, and I’d imagine they’ll be out on this side over the winter.

Entrance construction is coming along just swimmingly. Concrete pouring is well underway, and after will come planters and brick-laying!

Over by the DIsney Resort Line entrance, this area has been under planters since May as well, but it looks like its just about ready to open up! Maybe we’ll see that this week?

Inside the Park

We’re in the endgame… of Halloween. Disney Halloween comes to an end on Thursday! Are you excited for Disney Christmas? I certainly am!

Down World Bazaar, we can see that Sweetheart Cafe is currently under scaffolding.

It’s a busy day today, Walt! Guests are crowded in the forecourt for Jamboree Mickey!, and have stuffed the parade route for Dreaming Up!. We sure love our exclamation points here.

Guests and their young children are eagerly waiting to dance and sing with Mickey Mouse! It’s a cute little show where kids get to actually dance with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy.

As the work on Cinderella Castle progresses, we can see these walls reminiscent of Mary Blair’s style covering the castle.

It’s a lovely day in our mini-New Orleans Square!

The Jungle Cruise is back this week! And the line to get in is crazy! Everyone wants that special tour of Schweitzer Falls….

Down in the wild wild Westernland, ghosts still haunt the park from top to bottom! Over at the Westernland Town Hall, the town crier reads the latest proclamations. Next door, though, a ghost convict is escaping the jail! Someone call the sheriff!

At the Westernland Shootin’ Gallery, you can practice your aim for only ¥200, or about $1.50. If you get enough shots, you might even get a souvenir pin!

We’re back to warm weather today which means it’s a lovely day for a plunge down Chick-A-Pin Hill on Splash Mountain! Ev’rybody’s got a laughin’ place, after all!

On the Rivers of America, Guests can paddle a canoe and enjoy an intrepid expedition around Tom Sawyer Island! It’s a fantastic workout, too.

You don’t want to end up like this old, beer belly-laden fishing bear, after all!

Everyone wave at the Western River Railroad and the Mark Twain!

Over in Fantasyland, Snow White’s Adventures (no scary in the name here!) is closed through November 1st for routine maintenance! Guess getting crushed by the Evil Queen will have to wait.

From this side of the Castle, you can get an excellent view of the scaffolding covering the back side. The walls haven’t made it over here yet, but I’m sure they will soon.

In Belle’s Village, the castle is topped off and it looks like a good amount of external work is done! I can’t wait to see the scaffolding come down so we can enjoy the incredible view! Just a few days ago, we spotted the new Beast animatronic in a Disney+ trailer, so we definitely are getting close to go-time!

A careful look through the tarps reveals exterior work is getting close to completion on the small buildings of Belle’s Village as well.

The Happy Ride with Baymax is a little difficult to check in on, since a lot of the attraction is covered in tarps. It looks largely the same from outside, but I bet it keeps changing more and more inside!

In front of the attraction itself, exterior work continues in front of Tomorrowland Terrace, and the planters have been completely finished along the paths. Remember, all of these new attractions are scheduled to open April 15th, 2020!

You know it’s a busy day at Tokyo Disneyland when Star Tours has a ridiculously long line. Usually this line doesn’t break 30 minutes during the day! Just a reminder folks, try to avoid coming to Tokyo Disney Resort on the weekends, lest you face long lines for everything!

Guest Costumes

As Halloween comes to a close, I wanted to take a little bit more time exploring Guest costumes! These three ladies, for example, dressed in winter attire for Belle, Cinderella, and Aurora. I can’t imagine how they were in all that winter clothing in this weather!

Out on the parade route, I caught this excellent Merida costume! She will fly, chase the wind, and touch the sky!

In a very unmistakably Tokyo Disney Resort style, these three are dressed as Mickey, Donald, and Pluto from Natsu Matsuri 2016: Garyo Gunbu. I wish I’d seen the 2013 edition this season, since that’s my favorite.

This entire group was waiting for the next show of Let’s Party Gras!, dressed as the entire core cast!

In a bit of a park crossover (I don’t judge!), these two are dressed as Mickey and Minnie from Tokyo DisneySea’s It’s Christmas Time! show.

In the continuing trend of Spooky “Boo!” Parade outfits, these two represent dancers from the parade’s show stop.

And this fine fellow is taking a page from the Jamboree Mickey! dancers! He’s so excited!

And these three couldn’t be admitted because of their costumes covering their faces, but these excellent R2-D2, BB-8, and BB-9E costumes were taking photos with Guests under the Disney Resort Line station.

And that’s the news from Tokyo Disneyland this week! It won’t be too long before the holidays are here, and that means my favorite season! What did you enjoy seeing this week? Let us know below or on Twitter!

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Spencer Lloyd

Spencer Lloyd is a college student/parks addict living in Tokyo. He runs TDRPlans.com, a comprehensive source for information and travel planning related to Tokyo Disney Resort. And fun fact, he is the only person in history to have been in the same ride vehicle as Tom Corless.

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