FIRST LOOK Inside Rapunzel’s Lantern Festival at Fantasy Springs

Katie Francis

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FIRST LOOK Inside Rapunzel’s Lantern Festival at Fantasy Springs

Tokyo Disney Resort has released the first look inside Rapunzel’s Lantern Festival, a ride based on “Tangled” coming to Fantasy Springs.

Rapunzel’s Lantern Festival

Exterior

Two people in medieval costumes pose in front of a lantern festival sign at a theme park.
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Cast Members wear purple and brown Corona uniforms.

Visitors exploring a themed amusement park area with a fantasy-style tower and rustic buildings, adorned for a lantern festival, under an overcast sky.
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The entrance to the attraction is near Rapunzel’s tower in the forest section of Fantasy Springs.

Wooden archway sign reading "lantern festival" with floral designs, set against a clear sky and a rustic building backdrop.
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The sign resembles a ship’s sail with lanterns tied to the ends of the post.

Queue

A rustic stone and wood cottage with a large doorway and circular windows, surrounded by lush greenery and a clear path leading up to it, illuminated by the glow of a nearby lantern festival.
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In the queue, guests pass village buildings.

A horseshoe imprint with the text "maximus" embedded in sandy soil during a lantern festival.
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The horseshoe prints of Maximus are embedded in the ground.

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Bunting of purple flags with golden suns on them crisscross over the pathways. There are lanterns on the bunting periodically.

Visitors exploring a themed indoor area designed like a rustic cottage, featuring wooden décor and hanging lanterns for a lantern festival.
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Guests go inside a dockhouse featuring plans and models for ships.

Wooden barrels and large paddles displayed on a rustic gazebo with thick wooden columns and a view of a lush garden during a lantern festival.
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Oars are in a barrel labeled “Lantern Festival.”

Wooden staircase with intricate railings and warm lighting inside a rustic building, illuminated by a lantern festival ambiance, leading to an upper floor.
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They go up stairs and along a loft overlooking the load area.

Interior of a themed restaurant designed like a pirate ship, with wooden beams, dangling ropes, a wheel, and illuminated like a lantern festival.
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A boat full of lanterns hangs over the loading space. A sail with a golden Corona sun is on the wall.

A framed tapestry map hanging on a wall, depicting a medieval-style city and surrounding landscape, with two lanterns celebrating a lantern festival mounted above it.
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There’s a map of the Kingdom of Corona including the castle on an island, Rapunzel’s tower, and The Snuggly Duckling. A river winds through the forest. This is ostensibly the path guests will take to the lantern festival.

Wanted poster for 'stabbington brothers' labeled 'dead or alive' for theft during the lantern festival, displayed on a wooden surface.
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There are wanted posters for the Stabbington Brothers, Flynn Rider, and the Snuggly Duckling thugs.

A humorous "wanted" poster titled "shortly" featuring a cartoon lion, pinned to a wooden surface at a lantern festival, with an illuminated lantern nearby.
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Wanted" poster featuring a cartoon-style sketch of a smiling male figure, with a reward of 10,000 gold pieces, displayed on a wooden beam at the lantern festival.
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The stanchions of the queue are wooden poles with ropes connecting them. There are barrels stacked on crates.

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Wrought iron chandeliers hang from the ceiling.

A rustic wooden desk with open books, scrolls, a lantern from a lantern festival, and navigational tools under a window with stained glass panels.
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A desk features an invitation to the Lantern Festival and advertisements for The Snuggly Duckling.

An aged proclamation poster on a wall, titled "by the king and queen," featuring illustrations of a castle, ships, and lantern festival symbols.
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A poster reads:

By the King and Queen

A Proclamation

Today, the Kingdom of Corona celebrates the Princess’ birthday with the Royal Lantern Festival.

There shall be food, music, dancing, and crafts. Following a special dedication to the lost Princess, the festival will conclude at dusk with the release of the lanterns.

All are invited

A framed painting of a lantern festival scene on a ship with people gathered, hung on a textured wall, titled "Sailing Success.
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A painting shows the King and Queen of Corona in front of their ship, the Royal Unicorn.

Load

Interior of a rustic-themed restaurant with wooden beams, flagstone floor, and a firepit at the end, decorated with purple pennants, lanterns inspired by a lantern festival, and old-fashioned furniture
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Interior of a rustic wooden building with a sign saying "lantern festival," featuring an ornate wooden door and medieval-style decor.
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A banner painted with stars reads, “Annual Lantern Festival.”

Interior of a large wooden hall decorated with purple banners and rustic lanterns for a lantern festival, featuring traditional wooden pillars and benches.
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The load area has similar theming to the rest of the queue.

On Ride

Visitors enjoy a boat ride in a fairy tale-themed amusement park during a lantern festival, passing a tall, vine-covered tower and whimsical stone sculptures.
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On the first-ever “Tangled”-themed ride, guests travel on a gondola to where the floating lanterns gleam. The ride retells the story of “Tangled,” beginning at Rapunzel’s tower.

Two stone rabbit statues nestled among moss and rocks in a garden with yellow flowers and green shrubs, illuminated by the glow of a nearby lantern festival.
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They pass by wanted posters for Flynn Rider and cute forest critters.

Rapunzel character peering out from a tower balcony adorned with green vines and lanterns, based on a fairy tale theme.
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Rapunzel is visible singing “When Will My Life Begin” at the window of her tower.

Statue of a young male adventurer with a lantern, positioned next to a rocky outcrop and lush greenery, looking upwards as if exploring at the lantern festival.
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Flynn Rider is hiding from Maximus among the rocks below.

A white artificial horse with a saddle, positioned near a waterfall amidst lush greenery and rocks during a lantern festival.
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Maximus sniffs for the criminal.

A toy chameleon on a moss-covered rock surrounded by colorful flowers at a lantern festival.
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Keep an eye out for Pascal. The chameleon has a tendency to blend in.

Rapunzel and Flynn Rider figures at a lantern festival in a forest setting, with Rapunzel swinging from her long hair and Flynn leaning against a tree.
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As the ride moves indoors (but still appears to be outside) riders see Rapunzel enjoying her “best day ever” as she swings from tree branches around Flynn.

A vibrant indoor theme park scene depicting animated characters by a serene pond, surrounded by lush greenery and whimsical tree structures, illuminated by a lantern festival.
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Illustration of a whimsical forest cottage at night, surrounded by large trees and a sign reading "Duckburg Library," illuminated by a nearby lantern festival.
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Across the river is The Snuggly Duckling. Guests can also dine at The Snuggly Duckling.

A whimsical scene of two animated characters, a young man and woman, seated under glowing, twisted trees, sharing a romantic moment at a lantern festival with a book and surrounded by oversized, colorful mushrooms
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Rapunzel is seen healing Flynn’s hand with her magical glowing hair.

Animated characters Rapunzel and Flynn sit by a campfire in a forest during the lantern festival, with Rapunzel's long hair glowing, as Pascal watches.
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A vibrant night scene at a theme park featuring a brightly lit, fairytale castle reflected in a tranquil pond during a lantern festival, with a starry sky and an arched stone bridge.
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As the pair reach the lantern festival, so do guests, arriving in a lagoon with the Kingdom of Corona rising above them in the twilight.

A magical, illuminated castle with spires under a starry sky during a lantern festival, reflected in still water, conveying a dreamlike fantasy setting.
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A scene from a lantern festival ride featuring characters resembling Rapunzel and Flynn in a boat, surrounded by floating lanterns in a starry night setting.
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Guests find themselves surrounded by floating lanterns of varying sizes with different designs. In the center of the lagoon are Rapunzel, Flynn, and Pascal in their own gondola.

A couple in a boat surrounded by glowing lanterns at a lantern festival in a night scene, reminiscent of a scene from the animated movie "Tangled.
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Guests circle the pair as they sing “I See the Light.”

A vibrant lantern festival scene with floating lanterns illuminating the sky above a lighthouse and boats on a calm body of water at night.
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There are other boats, a large ship, and a lighthouse in this scene.

Illuminated lanterns from a lantern festival float around a ship in a serene, nighttime setting, casting a warm glow under a starry sky.
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Animated scene of a man and woman holding hands in a boat, with a frog sitting nearby, amidst a whimsically lit lantern festival in a colorful forest setting.
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A vibrant scene of a lantern festival with countless illuminated lanterns surrounding a boat carrying two people in a tranquil body of water at night.
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A whimsical night scene at a lantern festival featuring floating lanterns above a waterway, with animated characters in a rustic village setting.
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As the ride comes to a close, guests see some of the thugs.

A cherubic figure with wings holding a bow and arrow, floating beneath a cluster of illuminated lanterns at a lantern festival against a dark backdrop.
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Shorty, dressed as cupid, floats with the help of some lanterns.

A warrior crouches inside a wooden structure, gripping a staff adorned with feathers, under the ambient lighting of a lantern festival.
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Big Nose looks out at Rapunzel and Flynn.

A vibrant display of a cartoonish viking figure, wearing a helmet with horns, joyfully steering a small boat in a vividly lit lantern festival setting.
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Vladamir plays with two of his ceramic unicorns.

Interior of a whimsical themed restaurant with mural walls depicting a fantasy castle and landscape, wooden beams, rustic furniture, and hanging lanterns celebrating a lantern festival.
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Guests exit among painted murals of other “Tangled” scenes.

Fantasy Springs opens on June 6 at Tokyo DisneySea.

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