It’s a good time to be a fan of DuckTales! With the recent announcement of the reboot for the show and Tokyo Disneyland’s recent restaurant refurbishment, there’s no time like the present to find yourself immersed in the duck-filled world of Donald, Huey, Dewey, Louie and Uncle Scrooge.
The existing Lucky Nugget Cafe at Tokyo Disneyland will be renovated with a new two-story indoor dining area on the second floor and a campfire setting. The naturalistic settings on the banks the Rivers of America make for a perfect translation of the Junior Woodchucks of the World campground made familiar in the animated cartoon and classic comic strips.
A new dedicated character greeting will also be included as part of the renovation. Although the character roster is as yet unannounced, it is very likely that Donald Duck and perhaps his three nephews may greet guests as part of this new character dining experience.
Completion of this expansion will mark the second dedicated character greeting location in the park and the FIFTY THIRD restaurant.
Full press release below.
New Facility for Disney Character Greetings and New Restaurant to Open in Westernland at Tokyo Disneyland in 2016
URAYASU, CHIBA— Tokyo Disney Resort® announced that a brand new facility for Disney character greetings and a new restaurant will be built in Westernland at Tokyo Disneyland® Park in fiscal year 2016 (April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017). These facilities will be themed to the world of the “Junior Woodchucks” series as shown in Disney comics and animated short films.
The “Junior Woodchucks” series features Donald Duck and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie as members of the Junior Woodchucks of the World, an organization dedicated to the appreciation of nature, camping and the outdoors. The series showed them having comical adventures in the American wilderness.
With the introduction of these two new facilities, Guests will be able to enjoy the atmosphere of a Junior Woodchucks of the World campground. Guests will feel immersed in classic Disney stories that celebrate activities in a natural, rustic setting on the Rivers of America.
This new Disney character greeting facility will be the second dedicated greeting facility to open at Tokyo Disneyland since Mickey’s House and Meet Mickey opened about 20 years ago in 1996. The new restaurant will be located at the existing Lucky Nugget Cafe that will be renovated with a new two-story indoor dining area on the second floor and a campfire setting. Guests will be able to relax and enjoy a meal while taking in the scenery of the Rivers of America.
Opening: Autumn-Winter 2016
Total investment: About 3 billion yen (tentative total or the two facilities combined)
- It is undecided as to which Disney characters will appear.
- The Lucky Nugget Cafe will close in autumn 2015.
- With the opening of these two facilities, Tokyo Disneyland will have two Disney character greeting facilities and a total of 53 restaurants.