The Oriental Land Company in partnership with the Walt Disney Company announced a new addition to its lineup of resort hotels today via their official blog. The Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel appears to be a retheme of an existing hotel nearby to the Tokyo Disney Resort, and will not be directly attached to the parks like Hotel MiraCosta, Tokyo Disneyland Hotel and the Disney Ambassador Hotel.
The hotel will borrow design themes from both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea and will open in June 2016.
Retheming an existing property from a third party is exactly how the Disneyland Resort acquired what is now Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. The existing resort hotels are ridiculously popular and consistently run well over 90% occupancy, often selling out instantly six months in advance as soon as rooms are released.
Tokyo Disney Resort is built on reclaimed land on crowded Tokyo Bay with little room for expansion. It will be interesting to see how the resort develops in the future, as its popularity shows no signs of slowing down.
In other news from the resort, Mickey and Minnie’s Polynesian Luau, a popular dinner show in Tokyo Disneyland‘s Adventureland, will be replaced with an all-new production on March 21, 2016, Mickey’s Rainbow Luau. The new show will feature performers and dances from all over the South Pacific. The current show will play its last performance on January 4, 2016.
New shows are also headed to Tokyo DisneySea in April 2016 with the start of that park’s 15th anniversary celebration. A refreshed version of Big Band Beat, an all-new show to replace Mystic Rhythms and a daytime lagoon show will mark the yearlong celebration.