Tokyo Disneyland marks 35th anniversary
NHK -- Apr 16
A ceremony was held at Tokyo Disneyland on Sunday to celebrate its 35th anniversary.

Toshio Kagami, the chairman of park operator Oriental Land, said plans are underway to expand the popular amusement park, which is located in the city of Urayasu, near Tokyo.

A total of 720 million people over the years have visited Tokyo Disneyland and nearby Tokyo DisneySea, which opened in 2001.

Many fans hope the expansion will ease congestion at Tokyo Disneyland.

Oriental Land executive Ryoichi Miyauchi said the scale and timeline of the expansion haven't been set.

Many visitors took pictures of decorations at the park to mark the occasion. One woman in her 20s said she works hard every day so she can visit Tokyo Disneyland. She said she hopes it will become even more fun after the expansion.

東京ディズニーリゾートが15日で開園から35周年を迎え、オリエンタルランドは「エリアを拡張する」と発表しました。 東京ディズニーリゾートでは、35周年記念イベントが始まり、ディズニーランドかディズニーシーのいずれかを拡張する方針が示されました。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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