INTERVIEW: Oriental Land to Revamp Tokyo Disneyland in Stages

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Urayasu, Chiba Pref., Aug. 20 (Jiji Press)--Oriental Land Co. <4661>, the Tokyo Disney Resort operator, plans to revamp its Tokyo Disneyland theme park in stages over a long period, President Kyoichiro Uenishi has told Jiji Press.

"We are considering which Disneyland areas should be changed and how," Uenishi said in a recent interview, also suggesting that such renovations will follow the planned expansion of its Tokyo DisneySea theme park.

"It's difficult to carry out the renewals all at once," he said.

Renovation of one park area will take 10 years, he said, adding that renovation work for the whole of Tokyo Disneyland would continue over a considerable period.

As Tokyo Disneyland has little room for expansion, Oriental Land may reduce the size of backyard spaces where employees take rest when revamping theme areas, he said.

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