We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the people who have been infected with COVID-19 and those whose daily lives have been affected by the spreading infection. We sincerely pray for their speedy recovery and the earliest possible containment of the pandemic.
We continued to see the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in FY 2021, which resulted in numerous restrictions on our Theme Park operations, including limits on attendance and operational methods. However, by implementing a series of creative ideas, we were able to relax the attendance limits in phases, gradually restoring the entire Resort to its usual state of bustling excitement. Against such backdrop, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea combined welcomed their cumulative 800 millionth Guests in February 2022, and for the full FY 2021 we returned to profitability for the first time in two years. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our stakeholders for their longstanding support and cooperation, without which we could never have achieved such milestones.
If we are to perpetually provide value to society and continue growing as a corporation, we critically need to incorporate measures to address environmental and social problems into our management and business strategies. Recognizing that our Group’s business is premised on a sustainable society, we are determined to practice sustainability management by seeking long-term sustainable growth while also contributing to achieving sustainability.
In order to promote sustainability management, we set Our Goal for 2030 as “Bringing more ‘Happiness’ to you and the community.” Our aim is threefold: to continue to create “Happiness,” which is a value offered by our Group, for people in the broader community and all stakeholders; to continue to be a corporation desired by society; and to continue to be a corporation in which employees can truly take pride in. In addition, to achieve Our Goal for 2030, we intend to further evolve our existing businesses and create new ones, while promoting measures for ESG materiality and contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Among the ESG materiality, we will place particular focus on promoting “Employee happiness” to make the working lives of our employees more rewarding and “Happiness of children” to nurture the dreams and minds of children, who are our future. Both of these are areas of materiality unique to our Group.
As we indicated in our 2024 Medium-term Plan announced in April 2022, we have positioned the next three years as a period for recovering from the impact of the pandemic and taking on new challenges for the future. While giving top priority to increasing our Guests’ experience value, we will strive to restore our financial performance and seek to achieve medium- and long-term growth going forward.
Fantasy Springs, a new area under development at Tokyo DisneySea, contains numerous elements unique to Tokyo, which, we are convinced, will further boost the quality of our Guest’s stay at our Resort. Furthermore, Space Mountain at Tokyo Disneyland will be remodeled along with its surrounding area by 2027. By undertaking structural and non-structural initiatives to create value that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world, we intend to evolve Tokyo Disney Resort into the resort of choice of our Guests.
Our unchanging corporate mission is to provide “wonderful dreams, moving experiences, happiness, and contentment” driven by “original and imaginative ideas.” In addition, based on the belief that the “Theme Park will never be completed,” there is no end or limits to our challenges. No matter how society and values change, the entire Company is determined to take on the challenges of the future, so that we can continue to provide “wonderful dreams, moving experiences, happiness and contentment” and bring many smiles to people for the next 50 to 100 years. Please look forward to the growth and evolution of the Company in the future.
Chairman and CEO
President and COO
Oriental Land Co., Ltd.