Oriental Land Co., Ltd. (hereafter “the Company”) was established in 1960 for the purpose of contributing to the cultural life of the nation and the welfare of its citizens. “Aiming to create place where people can sing a never-ending hymn to humanity”—This has been our approach to business, shared among all employees when our company laid out the ground plan for Maihama. We seek to create a true culture of interpersonal understanding, where diverse people, regardless of nationality, age, gender or lifestyle, can interact, delight, laugh and be moved together, to the sound of their uplifted voices. Continuing to create and provide this wonderful world is our mission.
To this end, following land reclamation off the coast of Urayasu and negotiations to bring Disneyland to Japan, the Company opened Tokyo Disneyland in 1983 as the first Disney theme park to operate outside of the United States. Then, in 2001, the Company opened Tokyo DisneySea, the only Disney Park in the world themed on the sea. Around the same time, Disney hotels, a commercial facility and a monorail system were opened, transforming the Maihama area from a single theme park to a themed resort. We have continued to make ongoing investment in an effort to generate new moving experiences across the entire resort.
Tokyo Disney Resort marked its 40th anniversary on April 15, 2023, and in recent months we have been holding the Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary event “Dream-Go-Round” to celebrate. Looking back over the past 4 decades, Japan and its people have been through some turbulent times. Yet through it all, Tokyo Disney Resort has continued to be operated and grown, with the many smiling faces of guests from both Japan and abroad testifying to its eternal popularity and much-loved status. We owe this success entirely to the long-term endorsement and support of all our stakeholders, for which we express our heartfelt gratitude.
At Tokyo DisneySea, the construction work for the new area “Fantasy Springs” is steadily underway toward its opening in the spring of 2024. With attractions produced exclusively for Tokyo Disney Resort as well as a new Disney Hotel, among others, the new area is certain to provide guests with an immersive experience of the world of Disney that cannot be had anywhere else in the world. Furthermore, at Tokyo Disneyland we are also planning a total renovation of the ever-popular Space Mountain and its surroundings, with the all-new version set to be completed in 2027. As such, while placing our top priority on enhancing the experience value of our guests, including both novelty and comfort, we are determined to make dedicated efforts for the sustainable creation of “Happiness,” a signature value provided by our Group.
Having set our goal for 2030 as “Bringing more ‘Happiness’ to you and the community,” the Oriental Land Group is pushing forward its medium- to long-term initiatives to contribute to a sustainable society and achieve long-term sustainable growth. The most crucial element in this endeavor is our employees, who are the Group’s greatest asset and a source of our competitive advantage. By investing in measures to enhance the virtuous cycle between employees’ job satisfaction and guest happiness, we hope to remain a company that is wanted by society and that employees can truly take pride in.
The entire Company will continue to take on new challenges so as to keep providing “wonderful dreams, moving experiences, happiness and contentment” to all our stakeholders for the next 50 years, 100 years. Please look forward to the future growth and evolution of the Company.
Oriental Land Co., Ltd.
Yumiko Takano, Representative Director, Chairperson and CEO
Kenji Yoshida, Representative Director, President and COO