ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
Media & Entertainment

Tokyo Disney operator's valuation soars as new ride takes off

Popularity of $170m attraction fuels big round of investments

Soaring: Fantastic Flight takes visitors on a simulated tour of destinations including the Great Wall of China and the African savanna. (Photo by Keiichi Kamei)

TOKYO -- A new attraction at Tokyo Disney Resort is drawing big crowds that help sustain a major round of investments in the 36-year-old theme park site.

The Soaring: Fantastic Flight ride, which simulates a whirlwind tour around the globe, cost 18 billion yen ($170 million). One fan tweeted that it was "worth the wait in line," which often runs to around three hours even weeks after its late-July debut.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more