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Thursday, 2nd April 2009
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Record numbers flock to Japan's Disney parks

A record number of people have visited Japan's Disney parks, it has been announced.

Oriental Land revealed that visitor numbers increased by 7.1 per cent at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea during 2008, the Japan Times reports.

Just over 27 million people visited the parks during the last fiscal year amid the beginnings of the financial crisis, the company stated.

However, Oriental Land suggested that the global recession is likely to dampen the popularity of the parks this year with the firm predicting that one or two million fewer people will be attracted to the resorts in 2009.

The theme park operator said that a number of special 25th anniversary events boosted visitor numbers at Tokyo Disneyland over the past 12 months.

A new ride will be opening at Tokyo Disneyland in April.

The Monsters Inc Ride and Go Seek! will have its grand opening on the 15th and is based on the adventures of Mike and Sully in the hit Disney/Pixar film.

Written by Rosie Park

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