Industry observers attribute the Disney success to instilling in visitors a sense that they are in dreamland — a place they will seek to return to again and again. The necessary factors, according to Nagasaka, are theme and concept, location, a steady cash flow allowing it to invest in new attractions, and marketing strategies to appeal to targeted segments.
You can see the branding efforts wherever you look, Nagasaka said, in its efforts to make the resort look like a fantasy land. Examples include logos on garbage cans, benches, on the monorail that takes visitors between the various hotels and JR Maihama Station, even in the lavatories.
The venue is meanwhile super clean, with staff constantly policing the grounds. The firm has also invested billions of yen every year to provide new attractions to ensure repeat visitors.
Saori Nishiyama, 22, from nearby Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture, is one such patron. Nishiyama, who came to the park Thursday to shop, has a yearly pass and visits four or five times a month. She said she especially likes watching the shows and parades. Located in Urayasu, western Chiba, just 15 minutes or so by train from Tokyo Station, the resort is accessible to a market of 30 million metropolitan residents.
Data show that about 70 percent of visitors are from the Kanto region. Industry figures show the resort dominates the amusement park business. Back before ground was broken for the resort three decades ago, skeptics doubted it would be an enduring success.
An Urayasu official who was involved in the planning for Tokyo Disneyland said he visited a Disney theme park in the U. Adults just waited around while the kids enjoyed themselves because they felt theme parks were for kids.
He also recalled that while Urayasu, which aimed for further development after its landfill program was completed, welcomed the arrival of Disneyland on part of that man-made land, it had concerns about potential problems if millions of visitors descended onto the city.
Such a huge number would bring heavy traffic congestion and massive amounts of trash, disrupting the lives of local residents, he said. Disneyland ended up attracting more than 10 million visitors during that first year, and the city eventually learned how to handle the increased traffic volumes by providing resort-bound cars and buses with a dedicated route.
Oriental Land meanwhile created its own garbage-disposal facility.
As for the future, there is always the question of whether the resort will continue to be a success and keep growing. This is borne out by the strong visitor numbers even after the resort has raised admission prices several times, indicating they will still come if more cost hikes ensue.
Tanaka of SMBC Friend Research Center noted that although the core fans are big assets, to drastically boost visitors, for instance to more than 30 million, the resort will need to expand and cook up new ideas.
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