According to one of Al Lutz's recent columns titled "Cars Land In Tokyo", Oriantal Land Company execs have toured DCA's Cars Land and are totally enamored to the extent that they want one of their own. Al said that they are already talking about replacing most of Westernland (at Tokyo Disneyland) in order to make room for Cars Land - plus, remove all of the rivers of America for it. This is a real compliment to California Imaginears and Disney executives!
That said, I foresee a problem that OLC execs might be well advised to consider. There is a considerable expansions slated for both Disneyland's Frontierland that are so extensive that they would most probably include land beyond the berm. It is quite possible that DL's upcoming Tomorrowland expansion could take it past the berm as well. What if OLC likes the new Frontierland just as much if not more than Cars Land. Should that happen when the time comes, Westernland would barely exist, and their investment in Cars Land would have already been made. A similar situation could exist where DL's Tomorrow is concerned
I'm thinking that perhaps OLC should consider waiting until they see how the expansion plans turn out at Disneyland before committing their land and financial resources. In fact, I personally wish they would build a land consistant with the uniqueness of thos at Disney Seas. A successful venture of that order would surely further the Tokyo resort's reputation as a one-of-a-kind international vacation destination. I rest my plea, and welcome conversation as to your opinion on the subject.