Monday, September 24, 2012

Tokyo Disneyland 30th Anniversary Celebration - Here is the program !

Tokyo Disneyland has announced the program for TDL 30th Anniversary celebrations which will start on April 15, 2013. It will be called "The Happiness Year". What's on the menu? A new parade called "The Happiness is Here" and in terms of rides the arrival of Star Tours : the Adventures Continue, and much more as you will read on the press release below. 

URAYASU, CHIBA--Tokyo Disney Resort® will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the "Tokyo Disney Resort 30th Anniversary 'The Happiness Year'" to be held from April 15, 2013 through March 20, 2014 for a period of 340 days. During this special year, the Disney characters and the Cast Members will share a whole new level of happiness with the Guests.

The history of Tokyo Disney Resort began on April 15, 1983 with the opening of Tokyo Disneyland® Park, followed by Tokyo DisneySea® Park and the three Disney Hotels. From the beginning, Tokyo Disney Resort has been a place where "dreams come true," creating memories filled with happiness for all the Guests. And so, the theme for this major milestone year will be "happiness." During this yearlong celebration, Guests will be able to share new discoveries, wonder and excitement with their family and friends, as well as with the Disney characters and the Cast Members. This anniversary year will be filled the greatest happiness ever for all at Tokyo Disney Resort.

Highlights of "The Happiness Year" will be the new Tokyo Disneyland daytime parade "Happiness Is Here," as well as the new attraction Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (opening spring 2013). The two Parks will also be decorated with colorful balloons floating with everyone's happiness. Seasonal events such as for Halloween and Christmas will also be offered, in addition to special merchandise and menus. With the anniversary celebrations going on at the two Parks as well as the Disney Hotels, Guests will be able to enjoy the happiness of this milestone year wherever they go in the Resort.
Also during this 30th anniversary year, the Disney characters will take the "Tokyo Disney Resort 30th Anniversary 'The Happiness Tour'" to 30 cities around Japan. Traveling beyond Tokyo Disney Resort, they will share lots of happiness with as many people as possible. (The cities and dates of the tour are yet to be determined and the number of cities to be visited may change. Further information will be released when determined.)

Tokyo Disneyland Resort 30th Anniversary "The Happiness Year"
Year-Long Celebration Schedule

March 18 - June 30, 2013
Special Event "Mickey and Duffy's Spring Voyage" (Tokyo DisneySea)
Mickey and Duffy will begin celebrating the anniversary year a little early with this heartwarming spring event. They will travel around Tokyo DisneySea to discover the happiness that abounds throughout the Park.
Starting April 15, 2013
New Daytime Parade "Happiness Is Here" (Tokyo Disneyland)
A new daytime parade will start at Tokyo Disneyland during this anniversary year. Themed to "happiness," the parade will feature Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends riding on colorful floats designed in the image of the Disney characters. The parade, spanning a length of 500 meters, will go around the parade route to lively tunes. The parade will be filled with surprises and excitement, putting a smile on Guests' faces and spreading the happiness all around. ("Happiness Is Here" is sponsored by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. The current daytime parade "Jubilation!" will end on April 5, 2013.)
Spring 2013
New Opening of the Attraction "Star Tours: The Adventures Continue"(Tokyo Disneyland)
The attraction Star Tours will be completely renewed and re-open in spring 2013 as a new attraction titled Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. The attraction will be based on the world of the Star Wars film series, and will feature 3-D visuals for the first time. With more than 50 different story combinations, Guests will encounter new experiences and unexpected thrills every time they ride.
June 24 - July 7, 2013
Tanabata Program (Tokyo Disneyland)
The annual Tanabata (Star Festival) program at Tokyo Disneyland will start on June 24, a little earlier than previous years. During this period, Guests will be greeted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse dressed as the star-crossed lovers Hikoboshi and Orihime (representing the stars Altair and Vega) in a Disney-style celebration of this traditional festival. There will also be a large monument in World Bazaar where Guests can hang cards with their wishes written on them.
July 8 - September 2, 2013
Special Event "Disney's Natsu Matsuri" (Tokyo Disneyland)
Tokyo Disneyland will heat up the summer again in 2013 with a Japanese-style festival packed with lots of Disney fun. Guests will enjoy an entertainment program featuring tons of spraying water at the festival location in front of Cinderella Castle, and the Park will be decked out with Japanese-style festival decorations. This will be a hot summer event filled with the happiness of a truly lively and exciting festival.
July 8 - September 2, 2013
New Special Event (title to be determined) (Tokyo DisneySea)
Tokyo DisneySea will host a new special event held mainly in Mediterranean Harbor.. There will be new entertainment featuring tons of splashing water, and other elements to bring even more happiness this summer to Tokyo DisneySea.
September 9 - October 31, 2013
Special Event "Disney's Halloween" (Tokyo Disneyland / Tokyo DisneySea)
During the 30th anniversary year, Guests will find the happiness of enjoying all the fun of each Park's style of Halloween. The event at Tokyo Disneyland will feature a new theme for a spirited and mischievous Halloween with the Disney characters and ghosts. Lots of pumpkin decorations will further enhance the Halloween atmosphere. And at Tokyo DisneySea, Guests will enjoy a distinctly gorgeous Halloween masquerade. In the show presented at Mediterranean Harbor, the Disney characters and skeletons come together for a happy carnival. Guests will also enjoy a variety of Halloween fun at American Waterfront, Lost River Delta and other areas in the Park.
November 7 - December 25, 2013
Special Event "Christmas Fantasy" (Tokyo Disneyland)
Tokyo Disneyland will host the event "Christmas Fantasy" themed to Disney Santa Village, a Disney-style village where Santa Claus lives. There will be a parade with the Disney characters and elves, as well as colorful Christmas decorations throughout the Park, for Guests to enjoy a holiday season filled with fantasy and happiness.
November 7 - December 25, 2013
Special Event "Christmas Wishes" (Tokyo DisneySea)
Tokyo DisneySea will host a heartwarming Christmas event themed to the happiness of making Christmas wishes come true. In the nighttime entertainment, a gigantic Christmas tree will rise from the waters of Mediterranean Harbor, filling the area with romance. In addition, each themed port will be decorated with Christmas trees and other monuments that manifest the Christmas wishes of Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends. Guests will be able to enjoy a fantastic and romantic atmosphere at Tokyo DisneySea during this special holiday period.
January 1 - 5, 2014
New Year's Program (Tokyo Disneyland / Tokyo DisneySea)
The Park entrances will be decorated with Japanese-style New Year's decorations, and the Disney characters will appear in special costumes to welcome the New Year. Guests visiting the Parks can start their new year in an atmosphere full of hope and happiness.
Disney Hotels

During this anniversary period, Disney Ambassador® Hotel, Tokyo Disneyland® Hotel and Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta® will work their Disney magic to host programs filled with happiness. In particular, Tokyo Disneyland Hotel will offer room amenities and room keys designed especially for the 30th anniversary and the restaurants at all three hotels will also offer special menus to celebrate the 30th anniversary. Furthermore, special banquet and wedding programs, as well as exclusive, limited items, will be offered for this period only. (end of press release)

All this looks exciting, will you be there?

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1 comment:

Marco Antonio Garcia said...

It sounds nice, but not that much. The thing I like the most to see at the Parks is new attractions, and the only new one to open is one that I have already experience in the US, so there's nothing not to miss for me.

I don't like parades much to be honest, and they all look more or less the same to me, I also don't care about all these festivals; On the other hand, I love shows like Fantasmic and World of Color, but from what I've read there won't be one like that. I also think that the Halloween events at the Disney Parks should be fun, but unfortunately I never had the opportunity to experience any of them, and the Tokyo one doesn't seem to be the most exciting.

I'll be there a little earlier, from December 17 to December 20 at the Tokyo Disney Resort, but I think that I won't miss much.