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Sneak Peek: New Entertainment Planned for Tokyo Disney Resort in 2014 & 2015

posted on June 24th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Let’s kick off the week by dreaming of a Tokyo Disney Resort trip, shall we? If there weren’t already enough reasons to hop a plane and head overseas for a visit to this lovely park, details on new entertainment for both Tokyo Disneyland Park and Tokyo DisneySea Park have just been announced.
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Beginning in 2014, Tokyo Disneyland Park will host a new nighttime show called “Once Upon A Time.” This 15-minute castle projection show will feature scenes from the films “Beauty and the Beast,” “Cinderella,” and “Alice in Wonderland” (see above image from Disneyland Park in Paris).

Then in spring 2015, Tokyo DisneySea Park will unveil “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” a new musical production inspired by the film. In it, King Triton will act as the host of a musical concert that stars Ariel and all of her friends from “under the sea.” The musical will take place at the Mermaid Lagoon Theater, which will be renovated with an upgraded stage, new lighting and display screens.


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Disney Parks After Dark: Mysterious Island at Tokyo DisneySea

posted on June 13th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Tonight, we continue our weekly “Disney Parks After Dark” series with a beautiful view of Mysterious Island at Tokyo DisneySea. When the sun sets, you can’t miss the vibrant colors – they cover the island and volcano.

Disney Parks After Dark: Mysterious Island at Tokyo DisneySea

There are two attractions to experience at Mysterious Island. In Journey to the Center of the Earth, you board vehicles designed by Captain Nemo himself and take a journey below ground. The second attraction is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea where you can join Captain Nemo’s crew to search for the lost continent of Atlantis.

Let us know if you’ve seen the colors of Mysterious Island in the comments below.

 
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Tokyo Disney Resort Celebrates 30th Anniversary, Begins ‘Happiness Year’

posted on April 15th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Today, it’s all smiles at Tokyo Disney Resort as we celebrate a 30th anniversary and kick off a special year of happiness at the resort’s parks.
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In a spectacular ceremony at Tokyo Disneyland Park, Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, shared the stage with Toshio Kagami, Chairman and CEO of Oriental Land Company, Kyoichiro Uenishi, President and COO of Oriental Land Company, as well as Master of Ceremonies Ayaka Nagai, the 2013 Tokyo Disney Resort Ambassador to celebrate the major milestone. Afterward, Mickey and Minnie, along with 300 characters and cast, took the stage officially launching the anniversary celebration.

“Since opening day, the Tokyo Disney Resort has inspired the imaginations of hundreds of millions of guests, becoming the most beloved leisure destination in Japan,” said Tom. “The special relationship and collaboration we have with our partner, Oriental Land Company, has continued to grow and flourish over the last three decades, and this can directly be seen in the many incredible attractions, entertainment and experiences we’ve added to the Resort throughout the years.”
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The anniversary event also featured a one-of-a-kind fireworks show called “Happiness on High” that was accompanied by the Tokyo Disney Resort 30th Anniversary Theme Song.

A new daytime parade called “Happiness is Here” also began during the celebration. The parade features 13 floats and includes Disney characters from throughout the years, including Goofy, Aladdin and Winnie the Pooh, along with characters from “Toy Story” and “Alice in Wonderland.” It’ll continue to run daily during “Happiness Year” at Tokyo Disneyland Park.

Also, throughout the year, guests will be able to see themed decorations around the parks, including Happiness Balloons that’ll adorn Cinderella Castle. There will be special menus at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, “Happiness Sharing Spots” located at Tokyo Disneyland Park and other surprises.
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Tokyo Disney Resort opened on April 15, 1983 with Tokyo Disneyland Park, which was followed by the openings of Tokyo DisneySea Park and three Disney Hotels. And to celebrate 30 years, the Walt Disney Imagineering Art Library & Walt Disney Imagineering Slide Library are sharing a special gallery of rare images featuring the resort through the years.

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Take 5: Tokyo Disney Resort

posted on April 13th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Take A Sneak Peek at the Costumes Disney Characters Will be Wearing for Tokyo Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration

It’s finally here! Tokyo Disney Resort will mark its 30th anniversary this Monday, April 15. The Disney Parks Blog has been giving sneak peeks into how the resort will celebrate this milestone, including pictures of costumes Disney characters will be wearing and a preview of the special “The Happiness Year” celebrations. Read the blog posts below to learn more about Tokyo Disney Resort and the merriment surrounding this milestone year.

Take 5: Tokyo Disney Resort

  1. Take a Sneak Peek at Tokyo Disney Resort’s 30th Anniversary Fun – Tokyo Disney Resort shares a photo of the costumes Disney characters will be wearing for Tokyo Disneyland’s 30th anniversary celebration.
  2. Tokyo Disney Resort to Mark 30 Years with ‘The Happiness Year’ Celebration – In honor of the 30th anniversary milestone, Tokyo Disney Resort will hold a special celebration called “The Happiness Year” from April 15, 2013, through March 20, 2014.
  3. Tokyo Disney Resort Announces 30th Anniversary Plans for 2013 – Tokyo Disney Resort unveils plans on how it will celebrate its 30th anniversary, including a new parade, a renewed attraction, special seasonal events and more.
  4. Mickey & Duffy’s Spring Voyage To Debut at Tokyo DisneySea in 2013 – “Mickey & Duffy’s Spring Voyage” will help spread the celebration of Tokyo Disney Resort’s 30th anniversary throughout Tokyo DisneySea.
  5. Snow Transforms Tokyo Disney Resort Into a Winter Wonderland – Take a look at photos of Tokyo Disney Resort blanketed in snow.
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Take 5: A Look Ahead to 2013 at Disney Parks

posted on January 5th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


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Happy New Year! Now that 2012 is behind us and 2013 is upon us, the Disney Parks Blog is looking ahead at what’s to come. We have a lot to look forward to around the world in the new year, including the upcoming 30th anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort, the “Believe in Magic” merchandise collection, special “Limited Time Magic” offerings, and more. Read the posts below so that you don’t miss a beat at Disney Parks in 2013.

Take 5: A Look Ahead to 2013 at Disney Parks

  1. Events to Kick Off the New Year at Disney Parks – Kick off the new year with January events at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.
  2. New Stories Coming to Disney Junior – Live on Stage! in 2013 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney California Adventure Park – New hits “Doc McStuffins” and “Sofia the First” will soon join “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” in Disney Junior – Live on Stage! at Disney Parks.
  3. Mickey & Duffy’s Spring Voyage To Debut at Tokyo DisneySea in 2013 – “Mickey & Duffy’s Spring Voyage” will help spread the celebration of the upcoming 30th anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort throughout Tokyo DisneySea.
  4. Believe in Magic with the 2013 Disney Parks Merchandise Collection – See what “Believe in Magic” artwork is coming to merchandise at Disney Parks in 2013
  5. 13 Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World Resort in 2013 – Here are 13 new reasons to visit Walt Disney World Resort in 2013. Which event or new offering are you looking forward to most? Tell us by commenting below.
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Mickey & Duffy’s Spring Voyage To Debut at Tokyo DisneySea in 2013

posted on December 14th, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


We have a lot of things to look forward to in 2013 at Disney Parks, including the upcoming 30th anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort. Earlier this week, the resort unveiled plans for a new show, “Mickey & Duffy’s Spring Voyage,” that will help spread the celebration throughout Tokyo DisneySea.

Mickey & Duffy’s Spring Voyage at Tokyo DisneySea Will Debut in 2013

Presented from March 18-June 30, the show will tell the story of Duffy the Disney Bear traveling with Mickey Mouse to enjoy springtime at Tokyo DisneySea. They embark on their cruise from Cape Cod and visit the ports of Mediterranean Harbor, American Waterfront, and Arabian Coast. Together with other Disney characters dressed in new spring costumes, they take part in “mini shows” at each stop for a unique springtime celebration.

Mickey & Duffy’s Spring Voyage at Tokyo DisneySea Will Debut in 2013

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Disney Parks Blog Features Halloween Images from Across the Globe

posted on October 29th, 2012 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


You’ve probably seen our Haunted Mansion Disney Parks Blog logo, but have you noticed what’s behind the moon and clouds at the top of the page? We’ve kicked off Halloween week with a fresh batch of exclusive header images from the Walt Disney Imagineering Art Collection and Slide Library.
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Here are three of them. The top and bottom images are from Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris, and the middle one is from the inside of Tower of Terror at Tokyo DisneySea. Of course, there’s more to see from those parks as well as the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort – just refresh any page for a new image. And let us know if you have a favorite.

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Ghosts, New Carnival-Style Show Coming this Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland, DisneySea

posted on June 19th, 2012 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


If you were excited about plans for Tokyo Disneyland’s 30th anniversary celebration, wait until you see what’s in store this Halloween at the park and at Tokyo DisneySea.

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At Tokyo Disneyland, “Halloween Street” is back. If you’ve not heard about it, the themed parade takes you into the spooky world of ghosts and features some pretty amazing floats. Along with decorations, food and merchandise, there will be a new puzzle-solving program at the park called “Tricks & Treats on Halloween Street.” Guests will receive a challenge (in the form of a map) from ghosts and if they solve it, they’ll receive a “treat.”

Also new this year, Tokyo DisneySea will be hosting a Venetian carnival-style show called “A Halloween Daydream.” It’ll feature your favorite Disney friends joined by skeletons that were invited by Mickey Mouse. And we’re told that “Chip ‘n Dale’s Skeleton Fiesta” greeting program will be back this Halloween as well.

The event begins on September 7 and runs through October 31, 2012. And you bet, we’ll be sharing images later this year here on the Disney Parks Blog.

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‘Poster Art of the Disney Parks’ Arriving Soon at Disney Parks

posted on May 18th, 2012 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


Cover of 'Poster Art of the Disney Parks'

I recently visited California, where I had one of the most amazing experiences of my Disney career. Imagineer Vanessa Hunt gave me a tour of the Walt Disney Imagineering Art Library vault in Glendale. This place houses the original art of the most iconic images from Disney Parks’ history. Incredible! Vanessa shared that fellow Imagineer Danny Handke and she have written a book for Disney Editions called “Poster Art of the Disney Parks.” This hardcover book, with cover designed by Imagineer Glendon Lee, is coming to Disney Parks at the end of May. I asked Danny about the role that attraction posters have played.

Vanessa Hunt and Danny Handke, Authors of 'Poster Art of the Disney Parks'

“Attraction posters entice, excite and educate guests with a preview of the adventures and experiences inside the Disney Parks,” explained Danny.

“When Disneyland park opened in 1955, it was difficult for guests to understand what a ‘theme park’ was. The Disney Imagineers needed a solution to portray their attractions to a diverse audience. The idea to use posters at Disneyland’s Main Entrance was the perfect solution.”

The book was in development for four years! They conducted extensive research by interviewing close to 20 people, including current and former artists. Vanessa said that they put extra effort into making a beautiful book that all Disney fans could enjoy.

Poster Art in 'Poster Art of the Disney Parks'

“We made an extra effort to ensure the posters in the book were printed as color accurate as possible,” continued Vanessa. “We even found a box containing several poster concepts that had never been published until now. The most challenge part was identifying artists. While many unidentified posters artists were later identified during our interviews, there are some that remain credited to ‘Unknown Artist.’”

I asked Danny about his favorite poster.

“I love the Tokyo DisneySea posters,” said Danny. “They are interesting because they reflect an overall cohesive design, but are stylistically individual to each land. Not many fans are familiar with the Tokyo DisneySea posters, so we hope everyone will appreciate this unique chapter in the book.”

Vanessa said her favorite poster comes from the Disneyland Resort.

“I love all of them, but the one that catches my eye every time I open the drawer is the Grand Canyon Diorama poster from Disneyland,” explained Vanessa. “The colors are absolutely beautiful and the train design is fantastic!”

Which is your favorite attraction poster? I vote Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room!

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Summer Fun Planned For Tokyo Disney Resort

posted on April 24th, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Have you ever been to Tokyo Disney Resort?

If not, this summer may be the perfect time to visit, as plenty of special activities are planned for both parks.

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Beginning July 1, the Tanabata Star Festival Program will return to the resort. This traditional festival involves Disney characters traveling down the parade route in rickshaws to offer a Tanabata greeting to park guests. World Bazaar will also be decorated with Mickey Mouse streamers and an area where guests can hang their wish cards.

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Beginning July 9, Tokyo Disneyland will celebrate Disney’s Natsu Matsuri, a Japanese summer festival. During this time, the park will hold daily Soryo Kobu dance competitions, in which Disney characters lead eight different dance teams in showing off their moves to different styles of music. Each night, four winning teams will compete in the finals, in a competition event that features more music, spraying water and blazes of fire!

Also on July 9, Tokyo DisneySea will celebrate the grand opening of Toy Story Mania! in the American Waterfront section of the park. The Summer Oasis Splash water program also begins that day, with Genie magically transforming Mediterranean Harbor into an oasis of fun so Aladdin can enjoy a tropic vacation. Disney characters will join in on the fun when they appear on special water-spraying barges.

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