When 2017 comes to an end, the party will just be getting started at Tokyo Disney Resort. This January, you’re invited to a five-day celebration to ring in the Year of the Dog with Mickey, Minnie, and of course, Pluto!
The festivities begin at the Disney Resort Line on your way to the celebration with plenty of Pluto-inspired decorations. To honor the Year of the Dog, the customary kadomatsu decoration at the entrance to World Bazaar in Tokyo Disneyland will feature Pluto and the entrance to Passaggio MiraCosta in Tokyo DisneySea will display banners.
Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and more favorite Disney characters will wish everyone a happy “New Year’s Greeting” during a special parade at Tokyo Disneyland and a harbor show at Tokyo DisneySea every day of the celebration. Mickey and Minnie will be dressed in their finest kimono to honor the occasion.
More than 50 new merchandise items will be on sale starting November 17, including kimono-clad Disney character plush badges and Pluto motif daruma, a Japanese good luck doll. Other items include New Year’s greeting cards and stamp sets featuring Mickey and his friends dressed in kimono.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, try a few delicious Pluto-themed treats or enjoy dessert from souvenir Japanese tea cups. Beginning December 26, the Disney Ambassador Hotel and Tokyo Disneyland Hotel will also offer limited-time New Year’s menus.
There’s no better place to celebrate the New Year with family and friends than at Disney Parks. Have a happy New Year – akemashite omedetou gozaimasu – to you and yours!