LOL yeah, but I havent lived there since 2004 . When I did live there, I was going to the resort every month lol. Even before I moved to Japan, I had already been to the resort about a half dozen times. I just love it it! And I try to go back there anytime I can. Although last time I was there was in 2008 sadly. Although its doubtful at the moment, I'm trying to make it back over there sometime this year. We'll see .Well first let me tell you that I am uber jealous of you getting to live in Tokyo and visit Tokyo Disney Resort so often. I had no idea you were so lucky. As for when you made the statement; no you did not point blank say it but you did say
Yeah, to be fair, tone and interpretation is sometimes hard to get across on the internet. I wasnt really being all that clear I guess, but I was really only talking about the event at TDR itself mainly. Then I was trying to say maybe Disney will do something LIKE this in time. But even if they do, I dont see it going on for 3 months lol. I still think thats a tad long for TDR, because its titled after a holiday that not only last one day in a month, but will be loooong come and gone by the time this event ends there. But someone on another board mentioned its really tied to Spring more than Easter, so I get that now. But if they had it at DLR, I imagine it would be a few weeks to a month at best...just a GUESS though!This basically implies that since the event will do well it will come to Disneyland. Which is what I do not agree with at all. Because in the years that Tokyo Disneyland has been pulling off these special events (excluding Halloween and Christmas), not once has Disneyland Resort took their lead. I really just don't see them starting if they can barely get daily events right.
I get that too, but I dont think its really just about quality or even money, its really due to culture. The Japanese looooooves shows lol. They love them! Its not the attractions that keep people back over and over again, its the shows. Trust me, when you are waiting 3 HOURS for a castle show that will run maybe 7 minutes, you have a captured audience . I've seen it over and over again. People there take to these shows more than any other Disney theme park. Its the reason why they took a chance of bringing a show like Encore in the first place because they thought if ANYONE wants to watch a longer show, its the Japanese (ironically though, people use to fall asleep in Encore lol....I did once or twice myself lol.) OLC really invest in them because they know it what drives their audience. But like everything, Japan is having its downturn to and even OLC is not investing in its shows as heavily as they use to be. Certain shows that USE to be done once and has come back a few times now over the seasons. They have quietly done away with most of the 'streetmosphere' shows now. I had friends who was in all of this stuff at one time or another, trust me both the audience and employees have noticed the cut backs in the recent years. So the highlighted entertainment is not as great as it use to be. That said, yes, still head above anything done here .Yes, I do remember this. I was going back and reading Al Lutz's Articles from 1995-2002(ish?) and remember reading about how it was a controversial decision to make Aladdin it's length. However, I feel that this is a long term investment. A huge learning experience that basically revolutionized Disney theme park shows. Now for short term investments, well let's see, how long has Tokyo Disneyland been changing their Christmas Parade? And how long has Christmas Fantasy been running at Disneyland? (Rhetorical questions). That is my point, Tokyo has been doing these so long and Disneyland has never caught on. It took Hong Kong a whopping 2 years to catch on. Its been over 15 and Disneyland still has not.
Yeah, like I said above I realize its less about Easter and more about other things now. Its such a GREAT idea and whats funny is it just seems like an OBVIOUS one too, but none of the parks have ever come up with it until now. Personnally I'm not a show guy AT ALL!! I dont really care about these events myself, but I understand why they are done and needed, especially in local parks LIKE DLR, TDR and HKDL where its the locals that make up the attendence, so they have to find things for them to come back all during the year and not just for vacations. In fact, its only been the last few years I been really paying attention to them. When TDR make a new show (like every month lol), that was just an excuse to try and hit as many rides as I could, because I knew everyone would be watching the show. I would watch a show once and that was it. These days, I watch them a little more now.I can understand this. I personally think that Tokyo is not starting to celebrate the holiday. I think they are pushing the Alice in Wonderland theme more so then they are the whole idea of an "Easter Season!". I feel like the Easter theme is more of an underline element for the Alice in Wonderland overall feel. I see this event being like all the other non-Holiday events, dieing after a few years with no real sign of returning.
And if they brought Easter Wonderland to Disneyland Resort, I would jump with joy for days. I am very confident that Tokyo Disneyland will pull off this parade. Power of Music, one of Tokyo Disneyland's lesser-quality shows (IMO) would be amazing at the U.S. parks. Why? Because we almost never get Tokyo Disney style entertainment (I might cry if we were to get Legend of Mythica, seriously).
As for the annual holiday events, I never been to a Disneyland Christmas until much later like just a few years back and I grew up IN L.A. lol. I just wanted to see the park 'as is'. The first time I went to a Christmas event was TDL actually back in 2003. But I was BLOWN AWAY by it!!! From that point on I was a Christmas convert lol. I didnt even go to DL's for the first time until 2005. And I was there again this year (I moved back to the states/L.A. in October just in time for the Halloween stuff).
As far as Xmas, I'm pretty impressed with this stuff in BOTH places. I would say Tokyo's is better because it really does change a lot every year, but again we have to give DL some credit here, two of their biggest attractions during that time, HMH and IASWH BOTH came from TDA first . And I LOVE to see things like the snow on Main Street or little things like the light show on the IASW facade or a great fireworks show.....which NONE of those things exist in Tokyo for their Christmas events. The snow plays in Paris as well and supposedly its all every 15 minutes there all day too. But its still the 'little things' that makes DL great with this stuff if its not always as big as Tokyos.
And if I sounded a little snippy with you in my other post, I apologize. I just felt like I was being talked down to and that all my knowledge came from a TDR brochure and I had no clue how it worked there, thats all. But my post came off a little harsh, so apologies!
(And yeah, Mythica is a GREAT show, one of my favorites there )