Tokyo Disney Resort 30th: The Happiness Year Anniversary Celebration Starts on April 15!
- February 06, 2013 | Tokyo Disney Land® Tokyo Disney Resort® Tokyo Disney Sea®
URAYASU, CHIBA-"Tokyo Disney Resort? 30th: The Happiness Year" begins on April 15, 2013 and continues through March 20, 2014 to mark this milestone anniversary for the Resort. During the 340 days of celebration, the Disney characters, the Cast Members and all Guests visiting the Resort will be able to share a whole new level of happiness. Guests will find new entertainment, a new Tokyo Disneyland(R) attraction, commemorative merchandise, special menus, delightful decorations and more.
The history of Tokyo Disney Resort began on April 15, 1983 with the opening of Tokyo Disneyland Park, followed by the openings of Tokyo DisneySea Park and 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 is "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.
Kicking off "The Happiness Year" on April 15 will be the new Tokyo Disneyland daytime parade, "Happiness Is Here." The Disney characters show various types of happiness in this colorful, exhilarating parade that is 500 meters long. All the Guests are sure to have smiles on their faces as they watch the spectacular new parade.
And then on May 7 at Tokyo Disneyland, the new attraction Star Tours: The Adventures Continue will debut. With 3D visuals and more than 50 different story combinations, the attraction will offer Guests new experiences and unexpected thrills each time they ride.
Decorations at the two Parks and other locations around the Resort will feature the motif of colorful Happiness Balloons. Guests will find special merchandise with balloon motifs and special menus with tasty dishes that will delight the eye. The three Disney Hotels will serve a variety of lavish menus, while Tokyo Disneyland Hotel will offer room amenities designed just for the anniversary. And Happiness Balloons will decorate one of the monorail trains of the Disney Resort Line as well. Guests will be able to enjoy the happiness of this milestone year wherever they go in the Resort.
For inquiries from the general public, please give the following contact number:
Tokyo Disney Resort Information Center 0570-00-8632 (9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Note: For some mobile phones or IP phones 045-330-5211.
At Tokyo Disneyland Park
New Daytime Parade "Happiness Is Here"
Location: Parade Route
Duration: about 45 minutes (once daily)
Number of Performers: 52
Number of Floats: 13
"Happiness Is Here" is themed to various kinds of "happiness" as expressed by the Disney characters. Spanning a length of 500 meters and composed of 13 floats in seven themed units, this spectacular parade overflows with vibrant color, fun and exhilaration.
The opening unit of the parade expresses the happiness created by joyful music. Guests first see Goofy on a float designed like a Mickey Mouse toy, followed by a steam locomotive-like float. The next unit has floats with characters from Lilo and Stitch and the Toy Story film series expressing various kinds of friendship. Coming up next is the unit recreating the sumptuous and regal procession conjured up through Aladdin's wish. "Beauty" is the theme of the next unit expressed through the world of the Disney princesses and fairies. The whimsical "wonder" of Alice's world and the honey-drenched world of Winnie the Pooh's "dream" are expressed in the units that follow. The final unit brings the "dreams come true through the Disney Friends" to all the Guests with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their pals riding on a 12-meter-high float shaped like a hot-air balloon filled with "happiness balloons."
"Happiness Is Here" is sponsored by NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
The current daytime parade "Jubilation!" will end on April 5, 2013.
Decorations The Main Entrance of the Park, World Bazaar and the central Plaza will be enlivened with decorations designed as colorful Happiness Balloons. The 30th Anniversary logo and colorful Happiness Balloons will also adorn Cinderella Castle. The Mickey Mouse flower bed inside the Main Entrance will be completely changed to a photo location with figures of the Disney characters dressed in their 30th Anniversary costumes.
At the Plaza Terrace, Guests will find Happiness Sharing Spots. These unique monuments allow Guests to feel a happiness born of surprise. When they touch these monuments, lights and sound express the moment that happiness is created. Guests can also use a Happiness Sharing Pendant (2,500 yen) at the Happiness Sharing Spots for further enjoyment. (See "Special Merchandise" below for more details.)
Guided Tour For the 30th Anniversary, a special guided tour of the "happiness"-filled Park will be available for a limited period only. "Through Disney Dreams and Magic: The Happiness Year Special Version" will offer access to an exclusive viewing area for the new daytime parade, "Happiness Is Here," as well as allow tour participants to fully enjoy the charm of the Park's anniversary.
Period:April 15, 2013 through March 20, 2014
Tour Type:Group tour (maximum 12 persons)
Length of Tour:2.5 hours
Fee:Adults: 3,500 yen Children: 2,000 yen
Attractions:Big Thunder Mountain, It's A Small World, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (through May 6, the tour will use Buzz Lightyear's AstroBlasters instead)
Tour Privilege:Watching the "Happiness Is Here" parade from the exclusive Guided Tours Viewing Area
Disney Drawing Class The Disney Drawing Class will offer special 30th Anniversary-themed lessons such as drawing the Disney characters holding Happiness Balloons. (Lessons are conducted in Japanese only.)
|Period ||Character ||Fee |
|Apr. 15, 2013 - Mar. 20, 2014 ||Donald Duck ||500 yen |
|Apr. 15, 2013 - Mar. 20, 2014 ||Mickey Mouse |
|1,000 yen |
|Early May 2013 - Mar. 20, 2014 ||Goofy ||500 yen |
|Early July 2013 - Mar. 20, 2014 ||Chip 'n Dale ||1,000 yen |
At Tokyo DisneySea Park
Happiness Greeting on the Sea
Location: Mediterranean HarborFrom a barge decorated with the 30th Anniversary logo, Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends deliver their "Happiness Greeting on the Sea" to all the Guests. Dressed in their 30th Anniversary costumes, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Duffy and ShellieMay appear on the barge and, to the music of the Tokyo Disney Resort 30th Anniversary theme song, greet Guests with the lyrics (in Japanese) "Let's share with our dear friends and family all of the "happiness" experiences." Guests are invited to join in a simple hand gesture dance and the Disney characters see the Guests off on their journey to experience new kinds of happiness in the Park.
Duration: About 8 minutes (once daily)
Number of Performers: 7
Tokyo DisneySea will also be decorated with colorful Happiness Balloons to vividly and richly celebrate the 30th Anniversary.
Around the DisneySea AquaSphere will be photo spots with the Disney characters and balloons, while gorgeous decorations add color to the Passaggio MiraCosta corridor leading to Mediterranean Harbor. Also, at the five themed ports of Port Discovery, Lost River Delta, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast and Mysterious Island, Guests will find Happiness Sharing Spots that express through lights and sound, the moment that happiness is created. Guests can also use a Happiness Sharing Pendant (2,500 yen) for further enjoyment at those spots. (See "Special Merchandise" below for more details.)
At Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea ParksEntertainment
Happiness on High
This fireworks spectacular is a special version just for the 30th Anniversary celebration (not presented during certain periods). The nighttime sky above the Parks will come alive with colorful fireworks accompanied by the Tokyo Disney Resort 30th Anniversary theme song.
A total of about 600 different types of special merchandise will be available at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, starting from April 11. The merchandise will feature designs of the Disney characters and "happiness balloons," as well as designs of Mickey Mouse wearing costumes from the past 30 years.
One of the special items is the interactive Happiness Sharing Pendant *1 (2,500 yen) that can be used to experience the "happiness" at the five Happiness Sharing Spots *2 in each of the two Parks. By using the Happiness Sharing Pendant to collect three or more "happiness" lights, Guests will be presented with an original pendant accessory.
Tokyo Disneyland will offer limited edition *3 special merchandise, including a display set of figures from the "Happiness Is Here" parade and diamond necklaces. At Tokyo DisneySea, special merchandise featuring Duffy and ShellieMay *4 will be sold.
Special Merchandise will be available from April 11.
*1 Sales of Happiness Sharing Pendants will start on April 15.
*2 The Happiness Sharing Spots at Tokyo Disneyland are located at:
・Plaza Terrace (2 locations)
・One window each at Toy Station, ImageWorks and Gag Factory/Toontown Five & Dime
By setting the Happiness Sharing Pendant in the designated spot, Guests can experience a special "happiness."
*3 The limited-edition merchandise will be available by lottery. Details will be announced through the Tokyo Disney Resort Official Website (Japanese language only) at the end of February.
*4 Sales of special merchandise related to Duffy and ShellieMay will start on April 12.
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea both will offer a variety of menus that let Guests feel the happiness through dining. The special menus will be available starting from April 11.
Gaily decked out for the 30th Anniversary, the Crystal Palace Restaurant in Tokyo Disneyland will offer a splendid buffet *1 of popular dishes from the past as well as favorites from both Parks, like heart-shaped meat patties, smoked turkey and miso-clam chowder. Eastside Cafe and Blue Bayou Restaurant at Tokyo Disneyland and Magellan's at Tokyo DisneySea will serve special full-course *2 meals featuring colorful "happiness balloon" motifs.
Families and friends will enjoy sharing the 30th Anniversary cakes that will be offered at Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall and Center Street Coffeehouse at Tokyo Disneyland and Horizon Bay Restaurant at Tokyo DisneySea.
In addition, Guests can take home memories of their dining experience through the wide variety of menu items that come with souvenirs. They'll find popcorn buckets designed like Happiness Balloons and, for the first time, gummi candies that come in a balloon-shaped souvenir case convenient for snacking on the go. Also available will be original drinks with a collectible glass featuring the logos of both the restaurant and 30th Anniversary.
Special Menus will be available from April 11
*1 By ordering the special course meals or the special buffet, Guests will be able to purchase the 30th Anniversary Collectible Spoons (four types, 1,000 yen each). In addition, a different collectible spoon (one type, 1,100 yen) and a special case (3,500 yen) to hold the collectible spoons will be sold at shops in the Parks. The collection will make a treasured memento of the 30th Anniversary.
At the Disney Hotels
The three Disney Hotels will be offering a variety of programs to share happiness with the Guests in Disney style.
During this period, the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel will have room keys, amenities and other guest room items that feature a special design of the Disney characters wearing their 30th Anniversary costumes. All three Disney Hotels-Disney Ambassador Hotel, Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta? and Tokyo Disneyland Hotel-will offer exclusive merchandise just for Guests staying at the hotels. The hotel restaurants and banquets will have special dining programs and the wedding programs will offer exclusive items to commemorate the 30th Anniversary. Through all of these offerings, Guests will be able to feel the "happiness."
At the Disney Resort Line
From April 15, one of the Disney Resort Line monorail trains will be decorated with Happiness Balloons and the Disney characters in their 30th Anniversary costumes. Also, at the Resort Gateway Station, Guests will find a photo location designed with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
Tokyo Disney Resort 30th Anniversary Official Camera App
To mark the 30th Anniversary of the Resort, the first official camera app for smartphones will be released on March 15. Called the Happiness Cam, this app uses AR technology to allow Guests to take an exclusive photo by selecting a fun effect related to Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea when they take a picture with their smartphone. In addition, from April 15, an effect that is only for pictures taken in the Parks will become available. (Details will be available on the Tokyo Disney Resort Official Website from March 15.)
Tokyo Disney Resort Vacation Packages
Enjoy all the charms of the "Tokyo Disney Resort 30th: The Happiness Year" celebration with a Tokyo Disney Resort Vacation Package* that combines a stay at a Disney Hotel or a Tokyo Disney Resort Official Hotel and privileges like Disney FASTPASS? tickets with no time restrictions.
"Enjoy the 30th Anniversary Happiness Completely" 2-Day Package
* The above content is for packages through June 30. The "Enjoy the 30th Anniversary Happiness Completely" 2-Day Package will continue to be available throughout the period of the 30th Anniversary celebration.
|Period: ||April 15 - June 30, 2013 |
|Sales Period: ||January 29 to June 20, 2013 |
Please purchase 10 days in advance.
|Price: ||46,600 yen to 74,900 yen (for one adult) |
Above prices are for accommodations at a Disney Hotel.
Price will vary depending on the number of nights, the number of Guests and the type of room.
|Booking: ||Tokyo Disney Resort Official Website: |
www.tokyodisneyresort.co.jp/online/(in Japanese only)
※Details available from January 22
|Hotels: ||Disney Ambassador Hotel |
Tokyo Disneyland Hotel
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta
Tokyo Disney Resort Official Hotels
|Package Content: ||- 2-Day Passport Special |
- Show viewing ticket for "Happiness Is Here" at Tokyo Disneyland
- Two FASTPASS tickets (no time restriction) per personOne ticket can be used for either Toy Story Mania! or from May 7 for Star Tours: the Adventures Continue.
- Show viewing ticket for "A Table is Waiting" at Tokyo DisneySea
- Lunch or dinner at Eastside Cafe in Tokyo Disneyland (first day)
Lunch at Sailing Day Buffet at Tokyo DisneySea (second day)
- Popcorn bucket voucher and popcorn refill voucher
- Vacation Package original merchandise and more
*Tokyo Disney Resort Vacation Packages
This online service offers a variety of travel packages that combine hotel accommodations and Park tickets with benefits such as Disney's FASTPASS tickets, show viewing tickets, and more. (The Vacation Packages online reservation site is in Japanese language only.)