Tokyo Disney Resort 25th Anniversary Begins “Opening” Stage
Tokyo Disney Resort 25th Anniversary Begins "Opening" Stage
April 15 – July 7, 2008
(February 22, 2008) Tokyo Disney Resort will host an year-long Tokyo Disney Resort 25th Anniversary celebration starting April 15, 2008 through April 14, 2009 under the slogan of "Unlock Your Dreams." The festivities for this milestone year will be divided into five stages. During the "Opening" stage (April 15 through July 7), Tokyo Disney Resort will begin "unlocking" the dreams of countless Guests with various events and programs filled with dreams and excitement. These include a new daytime parade at Tokyo Disneyland, a new fireworks show at both Parks, a resort-wide art festival and giveaways to guests visiting the Parks on special days.
Special Programs at Tokyo Disneyland Park
Tokyo Disney Resort will kick off its 25th Anniversary where it all began “at Tokyo Disneyland Park“ with a new daytime parade "Jubilation!" (sponsored by NTT DoCoMo, Inc.). With 12 fantastic floats attended by a cast of 160, this grand parade is quintessential Disney, with beloved characters and favorite scenes from the Disney films.
Guests visiting the Park during this special year will receive a warm and joyous welcome from Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pluto in the new "Anniversary Greeting." At night, the skies will light up with a new fireworks spectacular "Dreams." Guests can also learn about Walt Disney while touring the Park in the new Tokyo Disneyland Guided Tour "A World of Disney Dreams and Magic."
From July 1 through 7, 2008, the atmosphere program for Tanabata (Japanese Star Festival) will be held again this year with a "Wishing Place" where guests can make a wish to the stars. Mickey and Minnie also appear dressed in special Star Festival costumes.
Special Programs at Tokyo DisneySea Park
Tokyo DisneySea Spring Carnival will start on April 15, the opening day of the 25th Anniversary celebration, and continue through June 30, 2008. During this event period, the Disney characters celebrate the arrival of spring and give thanks to the nurturing sun in the fun-filled new show "Primavera: Springtime Sun." Restaurants and shops within the Park will also offer special menus and merchandise to celebrate the Spring Carnival.
The popular "Meet & Smile" greeting by the Disney characters will include new 25th anniversary elements, and a new fireworks spectacular "Dreams" will light up the nights.
Special Programs at Tokyo Disney Resort
The world of Disney will be expressed through art in the new Disney Art Festival, to be held from April 15. This festival will be held throughout the Resort to showcase artworks under the theme of "Unlock Your Dreams," bringing a whole new perspective to Disney and its world filled with imagination.
Merchandise and menus commemorating this anniversary year will also be offered throughout the Resort. Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, the Disney Hotels, and other hotels at the Resort will be offering special 25th anniversary merchandise. Guests will also find nostalgic reproductions of Tokyo Disneyland items from 25 years ago, as well as other merchandise with distinct Japanese designs. Special menus will be offered throughout the resort, such as 25-centimeter long eclairs at Tokyo Disneyland and a luxurious 25,000 yen dinner course at the Disney Hotels offered to two couples per day. Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta will also be hosting a restaurant event themed to spring with seasonal ingredients to delight the eyes and the palate.
Also in this commemorative year, the new theme song created for Tokyo Disney Resort will debut. This song will be heard throughout the Resort in entertainment including the fireworks spectacular "Dreams" and "Primavera: Springtime Sun" and as background music in various Resort facilities, to bring everyone together in a joyous celebration of the many dreams at Tokyo Disney Resort.
Guests who visit the Parks on the following days during the "Opening" stage of the 25th anniversary celebrations will receive an original pin (one pin per guest with valid park ticket) with a different design on each day. The schedules below are subject to change without prior notice.
Tokyo Disneyland Park
– April 15 (Tuesday): Tokyo Disney Resort 25th Anniversary design
– May 25 (Sunday): Goofy's screen debut design
– June 9 (Monday): Donald Duck's screen debut design
Tokyo DisneySea Park
– April 22 (Tuesday): Tokyo DisneySea Spring Carnival design
– May 11 (Sunday): Mother's Day design
– June 15 (Sunday): Father's Day design
Note – all the Tokyo Disneyland 25th Anniversary Press Releases can be read within the Down Under Disneyana Forum Thread beginning right [HERE]