Tokyo Disneyland plans its 35th anniversary celebration

April 18, 2017, 2:07 PM · Tokyo Disneyland will begin its nearly year-long 35th anniversary celebration next year on April 15, the Tokyo Disney Resort announced today.

Unlike every Disney theme park anniversary celebration announcement that I can remember, Tokyo Disney also announced an ending date for the 35th anniversary event: March 25, 2019. That puts the event's run at just over 11 months, also unlike many Disney theme park anniversary events in the United States, which tend to go for 15 months or more, to cover two lucrative summer vacation seasons.

Highlights of Tokyo's celebration will include a new daytime parade, a new castle projection show, and the return of the It's a Small World ride. But the celebration is just the introduction to the upcoming expansion at the resort, which will see the opening of Soarin' at Tokyo DisneySea in 2019 and the introduction of a new Beauty and the Beast dark ride and major live performance theater in Tokyo Disneyland's Fantasyland, a Big Hero 6 attraction in Tomorrowland, and a new Minnie Mouse meet and greet in Toontown.

Tokyo Disneyland opened April 15, 1983 and was Disney's first theme park outside the United States and fourth park overall, following the original Disneyland, Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, and Epcot, which opened the previous year.

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April 19, 2017 at 11:16 AM · Oh crud... I really should plan a trip to Tokyo Disney in the second half of 2018!
April 19, 2017 at 1:56 PM · Kingdom of Dreams (2018–present) (35th Anniversary Parade)
April 19, 2017 at 4:56 PM · Kingdom of Dreams Parade premiered on April 15, 2018 at the Tokyo Disney Resort resort in Japan, as part of the park's 35th anniversary events. This daytime parade that replaced Happiness is Here, it features Disney characters, cheerful music, and themed parade floats. the Parade is designed by Steve Davison (creator of Paint The Night Parade).

The resort's 35th anniversary promotion, titled "Happiest Celebration!", ran from starts April 15, 2018, through March 25, 2019,.

Kingdom of Dreams replaces Happiness is Here which ran in Tokyo Disneyland from 2013 until March 2018.

Other films featured on the parade include Frozen, Tangled, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Finding Nemo, Toy Story and Moana.

The floats have a similar style from the festival of fantasy parade.

April 19, 2017 at 10:37 PM · Didn't Disneyland's 60th anniversary celebration last for two years, more or less?

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