Tokyo Disneyland opened on April 15, 1983 and today remains Asia's most-visited theme park and the third-most visited theme park in the world, behind Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and the original Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The Tokyo resort will mark its anniversary with the theme, "Happiest Celebration!"
A new daytime parade, Dreaming Up!, will debut on April 15, 2018, replacing Happiness is Here, which ends its run on April 9 next year. The parade will include floats based upon a variety of Disney films, including Fantasia, Beauty and the Beast, and Peter Pan, and also will include a Baymax-themed float.
On the same day, Tokyo Disneyland will reopen It's a Small World ride, which returns after a rebuild and now will feature characters from selected Disney films, much like at the original in Anaheim. (Except that Tokyo is getting Elsa, Ana and Olaf from the ubiquitous Frozen, too.)
Next summer will see additional entertainment offerings at the resort. Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland — a new nighttime spectacular featuring projections on Cinderella's Castle — will debut on July 10, 2018. New stage shows in Adventureland and in the New York area of the American Waterfront in Tokyo DisneySea will open on the same day.
Finally, Tokyo Disney will wrap up the Happiest Celebration with a "Grand Finale" season that runs from January 11, 2019 until the anniversary's conclusion on March 25, 2019.
In 2020 — when Tokyo hosts the Summer Olympics — Tokyo Disneyland will open several new attractions as part of its expansion project, which broke ground earlier this year.
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