New parade debuts at Tokyo Disneyland for the park's 35th anniversary

April 11, 2018, 9:53 AM · Tokyo Disneyland officially kicks off its 35th anniversary "Happiest Celebration" this Sunday, but fans are getting an early look at the new parade that will headline the nearly-year-long event.

Dreaming Up! replaces Happiness is Here and features 13 new floats, as well as the first appearance of Big Hero 6's Baymax in a Tokyo Disney production.

Tokyo Disneyland opened as Disney's first theme park outside the United States on April 15, 1983. The park is in the middle of an expansion project that will bring new Beauty and the Beast and Big Hero 6-themed attractions to Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, as well as a new installation of Soarin' to sister park Tokyo DisneySea. But for fans who can't wait until 2020 for those new attractions to debut, the resort is offering the return of It's a Small World (now with the Disneyland-style installation of Disney characters) this Sunday for the 35th.

Tokyo Disneyland also will introduce a new fireworks show on July 10. Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland will include projection mapping, lasers, and water cannons for a production "on a grander scale than ever before experienced in the Park," according to the park's press release.

The 35th anniversary Happiest Celebration continues through March 25, 2019, though the new parade is expected to run beyond that.

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April 11, 2018 at 10:14 AM ·

I am so excited for this summer, first time visit to Tokyo Disneyresort for 3 full days! So curious to see how it measures up to disneyand anaheim, disneyworld and disneyland paris! The new parade looks awesome!

April 11, 2018 at 10:25 AM ·

OH! MY! GOD! I really don't give two flips for daytime parades, but that is amazing!
The detail on the floats and the costumes is jaw-dropping. I can't figure out why Cinderella's Fairy-Godmother looks so creepy, but Flora, Fauna and Merryweather look adorable. Also - love how they glide rather than walk. I'm assuming they use hover-boards like the group ahead of Winnie the Pooh. I wonder why they aren't using a face character for Hiro. Also - check out those carousel skirts ahead of Mary Poppins.
Seriously amazing parade.
Happy 35th TDL!

April 11, 2018 at 12:09 PM ·

Wow--I'm amazed they pulled out a rather obscure song--Brazzle Dazzle Day from Pete's Dragon--in an entirely new remix. Call me impressed.

April 16, 2018 at 6:50 AM ·

It was absolutely brilliant, view it twice in the one day, so professional.
It really got the crowd so upbeat.

Thank you Tokyo Disneyland.

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