Earlier this week, the Tokyo Disney Resort began celebrating its 30th anniversary! On Monday, April 15, 2013, a year-long celebration began with a grand celebration at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Exactly thirty years before, the first guests walked through the gates at Disney’s first international theme park, the Tokyo Disney Resort. Tokyo DisneySea debuted in 2001, which has helped the resort become Japan’s most popular family destination.
Are you looking forward to Disney’s D23 Faniversary? Are you curious to find out more information about this event? Well, we have the 411 for you!
Each show will be hosted by a Disney archivist and D23 Team member and will highlight the rich behind-the-scenes stories of these magical moments through rarely or never-before-seen film footage, concept art, photography, and exclusive interviews with many of your favorite Disney Legends and luminaries.
Tickets are still available in every city and are on sale HERE.
D23 will lead guests on a journey through dozens of unforgettable Disney moments that have delighted generations of Disney fans, including beloved movies like Peter Pan, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and the first Pirates of the Caribbean film; classic characters like Mickey Mouse and Chip ‘n’ Dale; favorite attractions and entertainment spectaculars at Disney parks such as Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, Horizons, and Mickey’s Toontown; the openings of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland, the launch of The Disney Channel; the first voyage of Disney Cruise Line; and the momentous founding of The Walt Disney Company in, of course, 1923.
Check these locations for a city near you!
- Disney Cruise Line New Itineraries for 2014 (chipandco.com)
- Mickey Mail! Sending Disney Postcards to Friends & Family (chipandco.com)
When in the house, you can use a “Toontown Splat Master” – a paint shooting applicator to redecorate Goofy’s room. By pushing a button, turning a handle or puling a string you can make different colors of what seems like real paint fly out. Different theme options are available like “beach” or “jungle,” to help with your remodeling.
- Easter Wonderland in Tokyo Disneyland (mahalarp.com)
- Photo Diary: Tokyo Disneyland (travellingjapanese.wordpress.com)
Despite their having no legal status, same sex couples are able to hold fairytale wedding ceremonies at hotels inside the popular Tokyo Disney Resort, including at the Cinderella Castle, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday.
News of the unions came to light when Koyuki Higashi, 27, enquired about marrying her female partner at the resort.
A member of staff who answered the call said there would be no problem with their marrying, provided they dressed “like a man and a woman”, Higashi wrote on her blog.
The staff member explained a same-sex wedding would create “repercussions” among visitors to the park if both brides were wearing wedding dresses or both grooms wore tuxedoes, the blog added.
However, a few days later, the resort operator got back in touch to say their initial response had been wrong and gay couples were free to mix and match their attire.
“We have never refused an application for a same-sex wedding at hotels here,” a spokeswoman at Milial Resort Hotels, a subsidiary of Tokyo Disney Resort, told AFP on Tuesday.
“One of our staff members was mistaken when explaining about outfits for a same-sex wedding,” she said.
But she added gay and lesbian couples were not allowed to exchange marriage vows at the onsite chapel “because of Christian teaching”.
Higashi and her bride-to-be, identified on the blog only as Hiroko, have now visited Tokyo Disneyland, where they met Mickey Mouse to give him the good news.
“Mickey first looked surprised to hear that we are a ‘couple of girls’,” Higashi wrote. “But we said we were there to thank him because same-sex weddings can be held at the Disney Resort, and he celebrated with us.”
It is not known if Higashi and her partner will go ahead with a wedding at the Cinderella Castle, which costs 7.5 million yen ($95,000).