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  • Tokyo Disney Resort 30th Anniversary 'The Happiness Year' 4/15/2013 through 3/20/2014

    will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the "Tokyo Disney Resort 30th Anniversary 'The Happiness Year'" to be held from April 15, 2013 through March 20, 2014 for a period of 340 days. During this special year, the Disney characters and the Cast Members will share a whole new level of happiness with the Guests.
    The history of Tokyo Disney Resort began on April 15, 1983 with the opening of , followed by and the three Disney Hotels"Happiness Is Here," as well as the new attraction Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (opening spring 2013). The two Parks will also be decorated with colorful balloons floating with everyone's happiness. Seasonal events such as for Halloween and Christmas will also be offered, in addition to special merchandise and menus. With the anniversary celebrations going on at the two Parks as well as the Disney Hotels, Guests will be able to enjoy the happiness of this milestone year wherever they go in the Resort.
    Also during this 30th anniversary year, the Disney characters will take the "Tokyo Disney Resort 30th Anniversary 'The Happiness Tour'" to 30 cities around Japan. Traveling beyond Tokyo Disney Resort, they will share lots of happiness with as many people as possible. (The cities and dates of the tour are yet to be determined and the number of cities to be visited may change. Further information will be released when determined.)

    Tokyo Disneyland Resort 30th Anniversary "The Happiness Year"
    Year-Long Celebration Schedule


    March 18 - June 30, 2013
    Special Event "Mickey and Duffy's Spring Voyage" (Tokyo DisneySea)
    Mickey and Duffy will begin celebrating the anniversary year a little early with this heartwarming spring event. They will travel around Tokyo DisneySea to discover the happiness that abounds throughout the Park.
    Starting April 15, 2013
    New Daytime Parade "Happiness Is Here" (Tokyo Disneyland)
    A new daytime parade will start at Tokyo Disneyland during this anniversary year. Themed to "happiness," the parade will feature Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends riding on colorful floats designed in the image of the Disney characters. The parade, spanning a length of 500 meters, will go around the parade route to lively tunes. The parade will be filled with surprises and excitement, putting a smile on Guests' faces and spreading the happiness all around. ("Happiness Is Here" is sponsored by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. The current daytime parade "Jubilation!" will end on April 5, 2013.)
    Spring 2013
    New Opening of the Attraction "Star Tours: The Adventures Continue"(Tokyo Disneyland)
    The attraction Star Tours will be completely renewed and re-open in spring 2013 as a new attraction titled Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. The attraction will be based on the world of the Star Wars film series, and will feature 3-D visuals for the first time. With more than 50 different story combinations, Guests will encounter new experiences and unexpected thrills every time they ride.
    June 24 - July 7, 2013
    Tanabata Program (Tokyo Disneyland)
    The annual Tanabata (Star Festival) program at Tokyo Disneyland will start on June 24, a little earlier than previous years. During this period, Guests will be greeted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse dressed as the star-crossed lovers Hikoboshi and Orihime (representing the stars Altair and Vega) in a Disney-style celebration of this traditional festival. There will also be a large monument in World Bazaar where Guests can hang cards with their wishes written on them.
    July 8 - September 2, 2013
    Special Event "Disney's Natsu Matsuri" (Tokyo Disneyland)
    Tokyo Disneyland will heat up the summer again in 2013 with a Japanese-style festival packed with lots of Disney fun. Guests will enjoy an entertainment program featuring tons of spraying water at the festival location in front of Cinderella Castle, and the Park will be decked out with Japanese-style festival decorations. This will be a hot summer event filled with the happiness of a truly lively and exciting festival.
    July 8 - September 2, 2013
    New Special Event (title to be determined) (Tokyo DisneySea)
    Tokyo DisneySea will host a new special event held mainly in Mediterranean Harbor.. There will be new entertainment featuring tons of splashing water, and other elements to bring even more happiness this summer to Tokyo DisneySea.
    September 9 - October 31, 2013
    Special Event "Disney's Halloween" (Tokyo Disneyland / Tokyo DisneySea)
    During the 30th anniversary year, Guests will find the happiness of enjoying all the fun of each Park's style of Halloween. The event at Tokyo Disneyland will feature a new theme for a spirited and mischievous Halloween with the Disney characters and ghosts. Lots of pumpkin decorations will further enhance the Halloween atmosphere. And at Tokyo DisneySea, Guests will enjoy a distinctly gorgeous Halloween masquerade. In the show presented at Mediterranean Harbor, the Disney characters and skeletons come together for a happy carnival. Guests will also enjoy a variety of Halloween fun at American Waterfront, Lost River Delta and other areas in the Park.
    November 7 - December 25, 2013
    Special Event "Christmas Fantasy" (Tokyo Disneyland)
    Tokyo Disneyland will host the event "Christmas Fantasy" themed to Disney Santa Village, a Disney-style village where Santa Claus lives. There will be a parade with the Disney characters and elves, as well as colorful Christmas decorations throughout the Park, for Guests to enjoy a holiday season filled with fantasy and happiness.
    November 7 - December 25, 2013
    Special Event "Christmas Wishes" (Tokyo DisneySea)
    Tokyo DisneySea will host a heartwarming Christmas event themed to the happiness of making Christmas wishes come true. In the nighttime entertainment, a gigantic Christmas tree will rise from the waters of Mediterranean Harbor, filling the area with romance. In addition, each themed port will be decorated with Christmas trees and other monuments that manifest the Christmas wishes of Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends. Guests will be able to enjoy a fantastic and romantic atmosphere at Tokyo DisneySea during this special holiday period.
    January 1 - 5, 2014
    New Year's Program (Tokyo Disneyland / Tokyo DisneySea)
    The Park entrances will be decorated with Japanese-style New Year's decorations, and the Disney characters will appear in special costumes to welcome the New Year. Guests visiting the Parks can start their new year in an atmosphere full of hope and happiness.
    Disney Hotels


  • DFL86
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    Originally posted by Fukai View Post
    Nothing yet. Release should be the end of July, I think.
    Fingers crossed Nightfall Glow and the slow version of Happiness Is Here will make it to the CD..

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  • Fukai
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    Nothing yet. Release should be the end of July, I think.

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  • DFL86
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    Any update on the CD box set?

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  • DFL86
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    Anyone heard about the CD box set release date?
    Last edited by DFL86; 06-29-2013, 07:01 PM.

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  • disfa10
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    ITS CALLED SORYO KOBU show but this years land summer show will be alittle bit different than last years show

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  • Roger55
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    Natsu Matsuri

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  • aimster
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    Cool The Heat!

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  • Fukai
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    Get ready to be shot at with water cannons!

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  • Rave
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    Setting up the stage for the summer show

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  • markjochems
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    Does anybody know what they are doing in front of Cinderella Castle? http://daily.deepdisney.com/img3/130...2013050900.JPG

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  • TDRFAN25
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    Has anybody bought any of the 30th anniversary merchandise yet.

    So far i have the purchased a vinylmation and 30th anniversary pin. plan on buying the duffy t-shirt (don't know which one yet), shot glass, blue bayou special souvenir glass, pressed pennies, pen, towel, and many more

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  • Fukai
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    The week before you were there, JediMaster, there were quite a few castmembers with baskets selling beverages and light snacks in different areas of the park. It's a good alternative when lines at every food location are long. Even though I hated the vending machines when they first put them in, they are great when all you want is a drink and don't want to wait on line.

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  • tomoyo
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    I must be missing it because I don't see anything on the English ticket page about the special discount on weekday 1-day passports they're selling for the 30th anniversary. These are discounted tickets for weekdays only from 4/3/13 through 7/12/13. I know where and how to buy regular tickets, but I wasn't sure if there are any purchase restrictions on these because they're discount tickets.

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  • jedimaster7313
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    You may have not seen it, but in your first link if you click on the english tab near the top right you can see the site in english.

    Here's a direct link to to the english site Park Tickets | Tokyo Disney Resort

    The park tickets tab also gives you info on where and how to buy tickets as well

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  • tomoyo
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    I came across this link from a friend regarding special prices on weekday passes: 首都圏ウィークデースペシャルパスポート | 東京ディズニーリゾート

    Unfortunately, I can only read so much Japanese, especially when kanji is involved, and google translate is no help on images. Can someone please confirm what I think it says, that you can buy these 1 day passports at the Disney Stores in certain areas. Comparing it to the Disney Store shop list, looks like mainly Kanto region: ディズニーストア|お近くのディズニーストア. I would like to not have to go to Maihama the day before to buy a ticket or worry about getting it the day of since I'm going solo and will not have someone to save a place in line for me while I go buy a ticket at the ticket counter.

    BTW, I know it's cheaper to buy a 2-day passports, but as I'm working around a friend's schedule, it's better for me to split my days, so this would be quite helpful to buy 2 1-day passports and it'll only cost 300 yen more.

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  • jedimaster7313
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    I just got back from my trip to TDR for the 30th anniversary. Even though I was there on my own I had a fantastic time & bought tons of merchandise.

    Originally I wasn't too crazy about the Happiness is here theme and the use of balloons (since I'm not a balloon lover), but everything worked well and I loved it.

    I loved the main entrances in both parks. I did think that the park seemed a little light on decorations, but still loved what I saw, and wished for more.

    I wasn't blown away by the parade, it seemed a little too simplistic and even a bit shorter than previous parades the park has offered-but I loved the music. I think I was expecting a bit more of the characters and a few more floats for the 30th-but even with my few gripes, I enjoyed it.

    There was one thing that I hadn't seen before in my many trips to the resort. I was walking across the bridge to Westernland and saw a cast member holding a basket. I was getting closer to see what was in it, when a guest approached her with yen & she handed him a churro. I thought it was odd and a little tackey to be selling churros out of a basket. Now they may have been doing this in the past, but I had not seen it done before.

    I had a great time with Spring Voyage in TDS as well & thought it was a cute idea with the balloon decor there in the different areas of the park. I just wonder why they didn't have a spot in either Mediterranean Harbor or in the New York waterfront areas with the balloons as well since they normally have all themed areas of the park tied into the current anniv or program.

    Once again, I had the best time & can't wait to go back in November.

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  • Aotphks
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    Originally posted by DFL86 View Post
    Does anyone know if TDL plans to release the slow version of Happiness Is Here? It is played after the Fireworks:
    Oh my gosh!!! The castle looks WONDERFUL!! What a nice and elegant light show with the fireworks. Watching this video made my eyes tear. Amazes me what a sentimental rush I get from this park. Thank you for posting this link. I too would like to have this music on cd.

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  • Aotphks
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    Originally posted by Fukai View Post
    There is already a 30th Anniversary CD out with the theme song from the event as well as notable, earlier, anniversary songs. I bought it last week at the park. The new parade is a stunner: one of the best. Can't wait to see it again later this year. As most will know, it's windy in the parks, and the final parade float is very tall and the parade doesn't run if it's too windy.

    Received my 30th Anniversary blu-ray set from amazon.co.jp--it costs 25% less than in the parks.

    Our Mice Chat get together on the 15th, opening day of the anniversary, was fun: Magical Nezumi, Dream Sweets Love. TDL FAN (who really must be allowed to post here again and bring this area of the Mice Chat board back to life) and his partner, plus me and two of my Japanese friends. We all had a terrific lunch at the Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall and SEVERAL 30th Anniversary Un-birthday cakes were eaten!

    TONS of new merchandise. The lenticular pass holder in the shape of a balloon was very nice. All of the limited edition items that will be sold via lottery are on display in the Disney Gallery and there is also a beautifully printed brochure showing everything.

    I believe there are 8 or 9 new tricks in the Tokyo Disneyland Magic Shop specifically themed with artwork for the 30th Anniversary.
    That's so COOL!!! I'm so totally jealous. I would've loved being there and meeting other posters, especially on such special day. Thanks for this update.

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  • DFL86
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    Originally posted by Fukai View Post
    It might well be on the 12 CD box coming out this summer.
    Awesome! When this Summer? June? July? August?

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