New Years Greeting 2015


New Years at Tokyo Disney Resort is an experience in which any Disney fan would appreciate. From limited food to merchandise to entertainment. One of the most uniquely Japanese Disney Shows of the year happens from January 1st to 5th. New Years Greeting is a short, but sweet, show that happens at both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

What is the New Years Greeting

Mickey, Minnie, and their Friends (Duffy and Shellie May appear at DisneySea) greet guests in their most lavish New Years Kimonos. When they say “greeting” they do not mean a “Meet and Greet” like in the US Parks. But simply a very short parade or harbor show. They wish all the guests Happy New Years or あけましておめでとうございます (Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu), as they show off their attire (which you can buy in plush form).

DisneySea

At DisneySea a float zips around the Mediterranean Harbor in a very quick, yet cute, show. The float stops are various points along the harbor so everyone gets a chance to take photos. The best spot is at Lido Isle, which fills up quickly. Be sure to get there early.

Mickey and Minnie Tokyo DisneySea New Years Greeting 2015 Duy Phan Photography

Mickey and Minnie in their beautiful Kimonos. Photo provided by Duy Phan Photography

Duffy and Shellie May Tokyo DisneySea New Years Greeting 2015 Duy Phan Photography

Even Duffy and Shellie May make an appearance. Photo provided by Duy Phan Photography

Mickey Minnie Pluto Goofy Donald Tokyo DisneySea New Years Greeting 2015 Duy Phan Photography

Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, and Goofy wish everyone a Happy New Year! Photo provided by Duy Phan Photography

Disneyland

A short parade where Mickey and Friends go along the parade route. One the first day of the greeting you will get a chance to see the Ambassadors for the year.

Overall, while the shows are rather short, they are worth seeing. Simply because you cannot see anything like this at any of the other Disney Parks, this is uniquely Japanese. If you’re fortunate enough to visit during this time, we highly recommend seeing it. And of course buying some of the adorable merchandise, if it isn’t sold out yet.

Pluto Mickey Minnie Tokyo Disneyland New Years Greeting 2015 Duy Phan Photography

Mickey and Minnie wear a different Kimono at Disneyland! Pluto is also along for the ride. Photo provided by Duy Phan Photography

Daisy and Donald Tokyo Disneyland New Years Greeting 2015 Duy Phan Photography

Daisy and Donald join in the fun with their own unique costumes! Photo provided by Duy Phan Photography

Max and Goofy Tokyo Disneyland New Years Greeting 2015 Duy Phan Photography

Even Max and his Dad Goofy get in on the fun. Photo provided by Duy Phan Photography

Chip N Dale Tokyo Disneyland New Years Greeting 2015 Duy Phan Photography

Chip N Dale are causing mischief as usual. Photo provided by Duy Phan Photography

Which Kimono did you love the most? Let us know in the comments! For even more photos check out our friends over at Studio Lorien.

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