New Year’s 2017 Program Details at Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disney Resort has released details about their New Year’s Program for 2017. Which runs from January 1, 2017, until January 5, 2017. This coming year is “The Year of the Rooster” in the Chinese Zodiac. Which means Donald and Daisy are the ambassadors for this year’s celebration! They receive the special treatment with brand new traditional Japanese outfits during the New Year’s Greeting and new merchandise designs.

If you plan on visiting during, make sure to read our tipstrip report, and podcast episode to get the most out of your trip! Here are all the details you need for the New Year’s Program for 2017 at Tokyo Disney Resort!

All information and photos from the Tokyo Disney Resort Blog.


Photo by Hiroshi

New Years in the Parks

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

For such a short event, there is a lot packed into this 5-day celebration. A New Year’s Greeting at both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea — which is a character greeting parade/show while they wear their traditional Japanese garments. This is one of a handful of times during the year the Disney Friends wear Japanese clothing (the others being Summer and Tanabata Days). No event is complete without limited merchandise and food items at the parks and Disney Hotels.

During the first New Year’s Greeting, the 2017-2018 Ambassador for Tokyo Disney Resort makes an appearance during the parade at both parks.

Here’s a look at the New Year’s Celebration from this previous year.

Tokyo Disneyland New Year’s Greeting

  • Location: Parade Route
  • Performances: Twice Daily
  • Duration: About 35 minutes

Tokyo DisneySea New Year’s Greeting

  • Location: Mediterranean Harbor
  • Performances: Twice Daily
  • Duration: About 15 minutes


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

At the entrance to the World Bazaar in Tokyo Disneyland and the entrance to the MiraCosta Street are decorated with the motif of Donald and Daisy Duck.



Everyone’s favourite part of any event is the limited merchandise! Items go on sale November 18, 2016, at both parks. Donald and Daisy plush — along with other Disney friends — are available in their traditional Japanese New Year’s attire. Other items include Daruma, Greeting Cards, and sweets.

New Year’s Food Menu

Curry Udon at Tokyo Disneyland

While this is only available for New Years Eve, if you get the chance to have it. It will keep you warm!

The staple of every New Years is the beautiful souvenir cup that comes with a special dessert (750 yen). Last year it featured King Louie and Abu (Year of the Monkey). For 2017, Donald and Daisy are featured! In addition, a special wafer cake with sweet red beans is also available for 350 yen.

Tokyo Disneyland Hotel and Disney Ambassador Hotel offer a special New Years menu.

All food items are on sale starting December 26, 2016

New Year’s Day Park Hours

Tokyo Disney Resort New Years Map 2015 Disneyland Cover

Cover for Tokyo Disneyland

The parks open at 09:00 on January 1, 2017. The New Year’s Eve event happens the night before starting at 20:00 on December 31st, 2016 and goes until 07:00 on January 1, 2017.

This is a special ticketed event which requires you to enter a special lottery to win the privilege to buy tickets. Which concluded in August 2016 and are no longer available. If you are a guest at the official Disney Hotels (Disneyland Hotel, Ambassador, or MiraCosta) on December 31st, 2016, you are eligible to buy tickets for the New Year’s Eve event.

New Years is a short but fun way to experience a glimpse of Japanese culture in a Disney setting. Stay tuned for more details on the New Years limited merchandise and food, once it becomes available.

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  1. Yu Han

    Are there going to be limited edition popcorn bucket designs released specifically for new year and when will they be released?

  2. TDR Explorer

    They haven’t released any information on what items are specifically going to be released, besides what we have listed here. Once that information is available we will have an update.

    “Items go on sale November 18, 2016, at both parks”

  3. Yu Han

    Does the new year items that go on sale in November include popcorn buckets (if the limited edition new year designs are available)? I am planning a trip to Tokyo in December and hoping to get both the Christmas and New Year themed popcorn buckets. It’ll be good if they are on sale during the same period. Really love reading your site, extremely helpful in helping me plan my trip!

  4. ruth macias

    Hi, im really really interested on spending new years eve in disneyland tokyo but the only (useful) information i have found is here and i still have a ton of questions, i hope you reply, please please! Do you know how much is the new years eve countdown party ticket? If I stay in the celebration hotel am I still elegible for countdown party tickets? If you stay on site december 31 do you have to reserve the special ticket before or can you buy it that same day?

  5. Joleen Leo


    Has the lottery to win the 2018 Disneyland new year eve tix ended? Saw from your post that for last year’s event, the lottery ended in aug 2016.

    Also, if i stay at the hotel, will i confirm be able to buy the tickets?


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