Tokyo Disney Resort Tanabata Days 2019

Disney Tanabata Days returns to Tokyo Disney Resort from June 6 – July 7, 2019, with seasonal greetings, decorations, food, and merchandise.

Tanabata or “Star Festival” is a Japanese tradition which celebrates the meeting of Orihime and Hikoboshi. The two deities are in love, but are separated by the milky way and can only meet on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.

The event runs for just one month, so is smaller than other events at Tokyo Disney Resort, but makes up for it with fantastic opportunities to see Disney characters in traditional costumes taking part in a uniquely Japanese event.

Character Greetings

Both Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea are hosting Tanabata Days greetings.

At Tokyo Disneyland, Mickey and Minnie appear as Orihime and Hikoboshi and travel along the parade route aboard rickshaws. They are joined by a host of characters, including Donald, Daisy, Pluto, Goofy, Chip, Dale, Clarice, Rapunzel, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, and Prince Charming.

At Tokyo DisneySea, Mickey, Minnie Duffy, ShellieMay, Aladdin, Jasmine, Ariel, and Prince Eric sail across the Mediterranean Harbor to greet guests.

Tanabata Decorations

Starlight Wishing Place Disney's Tanabata 2019

Starlight Wishing Place Disney’s Tanabata 2019

It is traditional to make a wish during the Tanabata festivities, so “wishing places” with a Disney twist have appeared at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea. Here guests can write their wish on special wishing cards and hang them on the decorations to make their wish.

This year, Tokyo Disneyland’s wishing place is in the World Bazaar, and each evening the area transforms into “Starlight Wishing Place” with milky way lighting effects and Tanabata-themed music.


  • Tanabata Days greetings at both parks
  • Wishing places in World Bazaar at Tokyo Disneyland, and in the American Waterfront at Tokyo DisneySea
  • Over 40 merchandise items – See the full range
    • Including Mickey and Minnie dressed in traditional costume
    • Constellation-themed items
  • Tanabata Days food and drink – Check out the full menu
    • Peach and blue jelly shaved ice
    • Five special cocktails at Tokyo DisneySea
    • Tanabata menu items at the resort hotels with must-see Chip and Dale bread – Full hotels menu
  • Tanabata Resort Line ticket
  • Listen: Tanabata Days 2018 Podcast

If you’re heading to Japan before in June, be sure to check out the Duffy’s Sunny Fun and Funtime with Toy Story 4 events too.

Information and images from the Tokyo Disney Resort media release.

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  1. MKW 001: Welcome to the show! | The Ghost Hosts, LLC

    […] The Japanese Tanabata, or Star Festival is returning to the Tokyo Resort in June. From June 2nd to July 7th, you can meet Disney characters in traditional costumes, taking part on the Japanese event. There will be character greetings, decorations, and more. Every night the World Bazaar will transform into “Starlight Wishing Place” with lighting effects and Tanabata themed music. – […]

  2. Melissa H Clark

    Hello – I just read that Tanabata Days will not be happening at Tokyo Disney in 2020. So choked. Do you know what is replacing it or even why there is no event???

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