Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary Details


Tokyo Disney Resort has announced details for its upcoming 40th anniversary titled “Dream-Go-Round,” including a brand new daytime parade, decorations, merchandise, and food.

Tokyo Disney Resort’s 40th Anniversary “Dream-Go-Around” begins April 15, 2023, and runs through March 31, 2024, at the Resort!

While the information is limited, we’ll continue to add more as it becomes available!

Entertainment

Disney Harmony in Color Daytime Parade

A brand new daytime parade called “Disney Harmony in Color,” presented by NTT Docomo, will debut with the 40th anniversary at Tokyo Disneyland. Themed to a “harmonious world of colours,” the 12-float parade will be divided into themes of adventure, courage, family bonds and friendship through various stories from Disney and Pixar films.

  • To a World of Colorful Dreams – Tinkerbell appears atop a rainbow-coloured float with dancers
  • Trying Everything – Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde, Clawhauser from Zootopia
  • Finding Adventure – Russell, Dug, Carl and Kevin and her babies from Pixar’s ‘Up’
  • Showing Strength – Merida, Moana, Rapunzel and Pocahontas
  • Family Bonds – Miguel from ‘Coco’ and The Incredibles
  • With Your Best Friends – Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Pixar’s Toy Story films appear atop RC, Vanellope and Ralph from Wreck-It Ralph in her racing car, Big Hero Six San Fransokyo float
  • Dreams Come Together in Harmony – Mickey and Minnie Mouse with Disney friends dressed in their 40th-anniversary attire

The current daytime parade, “Dreaming Up!” ends on April 9, 2023.

Club Mouse Beat

During the anniversary celebrations, the Club Mouse Beat show in Tomorrowland will feature a special finale where Mickey Mouse and the Disney friends appear in their 40th-anniversary costumes along with the theme song for the anniversary.

Harbor Greeting “Let’s Celebrate with Colors”

Tokyo DisneySea will offer a harbour greeting titled “Let’s Celebrate with Colors” on the Mediterranean Harbor where Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends appear in colourful outfits while the Tokyo Disney Resort 40th anniversary theme song plays.

Fireworks “Sky Full of Colors”

In “Sky Full of Colors,” colourful fireworks light up the night sky to the 40th-anniversary theme song and a variety of Disney songs. Fireworks can be viewed from both Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea.

Costumes

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Tokyo Disney Resort has provided a sneak peek at the new costumes the Disney friends will don for the 40th anniversary! The new costumes are fun and festive, featuring star-shaped motifs and moving decorations in a colourful and festive design. Mickey and friends will feature the new costumes in the “Disney Harmony in Color” parade.

Decorations

Cinderella Castle and the World Bazaar will be decorated for the 40th anniversary, along with the entrance to Tokyo DisneySea! Main Street of World Bazaar at Tokyo Disneyland will welcome guests with multiple layers of colourful “Dream Garlands.”

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Cinderella Castle will be decorated with the commemorative number “40″ along with decorative banners which will glow as if sprinkled with pixie dust once the sun goes down.

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Additionally, the entrance to Passaggio MiraCosta over at Tokyo DisneySea and the pedestrian deck leading to Tokyo Disneyland will be adorned with festive decorations, including dream garlands.

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Merchandise

Exclusive merchandise items will be available at both Parks from April 10, 2023, featuring designs depicting Mickey Mouse and his friends sprinkled with Tinker Bell’s pixie dust, along with Cinderella Castle-themed items. Additionally, guests can purchase Dream Garlands which can be either worn as an accessory or joined together to form a long garland and displayed at home. The items are available in multiple varieties and can be customised with bag charms.

Duffy and Friends merchandise will also be available at Tokyo DisneySea, which will be announced later.

Food

Of course, there’ll be tons of food to expect, with both Parks offering special menus from April 10 to celebrate the 40th anniversary.

Blue Bayou at Tokyo Disneyland will adapt popular dishes from the past and incorporate them into a special menu. Additionally, Ice Cream Cones will offer a special sundae featuring soft-serve ice cream, berry sauce, peach sauce and cheese cream topped with marzipan featuring the 40th-anniversary logo.

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At Horizon Bay Restaurant in DisneySea, menu items inspired by the Aquatopia attraction will be offered, including the “Meat Patty with Yuzu Pepper Cream Sauce, Aquatopia Style”, which features a meat patty resembling the vehicles from the attraction.

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Additional food and beverage offerings will be announced leading up to the event launch.

Hotels

The Disney Hotels plan also to celebrate the 40th anniversary with unique decorations and food. The entrances and lobbies at four of the Disney Hotels will be decorated for the 40th anniversary, and guests staying at the hotel will receive a special 40th-anniversary postcard.

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Tokyo Disneyland Hotel – Tokyo Disney Resort 40th “Dream-Go-Round” Special Room
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From April 10, special menus will be available at restaurants and lounges at Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Disney Ambassador Hotel and Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta. We will update this article once more information is available!

Disney Resort Line

Beginning April 10, 2023, the Disney Resort Line will feature themed monorail trains in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort, along with a 40th-Anniversary ticket design and souvenir medallions.

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Don’t forget we also have the expansion at Tokyo DisneySea called Fantasy Springs opening sometime in 2023! Are you excited?

The Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary information is from the official website and press releases.

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  1. Kim

    Hello! Do you think Disney would drop little by little some of the 40th anniversary merchandise before April 15? I planned my trip around the cherry blossom season forecast and I just realized it’s going to be the 40th anniversary of TDR! I leave April 6 ;___;

  2. Eric

    Hi! I am planning on going to the parks on Tuesday April 18th and Thursday April 20th. Do you think the crowds will be huge since it is the first week of the 40th celebration? Thanks for your time!

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