Tokyo Disneyland Resort welcomed its 700 millionth visitor this week by surprising the guest and their family with a special celebration ceremony.
On Monday, July 31, 2017 — 34 years and 108 days after the resort opened — Sae Tanaka and her family were greeted at the gates to Tokyo Disneyland with a bouquet of flowers and whisked away to join Mickey and Minnie at a special ceremony.
On stage, the Tanaka family met with representatives from Tokyo Disney Resort who presented them with:
- A 700 millionth guest certificate
- A special invitation ticket for both Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea valid until 2020
- An invitation to the new Beauty and the Beast attraction (planned open in Spring 2020 with no specific date)
Opening on April 15, 1983, it took Tokyo Disney Resort 8 years and 45 days to reach a total of 100 million guests. With the addition of Tokyo DisneySea in 2001, the pace of visitors increased, with it only taking 3 years and 111 days to get from 600 million to 700 million guests. A huge accomplishment and definite cause for celebration.
This ceremony is just a taster of the spectacular year ahead for Tokyo Disney Resort, with the D23 Expo coming to Tokyo in February, and the 35th Anniversary Celebrations officially starting on April 15, 2018.
All information and photo from the official Tokyo Disney Resort Blog.