Tokyo Disney marks 35th year with special shows, events

by Norio Muroi
Stripes Japan
To celebrate its 35th anniversary, Tokyo Disney Resort has some special events and attractions lined up for what it is calling the “Happiest Celebration.”
Some of the highlights are as follows:
Dreaming Up
One of the main attractions is a brand-new daytime parade that will bring visitors into a world of fantasy and imagination with sounds and performances filled with joy and happiness. The 30-minute parade will feature 140 performers led by Mickey, Minnie and all of their Disney friends, including 55 characters from Disney films, aboard 13-themed floats. The floats will be from movie such as “Alice in Wonderland,” “Pinocchio,” “Fantasia,” “Beauty and the Beast” and more. 
It’s a Small World
The famous attraction will be drastically renovated for a first time since the ride’s opening. A enhanced version will include almost 40 new characters from the Disney films and a remix of the iconic soundtrack with music that evokes memorable scenes from Disney films.
Brand New Dream
The five-minute firework show, along with a 35th anniversary song, will be on display every night. (excluding July 9-Sept. 26)
Happiest Celebration on the Sea
Enjoy a 10-minute special greeting from Mickey and Minnie as they cruise on the waters of Mediterranean Harbor. The pair will be joined by some of their closest Disney friends. 
The celebrations kicked off April 15. On July 10 the park will add a new nighttime spectacular, “Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland,” as well as the show, “Let’s Party Gras!” at the Theatre Orleans.
Disney tours
NAF Atsugi
May 28, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
TEL: 263-3786
Yokota AB
April 14, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. ($90 ages 18+, $75 ages 12-17, $65 ages 4-11, $30 ages 3 and younger)
May 27, 6 a.m.-11:30 p.m. ($95 ages 18+, $80 ages 12-17, $70 ages 4-11, $30 ages 3 and younger)
TEL: 227-7083/7084
Camp Fuji
April 21, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
May 12
TEL: 224-8657
Misawa AB
May 25-29 ($400 ages 13+, $300 ages 4-12, $100 ages 3 and younger)
June 28-July 1 ($300 ages 13+, $200 ages 4-12, $80 ages 3 and younger)
TEL: 226-3555
Camp Zama
July 4
TEL: 263-5373
Yokosuka Naval Base
April 21, 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. ($94 adults, $79 ages 12-17, $62 ages 4-11, $9 ages 2 and younger)
May 28, 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. ($94 adults, $79 ages 12-17, $62 ages 4-11, $9 ages 2 and younger)
TEL: 241-5056
Kadena AB
May 24-28 
Kadena ITT: 966-7333
IACE Travel 646-2919
Camp Foster
May 24-28
TEL: 646-3502
MCAS Iwakuni 
May 23-28
TEL: 253-4377

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