Special events are being held to mark the 30th anniversary of the opening of Tokyo Disneyland in April 1983. These anniversary events, which began last April, have been extremely popular with all visitors and have led to a record visitor attendance of over 30 million people (combined with the adjacent Tokyo Disney Sea), making Tokyo Disneyland to most visited resort in Asia. “Disney’s Princess – Welcome the Little Princess” will be finale to this anniversary year.
This program involves transforming elementary school-aged and younger girls into princesses. They will first be taught the gestures and manners of a princess, participate in a parade, and finally participate in a mini show in front of family and guests to showcase what they have learned. In another separately-charged program, “Cinderella’s Prince Welcome”, participants can enjoy dancing with Cinderella. These programs will be held from January 14 to March 20, 2014.
Events will continue to be held after April, so there is no need to worry. One featured example is “Once Upon a Time”, projection mapping of Cinderella’s castle, which will begin on May 29. In this program, the first of its kind introduced to Tokyo Disneyland, scenes from “Beauty and the Beast,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Cinderella” will be projected onto Cinderella’s castle one after another to create a “picture book filled with life”.
The number of Muslim visitors has also been increasing in recent years and there seem to be many who say “you cannot see everything in a single day”. Travel agencies prepare Halal lunches, so dining is taken care of. Tokyo Disneyland is approximately 47,000m2, around 11 times the area of the famous Tokyo Dome stadium. Tokyo Disney Sea is of a similar scale, and combined, the two resorts are home to 73 attractions in a space as large as 22 Tokyo Domes. So, how many days will you need to see everything?