Tokyo Dis­ney­sea® Park and The Year of Wishes


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The sum­mer of 2016 marks a spe­cial oc­ca­sion for Tokyo Dis­ney­sea® Park. The only Dis­ney Park themed to the sea is cel­e­brat­ing its 15th an­niver­sary since its open­ing on 4 Septem­ber 2001. Tokyo Dis­ney­sea® Park is the sec­ond Dis­ney Park to open in Ja­pan and is lo­cated just next to the pop­u­lar Tokyo Dis­ney­land® Park. The two parks com­ple­ment and en­hance each other. Tokyo Dis­ney­land® Park is its more tra­di­tional park, and re­tains clas­sic Dis­ney sto­ries of fan­tasy, dreams and magic, while Tokyo Dis­ney­sea® Park in­spires with its ex­pe­ri­ences based on ocean lore and facts fo­cus­ing on ad­ven­ture, ro­mance, dis­cov­ery and fun.

This year’s an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion for Tokyo Dis­ney­sea® Park car­ries the theme of “Wishes”. Dur­ing the year-long cel­e­bra­tion, crys­tals of var­i­ous colours sym­bol­is­ing the in­di­vid­ual wishes of Mickey Mouse and the Dis­ney Friends will dec­o­rate the park. The Crys­tals of Wishes is in­te­grated into the brand new show, Crys­tal Wishes Jour­ney that is pre­sented in the wa­ters at Mediter­ranean Har­bor. The thrilling show of song and dance in colour­ful cos­tumes ends with a vi­brant dis­play of kites fly­ing past, py­rotech­nics and the cast parad­ing past on their boats to sig­nify the start of new jour­neys for the 15th an­niver­sary of Tokyo Dis­ney­sea® Park.

Guests are also in­vited to col­lect their own Crys­tals of Wishes with the new in­ter­ac­tive Crys­tal Com­pass, a spe­cial com­mem­o­ra­tive mer­chan­dise cre­ated just for the event. The wand-like de­vice re­quires guests to run around the park look­ing for the seven Crys­tal Points. Col­lect the dif­fer­ent colours of the Crys­tal Wishes

and have all seven points of the Crys­tal Com­pass light up! The real magic oc­curs dur­ing the night time Fan­tas­mic! show. Watch as ev­ery Crys­tal Com­pass in the au­di­ence glows and changes colours in sync to the mu­si­cal and light show that shows short clips of clas­sic Dis­ney movies in time to the mu­sic. Head back to the en­trance of Tokyo Dis­ney­sea® Park where the fan­tas­ti­cal ship, Wings of Wishes, is sit­u­ated to hear a spe­cial mes­sage from Mickey Mouse de­liv­ered to you through the Crys­tal Com­pass as well!

Of course, there are many more spe­cialty sou­venirs bear­ing Mickey Mouse and the Dis­ney Friends in their 15th an­niver­sary out­fits and a mo­tif of the Crys­tals of Wishes. The many restau­rants at Tokyo Dis­ney­sea® Park also have cu­rated menus for the oc­ca­sion, where some dishes are served with a sou­venir cup or col­lectible glass. Look out for the spe­cial Duffy items and 15th an­niver­sary wine bot­tle la­bel that are ex­clsuive to Tokyo Dis­ney­sea® Park too.

In ad­di­tion to the cel­e­bra­tion are two new shows as well. A new ver­sion of Big Band Beat de­buted this sum­mer with new mu­sic and scenes, with Mickey Mouse and Min­nie Mouse proudly show­ing off their new cos­tumes. This is the first time the iconic swing jazz per­for­mance has been changed since its open­ing in July 2006. The other show is an orig­i­nal story cre­ated just for the Hangar Stage in Lost River Delta. Out of Shad­ow­land tells the story of a young, timid girl lost in a world of shad­ows. The dy­namic scenes that uses mov­ing live per­for­mances, vivid images and other el­e­ments will let guests ex­pe­ri­ence a world un­like any seen be­fore.

Apart from the cel­e­bra­tions, don’t for­get to check out the rest of the en­chant­ing park! There are seven ports of call at Tokyo Dis­ney­sea® Park that make Dis­ney magic at the sea come alive: Mediter­ranean Har­bor, Amer­i­can Wa­ter­front, Port Dis­cov­ery, Lost River Delta, Ara­bian Coast, Mar­maid La­goon, and Mys­te­ri­ous Is­land are all dif­fer­ent in of­fer­ing a taste of the sea (and un­der the sea!) from the far cor­ners of the earth.

The rest of Tokyo Dis­ney Re­sort® must also be vis­ited. At Tokyo Dis­ney­land® Park, leave the ev­ery­day world be­hind and en­ter a realm of ex­cite­ment, ad­ven­ture, fan­tasy and fun at seven dis­tinct themed lands ar­ranged around a cen­tral world. Be im­mersed in the sto­ries of Dis­ney clas­sic films as char­ac­ters and worlds come alive at var­i­ous at­trac­tions and shows. Shut­tle be­tween parks via the Dis­ney Re­sort Line mono­rail that cir­cles the re­sort, in­clud­ing the of­fi­cial ho­tels and IKSPIARI, a com­plex of 140 shops and restau­rants and a 16-theatre cinema.

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