Tokyo Disney Resort announced today that to mark the 15th anniversary of the grand opening of Tokyo DisneySea Park, a major celebration will be held at the Park from April 15, 2016, through March 17, 2017, entitled ‘Tokyo DisneySea 15th Anniversary: The Year of Wishes.’
During the anniversary celebration, crystals of various colors symbolizing individual wishes will decorate the Park. The ‘Crystals of Wishes,’ will also be worn by Mickey Mouse and the Disney Friends. For example: the crystal worn by Minnie Mouse is red which represents her wish for love; the crystal worn by Donald Duck, which symbolizes friendship, is blue; and Goofy’s wish for energy is represented by a green crystal. The various wishes represented by all the crystals form a clear crystal worn by Mickey Mouse.
Premiering on April 15, the opening day of the anniversary celebration, will be ‘Crystal Wishes Journey,’ a brand new show to be presented at Mediterranean Harbor exclusively during the anniversary period. The Disney Characters, each with their own wish, will appear in this show that celebrates the start of the Guests’ journeys of adventure, sparkling with hope. Also debuting on the first day of the celebration will be a new version of ‘Big Band Beat,’ featuring new music, costumes and scenes. This represents the first update to the show since it opened in July 2006. A new greeting program will have Mickey Mouse and his Disney Friends wearing their special 15th anniversary costumes and riding on one of the Big City Vehicles to greet Guests in American Waterfront. And from April 15, Guests can also enjoy ‘Sky High Wishes,’ the new fireworks spectacular accompanied by the 15th anniversary theme song.
On July 9, a brand new musical show ‘Out of Shadowland’ will premiere at the Hangar Stage in Lost River Delta. This colorful show with an original story created specifically for the Hangar Stage will incorporate vivid images and powerful, moving live performances as dynamic scenes unfold leading Guests to a world never experienced before.
Along with the new entertainment, various places around the Park will also invite Guests to feel the excitement of this milestone year celebrating the start of a new journey. At the DisneySea AquaSphere, inside the Park’s entrance, there will be a photo location that shows the Disney Friends setting sail on a fantastical ship featuring a large ‘Crystal of Wishes.’ In addition, each themed port will have a ‘Crystal Point’ which will emit light and sound when touched with a ‘Crystal Compass,’ a special merchandise item.
The Disney Friends’ Crystals of Wishes
The ‘Crystals of Wishes’ worn by the Disney Friends each represent a wish. For example, the crystal worn by Minnie Mouse is red which represents her wish for love. The crystal worn by Donald Duck, which symbolizes friendship, is blue and Goofy’s wish for energy is represented by a green crystal. The various wishes represented by all the crystals form a clear crystal that is worn by Mickey Mouse. The other crystals and the wishes they represent are shown below.
‘Crystal Wishes Journey’ (April 15, 2016 – March 17, 2017)
Venue: Mediterranean Harbor
Duration: About 25 minutes
Performances: 1-3 Daily
Number of Performers: About 120, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Chip, Dale, Clarice, Goofy, Max, Duffy, ShellieMay, Gelatoni, and more
Kicking off the anniversary celebration will be ‘Crystal Wishes Journey,’ a brand new show to be presented at Mediterranean Harbor during the 15th anniversary period. In this show, the Disney Friends guided by their ‘Crystal of Wishes’ will celebrate the start of the Guests’ journeys of adventure to make wishes shine even more. The Disney Characters are wearing a ‘Crystal of Wishes,’ each with a different color that symbolizes his or her individual wish. Minnie Mouse has a red crystal which symbolizes love, Donald Duck has a blue crystal for friendship, and Goofy’s wish for energy is represented by a green crystal. Their wishes are presented to the Guests in the form of song and dance. All the wishes form the clear crystal worn by Mickey Mouse. When Mickey wishes for the well being of his dear friends, and to be able to continue the journey with them, the excitement builds up even more for the Disney Friends, the dancers and the Guests as everyone’s wishes come together. In the show’s finale when everyone’s wishes combine, kites soar above Mediterranean Harbor, pyrotechnics burst out from the clear crystal at the center of the harbor and everyone celebrates the start of new journeys for the 15th anniversary year.
‘Big Band Beat’ (Updated From April 15, 2016)
Venue: Broadway Music Theatre in American Waterfront
Duration: About 30 minutes
Performances: 3-6 Daily
Number of Performers: 41 (including 13 band members), including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Daisy Duck
This popular show presented at the Broadway Music Theatre in American Waterfront features swing jazz, which was the dominant form of popular music from the 1920s through the 1940s. ‘Big Band Beat’ will debut in a new version, with new music, costumes and scenes. This will be the first time that the show has been changed since it opened in July 2006. This revue with swing jazz by a live big band will continue to dazzle with stunning vocals, energetic tap dancing and the climactic drum performance by Mickey Mouse. New scenes such as Goofy dancing and singing as the leader of the band, as well as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in new costumes performing a rhythmical dance, will enhance the appeal even further. And during the anniversary period only, the show’s finale will have a curtain call with the Disney Friends and the dancers performing to the 15th anniversary theme song arranged in jazz style. Broadway Music Theatre is presented by Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
‘Out of Shadowland’ (From July 9, 2016)
Venue: Hangar Stage in Lost River Delta
Duration: About 25 minutes
Performances: 3-6 Daily
Number of Performers: 18
Investment Amount: About 3.5 billion yen (tentative) ($29.6 Million US)
Based on an original story created expressly for the Hangar Stage in Lost River Delta, this brand new musical show is brought to life through colorful images and powerful live performances. ‘Out of Shadowland’ tells the story of Mei, a timid young girl lost in a world of shadows who finds confidence and strength through her sojourn there. Through the moving live performances, vivid images and other elements that create colorful, dynamic scenes, Guests will experience a world unlike any seen before.
New Disney Character Greeting Program (Title to be Decided) (April 15, 2016 – March 17, 2017)
Venue: New York Area in American Waterfront
Duration: About 10 minutes
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and other Disney Characters, in their special 15th anniversary costumes, will appear riding on one of the Big City Vehicles to greet Guests at American Waterfront. This vehicle will be decorated just for the anniversary event. Participating Disney Characters will differ depending on the performance time.
Sky High Wishes Fireworks (April 15, 2016 – March 17, 2017)
Colorful fireworks, including those inspired by shining crystals, will light up the sky above Tokyo DisneySea to the theme song of the 15th anniversary.
At various places around the Park, Guests will find decorations of sparkling crystals that create an anniversary atmosphere. Near the DisneySea AquaSphere, inside the Park’s entrance, there will be a photo location that shows Mickey Mouse and his Disney Friends setting off on a journey aboard the Wing of Wishes, a fantastical ship that is powered by the ‘Crystals of Wishes.’ Also, each themed port will have a ‘Crystal Point’ which will emit light and sound in reaction to a Guest’s wish when touched by the Guest’s ‘Crystal Compass,’ a special merchandise item.
Approximately 230 different types of special merchandise developed for the 15th anniversary will go on sale during the special event period. These include items with a design depicting Mickey Mouse and the Disney Friends setting sail on their journey to make wishes shine, as well as items with a motif of the Disney Friends and their ‘Crystals of Wishes.’
‘Crystal Compass,’ (3,000 yen with tax included) inspired by compasses used as a navigation tool, is a fun item for Guests to enjoy as they journey through the Park to make their wishes shine. Each themed port will have a ‘Crystal Point’ which will emit light and sound in reaction to a Guest’s wish when touched with this special merchandise item. The ‘Crystal Compasses’ will also light up when used while viewing ‘Fantasmic!,’ the nighttime spectacular presented at Mediterranean Harbor. Also available during this event period will be 15th anniversary-limited Duffy merchandise. Special merchandise will be sold starting April 11, 2016, Duffy merchandise will be sold starting April 7, 2016.
Guests can enjoy the 15th anniversary at Tokyo DisneySea with a variety of special dishes. At Cafe Portofino and Sailing Day Buffet, the restaurant interior will feature decorations themed to the anniversary so that Guests can dine in an ambience that enhances the feeling of setting off on a journey of wishes. The special menus offered at selected Park restaurants will include those inspired by the Disney Friends and the color of their “Crystal of Wish.” At Cafe Portofino, the special dish will reflect Mickey Mouse’s crystal; at New York Deli, Minnie’s crystal; at Yucatan Base Camp Grill, Pluto’s crystal; at Casbah Food Court, Donald Duck’s crystal; at Vulcania Restaurant, Goofy’s crystal; at Horizon Bay Restaurant, Chip ‘n Dale’s crystal; and at Sebastian’s Calypso Kitchen, Daisy Duck’s crystal. Also available will be desserts with a souvenir cup designed with Mickey Mouse and his “Crystal of Wishes,” special soft drinks that come with a collectible glass or a cup that lights up, and other menu items that include a souvenir which is perfect for the anniversary theme of ‘Wishes.’ Special menus with a souvenir item designed with Duffy exclusively for the 15th anniversary event will also be offered. Wine with a special 15th anniversary label will be available only at Tokyo DisneySea. Special menus will be served starting April 11, 2016.
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta, where Guests can continue enjoying the Park’s atmosphere, will also be celebrating its 15th anniversary from April 15, 2016. Guests will be able to enjoy the ambience of the anniversary year with special programs and decorations during the event period.
Guests staying at Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta will be able to take home specially designed room amenities. These amenity items will be designed with Disney Characters celebrating the Park’s 15th anniversary in their special costumes.
Starting on April 11 and continuing until July 7, the hotel restaurants and lounge will serve special menus to commemorate the hotel’s 15th anniversary.
Also, special menus exclusively for the 15th anniversary will be served throughout the year, including those for the “Disney’s Halloween” and “Christmas Wishes” special events.
Note: The menus served from April 11 to May 24 and those served from May 25 to July 7 will be different.
The “Private Dining Plan,” a popular banquet plan available for small parties of Guests, will also celebrate the 15th anniversary with new menu items. There will also be a banquet plan that includes an original item with designs themed to the 15th anniversary of Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta.
Note: 16,600 yen per person, minimum of six persons
Lunch Course 5,150 yen at Oceano
Lunch Course 4,120 yen at Silk Road Garden
Lunch Course 4,940 yen at BellaVista Lounge
Private Dining Plan Menu
Room amenities with exclusive design
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta, an original wedding ring sets with a limited edition size of 150 sets will be sold (500,000 yen). The two-band ring features an elegant design and is embedded with 15 diamonds. The rings can be ordered by couples who will be married during the period from April 15, 2016 to March 17, 2017.
Disney Resort Line
The Disney Resort Line will also celebrate its 15th anniversary during the Tokyo DisneySea 15th anniversary celebration and will welcome Guests with special decorations to heighten the anniversary mood. The Resort Gateway Station, as well as the platform doors at all four stations of the Disney Resort Line, will be decked out with decorations themed to “The Year of Wishes.” Two of the Disney Resort Line’s monorail trains will feature designs that will allow lots of Guests to enjoy the festive atmosphere. Limited-period day pass tickets will be available in designs based on the “Tokyo DisneySea 15th Anniversary: The Year of Wishes.”