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2018 Tokyo Disneyland Annual Schedule + 35th Anniversary Gala Events!

2018 Tokyo Disneyland Annual Schedule + 35th Anniversary Gala Events!

Update: 9 July 2018

Already planning your Japan trip in 2018? If you're a Disney fan, it's the perfect time to visit! Tokyo Disneyland is about to celebrate its 35th anniversary and its "Happiest Celebration!" events will start from April 15, 2018 to March 25, 2019. With major festivals and seasonal activities planned for this limited time, 2018 is definitely looking to be a lively year!

This article introduces Tokyo Disneyland 35th Anniversary event information, as well as the major themes. Disney fans can check out the itinerary and decide when to visit for a magical holiday!

Seasonal Events

March 27 – June 6, 2018: “Disney’s Easter”

March 27 – June 6, 2018: “Disney’s Easter”

Special Event at Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo DisneySea will be presenting this annual springtime event for a stylish and elegant Easter. The Park will be decorated with colorful Easter eggs and bright flowers, and Mickey Mouse and the Disney Friends will appear with artists to show off their best Easter fashions in the main entertainment, presented in Mediterranean Harbor.

June 7 – July 7, 2018: “Disney Tanabata Days”

June 7 – July 7, 2018: “Disney Tanabata Days”

Special Event at Tokyo Disneyland / DisneySea

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea bring a unique feel to this traditional Japanese festival. Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be dressed as Hikoboshi and Orihime, the two star-crossed lovers of this festival, for greeting shows to take place at both Parks. Guests can also enjoy the festival by writing their wishes on special cards to be hung at the designated sites in both Parks.

July 10 – September 2, 2018: “Disney Natsu Matsuri”

July 10 – September 2, 2018: “Disney Natsu Matsuri”

Special Event at Tokyo Disneyland

Guests can experience a Japanese summer festival,
Disney-style with this special event. The main entertainment program features a Japanese arrangement of popular Disney songs and lots of spraying water, as Mickey Mouse and the Disney Friends heighten the celebratory mood of the anniversary year.

July 10 – September 2, 2018: “Disney Pirates Summer”

July 10 – September 2, 2018: “Disney Pirates Summer”

Special Event at Tokyo DisneySea

This special event brings the world of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean film series to Tokyo DisneySea. At Mediterranean Harbor, Guests can enjoy a show featuring Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Barbossa and their motley crew of pirates, as well as a variety of atmosphere entertainment presented throughout the Park. The pirate theme is also the inspiration for special merchandise, menu items and decorations, transforming Tokyo DisneySea into a swashbuckling world of pirate fun!

September 11 – October 31, 2018: “Disney’s Halloween”

September 11 – October 31, 2018: “Disney’s Halloween”

Special Event at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea

Experience “Disney’s Halloween” unique to each Park.
• Guests can look forward to a new theme at Tokyo Disneyland for 2018. Be prepared for a Halloween that can only be experienced at Tokyo Disney Resort!

Tokyo DisneySea will present a cool, but eerie Halloween event themed to the Disney Villains*. In the main entertainment program presented on the waters of Mediterranean Harbor, Guests can experience the alluring world of the Disney Villains as they come together with the Disney Friends for a frightfully cool Halloween show. Also during this period, the Tower of Terror will be presented in a special version.

*“Disney Villains” refers to the villain characters who appear in Disney films.

November 8 – December 25, 2018: “Disney Christmas”

November 8 – December 25, 2018: “Disney Christmas”

Special Event at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea

• At Tokyo Disneyland, Guests will enjoy a Christmas themed to “pop-up storybooks full of the Disney Friends’ Christmas fun.” The parade presented along the parade route will bring to life pages from storybooks showing the Disney Characters having fun at Christmastime. The Park will be filled with colorful and festive decorations for the happiest Christmas yet.

Tokyo DisneySea will feature a new theme for Christmas 2018 which will bring a fantastic and romantic atmosphere to the Park.

January 1 – 6, 2019: New Year’s Programs at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea

January 1 – 6, 2019: New Year’s Programs at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea

Both Parks will celebrate the start of the year with colorful Japanese-style New Year’s decorations at the entrances, traditional New Year’s cuisine and merchandise featuring the zodiac animal for the year. Mickey Mouse and his Disney Friends will be dressed up in kimono to welcome Guests in Japanese style.

January 11 – March 25, 2019: Disney Pixar Special Event at Tokyo DisneySea

A special event themed to the worlds of the Disney Pixar films will be presented at Tokyo DisneySea. At Mediterranean Harbor, Guests can enjoy a fun-filled show featuring many of the popular Disney Pixar Characters. There will also be greeting programs, special merchandise and dishes themed to the event as the playful world of the Disney Pixar films is brought to the Park.

Tokyo Disney Resort 35th “Happiest Celebration!”

2018 Tokyo Disney Resort Event Calendar

Starting April 15, 2018: “Dreaming Up!”

Starting April 15, 2018: “Dreaming Up!”

Daytime Parade at Tokyo Disneyland

Kicking off the “Tokyo Disney Resort 35th ‘Happiest Celebration!’” is the premiere of this grand daytime parade. Spectacular floats brimming with the colors, dreams and imagination of Disney films will feature characters and images from Fantasia, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan and more, including for the first time Big Hero Six. Mickey Mouse and his Disney Friends will take Guests to this world
of dreams.

“Dreaming Up!” will be sponsored by NTT Docomo, Inc.
“Happiness Is Here,” the daytime parade currently presented at Tokyo Disneyland, will end on April 9, 2018.

Starting April 15, 2018: “it’s a small world” Re-opening

Starting April 15, 2018: “it’s a small world” Re-opening

Tokyo Disneyland Attraction

A favorite with Guests of all ages, the newly enhanced
attraction will feature around 40 new figures representing characters from Disney films. The attraction’s iconic soundtrack will be remixed with additional music that evokes memorable scenes from the films. As before, Guests board boats for the “happiest cruise that ever sailed ’round the world” and are welcomed by doll-like children and animals. Elsa, Anna and Olaf from the Disney film Frozen join the cast, together with characters from other Disney films including Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Tangled, Mulan, Aladdin and The Lion King to greet Guests.

“it’s a small world” is sponsored by NTT Nippon Express Co., Ltd. and will offer the Disney FASTPASS service.

April 15, 2018 – March 25, 2019: Greeting on the harbor at Tokyo DisneySea

Dressed in their special costumes for the 35th Anniversary, Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters, including Duffy and Friends, will greet Guests from on board a special boat on the waters of Mediterranean Harbor. The greeting will take place to the music of the 35th anniversary theme song.

Starting July 10, 2018: “Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland”

Nighttime Spectacular at Tokyo Disneyland

Premiering this summer is this new entertainment presented on a grand scale. The show will feature fountains of water and lights filling the nighttime sky in addition to the colorful images projected onto Cinderella Castle. The show begins with Mickey Mouse appearing on stage and a magical spell that turns the castle into a world of imagination.

Guests will be able to experience various areas of Tokyo Disneyland through images and music.

Starting July 10, 2018: New Show at Dockside Stage at Tokyo DisneySea

The Dockside Stage in the New York area of American Waterfront will offer a new show with Mickey Mouse and his pals. Guests will be able to enjoy the ambiance of this themed port through this show which will also feature the 35th Anniversary theme song and other elements during the 35th Anniversary event period.

Performances of “Steps to Shine,” the show currently being presented, will end on March 19, 2018.

Starting July 10, 2018: New Show at Theater Orleans at Tokyo Disneyland

A new show featuring Mickey Mouse and his pals will premiere at this open-air theater in Adventureland. Guests and the Disney Friends will share the excitement as lively music plays. During the 35th Anniversary event period, the show will also feature the 35th Anniversary theme song and other elements.

Performances of “Minnie Oh! Minnie,” the show currently being presented, will end on March 19, 2018.

January 11 to March 25, 2019: “Tokyo Disney Resort 35th ‘Happiest Celebration!’” Grand Finale

At Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea

The Grand Finale of this milestone celebration, which ends on March 25, 2019, will immerse Guests at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea in an ambiance celebrating all the happy feelings generated over the anniversary year. Merchandise exclusive to the Grand Finale will add to the excitement of the 35th Anniversary.

2018 Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea Events Calendar

April 15, 2018 – March 25, 2019
Tokyo Disney Resorts 35th Anniversary “Happiest Celebration!”

----Tokyo Disney Land----
2018 6/7 – 7/7
Special Event “Disney Tanabata Days”

2018 7/10 – 9/2
Special Event “Disney Natsu Matsuri

2018 9/11– 10/31
Special Event “Disney Halloweeni”

2018 11/8– 12/25
Special Event “Disney Christmas”

2018 11/1– 1/6
New Year’s Programs

2019 1/11– 3/25
Tokyo Disney Resort 35th “Happiest Celebration!” Grand Finale

----Tokyo Disney Sea----
2018 3/27– 6/6
Special Event “Disney’s Easter”

2018 7/10 – 9/2
Special Event“Disney Pirates Summer

2018 9/11– 10/31
Special Event“Disney’s Halloween”

2018 11/8– 12/25
Special Event “Disney Christmas”

2019 1/11– 3/25
Disney/Pixar Special Event


Tokyo Disney Resort has always been a tourist attraction enjoyed by foreign tourists. Tokyo Disneyland marks its 35th anniversary in 2018 and will celebrate with many special anniversary events. A variety of 35th anniversary merchandise will be also be available in both parks.

If you're planning to visit Tokyo Disneyland with friends in 2018, you shouldn't miss this chance to celebrate together!

* The names, contents and dates for each activity may be subject to change.
* The above information is for reference only; be sure to check out Tokyo Disneyland official announcements for the latest information.
* All pictures are for reference only. ©Disney

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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