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Tanabata Program at Tokyo Disney Resort: Disney Tanabata Days 2019!

Tanabata Program at Tokyo Disney Resort: Disney Tanabata Days 2019!

Date published: 20 June 2019

Tokyo Disney Resort® announced that the program “Disney Tanabata Days” will be offered at Tokyo Disneyland® Park and Tokyo DisneySea® Park from June 6 through July 7, 2019. This program gives a Disney touch to Tanabata, the traditional Japanese event known as the Star Festival. Guests can also enjoy the Tanabata atmosphere during a limited time at the Disney hotels and on the Disney Resort Line.

The Disney Characters will greet Guests in “Tanabata Greeting” at both Parks. Mickey Mouse and his friends will offer their greetings while dressed in special costumes themed to Tanabata. At Tokyo Disneyland, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will ride on rickshaws to greet Guests along the parade route. And at Tokyo DisneySea, Mickey Mouse and his Disney pals will appear on a boat in Mediterranean Harbor for this greeting show.

Main image ©Disney

At Tokyo Disneyland, a Wishing Place will be set up in the center of World Bazaar. There, guests can write their hopes and wishes on Wishing Cards and tie them onto the Tanabata decorations. Guests will also find a Wishing Place set up in the New York area of American Waterfront at Tokyo DisneySea.

Starlight Wishing Place at Tokyo Disneyland / Photos are concept images. ©Disney

And after dark at Tokyo Disneyland, the Wishing Place at World Bazaar will be transformed into “Starlight Wishing Place” where Guests can enjoy lighting effects and music themed to Tanabata.

Also, the Disney Ambassador® Hotel, Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta® and the Tokyo Disneyland® Hotel will offer special menus which will be available during a limited period. Guests can enjoy the Tanabata atmosphere at the four Disney Resort Line stations as well.

At Tokyo Disneyland Park
◆Tanabata Greeting

At Tokyo Disneyland Park
◆Tanabata Greeting
*Photo: LIVE JAPAN

Tanabata Greeting
Location: Parade Route
Duration: About 25 minutes
Performances: 2 daily
Number of Performers: 32
Mickey Mouse dressed as Hikoboshi (Altair) and Minnie Mouse dressed as Orihime (Vega), the two star-crossed sweethearts of this festival, will appear on specially decorated rickshaws. Their Disney Friends will join them in greeting Guests along the parade route to the traditional Tanabata song.

<Performers>
32 including the following Disney Characters: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto, Goofy, Chip, Dale, Clarice, Max, Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Snow White, The Prince, Cinderella, Prince Charming, Belle and The Prince

Note: Entertainment programs are subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions, etc.

◆Decorations

◆Decorations
The “Wishing Place” / Photos are concept images. ©Disney
*Photo: LIVE JAPAN
“Wishing Card” / *Photo: LIVE JAPAN

The Wishing Place, located in the center of World Bazaar, will be decorated with bamboo branches and Tanabata streamers with a Mickey-shaped top. Guests will be able to write their dreams and wishes on Wishing Cards and hang them at the Wishing Place just as the Disney Characters have done. After dark, the Wishing Place will be transformed into “Starlight Wishing Place.” Guests can enjoy lighting effects and music that enhance the atmosphere of Tanabata.

Tokyo DisneySea Park
◆Tanabata Greeting

Tokyo DisneySea Park
◆Tanabata Greeting
“Tanabata Greeting” at Tokyo DisneySea / Photos are concept images. ©Disney

Location: Mediterranean Harbor
Duration: About 12 minutes
Performances: 3 daily
Number of Performers: 8
Dressed as Hikoboshi (Altair) and Orihime (Vega), the two star-crossed sweethearts of this festival, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be joined by their Disney pals on a boat for “Tanabata Greeting.” As the traditional Tanabata song is heard, Mickey and his friends will offer their greetings and their hopes that the dreams and wishes of all the guests will come true.

<Participating Disney Characters>
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Duffy, ShellieMay, Aladdin, Jasmine, Ariel and Prince Eric

Note: Entertainment programs are subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions, etc.

*Photo: LIVE JAPAN

◆Decorations

◆Decorations
The “Wishing Place” / Photos are concept images. ©Disney

Again this year, the Wishing Place will be set up in the New York area of American Waterfront. Guests can feel the festive atmosphere at this venue decorated with bamboo branches and designs featuring a motif of Tanabata streamers with a Mickey-shaped top. So that guests can write down their dreams and wishes, Cast Members will be handing out Wishing Cards that can be tied onto the Wishing Place.

At Both Tokyo Disneyland Park and Tokyo DisneySea Park
◆Special Merchandise

Around 40 types of special items will be available with designs featuring Tanabata elements of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as the star-crossed sweethearts Hikoboshi and Orihime. There will also be key chains with designs themed to the “Starlight Wishing Place” at Tokyo Disneyland. Also available will be about ten types of items, including summer kimonos, hand towels, fans and more, with designs of Tanabata decorations.

Items with designs of Tanabata decorations / Photos are concept images. ©Disney

In addition to the above, "Disney's Tanabata" park decorations will also be leaped into the appearance of about 10 items such as bathrobes, Japanese hand towels and folding fans, accompanying tourists to spend the early summer time with full and windy atmosphere.

Selected items by the Live Japan editorial team

Plushies, each 2800 yen / *Photo: LIVE JAPAN
Front: Doll pin, Each 1800 yen / left rear: glass 850 yen / right rear: card holder 2000 yen/ Photo: Live Japan
Charm (Set of 2): 2800 yen / *Photo: LIVE JAPAN
Key chain: 1500 yen each / *Photo: LIVE JAPAN
Drawstring bag (4 pack): 2000 yen / *Photo: LIVE JAPAN
Charm: 1800 yen / *Photo: LIVE JAPAN
Sticky notes: 1000 yen / *Photo: LIVE JAPAN
Ball pens (3 pack): 1300 yen / *Photo: LIVE JAPAN
Night light pack: 2800 yen / *Photo: LIVE JAPAN
Pillow: 2300 yen / *Photo: LIVE JAPAN

Notes:
Special merchandise will be available from June 3.
Mickey Mouse Key Chains will be available from July 1.
Special merchandise items are available in limited numbers and may sell out.

◆Special Menus

On offer at Tokyo Disneyland will be shaved ice inspired by Tanabata with soft serve and colorful star-shaped toppings. And at Tokyo DisneySea, guests can enjoy five different types of cocktails themed to various Tanabata elements. The two Parks will also offer about ten types of menu items that come with a souvenir.

Soft Serve on Shaved Ice (Peach & Blue Jellied Dessert) 550 yen each / *Photo: LIVE JAPAN
Left: Grape and Blue Jelly with Souvenir Cup, 750 yen; Right: Grape Sparkling Jelly Drink, 380 yen / *Photo: LIVE JAPAN

Notes:
Special menus will be available from June 3.
The contents of the menus may change and some items will only be available while the supply lasts.

◆Tokyo Disney Resort Vacation Packages

The “Enjoy the Disney Tanabata Days at Both Parks for 2 Days / 3 Days” plan is available through the online service Tokyo Disney Resort Vacation Packages (Japanese
language website only: https://reserve.tokyodisneyresort.jp/). Included in these plans are accommodations at a Disney or other hotel, tickets to view entertainment programs, Disney FASTPASS® tickets that do not have specified times, and other benefits.
Please see the Tokyo Disney Resort Online Reservations & Tickets website in English (https://reserve.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/top/) to find out more about Tokyo Disney Resort Vacation Packages.

Disney Hotels

The restaurants and lounges at the Disney Ambassador Hotel, Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta and the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel will be serving special menus themed to “Disney Tanabata Days.” Guests ordering certain menu items at some of these restaurants and lounges will receive a Wishing Card designed exclusively for the hotel.

In addition, the Medallion Maker at the Disney Ambassador Hotel will feature souvenir medallions designed exclusively for the hotel during the event period. Guests can make their own souvenir medallions with designs of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse themed to “Disney Tanabata Days.”

Left to right: Wishing Card from Disney Ambassador Hotel; Wishing Card from Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta; Wishing Card from Tokyo Disneyland Hotel. / Photos are concept images. ©Disney

Notes:
Special menus themed to “Disney Tanabata Days” will be served from June 3.
Wishing Cards can be tied to the decorations at the Wishing Place set up at the Parks from June 6.

Disney Resort Line

Disney Resort Line
Day pass ticket. / Photos are concept images. ©Disney

Day pass tickets will be available in limited-period designs for “Disney Tanabata Days” at all four Disney Resort Line stations. In addition, souvenir medallions will be available in an exclusive design themed to the event.

Ikspiari

Ikspiari is a shopping and dining complex located in front of JR Maihama Station that offers about 140 shops and restaurants, a movie theater complex, and special seasonal activities.

"Toy Story 4" Tie-up Items!

To tie in with the release of the movie "Toy Story 4", 16 different desserts and foods will be offered from June 3. Don't miss your chance to immerse yourself in the world of the "Toy Story" series!

Special meal set 1580 yen / *Photo: LIVE JAPAN
Forky (Included in special meal sets)
Milk Mousse with Orange Mango Cream, 500 yen / *Photo: LIVE JAPAN
Strawberry Jelly Melon Soda, 400 yen / Souvenir Coaster, 500 yen / *Photo: LIVE JAPAN

*The contents of special meals may change without notice. The quantity is limited and may be sold out.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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