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April 24

April 24, 2015 – The Musical Show King Triton’s Concert Opens in Tokyo DisneySea

躍動感あふれる新感覚のミュージカルショー

On April 24, 2015, the new musical show King Triton’s Concert opened in Tokyo DisneySea’s revamped Mermaid Lagoon Theater. Based on the hit animated feature The Little Mermaid, the musical show features an actress playing Ariel suspended on wires and “swimming” above the audience while singing with friends Sebastian and Flounder. The show is about 14 minutes long, and features a variety of special effects and puppetry.

April 15

April 15, 1996 – The Attraction Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

トゥーンタウンの裏通りや路地をキャブに乗ってドライブ。でも気をつけて!”

On April 15, 1996, the dark ride attraction Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin opened in Tokyo Disneyland’s Toontown area. Based on the hit film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and derived from the original Disneyland attraction that opened in 1994, the attraction takes guests through the back alleys of Toontown via Lenny the Cab. Seated two to a car, guests can turn the cab to face all sorts of directions, even riding the attraction backwards if they so wish.

April 12

April 12, 1992 – The Merchandise Store Sir Mickey’s Boutique Opens in Disneyland Paris

“Cross the stone floor to claim your prized Disney toy, accessory or plush.”

On April 12, 1992, the merchandise store Sir Mickey’s Boutique opened in Disneyland Paris’ Fantasyland. The store, decorated in the style of classic Disney short films Mickey and the Beanstalk and Brave Little Tailor, mainly sells toys and plush dolls, along with a limited variety of related accessories. A similar store opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park in 1996, replacing the Mickey’s Christmas Carol and The AristoCats shops.

February 4

February 4, 2005 – Tokyo Disneyland Announces New Hotel

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On February 4, 2005, the Oriental Land Company, Ltd. announced that an agreement had been signed with the Walt Disney Company to build a third hotel for the Tokyo Disneyland theme park. This was deemed necessary due to the growth of visitors to the resort, along with the other two hotels – Disney Ambassador Hotel and Tokyo DisneySea MiraCosta – reaching 90% capacity annually. The hotel was announced to be a nine-story, 700 room resort that would cost about 44 billion yen (about $391,000,000). It was also announced to have a Victorian theme to reflect the surrounding World Bazaar theme area nearby.

January 6

January 6, 2011 – Disney Publishing Worldwide Reports One Million App Downloads

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“Disney Publishing has reached an important milestone, with 1 million downloads for its Disney Book Apps globally on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.” – BookBusinessMag.com

On January 6, 2011, Disney Publishing Worldwide hit a major milestone when it was reported that they had reached one million downloads of their book apps the world over. Of the nine book apps made available on Apple products, they had all been in the Top 10 Paid Book Apps list since the iPad’s release in April 2010.

December 24

December 24, 2001 – Navidad Mágica Disney Premieres on Univision

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On December 24, 2001, the Spanish-language special Navidad Mágica Disney premiered on Univision. The hour-long special featured popular entertainers Bobby Pulido, Daniela Aedo, and Myra, performing from the four parks that make up Walt Disney World. Subsequent versions of this broadcast have been shown on Disney Channel in Spanish speaking countries.

December 19

December 19, 1999 – The Playground Area La Plage des Pirates Opens n Disneyland Paris

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“Grab a cutlass and cut loose in this swashbuckling playground for buccaneering boys and girls.”

On December 19, 1999, the playground area La Plage des Pirates, known as Pirates’ Beach in English, opened in Disneyland Paris’ Adventureland. Loosely based on the animated feature film Peter Pan, the area gives younger children a chance to be pirates and search for treasure near Skull Rock. Kids can play in two different playgrounds, complete with slides, rope ladders, and other interesting activities.