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April 15

April 15, 1983 – The Restaurant Troubadour Tavern Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

冷たいソフトクリームでリフレッシュ!”

On April 15, 1983, the quick-service restaurant Troubadour Tavern opened in Tokyo Disneyland’s Fantasyland area. The shop sells soft serve ice cream, in either sundae form or soft serve cones, and a variety of soft drinks.

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April 13

April 13, 1996 – Goofy’s Bounce House Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

On April 13, 1996, the attraction Goofy’s Bounce House opened Tokyo Disneyland’s Toontown area. It was based on the Disneyland attraction of the same name, where kids under a certain height limit were allowed to bounce around Goofy’s house, as the house is made of a balloon-like substance. The Tokyo Disneyland attraction was eventually replaced by Goofy’s Paint ‘n’ Play House, which opened on August 24, 2012.

April 12

April 12, 1992 – Walt’s – an American Restaurant Opens in Disneyland Paris

“In this restaurant which bears his name, certain dishes are inspired by some of his favorite food.”

On April 12, 1992, the table service restaurant Walt’s – an American Restaurant opened on Main Street in Disneyland Paris. Honoring the work and life of Walt Disney, the Victorian-style restaurant serves upscale versions of Walt’s favorite dishes, including a cheeseburger with chili con carne. The rooms of the restaurant are themed after the six worlds of Disneyland Paris: Fantasyland, Adventureland, Discoveryland, Disneyland Hotel, Grand Canyon, and Frontierland.

March 25

March 25, 2017 – The Restaurant Plazma Ray’s Diner Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

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On March 25, 2017, the quick service restaurant Plazma Ray’s Diner opened in Tokyo Disneyland’s Tomorrowland area. The backstory for the restaurant is that it is part of an intergalactic diner chain named after its founder and owner. The restaurant features dishes such as glove shaped chicken bao, vegetable curry rice bowl, and a yogurt mousse cake. The restaurant also currently features several Star Wars themed desserts.

March 22

March 22, ­­2008 – The Interactive Attraction Stitch Live! Opens in Disneyland Paris

“Cowabunga! Chat to, and sing along with, the blue dude himself in the most magical of alien encounters.”

On March 22, 2008, the interactive attraction Stitch Live! opened in Disneyland Paris’ Walt Disney Studios Park. Similar to the attraction Turtle Talk with Crush, guests can interact with the Lilo and Stitch character Stitch, asking him questions and see him wreak havoc during a satellite feed. The Disneyland Paris version was a variation on the Stitch Encounter attraction that opened in Hong Kong Disneyland on July 13, 2006.

March 16

March 16, 2002 – The Attraction Armageddon: les Effets Spéciaux Opens in Disneyland Paris

“Rocket over to the Backlot for an explosive special effects experience in a spacecraft’s control room.”

On March 16, 2002, the backlot attraction Armageddon: les Effets Spéciaux opened in the Walt Disney Studios Park of Disneyland Paris. Guests learn about the history and current techniques of special effects through an interaction with the crew of the Armageddon as the space station is caught in a meteor shower. As the story moves, guests will find themselves in a room where things explode and collapse.

January 28

January 28, 1980 – Oriental Land Company Granted Loans to Build Disney Park

On January 28, 1980, it was announced that the Oriental Land Company was granted several loans to build the first international Disney park in Tokyo, Japan. The Industrial Bank of Japan was the main lender, along with nearly 30 other Japanese banks. Although the size of the loans were not released, it was estimated that the overall cost of the park was $300 million. The plans were approved by the Chiba Prefecture ten months later, and the groundbreaking then took place on December 3, 1980.