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September 8

September 8, 2014 – The Revamped Tokyo Disneyland Attraction Jungle Cruise: Wildlife Expeditions Opens

ゆかいな船長と一緒に、野生の動物たちが住む神秘的なジャングルを探険!

On September 8, 2014, the newly revamped Jungle Cruise attraction, renamed Jungle Cruise: Wildlife Expeditions opened in Tokyo Disneyland. Originally opening in the park on April 15, 1983, the attraction underwent a variety of changes, including new lighting and special effects, as well as original music to accompany the ride. Guests can also take a nighttime cruise with a “thrilling atmosphere” and special nighttime elements.

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August 27

August 27, 2010 – Tokyo Disneyland Welcomes 500,000,000th Guest

On August 27, 2010, Tokyo Disneyland welcomed its 500,000,000th guest, Megumi Soma. The park opened on April 15, 1983, and hit its first guest milestone – the 250,000,000th guest – on July 14th, 2000. Soma was given a special plaque along with a photo opportunity with Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

July 8

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July 8, 2008 – The Themed Store Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

おとぎ話に出てくるようなビューティーサロンで、憧れのディズニープリンセスに変身!

On July 8, 2008, the popular shop Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique opened in Tokyo Disneyland. Originally opening in Walt Disney World on April 5, 2006, the store is a salon that styles girls to look like princesses. Little girls can pick from one of seven packages, ranging from being styled like Anna and Elsa from Frozen, to a premium Cinderella package that features a special dress. This was the third version of the salon to open in Disney parks, with others opening in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland.

May 16

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May 16, 1986 – The Magic Carpet ‘Round the World Film Attraction Closes in Tokyo Disneyland

On May 16, 1986, the last version of the film attraction Magic Carpet ‘Round the World closed in Tokyo Disneyland. Originally premiering in Walt Disney World on March 16, 1974, it moved to Tokyo Disneyland’s Tomorrowland area on April 15, 1983, complete with new footage of Europe and the United States. The film has not been shown since this closing.

May 10

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May 10, 2010 – The Attraction MicroAdventure! Closes in Tokyo Disneyland

On May 10, 2010, the 3-D film attraction MicroAdventure!, a revised version of the Honey, I Shrunk the Audience attraction from Epcot, officially closed. Having been open since April 15, 1997, the Japanese attraction featured new sequences that would appeal to Japanese audiences. The attraction had been sponsored by the Japan Credit Bureau, and was replaced by the Captain EO Tribute.

April 15

April 15, 1983 – The Restaurant Royal Street Veranda Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

ジャズが流れる街角のドリンクバー”

On April 15, 1983, the quick service restaurant Royal Street Veranda opened in Tokyo Disneyland’s Adventureland area. Sponsored by Kirin, this juice bar provides Kirin lemon soda, apple tea soda, and mix orange soda. The stop also features specialty candy and decorated cases.

March 12

March 12, 2011 – Tokyo Disney Parks Closes Due to Earthquake

On March 12, 2011, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea Park closed to examine the damage caused by the Touhoku earthquake that occurred the day prior. When the earthquake hit, 69,000 people were reportedly stranded at the parks, with most guests able to vacate by the next day. As park operational calendars were updated with closings through the 21st of March, crews were brought in to assess the damage. Flooding and caved pavements were spotted throughout the park, and were subsequently fixed before the parks eventually reopened on April 28, 2011; this was the longest closing of any Disney park.