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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.

March 25

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

プラズマ・レイズ・ダイナーのイメージ1

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.

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.

January 25

January 25, 2003 – Cinderellabration: Lights of Romance Show Begins in Tokyo Disneyland

昔々あるところに、シンデレラという心優しい女の子がいました

On January 25, 2003, the nighttime show Cinderellabration: Lights of Romance began performing in Tokyo Disneyland. The show was created as part of Tokyo Disneyland’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations, and told the story of how Cinderella was finally crowned as a princess. Many characters made an appearance within the show, including Snow White, Aurora, Belle, and of course, Mickey and Minnie Mouse. After the 20th anniversary celebrations ended, the show became a winter show, starting in 2003, as part of an overall Cinderellabration event that was held until 2008. A daytime version of the show premiered at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park on March 17, 2005.

September 21

September 21, 2007 – The Merchandise Store Toy Station Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

ディズニーのおもちゃが大集合!”

On September 21, 2007, the specialty merchandise store Toy Station opened in Tokyo Disneyland. The shop, located in the World Bazaar, focuses mainly on toys, but also sells snacks, batteries, and umbrellas and ponchos for rainy days within the park. The store features a variety of Disney character toys, ranging from classic characters to Pixar favorites.

July 21

July 21, 1992 – The Restaurant China Voyager Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

海賊船でも人気だった!?秘伝のレシピ”

On July 21, 1992, the restaurant China Voyager opened in Tokyo Disneyland’s Adventureland area. Displaying a nautical theme, the menu features Chinese cuisine, including noodle bowls, butakakuni rice, and nikuman. The restaurant is relatively inexpensive, with dishes ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 yen.