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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.

July 20

July 20, 2007 – The Merchandise Store Party Gras Gifts Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

おしゃれさん向けの小物雑貨が大集合”

On July 20, 2007, the merchandise store Party Gras Gifts opened in Tokyo Disneyland’s Adventureland. The store replaced Le Gourmet, and features a New Orleans theme. The merchandise featured includes accessories for phone and for wearing, as well as glass products.

July 14

July 14, 2000 – The Specialty Shop Pooh Corner Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

プーさんのあたたかい笑顔がいっぱい!”

On July 14, 2000, the specialty merchandise store Pooh Corner opened in Tokyo Disneyland’s Fantasyland area. Not to be confused with the similarly named stores in Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland, the Tokyo Disneyland store sells umbrellas and ponchos, along with items for babies, stationary, Winnie the Pooh themed house goods, and snacks.

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.

March 15

March 15, 1927 – Former President of Disneyland and Disney Legend Jack Lindquist is Born

“Jack is Jack, no matter where he is or what he is doing. He respects people. He goes out of his way not to be set up on a pedestal.” – Former Executive Vice President of Disneyland Ron Dominquez

On March 15, 1927, Jack Lindquist was born in Chicago, Illinois; he and his family moved to Los Angeles, California when he was four, where he went on to be a child actor. After graduating from the Hollywood High School, he served two years with the United States Air Force before attending the University of Southern California. Lindquist began his career in marketing and advertising, and in 1955, while working as a consultant for a corporate sponsor of what would become Disneyland, he became enamored with the place, and found himself working for Disney a month later. In 1965, Lindquist rose up the corporate ladder after being named the director of marketing, and continued his climb after his work marketing Walt Disney World. In 1972, he was named the Vice President of Marketing for Disneyland and Walt Disney World, but his climb didn’t slow from there: in 1976 he was named Vice President of Marketing for Walt Disney Attractions, followed by another promotion in 1982 to Executive Vice President of Marketing and Entertainment for Disney’s Outdoor Recreation Activities. After setting up the marketing division for Tokyo Disneyland, Lindquist continued to develop promotional ideas for all Disney parks, and in 1990, he was named the President of Disneyland. His legacy during his tenure continues to be felt in several Disneyland areas, including Disney’s California Adventure, as he lobbied for the development of the second park. On November 18, 1993, Lindquist retired after nearly 40 years with the company. He was honored with a window on Main Street a month later, naming him the “Honorary Mayor of Disneyland.” He was honored as a Disney Legend in 1994. Lindquist passed away at the age of 88 on February 28, 2016.

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.

December 13

December 13, 1996 – The Merchandise Store Planet M Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

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“Welcome to Planet M”

On December 13, 1996, the general merchandise and toy store Planet M opened in Tokyo Disneyland’s Tomorrowland area. The store’s back story includes Mickey Mouse discovering Planet M, which was full of the raw materials toys are made from, and Mickey then started overseeing production of toys via the new shop. The shop sells a variety of things, ranging from toys to rain gear.