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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.

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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.

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.