Tokyo Disney Resort announced that to mark the 15th anniversary of the grand opening of Tokyo DisneySea Park, a major celebration will be held at the Park from April 15, 2016, through March 17, 2017, entitled Tokyo DisneySea 15th Anniversary: The Year of Wishes.
Since Tokyo DisneySea opened on September 4, 2001, as the only Disney Park themed to the sea, millions of Guests have enjoyed the unique atmosphere and adventures offered at the Park. And for this anniversary year, Guests will be able to share a wide variety of new experiences. “Wishes” are people’s dreams for the future and give a feeling of hope and excitement. During the anniversary, Guests will find that their wishes will shine even brighter with the help of their navigators – Mickey Mouse and the Disney friends – as well as all the Tokyo DisneySea Cast Members.
During the event, crystals of various colors symbolizing individual wishes will decorate the Park. The crystals will even sparkle on the Disney characters’ costumes and merchandise, creating an atmosphere of hope and dreams throughout the Park.
Kicking off the anniversary event will be Crystal Wishes Journey, a brand new show to be presented at Mediterranean Harbor only during the special event period. The Disney characters, each with their own wish, will appear in this show that celebrates the start of the Guests’ journeys of adventure, sparkling with hope.
Also on the first day of the event, a new version of Big Band Beat, the popular show presented at the Broadway Music Theatre, will debut with new music, costumes and scenes. This will be the first time that the show has been changed since it opened in July 2006.
In addition, a brand new musical show incorporating projection mapping* will premiere at the Hangar Stage in Lost River Delta in mid-2016.
The Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta, where Guests can continue the feeling of adventure, will also be celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2016. Besides the festive decorations around the hotel interior, the hotel will offer special menus at the restaurants and the lounge starting from April 15, 2016.
*Projection mapping is a technique to project images in a way that fits the contours of buildings and other structures to create a three-dimensional visual effect.