Disney Tanabata Days at Tokyo Disney Resort June 16 to July 7, 2016
URAYASU, CHIBA— Tokyo Disney Resort® announced that the program "Disney Tanabata Days" will be offered at Tokyo Disneyland® Park and Tokyo DisneySea® Park from June 16 through July 7, 2016. This year, the event will be held over an extended period of three weeks. This program gives a Disney touch to Tanabata, the traditional Japanese event also known as the Star Festival. Guests can also enjoy the Tanabata atmosphere at Disney Ambassador® Hotel, Tokyo Disneyland® Hotel, Ikspiari® and on the Disney Resort Line. Guests can experience this seasonal program in a manner unique to Tokyo Disney Resort.
The Disney Characters will greet Guests in "Tanabata Greeting" at both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Mickey Mouse and his friends will offer their greetings dressed in costumes themed to Tanabata.
At Tokyo Disneyland, a Wishing Place will be set up in the center of World Bazaar. There, Guests can write their hopes and wishes on Wishing Cards and tie them onto the Tanabata decorations just as the Disney Characters have done. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will ride on rickshaws along the parade route to greet Guests.
At Tokyo DisneySea, Guests will find a Wishing Place set up at Hudson River Docks in the New York area of American Waterfront. Appearing on a boat in Mediterranean Harbor for "Tanabata Greeting," Mickey Mouse and his Disney pals will greet Guests to the traditional Tanabata song.
Both Parks will offer special merchandise for the occasion, including memo pads themed to the Wishing Cards written by the Disney Characters. Guests will be able to enjoy special menus that reflect both the season and the Tanabata theme. Guests ordering the special menus will receive an original Wishing Card.
In addition, Guests visiting the Park dressed in summer kimonos during the special event period can take part in "Yukata* Disney Campaign" and enjoy Tanabata at the Park in a unique way.
Also, the Disney Ambassador Hotel and the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel will offer special menus which will be available during a limited period. Moreover, Guests can enjoy the Tanabata atmosphere at the four Disney Resort Line stations and at Ikspiari where original Wishing Cards will be distributed to Guests.
*Yukata is a Japanese summer kimono.
At Tokyo Disneyland Park
Dressed in Tanabata costumes, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will appear on specially decorated rickshaws. Their Disney Friends will join them in greeting Guests along the parade route to the traditional Tanabata song
At Tokyo DisneySea Park
Participating Disney Characters: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Duffy, ShellieMay, Aladdin, Jasmine, Ariel and Prince Eric
Dressed as Hikoboshi (Altair) and Orihime (Vega), the two star-crossed sweethearts of this festival, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be joined by their Disney pals and the Disney Princesses and Princes on a boat for "Tanabata Greeting." As the traditional Tanabata song is heard, Mickey and his friends will offer their greetings and their hopes that the dreams and wishes of all the Guests will come true.
At Both Tokyo Disneyland Park and Tokyo DisneySea Park
YUKATA DISNEY CAMPAIGN
Disney Resort Line
Resort Gateway Station of Disney Resort Line will welcome Guests with a photo spot themed to Disney Tanabata Days, and original Wishing Cards will be distributed at all four Disney Resort Line stations. Guests can write their wishes on them and then tie them to the Wishing Places.
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