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New entertainment comes to Tokyo Disney Resort during the 20th Anniversary celebration

by Susan and Simon Veness

Tokyo Disney Resort has an exciting year of special events, new entertainment, and thrilling programs in store for guests in 2022.

Tokyo Disney Resort Mickey and Minnie
Photos courtesy of Disney

Starting in April and running through Christmas, the Tokyo parks have a full calendar of fun in distinct Disney style.

April 1 – June 30 – Special event “Disney Easter” returns to Tokyo Disneyland for the first time in three years, including the presentation of “Usatama on the Run.” “Usatama” links the two Japanese words, “usagi” (rabbit) and “tama” (egg), resulting in the wacky bunny-eared egg characters who join with Disney friends in a romp along the park’s parade route.

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April 1 – September 3 – “Shining with You” is the new 25-minute entertainment program at Tokyo DisneySea, in celebration of the parks’ 20th anniversary this year. The live performance takes place at Hanger Stage as performers present a journey across 20 years of unique entertainment and attractions that have made the park sparkle.

Starting on April 1, “Jamboree Mickey! Let’s Dance!” will have youngsters up on their feet and dancing along with Mickey Mouse and his friends as they learn new moves while dancing with their Disney pals. The 15-minute program takes place at the Theatre Orleans in Tokyo Disneyland and at Dockside Stage in Tokyo DisneySea.

Jamboree Mickey dance party

April 1 – August 31 – A special “Astro Hero Time!” version of Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters attraction at Tokyo Disneyland gives players increased attack power with their “astro blasters” (laser shooters), resulting in the chance for higher scores than ever before.

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July 1 – August 31 – Splash Mountain at Tokyo Disneyland also features a new version for a limited time, with “Get Wet Max,” for a super soaking that will be especially appreciated by riders during the hot summer months.

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September 15 – October 31 – It’s the spooky season at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea with the special autumn event, “Disney Halloween.”

November 8 – December 25 – “Disney Christmas” comes to both parks, as Tokyo Disneyland presents an array of festivities for a Christmas of fun in best Disney style, and Tokyo DisneySea immerses guests in a glittering world of Christmas.

As always, health and safety remain top priorities for guest and for cast members, and all entertainment will be presented in accordance with the current health and safety measures in place at the Tokyo Disney parks.

For more on the full calendar of events visit TokyoDisneyResort.jp.

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