There's Still Time! Plan Your Visit to Disney Christmas 2016



There's Still Time! Plan Your Visit to Disney Christmas 2016


Disney Christmas is in full swing at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea! If you haven't yet made it to Disney just yet, here's a look at the special Christmas spirit waiting for you there to enjoy this year!

Tokyo DisneySea's 15th anniversary Christmas show is a must-see!

This year Tokyo DisneySea is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its opening with a special celebration, "Tokyo DisneySea: the Year of Wishes." Now in addition to ornaments celebrating this special anniversary, there are also Christmas decorations as well. 
Tokyo Disneyland Entrance at Christmas
The mood here is even more festive this year than usual!

At the American Waterfront, you can see a 15 meter tall Christmas tree on display in front of the gorgeous S.S. Columbia. 
The 15 m tall Christmas tree at Tokyo Disneyland
The giant Christmas tree is decorated with ornaments commemorating the park's 15th anniversary.
Presents under the Christmas tree
There are plenty of presents under the tree, too!
Christmas decorations at Tokyo Disneyland
The park practically sparkles thanks to these decorations.

Out of all the fun things there are to enjoy at Tokyo DisneySea this Christmas, there's one in particular that you just can't miss. It's the nighttime main event, “Colors of Christmas: Nighttime Wishes!” Mickey Mouse and many of his other Disney friends enter the scene on a giant boat as light and music performances unfold. With so many brilliant colors, it's easy to get wrapped up in the feeling of magic. There are fountains of water, fireworks, and so much more to see! There's one fifteen minute show per day.
Tokyo DisneySea Night show 1
Your Disney friends tour around the harbor on a big boat.
Tokyo DisneySea light show 2
As the show progresses, the colors and ornaments on the Christmas tree begin to change.
In addition to the evening show, the afternoon performance, "Perfect Christmas," is another must-see. There are two performances a day at twenty-five minutes each. While shows here normally begin with Mickey and his friends entering by boat, they enter the stage area through the park for the "Perfect Christmas" show. 
The afternoon show at Tokyo DisneySea
If you're lucky, you might even get to see Mickey up close!
Tokyo DisneySea afternoon show 2
Mickey Mouse and his friends spread some Christmas cheer.
Santa makes his entrance by boat during the show.
Santa makes his entrance by boat during the show.

Enjoy a storybook-like Christmas at Tokyo Disneyland

At Tokyo Disneyland's Christmas celebration, "Christmas Fantasy," you can enjoy a storybook-like atmosphere with all your Disney friends. You can find picture book-themed decorations in many places such as at the entrance or in the courtyard in front of Cinderella's castle. 
Christmas decoration at the entrance to Tokyo Disneyland
Disney characters come to life from the pages of this book at the entrance to Tokyo Disneyland.
The entrance to the World Bazaar at Tokyo Disneyland
If your look closely, you'll notice that the trees on either side of the entrance to the World are actually made of stacked books!
The Winnie the Pooh decoration outside of Cinderella's castle at Tokyo Disneyland
It seems the Winnie the Pooh has fallen asleep while enjoying a book in front of Cinderella's castle.
There are also photo spots where you can jump into a story yourself!
There are also photo spots where you can jump into a story yourself!
Christmas decorations at the world bazaar at Tokyo Disneyland
There are Mickey Mouse-shaped decorations included among the gorgeous decorations in the World Bazar.
SnoSnow Tokyo Disneyland souvenirs
Here are SnoSnow characters who look like Mickey and Minnie Mouse made of snow.

During the afternoon parade, "Disney Christmas Stories," the Disney characters share seven stories with their friends. There are two shows a day that run forty-five minutes each. The characters stop at three different places on the parade route and, at the sound of bells, a Christmas party begins! 
Mickey and Minnie where their holiday best.
This year, Mickey and Minnie Mouse are dressed in brand new costumes!
Beauty and the Beast at Tokyo Disneyland
Belle and the Beast bring to life the romantic winter scenes from The Beauty and the Beast.
Frozen at Tokyo Disneyland
Returning again this year is the popular "Frozen."

At night, you can take in a special Christmas version of the Electrical Parade! Can you find the difference from the regular version? 
The Electrical Parade at Tokyo Disneyland
Here's a look at Mickey and Minnie's special Christmas costumes for the electrical parade. 

There will also be special greetings from Disney characters wearing something to go along with the Christmas spirit of Tokyo Disneyland. You can find the characters mainly around the Toontown area of the park. Check out the details here:​

Don't forget about the limited edition Christmas souvenirs!

There are plenty of wonderful limited-edition Christmas souvenirs on sale now at both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. For example, this year we have SnoSnow-- snowmen shaped like Mickey and Minnie! There are different parts of this stuffed toy that you can change according to your preferences, making it a very popular buy. These are on sale at both parks.  *Please note that purchase is subject to availability, and that certain items may be sold out. 
SnoSnow stuffed toys from Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea
Customizable SnoSnow (with bag). 3,400 yen each (includes changeable hat, scarf, and clothes). 
Disney plate souvenirPlates and magic cups with Christmas designs are also on sale.
Stuffed toys from Tokyo Disney
Mickey and Minnie Mouse stuffed toys dressed in special outfits designed for 2016. (Toys pictured here are on sale only at Tokyo Disneyland.)

Even the Disney Resort Train Line is getting into the Christmas spirit!

Until December 25th, even the Disney Resort Line--the train which connects the parks and hotels-- is getting into the Christmas spirit! Each station has different Christmas decorations, so be sure to make a stop at all four!
Disney Resort Line Christmas decoration
At the Resort Gateway Station, you can see a picture the Disney Resort alone sporting a Santa hat and pulling a sleigh.
Decorations inside the trains on the Tokyo Resort Line
The Mickey-shaped straps in the train are decorated with Santa hats. 

Here's a final tip for enjoying your winter visit to Tokyo Disney Resort's Disney Christmas. The wind can be very cold because of the parks' proximity to the sea, so be sure to dress very warm when you go! The average temperatures for December range from 0 to 10 degrees celsius, and it feels especially cold at night. You’ll want to dress a bit warmer than you would when just going about central Tokyo. Scarves and gloves are a very good idea! 

Disney Christmas is going on until the 25th of December, so there’s still time to see it for yourself!  


Tokyo Disney Resort “Disney Christmas” 
Event period: until December 25, 2016 
*Entry to the park on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays is restricted to the holders of Fixed-Date Tickets (i.e., tickets purchased to enter the park on a certain date). These can be purchased in advance, and doing so is recommended. Tickets can also be purchased the day of; however, tickets may sell out or the park may reach maximum capacity. 
Click here for more information about buying tickets in advance:

Tokyo Disneyland 
Address: 1-1 Maihama, Urayasu-shi, Chiba-ken 
Hours: 8:00am~10:00pm 
*Hours are subject to change. Please check Tokyo Disneyland's official site for more details. 
Information about Tokyo Disneyland Special Event "Christmas Fantasy"

Tokyo DisneySea
Address: 1-13 Maihama, Urayasu-shi, Chiba-ken 
*Hours are subject to change. Please check Tokyo Disneyland's official site for more details. 
Tokyo DisneySea Special Event “Christmas Wishes”



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