Yesterday saw the anniversary of Tokyo Disneyland celebrating 30 years since first opening its doors in Japan back on April 15, 1983. All the favourite characters were in attendance for the anniversary proceedings from Mickey and Minnie, Cinderella, Winnie the Pooh plus loads more. They led a parade through the 126 acre park, the cheers of the 15,000 fans who were in attendance, leading them on.
Part of the celebrations involved a special performance with the main characters in front of the Cinderella Castle followed by a speech from the chairman of Oriental Land Co., Toshio Kagami, the theme park operator. The grounds also include the DisneySea theme park, shopping malls and three hotels all accessible via a monorail.
The Disneyland Resort does great business in Japan, pulling more people than the same parks in France and Hong Kong, attracting more than 25 million people annually. Thomas Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts added, “Since its opening day in 1983, Tokyo Disney Resort has inspired the imagination of hundreds of millions of guests, becoming the most followed resort destination in Japan.”