PHOTO REPORT: Tokyo Disneyland 10/16/19 (Fantasyland Construction Updates, Silly Characters, Amazing Guest Costumes, and More!)

We’re back! The constant barrage of news in the past few weeks has made our photo reports take a bit of a back seat. But now, we can take you on a journey around Tokyo Disneyland again! Let’s check in on Tokyo Disneyland, for the first time in a few weeks!

Main Entrance

The entrance construction has come along quite nicely. There’s lamps being installed, the gardens are starting to be plotted, and the structure itself has gone vertical! It won’t be long before it’s spring 2020 and it’s all open!

Around the Park

Today was the first show of the kids dance program, “Jamboree Mickey!” Kids under age 6 can dance and play with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy in front of Cinderella Castle! There’s even a cute dance and theme song with it!

At the popcorn wagon near The Gazebo, the famous and popular Rapunzel lantern popcorn bucket is still available. I really should pick this up before they “glow” away!

Over in Adventureland, the Jungle Cruise is currently undergoing refurbishment, so the queue for the Western River Railroad curves in front of the attraction entrance.

Swiss Family Treehouse was also unexpectedly closed when I came to visit. This wasn’t on the refurbishment calendar, so it could have just been for a couple of hours.

As I made my way through Adventureland, the Jungle Rhythms drum group started a spontaneous performance! Better enjoy these guys while you can, as they are departing Tokyo Disneyland on March 31st.

A couple of King Louie’s monkeys decided to join the celebration, dancing to the beat of the drums. I love watching the characters here, since they behave and interact in different ways than domestic characters do.

And as I explored, this particularly mischievous monkey wanted to be in the shot! Lots of fun, these characters.

Over in Westernland, I decided to take a load off with the Country Bears. As I’ve mentioned in the past, the Vacation Jamboree is alive and well here, and there’s only a few more weeks to experience it! Starting in November, we’ll see the Country Bear Jingle Bell Jamboree!

The Haunted Mansion: Holiday Nightmare is popular today! 60 minutes? Unbelievable! Fun fact, our holiday Mansion was originally designed for the Walt Disney World Mansion, but ended up in Tokyo instead.

The walls are up around Cinderella Castle until April, and the infamous crane has made its appearance here in Tokyo too. I bet the whole castle will be covered in scaffolding soon enough.

Over near Toontown, the planters are down along the parade route and these cute themed planters have been revealed. Now there’s separate access to Toontown, even during a parade!

Looking back toward Fantasyland, we can see that a chunk of the parade route as well as the home of the Hunny Hunt popcorn carts are covered in planters. This area is set to be closed through February 29, 2020. I wonder if this is to re-theme this area to fit more in Fantasyland rather than Tomorrowland, as it was before?

It looks like the Beast’s Castle has been topped off, and the details are starting to be implemented along the structure. I’m so excited for this attraction!

The Fantasyland Forest Theater’s hills are also receiving more detail. I wonder what exactly the show will be about…

And peeking over the planters in Tomorrowland, we can see work is really progressing. Remember, all of the New Fantasyland, Toontown, and Tomorrowland attractions open on April 15th, 2020!

It started to get dark on the way out. I love these parks at night, but today isn’t the day to talk about it. Time to savor the evening!

Costumed Guests

As I mentioned before, Guests at Tokyo Disney Resort are allowed to dress in full costumes during the Disney Halloween event! Guests often choose to dress like their favorite characters from classic Disney films or TV shows, as well as past (or present) park entertainment! Who’s up for making an IllumiNations Globe costume with me?

This dapper fellow is dressed as a Honeybee Breeze dancer from this year’s Easter program at Tokyo DisneySea, Tip-Top Easter!

This incredibly well-done costume features a dancer from this year’s Spooky “Boo!” Parade! I saw so many Guests dressed in costumes like this through the day, which means the Guests here really love this parade! I do too, for the record.

This wonderful group features Nick Wilde, Judy Hopps, and Bellwether from Zootopia!

And this trio represented the ducks in their Camp Woodchuck outfits, complete with matching outfits for Duffy, Gelatoni, and StellaLou!

I love the Guest enthusiasm at this resort with Halloween! I’m already thinking about how I want to dress next year! Looks like that’s about it from Tokyo Disneyland this week! What do you think about the latest news? Let us know below or on Twitter!

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