PHOTO REPORT: Tokyo Disneyland 7/15/21 (Several Attraction Closures, Sudden Rainstorms, No Vacation Jamboree, & More!)
Even amid COVID-19 surges and states of emergency, Tokyo Disneyland is still open to make memories for everyone, so we thought we’d stop in for one more visit to commemorate the end of the rainy season in Japan! Are you ready, let’s get going!
Trains on the JR Keiyo Line, which services Tokyo Disney Resort, as well as other trains in the Tokyo area, are advertising the new Mickey’s Magical Music World show, which debuted back on April 1st.
As the rainy season gives way to heat and humidity, many Guests can be seen holding parasols and umbrellas as they await pretty much anything.
The repainting of the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, in progress since late 2019, is almost complete! Gone are the old, faded cream colors.
The floral has been changed once again for an ensemble of blue and white flowers to represent the main mouse himself.
Things are quiet as ever on World Bazaar after opening time. Back in January, this was such a shocking sight, but has become normal as the States of Emergency and admission restrictions continue to drag on.
Fortunately Steven Shaw the Bicycling Pianist was out to cheer up the Guests that made it into the park.
A number of Souvenir Medallion designs have changed and are now available at the Penny Arcade for ¥100 each.
Face characters are now meeting Guests on ground level, albeit still socially distanced. Previously, characters would only meet Guests from the staircases in World Bazaar.
If nothing else, the state of Tokyo Disney Resort right now can be summed up by this picture—little gloomy and sad right now, but still practically perfect in every way.
The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai is currently closed for its annual week-long refurbishment. Too bad they won’t be restoring the original version of the show in the meantime.
After a rather sudden thunderstorm, custodial Cast Members were hard at work squeegeeing the paths and seats around the park to make sure no puddles were left over. We love to see the parks taken care of and in good condition!
Sadly, Cast Members confirmed to us that there are not plans to run the Country Bear Vacation Jamboree this year. Hopefully we’ll see this beloved show return to Tokyo Disneyland in summer 2022! For now, however, we’ll just have to enjoy the classic and unedited Country Bear Jamboree.
Big Thunder Mountain is also closed this week for its annual refurbishment. Wait times for Splash Mountain were a bit high as a result, but better than no maintenance at all!
As part of Tokyo Disney Resort’s continued quest to automate parts of the resort, more and more vending machines are being installed around the parks. In place of a rather redundant popcorn cart in front of the Mark Twain Riverboat dock, these new vending machines are almost complete!
Plus they match the architectural style of the dock building! It’s nice to see the resort put so much care into adding these objects to the parks.
Another attraction closure? Yup, although Peter Pan’s Flight just came out of its refurbishment, it was closed all day due to technical problems.
Over in Toontown, we can see another example of the new themed vending machines, with these added to Goofy’s Gas Station a few months ago.
In Tomorrowland, all decor for The Happy Fair with Baymax has been removed, as the event came to a close on June 30th. Despite constant capacity restrictions, it seems the Oriental Land Company chose to not extend this event.
The My Baymax Hero custom toy workshop is still in place at Treasure Comet, however.
Another major attraction is closed for refurbishment today, Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters. Seems we chose a bad day to visit, with three popular attractions closed!
Over at Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek, the Monsters, Inc. Company Store remains closed, but pictures are once again being taken by Guests at the end of the ride. Oddly enough, these pictures have never been for sale and there’s no option to purchase them.
And finally over at Showbase, the stage is set for Club Mouse Beat, a new dance-themed show which debuted July 1st. Sadly, we lost the lottery for this one and wasn’t able to experience it, but we’ve heard good things! Stay tuned to WDWNT in the future, we’ll get in there someday!
And that’s the latest happenings at Tokyo Disneyland! Although we may not think of the international parks as much, it’s still fun to know what’s happening overseas and how they’re weathering the latest stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anything in particular you loved this week at Tokyo Disneyland? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!
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