Tokyo Disneyland Installs Countdown to 40th Anniversary Kickoff in Tomorrowland

The window of Cosmic Encounter at Tokyo Disneyland has been home to plenty of interesting dioramas and promos over the years, most recently a statue of Buzz Lightyear from last year’s “Lightyear.” Now the space is being used to advertise the upcoming kickoff of the Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary “Dream-Go-Round” celebration!

TDR 40th countdown

The window features a piece of Dream Garland bunting with the number of days written at the top. Slightly transparent Dream Garland are on the wallpaper behind. Below are outlines of Big Thunder Mountain, “it’s a small world,” Mickey’s House, and Space Mountain, art which was reused from the Tokyo Disneyland 20th Anniversary celebration.

Tokyo Disney Resort’s 40th Anniversary “Dream-Go-Round” celebration kicks off on April 15, 2023 and will feature some decorations and a new parade to commemorate.


Main Street of World Bazaar at Tokyo Disneyland will welcome guests with multiple layers of colorful “Dream Garlands.” The beautiful presence of the “Dream Garland,” which will be displayed throughout Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, will emphasize the connection between each area of the Parks. The “Dream Garland” is a special decoration and symbol embodying the 40th anniversary theme, which will be found across the Parks. It represents the notion that guests, Cast Members and Disney characters are connected, like pieces of garland.


Cinderella Castle, which has welcomed guests as the symbol of Tokyo Disneyland for 40 years, will be decorated with the commemorative number “40.” After dark, guests can enjoy seeing the banners around the castle glow — as if sprinkled by pixie dust.


As part of the celebration, Tokyo Disneyland is launching a brand-new daytime parade, “Disney Harmony in Color.” Themed to a “harmonious world of colors,” the parade showcases themes of adventure, courage, family bonds and friendship through various stories from Disney and Pixar films. The finale features a magnificent float that will take guests on a journey to a harmonious world of vibrant colors that is filled with dreams. Mickey Mouse and many other well-known Disney friends, including characters from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia” and Pixar’s “Coco,” will also make an appearance.

A greeting will also be conducted on the waters of Tokyo DisneySea. Plenty of merchandise was announced last week for this anniversary celebration, which runs from April 15, 2023 to March 31, 2024.

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  • Spencer Lloyd

    Spencer Lloyd is a college student/parks addict living in Tokyo. He runs, a comprehensive source for information and travel planning related to Tokyo Disney Resort. And fun fact, he is the only person in history to have been in the same ride vehicle as Tom Corless.