Hear ye, hear ye! While an anniversary comes to an end at one Cinderella Castle, another is just getting started! After about a month of scaffolds, Tokyo Disneyland has revealed its 40th Anniversary decor on the castle for the “Dream-Go-Round” celebration!
Cinderella Castle 40th Anniversary Decor
Twitter user Kei shared photos of his visit to Tokyo Disneyland this week, where he spotted the new 40th Anniversary decor in place on the castle. Three banners are draped from the front two towers, while a 40th Anniversary logo medallion is set at the center, just above the entrance.
The 40th Anniversary medallion features ornamentation all around with a Mickey Mouse emblem atop. The 40 is written in a rainbow-ish gradient, with a pink and bliue sparkly background of subtle Mickey Mouse silhouettes.
The banners feature line drawings of the park’s attractions, from art first created for the Tokyo Disneyland 20th Anniversary in 2003. Featured are one or two attractions from each land, including the castle itself for Fantasyland and Big Thunder Mountain for Westernland. “40” shields hang between each banner, and little Tinker Bells are hidden as part of the ornamentation above. The copper colors in the celebration are used quite extensively throughout the decor.
Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary
Tokyo Disney Resort is set to celebrate its 40th Anniversary with the theme of “Dream-Go-Round” from April 15, 2023 to March 31, 2024. Most of the decor away from the castle focuses on the “Dream Garland,” rather than banners or medallions.
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 friends are connected, like pieces of garland, and will celebrate the 40th anniversary together in grand fashion.
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 are to be displayed throughout Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, will emphasize the connection between each area of the Parks.
To celebrate 40 years, Tokyo Disneyland is also 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.
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