VIDEO: Tokyo Disney Resort Announces 40th Anniversary Drone Show

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VIDEO: Tokyo Disney Resort Announces 40th Anniversary Drone Show

Tokyo Disney Resort has announced a new 40th anniversary drone show that will be performed at various fireworks festivals throughout Japan in the coming weeks. Watch the video preview of the drone show below.

Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary Drone Show

Here is the translated announcement:

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort, a special drone show will be held at several fireworks festivals across the country. In this show, approximately 700 drones will take off into the night sky simultaneously and create large, sparkling depictions of familiar Disney characters, synchronized with beloved Disney songs. Scenes celebrating the 40th anniversary will also be incorporated, delivering the dreams and smiles for the guests who attending the firework.  

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The announced locations and dates so far include:

  • Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture: Abekawa Fireworks Festival on Saturday, July 22 at 19:30
  • Otaru, Hokkaido: Otaru Ushio Festival on Sunday, July 30 at 19:40
  • Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture: Ishinomaki Kawabiraki Festival on Saturday, August 5 at 19:20
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More locations and dates will be announced soon.

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Disneyland Paris paved the way for Disney Parks to utilize more drone technology with their acclaimed “Disney D-Light” show honoring the resort’s 30th anniversary last year and “Avengers: Power the Night” in Avengers Campus, which is returning this fall.

Disney Springs at Walt Disney World had a dancing drone show for the 2016 holiday season. It’s rumored the new EPCOT nighttime spectacular will utilize drones.

Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary ‘Dream-Go-Round’ Celebration

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Tokyo Disney Resort opened with Tokyo Disneyland 40 years ago on April 15, 1983. The resort is celebrating this year with special entertainment, merchandise, decorations, and more.

Main Street of World Bazaar at Tokyo Disneyland welcomes guests with multiple layers of colorful “Dream Garlands.” The presence of the “Dream Garland,” which is displayed throughout Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, emphasizes the connection between each area of the Parks, guests, Cast Members, and Disney characters.

Cinderella Castle 40th Anniversary Decor

Cinderella Castle is decorated with the commemorative number “40.” After dark, guests can enjoy seeing the banners around the castle glow — as if sprinkled with pixie dust.

Tokyo Disneyland launched 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 float that takes guests on a journey to a harmonious world of vibrant colors that is filled with dreams. The parade features Mickey and friends, characters from “Zootopia,” characters from “Coco,” and more.

The festive atmosphere of the 40th anniversary at Tokyo Disney Resort adds to the excitement of “Club Mouse Beat,” where Mickey Mouse and his friends give dynamic performances set to hip-hop, Latin, pop, and other musical styles. In the show’s finale, the 40th anniversary theme song plays as Mickey and friends appear in their 40th anniversary outfits.

Tokyo DisneySea presents the special Tokyo Disney Resort 40th anniversary Harbor Greeting, “Let’s Celebrate with Colors,” at Mediterranean Harbor. Mickey and friends appear in colorful outfits while the Tokyo Disney Resort 40th anniversary theme song plays.

In “Sky Full of Colors,” colorful fireworks light up the night sky to the 40th anniversary theme song and a variety of Disney songs, giving guests spectacular, dream-filled moments to enjoy.

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