“The Emperor’s New Groove” and Its Surprising Connection to a Tokyo DisneySea Attraction

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Editor’s Note: This piece was first published on June 9, 2019.  The Emperor’s New Groove is one of those animated features that might best be termed a “Disney deep cut.” While not without its fans, it’s a lesser known title in the back catalog of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Released in 2000 after Tarzan had … Read more

PHOTOS: 10 Highlights from Tokyo Disney Resort in 2019

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Tokyo Disneyland is gearing up for a big 2020 with its New Fantasyland expansion, which includes the world’s first Beauty and the Beast and Baymax rides. It and Tokyo Disney Resort as a whole are also coming off an eventful 2019. If you’ve been keeping up with our photo reports, you may have already been … Read more

“One Man’s Dream II: The Magic Lives On”, Tokyo Disneyland’s Longest-Running Show, Ends Today

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For the last decade and a half, One Man’s Dream II: The Magic Lives On has been a live entertainment fixture at Tokyo Disneyland. Dancers, Disney characters, and a giant inflatable crocodile brought the show to life several times daily in Tomorrowland’s Showbase. However, today marks its final curtain call. After December 13, 2019, this … Read more

Mediterranean Harbor: 10 Things to Do in Tokyo DisneySea’s Beautiful Central Port

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On your way into Tokyo DisneySea, you will inevitably pass through the central port of Mediterranean Harbor. Without doing so, it’s physically impossible to get from the entrance turnstiles to any of the other six ports in the park. A passage under the Hotel Miracosta funnels guests into Mediterranean Harbor, where the familiar vista of … Read more

Accessing Tokyo Disney Resort: The Adventure Before the Theme Parks

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Before you begin your theme park adventure at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, you’ll first need to embark on a different sort of adventure. It’s the adventure of accessing Tokyo Disney Resort. Unlike Florida, this process doesn’t involve boarding a tram in the parking lot. Keep in mind: Tokyo Disney Resort is located on the … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Tokyo DisneySea Summer 2019 (Robot Hotel, BellaVista Lounge, Soaring: Fantastic Flight, FastPass Scanners, New Character Greetings)

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We’re only days away from the grand opening of Soaring: Fantastic Flight at Tokyo DisneySea. Tokyo has had a long rainy season this year. Today, I saw something I hadn’t seen for weeks: the sun. My day at DisneySea started out with rain, but by the end of it, I would have a sunburn. This … Read more

EDITORIAL: 5 Benefits of Walt Disney World Over Tokyo Disney Resort

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Theme park enthusiasts often rave about Tokyo Disney Resort. Its two parks draw more visitors annually than any other theme park in the world save for the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland in Anaheim (although those publicly released numbers aren’t always completely accurate or honest). As Tokyo residents, however, my wife and I have been to both … Read more

The Emperor’s New Groove and Its Surprising Connection to a Tokyo DisneySea Ride

The Emperors New Groove Movie Poster Slice

The Emperor’s New Groove is one of those animated features that might best be termed a “Disney deep cut.” While not without its fans, it’s a lesser known title in the back catalog of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Released in 2000 after Tarzan had swung away and ended the Disney Renaissance, the movie introduced audiences to … Read more

PHOTOS: 35 Photo Highlights from Tokyo Disney Resort’s 35th Anniversary Year

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Have you been to Tokyo Disney Resort in the last year? The resort’s year-long 35th-anniversary celebration ends on March 25, 2019. Here, we’ll look back at 35 photo highlights, pulled from six trips to the resort spread out over the last twelve months. Because it was the main celebration hub, four of our trips during … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Tokyo Disneyland 35th Anniversary Grand Finale (Green Alien Mochi, Horseshoe Round-Up Lunch Show, Zootopia Characters, ETC.)

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Tokyo Disneyland is winding down its year-long 35th-anniversary event. The park’s “Happiest Celebration!” Grand Finale ends on March 25, 2019. In this Tokyo Disneyland photo report, we’ll take a look at things such as: Crowd levels in March (one of the busiest times of year!) The return of the ever-popular Green Alien Mochi snack The … Read more

EDITORIAL: How Tokyo DisneySea Keeps the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Ride Legend Alive

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Walt Disney World visitors of a certain age are likely to hold great nostalgia for the ride 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Submarine Voyage. The extinct lagoon attraction — which operated at the Magic Kingdom from its opening month in October 1971 to 1994 — was a fan favorite. This year marks the 25th anniversary … Read more