Sunday, 25 January 2015

Happy 30th Birthday Tokyo Disneyland

If you checked out My Minnie Obsession post last week you will know that I am a HUGE Disney fan! So it won't surprise you that when Mr and I go to Tokyo, Tokyo Disneyland is always on the MUST VISIT list! Well when we visited Tokyo last year Tokyo Disneyland were celebrating their 30th Birthday (it was certainly a Kawaii year for anniversaries!) and we couldn't wait to see how Disney would celebrate it! We weren't disappointed, the whole of Disney was decorated with gold decorations and Mickey balloon symbols ^^

As soon as we walked into Disneyland we were all greeted by the Kawaii couple themselves, Minnie and Mickey Mouse! All dressed up in gorgeous gold outfits and posing for pictures!

How super Kawaii are their outfits!!! As you can imagine, with it being an anniversary year, Disney was packed full of fans wanting a pic with their favourite characters. The queues were huge for Minnie and Mickey, and as it was SOOOOO cold we had to abandon the queue and head indoors! But I was chuffed that I got these pics of them posing, and Minnie (my absolute favourite!) caught me trying to sneak a peek through the huge crowd and when I waved, she waved back!

 Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this made my day!

So we headed indoors, as Tokyo was experiencing its worst snow fall in 75 years, it was sooooo cold and everyone had the same idea and hit up the shops (where the heaters were!) ^^ I've blogged before about some of the items I bought from Disneyland, such as Minnie's Sweets range and the hoodies that were so popular on the Takeshita Dori! If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will have also found that I am a big Disney Pin collector! And I was over the moon to see they had released a special range of Pins celebrating the 30th Anniversary:

Here's the first pin I bought, it's got Minnie and Mickey Mouse, and Donald and Pluto on it, and the Mickey Mouse head balloons that were used as decorations throughout the park. 

Here are the individual Minnie and Mickey pins, how Kawaii do they look in their anniversary outfits!

Here are the individual Daisy and Donald pins, Donald is a very popular character in Japan so I was happy to grab this before it ran out!

Here are the individual pins for Pluto, Goofy and Chip and Dale, who are also very popular in Japan!

Here was the last pin available in the collection. It has Minnie and Mickey Mouse, in their anniversary outfits, surrounded by the Mickey head balloons and the saying 'Happiness Goes On!' as 'Happiness is here' being the theme of the whole anniversary. 

So after hitting up the shops, and regaining the feeling in our hands and feet, we braved the Main Square, where the famous Disney Castle is!

As we entered the square you could see that the square was decorated with banners on all of the lamp posts covered in the famouse Disney characters:

Heres one banner with the 30th symbol on and Mickey Head balloons!

Here is the banner featuring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck! Kawaii eh?! 

Here is the banner featuring Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck! Super Kawaii Ladies!! <3

And here is the banner featuring Pluto, Goofy and Chip and Dale, all floating round on Mickey Head Balloons! ^^

After checking out the banners we headed for the Castle! If only we could all live in a place like this!
The Castle was decorated with Mickey Head balloons for the anniversary, and it looked super Kawaii!

The decorations trail all the way up the towers and looked so colourful and Kawaii! Here's the view as we entered the Castle!

Kawaii isn't it! After taking more than photos than I could count we had a walk around the park, visiting Downtown Disney where Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Chip and Dale live! And after visiting a few more shops and attractions, we scouted the perfect spot to sit and watch the parade! Now I knew this was going to be popular, but I had no idea that people would start sitting and waiting, 3 hours before it was due to run! Yes, I said 3 hours!! in the freezing cold, and most people were on the floor! We caught onto people scouting places to watch the parade, and were lucky enough to secure a seat rather than having to sit on the floor. So after the three hour wait, it started! Our plan was Mr would get a video and I took pics, lots and lots of pics! And I have to say a huge Thank You to Mr who managed to keep his hand completely still for the whole video! It cuts off at around 12 minutes, as Mr's phone died with the cold. But here it is, the Tokyo Disney 30th Anniversary Parade! ^^

We were very lucky to be sitting where the main float remained for most of the show! Here are some of the pics I got of the main anniversary float:

Here is Donald and Daisy Duck, sharing a cuddle! How KAWAII!!!!!

Here is a pic of the main part of the float, covered in Mickey Head balloons with Minnie and Mickey Mouse waving to the adoring crowds!

Heres Minnie and Mickey Mouse dancing to the anniversary theme tune 'Happiness is Here!'

One of my clearest pics, they were as excited about the parade as we were and just couldn't stand still! ^^

Now prepare yourself for Kawaii overload, *deep breath* get ready:

Donald and Daisy having a smooch!! How adorable is this!! <3<3<3<3<3

So that was the parade, I have lots more pics of the parade but I'd be here all day if I included them as I just can't pick the most Kawaii ones, cause they're all super Kawaii!! Instead, I'll show you some of my pics of the Castle once it started to get dark. We ummed and ahhed over whether to stay till it got dark as it was sooooo cold, I mean it was seriously freezing! But it was certainly worth it:

How beautiful is it! The decorations all lit up was a spectacular sight! Thousands stayed to see it and we all kept moving round trying to get the best pics we could. Here is a pic of it close up:

We love Disney and were so happy to be able to attend during an anniversary year. The decorations, characters, park staff and other visitors made it a super Kawaii experience! Can't wait to go again this year!

Catch you later Kawaiisters!! ^^

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