Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland

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Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland
Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland first performance, July 9, 2018.jpg
Tokyo Disneyland
Area Cinderella Castle
Status Operating
Soft opening date July 9, 2018
Opening date July 10, 2018[1]
Replaced Once Upon a Time
General statistics
Attraction type Multimedia, water and pyrotechnics show
Designer Walt Disney Creative Entertainment
Theme Iconic moments from Disney films and park attractions
Music Let the Memories Begin (composed by Christopher McGovern)
Various attraction soundtracks
Duration 19:30 minutes
Host Mickey Mouse and Goofy
Languages Japanese 60%
English 40%
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible
Closed captioning available

Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland is a nighttime spectacular at Tokyo Disneyland that premiered at July 10, 2018 alongside Dreaming Up!, Let's Party Gras, and Hello, New York! as part of the 35th anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort.[2] The show was produced by Walt Disney Creative Entertainment, under Lead Creative Executive of Parades and Spectaculars Steve Davison. Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland incorporates fireworks, water cannons, flamethrowers, projection mapping, lasers, searchlights, tree lighting, and many more to depict scenes from some of Tokyo Disneyland's most famous rides and Disney films.[3] It was created as a homage to Tokyo Disneyland and Disney parks worldwide, its lands, and its attractions, past and present.[4]

Technical details[edit]

Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland features one of largest multimedia displays of any Disney theme parks around the world, much similar in scale to Disneyland Forever. They utilize approximately 88 high powered searchlights (including moat lights and turrets lights) that illuminate sky across the park, 2 projectors on the castle and its turrets, 87 water fountains, 3 lasers both in the castle and it's turrets, 6 small flamethrowers, and new firework launch site, as well as sycronized popcorn lighting around the hub and new colorful tree lighting across the Central Plaza and Cinderella Castle that lighted up during the show. They also combined all elements that Disney has used in nighttime spectaculars at its other parks around the world.[5]

Show summary[edit]

Much like Disneyland’s fireworks spectacular Remember... Dreams Come True and World of Color: Celebrate! at Disney California Adventure, Celebrate! takes park guests on “an unforgettable journey around the Kingdom of Dreams and Magic”. With Mickey Mouse as conductor, guests will find themselves in an “amazing musical fantasy” as the park’s lands come to life.

Soundtrack elements from Remember... and other Disney Parks nighttime spectaculars were rescored for the show. In addition, it also features a theme song rewritten from “Let the Memories Begin” - the theme song from former nighttime show The Magic, the Memories and You (the original song was composed by Christopher McGovern) - and was performed by former Disneyland cast member, stage actress and singer Eden Espinosa.

Same as previous projection show Once Upon a Time, to avoid overcrowding problems, the show features lottery ticket systems for special viewing areas.


Star Tours during Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland nighttime spectacular as lasers lighting up the castle
  • Introduction: In a similar fashion to Mickey's Philharmagic and the Mickey Mouse Revue, the orchestra tunes up with Goofy getting everybody ready before Mickey Mouse makes his appearance on the castle balcony to conduct the show (Before then, Magic Broom from Fantasia in shadow shape appears to clean up the turrets). He then leads the orchestra into a powerful overture (featuring Tokyo Disneyland is Your Land).
  • Let the Memories Begin: Taken from The Magic, the Memories and You, a montage of many of the park's attractions plays, including It's a Small World, the Primeval World, Tom Sawyer Island, Splash Mountain, and Peter Pan's Flight among others. Eventually, the music carries Mickey away on his music book to journey through the different realms of the park.



  • Mark Twain Riverboat: Mickey pilots the steamboat along the Rivers of America to the sound of an instrumental arrangement of Just Around the Riverbend from Pocahontas.
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: Reusing Remember's former Frontierland audio segment but with country-western style music, Mickey drives a runaway mine train accompanied by the Country Bears, with the sound of Little Oscar's horn ending the segment.


  • Carousel Princess Montage: As Mickey and Minnie ride the Castle Carousel, a reprise of Let the Memories Begin leads into a montage of many classic Disney films, featuring Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella.
  • The Haunted Mansion: In the stretching room, Mickey dons a top hat and a mischievous grin as the various happy haunts appear on the castle, with Mickey playing the pipe organ. While the sequence follows a similar structure to Remember's version, much of the music is re-arranged.

Critter Country and Toontown[edit]

  • Splash Mountain: As the Haunted Mansion sequence ends, MIckey finds himself on a log to take the plunge down into the Briar Patch.
  • Mickey's Toontown: After Mickey drops from Splash Mountain, he finds himself floating down into Toontown by balloons and drives the Jolly Trolley before being pulled into the Gag Factory, where he conducts firework launches by baton, is pulled into a whirlwind, and finally drops on a TNT lever. Reuses the music from Remember's Fantasyland/Critter Country/Toontown montage.


  • Tomorrowland's Past: Mickey drifts into the spacey realm of Tomorrowland to the sounds of an area music re-arrangement of Miracles from Molecules while attraction posters for many Tomorrowland attractions from Disney parks worldwide past and present drift by, including the extinct Star Jets and Meet the World attractions. Eventually, Mickey sees the attraction poster for Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters and dives in.
  • Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters: The battle between Buzz Lightyear and Zurg seen in the attraction plays out to the sounds of the Toy Story 2 prologue soundtrack. Recycled soundtrack from World of Color.
  • Star Tours/Star Wars: Mickey climbs aboard Star Tours: The Adventures Continue and joins the Starspeeder's escape from Star Destroyers before jumping to the under-construction Death Star and escaping to a landing pad on Coruscant. Recycled soundtrack from Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.


  • Popcorn: An exhausted Mickey notices a popcorn machine on the castle and goes inside. As a reprise of 'Let the Memories Begin' plays, he starts cranking it until Cinderella Castle is filled with popcorn.
  • It's a Small World: The popcorn falls off, revealing the facade of It's a Small World. Many characters in that style come across the castle, and the clock opens on Tokyo Disney Resort's 35th anniversary logo.
  • Finale: Mickey rides the music book through all of the park's lands in an ending montage. He is then seen again on the castle balcony to say goodbye, culminating in a final blast of light and fireworks.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "[Official]Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland|Tokyo Disneyland|Tokyo Disney Resort".
  2. ^ ""Tokyo Disney Resort 35th 'Happiest Celebration!'" Begins April 15, 2018 - Full Program of Events".
  3. ^ ""VIDEO: Watch the Debut Performance of "Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland" Nighttime Show".
  4. ^ ""Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland" Nighttime Spectacular Review".
  5. ^ "Tokyo Disneyland shares first look at its new castle show". Theme Park Insider. July 2, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.

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