While Americans were making preparations for Fourth of July festivities earlier this month, Tokyo Disneyland Resort wrapped up their “Easter Wonderland” and “Spring Carnival” celebrations.
Tokyo Disneyland held a three month celebration entitled “Easter Wonderland” while Tokyo DisneySea held their last annual “Spring Carnival.” Both parks were decked out for the season (albeit Easter was at the start of this three month party), and the hot Japan summer did not deter Disney fans as both parks were ridiculously crowded each day.
From snack cart lines that snaked around longer than some attraction lines to the fast passes that were completely gone two hours into park opening, “Easter Wonderland” and “Spring Carnival” were obviously big hits. Both Disneyland and DisneySea had special parades and/or shows, themed foods, and a seemingly endless array of seasonal merchandise.
Tokyo Disneyland held “Easter Wonderland” Event from April 1 – June 30.
Photo: Erin De Santiago
Events for the “Spring Carnival” at Tokyo DisneySea included a special “Fairies Primavera” show on the Mediterranean Harbor, a chance to meet Tinkerbell and other fairies, and countless Spring-themed floral displays. On certain days during the festival, there were special paid events (available only in Japanese) like wreath-making and a guided walk-through of the Park, or an art class where guests could paint an outdoor Springtime art scene somewhere in the Park.
Next door at Tokyo Disneyland, guests were delighted by the Queen of Hearts Easter Bonnet Party and Disney’s Easter Wonderland Parade. Like DisneySea, Disneyland was all decked out for the Easter holiday with seasonal displays and even an exciting Easter Egg Hunt — Disney style.
Both Disneyland and DisneySea had seasonal set menus in popular restaurants like Blue Bayou and the S.S. Columbia. Many seasonal sweet treats and souvenir cups and plates were also available at the food stands.
Special merchandise at both Parks included beanies, shirts, cell phone charms, pins, hats, keychains, miscellaneous souvenirs, and of course — lots of candies, cookies, and various snacks in accompanying tins.
In an upcoming series of articles, we will take a photographic look at many of the Parks’ festivities, merchandise, and foods.
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