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On September 4th, 2001, the ports opened to a world of adventure, romance and mystery. Be on hand for the festivities at "Tokyo DisneySea" as it turns five years old with a 10-month celebration full of new events and attractions from July 14th, 2006 to May 31st, 2007. Visit us for more information about the upcoming celebration "where adventure and imagination set sail". Enjoy!
Now, on to a sea of festivities and celebration!

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Special Event Information & Schedule
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tds 5th mythica
From Friday, July 14th, 2006.
Daily at 2:30pm

tds 5th legend of mythica The music begins as the Diamond Goddess appears and explains the Legend of Mythica. Fanfare begins as five vessels shaped, like various living things, such as a frog and turtle, come across the harbor. Cheerful drumming is heard from each of the ships. Just as the percussion sounds grow and echo chaotically, everything comes to a sudden stop. Nothing moving, nothing making a sound.

The Diamond Goddess appears once more and proclaims that it is time to open the Gates of Mythica. From the five ships, Disney characters appear dressed in gorgeous costumes. They represent different Fairies, such as one for Love and another for Adventure. In the center of the harbor, Mickey, the fairy of Imagination appears. He explains the importance of imagination in our lives.

The five ships approach various docks around the harbor. The characters explain to the Guests that we all need to unite in order to call back the creatures of legend. Music is played and dancing begins. A strong percussion sound leads in a dynamic dance and colorful performance. Jet sports are done and colorful kites are flown above.

Five Crystal Goddesses appear on the water along with the Diamond Goddess. Their beautiful singing creates a harmonious balance. The Gates of Mythica finally open. The echoes call out around brilliant fanfare and the revive legendary creatures such as dragons, unicorns, hydras and phoenixes.

The rhyhtm around the harbor, the hearts and minds of the characters and all the Guests unite in one impressive and wonderfully moving finale. Our Show Page

***The Legend of Mythica (Background)***

A long time ago, the dragon and unicorn dominated the legendary world. They walked on the rich earth, they swam freely in the neverending sea and they soared through the skies. Man and legendary creatures were united in rich harmony with the rhythm of drums. It was a time filled with joy.

However, as hostility began and the rhythm disappeared, fighting began from the humans. The creatures returned to the mythical world of Mythica. They longed for the day when they can reunite and dance joyously with mankind. A key was left behind so that the Gates of Mythica once again be opened.

After many years have passed, your favorite Disney characters and all the guests are here to make it happen.

Location: Mediterranean Harbor
Performances: Once daily
Show Duration: Approx. 20 min.
No. of Performers: Approx. 130
Show Cost: Approx. ¥2.9 billion (US$25.6 million)

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tds 5th tower of terror
Opens Monday, September 4th, 2006.

tds 5th tower of terror The once lavish Hotel Hightower, built by multimillionaire Harrison Hightower III, is the setting for the "Tower of Terror" attraction. Harrison Hightower was a great collector of cultural artifacts, and explored various exotic regions in search of valuable relics to take home. Once back in New York, Hotel Hightower was the adventurer's favorite place to show off his latest prizes and boast about the exploits it took to obtain them. The somewhat less-than-scrupulous Hightower apparently used whatever methods were necessary to acquire the items he wanted, even at times engaging in outright plunder, according to rumor. Still, the parties he threw when unveiling the latest additions to his collection were thronged with high-profile guests and reporters.

On New Year's Eve, 1899, during a party he was throwing to introduce a strange statue he had gotten hold of in one of the far corners of Africa, Harrison Hightower III abruptly disappeared on his way to his penthouse. After that night, the hotel was closed, and no one has seen Harrison Hightower since.

After its closing, the aura of mystery and foreboding around the Hotel Hightower has only deepened. However, since there is obvious historical and architectural value to the building, the New York City Preservation Society has now started a "Tower of Terror" tour to allow interested parties a peek inside the hotel.

What happened to Harrison Hightower the night of his fateful party? You may find the answer by joining one of the New York City Preservations Society's "Tower of Terror" tours. Our Show Page | Official Site (In Japanese)

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tds 5th birthday
Friday, July 14th, 2006 and Monday, September 4th, 2006.

tds 5th birthday Today we celebrate the opening of this beautiful Park five years ago. That day began cloudy and humid to welcome the crowds. During the opening day ceremony, Michael Eisner, Roy Disney Jr. and Toshio Kagami gave speeches to official open the Park. Just then, the clouds separated and the skies opened to a beautiful bright sun.

Since then, the Park has seen millions of guests come through its gates and has hosted a variety of wonderful shows and events. We'll feature some of the sights and sounds from this special day to pay tribute to the most successful "second gate" Disney theme park in the world! Our Show Page

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tds 5th harborside christmas
From Tuesday, November 7th, 2006 to Monday, December 25th, 2006.

tds 5th harborside christmas A Christmas Sea and Town! The Park's 5th anniversary is commemorated when the special Christmas season begins in November. Entertainment only to be found during this season includes a romantic illumination and colorful decorations all around the Park.

Most of the events this year will concentrate on "Mediterranean Harbor." The crowd-favorite "Candlelight Reflections" returns featuring a floating Christmas tree which cannot be missed this winter!

So join Mickey and your favorite Disney characters in these memorable and wonderful events! More information on this event coming soon! Our Show Page

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tds 5th season of the heart
From Thursday, January 11th, 2007 to Wednesday, March 14th, 2007.

tds 5th season of the heart A heart-warming celebration with someone special! The cool crisp winter air prepares us for the new year at the Park. As part of the continuing special events, the Park becomes the purest space in the world with this new event this winter! Be sure to come with your loved ones during the Valentine's Day (on February 14th) and White Day (March 14th) festivities.

Minnie and Mickey will lead the way in this romantic and memorable tribute to the Park based on the world's seas. Celebrate the Park's 5th Anniversary together in style! Enjoy the romantic evening program with your favorite characters, the nighttime sounds of Cape Cad and the beautiful romantic spots around the Park! Our Show Page

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tds 5th spring special event
From Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 to Thursday, May 31st, 2007.

tds 5th spring special event The Park's 5th Anniversary celebrations wind down with a spectacular show at "Mediterranean Harbor" this spring. The coming of the new season brings a flower carnival for the finale of the 10-month-long festivities. Be on hand and join in the fun and excitement to commemorate the Park's opening.

Guests will witness themed floats and vessels paying tribute to the Park's seven theme ports. The Disney characters will also be on hand to welcome spring in this colorful festival.

Experience the wonderful climax to the Park's birthday celebrations! Our Show Page

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tds 5th meet and smile
From Friday, July 14th, 2006 to Thursday, May 31st, 2007.
Daily at 10:00am

tds 5th meet and smile Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse serve up this new welcome in an updated version of the crowd favorite "Lido Isle Meet & Smile." They and the rest of the Disney gang will be donning new costumes with the 5th Anniversary theme.

The Tokyo DisneySea 5th Anniversary theme song, "Sea of Dreams," will be featured during this program. The popular Japanese pop music star, Misia will provide the vocals to celebrate the Park's opening. The CD release for this song is expected on July 12th, 2006. Our Show Page

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tds 5th over the waves
From Friday, July 14th, 2006 to Thursday, May 31st, 2007.
Daily at 12:00pm 1:30pm 4:00pm 5:30pm 7:00pm

tds 5th over the waves This new musical program celebrates going on a "dream cruise" in commemoration of the 5th Anniversary celebrations. The SS Columbia is featured and is going on a long cruise showcasing various places to be visited during the special voyage.

Mickey plays the cruise director and the rest of the characters are crew and passengers. Guests that participate in the "DisneySea Academy" guided tour are able to join in the fun of the show as ship passengers. Our Show Page

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tds 5th big band beat
From Friday, July 14th, 2006 to Saturday, March 31st, 2007.
Daily at 12:30pm 2:00pm 4:15pm 5:45pm 7:15pm

tds 5th big band beat This exciting program features sing jazz dance and music from various places around the world and across different eras. The fun gets started with tunes from the 1920's to 1940's with hits that mark the glory period of the big band era.

The live performances are lead by an energetic big band along with marvelous vocalists and dancers. A special appearance by Mickey and other Disney characters makes this special show one that is not to be missed during the Park's 5th Anniversary celebrations!

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tds 5th cape cod step out
From Friday, July 14th, 2006 to Saturday, March 31st, 2007.
Daily at 5:00pm 6:30pm 8:40pm

tds 5th cape cod step out Join in the fun and dance of ole Cape Cod in this energetic show featuring Irish music and dance! The lovely tunes and unique step dancing will showcase the exciting and traditional sounds that were heard in 18th century Massachusetts.

The authentic Irish players will consists of fiddlers, Irish pipers and an accordian player. There will also be featured singers in this special show playing through the 5th Anniversary celebrations! Our Show Page

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tds 5th salsa salsa salsa
From Friday, July 14th, 2006 to Saturday, March 31st, 2007.
Daily at 2:00pm 4:00pm 5:30pm 7:00pm 8:40pm

tds 5th salsa salsa salsa This summer marks the beginning of a sizzling summer at the "Yucatan Base Camp Grill" when it stages the hottest sounds of Cuban music with a salsa show! Once this program begins, you're in for a non-stop treat of music and dance, Latin style!

You'll start shaking your hips and swinging your body as the energy of the show takes over with talented performers! Be part of the most "caliente" show at DisneySea for its 5th Anniversary! Our Show Page

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tds 5th musica mexicana
From Friday, July 14th, 2006 to Saturday, March 31st, 2007.
Daily at 12:30pm 1:30pm 2:30pm 5:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm

tds 5th musica mexicana Sit down and have a cool "cerveza", some tasty Mexican food and listen to the wonderful melodies of the mariachi. Located inside "Miguel's El Dorado Cantina," this soft and mellow show is sure to offer a great atmosphere while you enjoy a delicious meal.

An authentic Mexican band will stroll around the bolero playing classic tunes from Mexico's past to dining guests. Enjoy the fesitivities and sounds celebrating "el quinto aniversario de Tokio DisneySea!" Our Show Page

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tds 5th rhythmic pimientos
From Friday, July 14th, 2006 to Saturday, March 31st, 2007.
Daily at 6:05pm 7:15pm 8:40pm

tds 5th rhythmic pimientos As you're walking along the "Delta del Rio Perdido," you suddenly feel the ground shaking and hear the thundering drums of Latin musicians and dancers coming your way!

This cheerful and cool carnival-like procession around "Lost River Delta" features performers dressed in colorful and vivid costumes reminiscent of carnivals from Latin America. Don't be left out! So bring your smiles, laughs and joys to this fun and high-paced show, "¡Que fantastico!" Our Show Page

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tds 5th precious treasures
From Friday, July 14th, 2006 to Saturday, March 31st, 2007.
Daily at 2:00pm 3:30pm 5:00pm 6:15pm 7:30pm 8:40pm

tds 5th precious treasures Salaam! The days are burning and the nights are cool in the desert of the "Arabian Coast." Agrabah is where the treasure lies and guests can capture the magic with this spiritual performance!

This sultry and mystical program features belly dancers and their companions performing to sounds of Middle Eastern music on a specially-setup stage in the Agrabah Courtyard. Escape to an exotic world of legend! Our Show Page

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tds 5th decorations
From Friday, July 14th, 2006 to Saturday, March 31st, 2007.

tds 5th decorations As guests approach the Resort via Maihama Station, they are greeted by large signs featuring Mickey and friends welcoming them to join in the 5th Anniversary celebrations!

Colorful and beautiful decorations adorn everywhere from "DisneySea Plaza" to "Lost River Delta" and "Arabian Coast!" Watch and enjoy the the scenery that celebrates five wonderful years "where adventure and imagination set sail!" Our Show Page

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tds 5th timeline

tds 5th timeline Follow along our chronology of the Park history from its first official announcement to the latest events this year! See photos and videos of the past five years as we remember wonderful and magical moments!

Each week we'll offer video clips from attractions, special events, shows and other unique features of the Park. Be sure to keep visiting each week for a cruise down memory lane for the 5th Anniversary! Our Show Page

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tds 5th welcome cruise
From Saturday, June 3rd, 2006 to Thursday, August 17th, 2006.
Our Show Page | Official Site Page (In Japanese)

tds 5th welcome cruise A nationwide tour of eight cities is set to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Park opening. It all starts on Saturday, June 3rd in Fukuoka, Kyushu and ends in Sapporo, Hokkaido on Saturday, August 17th with an original show featuring your favorite Disney characters and lots of special presents! Enjoy the excitement and fun!

At the following locations, an exhibit hall designed like the S.S. Columbia will be set up. It includes a commemorative photo location, features on the Park and the Hotel MiraCosta, show performance, video screenings on the seven themed ports and a seal rally.
  • June 3rd-4th: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka - Marinoa City Fukuoka Parking Lot
  • June 17th-18th: Kobe City, Kobe - Meriken Park
  • June 24th-25th: Nagoya City, Aichi - Kinjo Wharf Central Grounds
  • July 1st-2nd: Yokohama, Kanagawa - Yokohama Brick Warehouse Event Square
  • July 8th-9th: Niigata City, Niigata - Niigata Stadium Temporary Parking Lot
  • July 23rd-24th: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima - NTT Credo Hall (show only)
  • August 11th-12th: Sendai City, Miyagi - Sun Festa (show only)
  • August 16th-17th: Sapporo, Hokkaido - Odori Park
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