Celebrate Tokyo Disneyland’s Disney Easter Parade With Usatama

13.April.2019 | FEATURES / SPOT

Hey readers, Midori here from the MMN Editorial Team.

Tokyo Disneyland never fails to go all-out with its popular parades. A new parade is currently taking place for Disney Easter featuring the character Usatama for the first time. I went and experienced the parade myself and here’s what I saw!

Usatama is an Easter egg with hands, legs, rabbit ears and a rabbit tail. The parade was lined with this bizarre and curious creatures. Mickey and his friends are actually holding an Usatama Easter egg hunt which you can get involved in to help them find all of the escaped Usatama around the park.

 

The road on which the parade takes place in the park was announced earlier on and so I waited in that very spot for it to start.

The parade cast taught all the spectators the moves for a dance for everybody to do together. The moves make you want to start dancing straight away, so don’t be embarrassed. Get involved and bust out those moves with everyone!

After dance practice Mickey and the gang began appearing on floats. Help catch the Usatama together with the Usatama Chasers!

The cast’s outfits have an even more pop design than usual parades. They look really cute!

 

Partway through the show the dance part finally began. It’s fun dancing together with the characters!

Will all of t he Usatama be caught in the end? Join the characters in this huge celebratory parade yourself this Easter!

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  • Tokyo DisneySea’s Fun and Adorable Usa-Piyo Easter Show

    09.April.2019 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Every year, Tokyo DisneySea puts on a brand new live show. This year, it is holding an Easter-themed show starring the LINE sticker character Usa-Piyo who is a chicken with rabbit ears.

     

    The performance takes place in the lake in the middle of the park. This was my first time seeing Usa-Piyo. He has a somewhat strange appearance about him. I wondered to myself how he will act in the show.

    The show began with a dance performance followed by the arrival of a boat with Disney characters on board.

    Where else better to see a show on the water than at Tokyo DisneySea?

     

    As the boat rolled on by the eggs on board all of a sudden hatched to reveal lots of Usa-Piyo. This means guests can see him from wherever they’re standing. It’s so cute seeing so many of them bunched together♡

    Usa-Piyo joined the dancers, Mickey and other cast members to celebrate Easter but since he was only just born he wasn’t too good at it! Seeing him like that is just too adorable, you can’t help but cheer him on.

    Mickey and the cast spoiled Usa-Piyo with everything they had so we were pretty moonstruck by him. He’s so fluffy you just want to squeeze his cheeks, just seeing him filled us with happiness.

    It was cute seeing him play with the other characters too.

    By the end of the show everyone was captivated by Usa-Piyo!

    There’s merchandise on sale too to get your own adorable pet Usa-Piyo for at home too♡

  • Disney spring-limited menu report! Come check out 2019’s Easter food at DisneySea! ♡

    08.April.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Hi, I’m Midori from Moshi Moshi Nippon’s Editorial Department!

    Finally, the Disney Easter we’ve all been waiting for has finally begun! Every year, Disney Resort is bustling with people during its Easter celebration. Not only are there shows, but the food is also noteworthy! I made my way down there, tried the food and now I’ve put together this report on DisneySea’s Easter-limited food based on my findings! You can only try these dishes this season so make sure you experience these precious flavours!

     

    An Egg hunt…in my pasta?! Cafe Portofino special set!

    The Mediterranean harbour area that looks like a South European port city is located on the right as you enter DisneySea. It is here that you will find Portofino, and they’re selling a special Easter set! Portofino is popular because you can enjoy Mediterranean food whilst looking over the beautiful townscape. I have been here to eat quite a few times and I am very pleased with my experiences here!

    Special Set ¥1,880 (tax included)

    This linguine tomato carbonara and appetizer even comes with a dessert and drink! All of a sudden, your table will be filled with bright colours! If you pay extra, you can change your drink into an alcoholic drink! The appetizer includes marinated salmon, barley salad, octopus, mussels and egg – all the individual foods were full of flavour! The eggs were just so cute I didn’t want to eat them!

    Within the tomato and carbonara lies a hidden soft boiled egg that customers can enjoy hunting down! Even adults who have graduated from university will secretly get a kick out of this egg hunt! The fresh tomato flavour is refreshing and perfect for the Easter spirit. The dessert is panna cotta with passionfruit sauce. It looks like a sunny-side-up egg! How cute!

     

    Sweet panna cotta and refreshing passion fruit sauce is the perfect combination!

    I could feel something granulated in the dessert which made me curious, so I asked the staff what it was. They told me it was panna cotta seeds! This granulated texture is very mysterious and fun! The Cafe Portofino Special Set is indeed very “special” and with just that, you can tell it’s very satisfying. This set is the perfect way to complete your day of memories at the park!

     

    Mamma Biscotti’s Bakery souvenir sweets cafe is so cute!

    Vanilla pudding and Milk Jelly, Cherry and Vanilla Mousse Cake with souvenir cup ¥800 each (tax included)

    Mamma Biscotti’s Bakery is located in the same area as the Mediterranean harbour and serves up desserts with souvenirs! This Easter, there’s a limited edition vanilla pudding and milk jelly that come with a souvenir cup, and a cherry and vanilla mousse cake that comes with a souvenir plate. The vanilla pudding has quite a deep flavour with a refined sweetness. The souvenir mug has a spring-themed design that uses spring colours – you will want to use it straight away!

    The mousse cake is easy to eat quickly and goes perfectly with the sour cherry flavour. It also looks cute too! The plate that comes with it is a good size to use for a range of purposes. Like the mug design, the plate also has a spring-themed design. It’s so hard to just have one of these souvenirs! This design is only available here so I wouldn’t be surprised if people come here every season to buy all the seasonal designs!

     

    Continue through the park to discover the special meal set at the “Yucatan Base Camp Grill” located in the Central America-themed jungle “Lost River Delta”.

    Special Set ¥1,580 (tax included)

    A hamburger with tomato, barbeque sauce, omelette rice and sausage all on one plate! The set gives you the opportunity to choose vanilla pudding and a soft drink for the perfect hearty meal! You can also change your soft drink for an alcoholic drink for an extra fee.

     

    The main plate includes a hamburger, omelette rice and a sausage for a good price! Take your first bite and you’ll immediately return to your childhood. The burger is juicy, and even called back the adventurous spirit that I left behind when I entered adulthood! This is the fuel you need to explore Lost River Delta! The pudding is moist and dense but comes in a small quantity. This is the perfect meal for an adventurer! Enjoy your hearty meal here and embark on your adventure to uncover the secrets of ancient Central America!

    Don’t miss out on the Egg Hunt Tasting event being held at DisneyLand and DisneySea! If you buy off the Easter menus and post three photos of your food on your social media sites, you will receive an Easter egg! Of course, the Easter menus that are part of this campaign also include the two menus mentioned in this report. There are 21 different kinds of Easter eggs you could receive! Which will you get? Aren’t you excited?!

     

    Not only is DisneySea’s Easter menu delicious, but there are a range of special extras that come with what you order. The normal menu is also great but the Easter-limited menu has been specially made, so please come check it out!

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  • Tokyo Disney Resort Reveals Its Spooky Halloween Programme and Character Costumes

    20.August.2019 | FASHION / SPOT

    Get ready for some spooky fun as Tokyo Disney Resort® transforms for the 52-day-long horrifically exciting Disney Halloween from September 10 to October 31. Head to DisneySea to be captivated by the new harbor show Festival of Mystique, or get spooked out of your skin at the Spooky “Boo!” Parade at Disneyland. Today, we will be revealing the spooky looks of both parks.

    Tokyo DisneySea Festival of Mystique Costumes

    Working with the main theme of a medieval European halloween, inspiration has been taken from the living creatures and waves at the port town Porto Paradiso. 

    Mickey Mouse’s costume inspiration comes from the the bones and scaly body of a sea creature. He will also be seen wearing a broach decorated with beautiful jewels. 

    Minnie Mouse’s costume resembles that of a medieval princess. You will see her in a fancy hat that bears beautiful pearls. Her costume is covered in scales on the chest and on the back which really suits her.

    Tokyo Disneyland’s Spooky Boo! Parade Costumes

    Disney friends have joined forces with a group of spooky spirits. You just can’t miss out on this rare chance to see your favourite Disney characters disguised as ghosts and skeletons. The strange and unusual atmosphere is sure to send a chilling shiver down your spine. 

    Mickey and Minnie will be completely refreshing their colourful look. Mickey’s necktie and Minnie’s skirt are very mysterious and particularly intriguing.  Please come check them out!

     

    Enjoy the beautiful costumes and the fun range of events this Halloween at Tokyo Disney Resort.

     

    ©️Disney

  • Disney Christmas 2019 at Tokyo Disneyland: Spend This Year’s Holiday Season With That Special Someone♡

    12.August.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Tokyo Disney Resort has announced this year’s Disney Christmas which will take place at Tokyo Disneyland® and Tokyo DisneySea® from November 8 to December 25. This is the Tokyo Disneyland® event line-up. For the Tokyo DisneySea® schedule, click here.

     

    Disney Christmas Stories

    Disney Christmas Stories celebrates the holiday season with a magical parade which will bring together the Disney cast members with their loved ones. The characters will dress in festive outfits and deliver to guests their own Christmas stories. Seven joyous Christmas stories will unfold before guests’ eyes, from a merry family outing with Donald Duck, his beloved Daisy Duck and his three nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, to the star couple Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

     

    The parade will seemingly stop all of a sudden which will be followed by ringing bells, signalling the start of a Christmas party. Snow will fall along the parade route, and the cast members will invite guests to join them in celebrating a heart-warming Christmas.

     

    Christmas Decorations

    An enormous 15-meter tall Christmas tree will tower over World Bazaar and illuminate the streets with its brilliant lights together with dazzling projections, combining with the festive music to create a romantic atmosphere.

     

    The plaza in front of Cinderella’s Castle will glimmer with Christmas adornments as well as Christmas presents, Winnie the Pooh decorations, and more. Each themed land across the park will also be embellished in Christmas colours, bringing a merry little Christmas to the park.

     

    Special Christmas Merchandise

    Glass Set – ¥2,200 (Tax Included)

    Around 65 special Disney Christmas themed items are set to go on sale from November 1, from glasses to cushions and more, all of which can be used for Christmastime at home. Featuring designs of the Disney characters, each item is sure to bring an air of that nostalgia we all feel at Christmas.

     

    Christmas Food & Drink


    Also available from November 1 is a very special Christmas menu made up of 15 dishes and drinks. There’s the seafood cream bread packed with melted cheese, a hot dog dressed in the colours of Christmas with its eye-catching red bun and white cheese, and more. There’s also a dish inspired by the Disney film Beauty and the Beast who are set to appear in the parade.

     

    Enjoy a very merry Christmas this year at Tokyo Disneyland.

  • Live the Disney Princess Dream With Tokyo Disneyland Hotel’s Luxurious Afternoon Tea

    25.July.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    If you’ve had the chance to visit Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea you will have tried the many delicious dishes and drinks on offer at its variety of restaurants. But did you ever know that Tokyo Disney Resort also offers afternoon tea?

     

    Tokyo Disneyland Hotel serves the only afternoon tea set across the entire resort on occasion in line with certain events.

    We had the pleasure of joining Disney mega fan Kanako as she went to visit the hotel to try this very special afternoon tea.

    Tokyo Disneyland Hotel is the closest hotel to the entrance of Tokyo Disneyland. The first thing you will notice upon stepping inside is its use of Victorian decor. The ceiling also stands tall, opening the entire hotel up to give it a sense of space.

    The afternoon tea is sold at the Dreamers Lounge in the lobby. In line with the Donald’s Hot Jungle Summer event currently taking place at Tokyo Disneyland until September 1, the tea set is also “hot jungle summer” themed.

    The first thing to note about the three-stack set is how refreshing and summery it looks – a perfect selection for the hot season. It comes with sandwiches, hors d’oeuvre, scones, desserts, and a choice of tea or coffee.

    Kanako started with the very top plate. The plate itself is decorated with what is supposed to look like Donald’s footprints and splashes of water.

    The dessert on the left is haupia, a traditional Hawaiian dessert made with macadamia paste and roasted coconuts. It’s crunchy and has an incredible flavour.

    Sitting temptingly next to it is the panna cotta and melon coulis. It contains a single sage leaf which adds flavourful herb notes. The entire dessert itself has a satisfyingly refreshing taste which covers your taste buds with a single mouthful.

    The middle plate features two types of scones: plain and pineapple. They come with separate servings of clotted cream and honey to lather the scones in. The latter scone is cute in that it’s actually shaped like a pineapple. It’s crunchy and delicious and goes exquisitely with the accompanying tea.

    The tea menu has many options. Kanako went for the “Darjeeling Summer” from the premium tea selection. When you order from the premium menu your tea is prepared in a sleeping pot that is both cute and extravagant as you would expect with an afternoon tea set.

    The bottom plate contains a bunch of different appetisers including tuna and okra tartar, mango and mascarpone canapé, tomato and fish capellini, keema curry quiche, and an ethnic pork sandwich.

    Kanako was very happy with her hors d’oeuvre, saying: “Everything is delicious, but I really like the combination of the pork and the slightly chewy bread for the pork sandwich!”

    The chilled cone cream scoop was very refreshing and a perfect palate cleanser.

    Finally, the cute hot jungle summer dessert plate which caught our attention from the very start. It comes with a tropical cream cheese and passion fruit mousse, white grape and shiikuwasha jelly, and Peach Melba which looks like flowing magma.

     

    You might be surprised to find out that the jungle leaves on the plate aren’t actually part of the plate’s design but in fact green chocolate carefully sprayed on.

    Even the Goofy, Mickey and event logo on the plate are delicately made from chocolate. Once you know that you’ll definitely be reaching for the camera straight away!

     

    The Peach Melba is a lovely combination of peach compote and vanilla ice cream topped with raspberry sauce and almonds. Its mix sweet and sour flavours remind one of summertime.

    It’s not everyday you see a cream cheese mousse, is it? The one that Donald is sat on. Kanako especially enjoyed its passion fruit scent and velvety texture. It’s made even more delicious when eaten together with the jelly surrounding it.

    So, which was your favourite, Kanako-chan?

     

    “Everything tasted amazing, but my favourite was the haupia♡ It’s moderately sweet, and I really liked the flavour of the coconut! Everything in the afternoon tea set is cute down to the tiniest details, so it’s perfect for taking photos for social media. I definitely wanna go again!”

     

    The Donald’s Hot Jungle Summer themed afternoon tea set is being served from 11:30-17:00 until September 1, 2019. Places are limited so I recommend making a reservation in advance.

     

    Enjoy your summer to the fullest with this tropical afternoon tea set!

     

    ©️Disney

  • Tokyo Disneyland’s Hot Jungle Summer Event Offers Up Flames, Drenching Water & Delicious Food

    16.July.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Hi, everyone! It’s Midori from MMN’s editorial team.

     

    Donald Duck is the star of Tokyo Disneyland right now with his Hot Jungle Summer festival that is running right now until September 1. It is packed full of events, limited time food and exclusive goodies all themed around summer.

     

    The limited time food is taking on water and fire motifs with restaurants serving up both cool and refreshing looking items and hot summery items. I paid a visit to the festival together with Kanako so we could try out these seasonal meals and drinks.

    Sparkling Drink (Blue Syrup) – ¥380

    We headed over to Boiler Room Bites located inside Adventureland and tired out their blue coloured “sparkling drink.” Blue syrup is added to the cup inside which chewy pieces of jelly bob up and down in the soda. Its appearance alone is enough to cool you down, it’s really pretty!

     

    They sell other sparkling drinks too, including a red coloured one with raspberry syrup and a yellow one with lemon syrup. It’s cute and fun for you and your friends to get different coloured ones♡

    For an extra ¥350 you can also get this huge yellow souvenir straw with Donald on the front. Simply kawaii♡

     

    Cream Shaved Ice (Tropical Fruits) – ¥550 (Tax Included)

    The tropical fruits flavour of Tokyo Disneyland’s popular cream shaved ice is available for the festival only. It’s a mix of shaved ice and soft serve ice cream.

    It’s sold at Troubadour Tavern in Fantasyland and comes with huge pieces of pineapple. It’s not too sweet and is the perfect refreshment for the hot summer weather.

    Special Set: ¥960 (Tax Included)

    You can get this special set at the refreshment corner of World Bazaar. It comes with a bright red hot dog topped with cheese and a vegetable sauce packed full of veggies. The sauce is spicy and will whet your appetite!

     

    It also comes with a drink and fries so you’re sure to get your lunchtime fill.

    Special Set: ¥1,080 (Tax Included)

    Camp Woodchuck Kitchen in Westernland is popular for its turkey legs. This mouthwatering set comes with a tasty hamburger seasoned with curry sauce and topped with cheese. Even in the hot summer this one is a must-try. It also comes with fries and a drink.

     

    The restaurant sells a whole load of other bites too like the onigiri burger, waffle sandwiches and more, all ideal for lunch. Sift through the menu and make your choice♡

    Mango Milk Soft Serve Ice Cream w/ Raspberry Sauce – ¥400 (Tax Included)

    If you want ice cream then you’ll want to head to Squeezer’s Tropical Juice Bar in Adventureland where they’re selling mango and milk flavoured soft serve ice cream drizzled in raspberry sauce. The sweetness of the ice cream and sourness of the raspberry sauce go together really well. It’s available for a limited time only so don’t miss out!

     

    That goes for everything else listed here, it’s all limited-time-only, so if you’re in Tokyo this summer then be sure to head on over ASAP!

     

    ©Disney

  • Tokyo Disney Resort at Night is a Must-Experience With Chill Shows & Events

    15.July.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Tokyo Disney Resort’s® summer events have officially begun. There are plenty of exciting events to experience during the daytime this summer at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, but there are equally as many fun evening events too.

     

    Let’s take a closer look at what you can look forward to during summer nights this year at both parks and the Disney Ambassador Hotel.

     

    Oh! Summer Banzai – Flames and water surround the Cinderella Castle

    Oh! My Summer is the first stage show to be held at the Cinderella Castle in six years and will offer up a whole new kind of summer evening entertainment at Tokyo Disneyland. It will feature the impressive use of flames and drenching sprays of water to entertain the park guests.


    A colourful jungle background will provide the setting for the show with Donald Duck as the main character who will be joined by Mickey, Minnie and other members of the Disney cast.

    Together with the thundering music, thrilling dancing and refreshing water sprays, guests can look forward to a fiery show that in fact serves to cool them down from the summer heat.

     

    If you’re looking to cool down during the day then be sure to check out the Pirates of the Caribbean themed Pirates Summer Battle and Zootopia themed Judy and Nick’s Jumpin’ Splash events too to get sprayed with cold water.

     

    Oh! Summer Banzai

    Location: Castle Forecourt, Tokyo Disneyland

    Performance Time: 20-minutes (Twice a day)

    Event Page: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/tdl/show/detail/938/

     

     

    Barnacle Bill’s – Chill out with beer and sausages at DisneySea

    The blackcurrant beer cocktail and cheese-filled bone sausage set sold at Barnacle Bill’s in American Waterfront is a must-try. The beer is super refreshing accompaniment for the hot weather and goes perfectly with the sausages.

     

    Barnacle Bill’s

    Location: American Waterfront, Tokyo DisneySea

    Running: July 8, 2019 – September 1, 2019

    Official Webpage: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/tds/restaurant/detail/430/

     

     

    Empire Grill – A full course meal at Disney Ambassador Hotel

    As part of the Tokyo Disneyland event Donald’s Hot Jungle Summer, the Disney Ambassador Hotel is serving a special dinner course.

    The course includes an assortment of ethnic flavours with beautiful plating. The sweetbreads doused in mango sauce have been made to look like Donald’s feet.

    For mains you can choose between quail farcie or beef loin. We ordered the latter. The meat is beautifully juicy and tender. It comes with feijoada on the side with chilli beans and vegetables. The crunchy tortillas are so delicious you’ll want seconds.

    The true standout from this gourmet course however is the dessert which is accompanied by Donald and Daisy Duck! It’s a mix of white chocolate mousse topped with fruit and jelly. The hearts on the plate add that extra kawaii flavour to this special dish. It almost seems a waste to eat it… is what we said as we wolfed it down.

    We also recommend the special Donald Hot Jungle Summer drink. Its tropical taste and colour makes it the perfect beverage for summer time.

    If you order the drink you even get one of these exclusive coasters.

     

    “Donald’s Hot Jungle Summer” Empire Grill Dinner

    Running: July 8, 2019 – September 1, 2019

    Serving: [Dinner] Weekdays 17:30-21:00 / Weekends & Holidays 17:00-21:00 (*2 hours allotted)

    Price: ¥10,000

     

    “Donald’s Hot Jungle Summer” Special Drink

    Running: July 8, 2019 – September 1, 2019

    Serving: [Lunch] 11:30-14:00 [Dinner] Weekdays 17:30-21:00 / Weekends & Holidays 17:00-21:00 (*2 hours allotted)

    Price: ¥1,300

    Official Website: http://www.disneyhotels.jp/en/dah/restaurant/index.html

  • 3 Must-Try Summertime Bubble Teas at Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea

    02.July.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Bubble tea continues to be ever popular in Japan this summer, especially at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea which not only is selling its much-loved classics but a selection of new refreshing beverages too. Let’s take a look at three of these drinks new this July that not only enjoyable to drink but fun to look at too.

     

    Coffee Tapioca Latte

    The Coffee Tapioca Latte is appearing as part of Tokyo DisneySea’s special event Disney Pirates Summer. The colour of this coffee flavoured delight is reminiscent of the Black Pearl from the 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean movie. It’s not overly sweet and so is perfect for those who prefer more adult flavours. Enjoy the event with a cup of this pirate brew in hand.

     

    Running: July 8 – September 1, 2019

    Price: ¥500

    Available: Mamma Biscotti’s Bakery, Tokyo DisneySea

     

    Fantastic Flight Drink (Lychee Tapioca)

    Inspired by the new Soaring: Fantastic Flight attraction arriving at Tokyo DisneySea on July 23, this drink contains lemon jelly and lychee flavoured chewy tapioca pearls. Lychee flavoured tapioca pearls are for sure a rarity―have you ever seen them?

     

    Running: July 8 – September 1, 2019

    Price: ¥450

    Available: Zambini Brothers’ Ristorante, Tokyo DisneySea

     

    Sparkling Tapioca Tea (Mango & Citrus)

    For a limited time only, this refreshing Sparkling Tapioca Tea will be served up at Tokyo Disneyland, a black tea with mango flavoured tapioca and grapefruit jelly. A perfect summertime sip for the hot weather with its refreshing black tea taste and fruity fragrance.

     

    Running: July 8 – September 1, 2019

    Price: ¥600

    Available: Tomorrowland Terrace, Tokyo Disneyland (Serving at 14:00-17:00 only)

    There are plenty of other new bubble tea drinks apart from these ones too, some of which are on sale right now, such as the Tapioca Mango Drink with its foundation of tiny chewy tapioca balls, the subtly sweet Strawberry Tapioca Tea with fresh strawberries pieces in it as well as large-grained tapioca balls, and more.

     

    If you’re heading to either park be sure to order a cup of bubble tea!せ

  • Battle The Heat With 5 Cute, Refreshing Foods and Drinks at Tokyo Disneyland

    18.June.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    The Star Festival celebration Tanabata Days is currently underway at Disneyland, but it’s already over 30 degrees outside. You’ll find yourself all sweaty just by standing up. That’s why today we will be introducing you to foods and drinks that will keep you cool and refreshed in this baking heat.

     

    A Cute Mickey Biscuit Ice Cream ♡

    Head to ICE CREAM CONES at World Bazaar to get your hands on a soft serve ice cream with chocolate (¥500). A wafer cone is filled with  delicious soft serve ice cream and then topped with chocolate sauce and bright, colourful chocolate. Finally, a biscuit decorated with Mickey’s winky face is placed on top. 

     

    The shop’s interior is decorated with cute pastel colours which make it the perfect spot for a picture, however, a picture with Cinderella’s castle in the background is also a grand idea.

    This is perfect for those of you who are looking for something both refreshing and cute. The ice cream has a rejuvenating flavour and tastes perfect along with the bitter cone.

     

    A Refreshing Cold Meal: Beef Salad Udon Noodles

    This one is recommended for those of you who are hungry but want to eat something cool rather than a burger. If this is you, head to Plazma Ray’s Diner at Tomorrowland for their cold beef karubi udon (¥780).

     

    Thick cold noodles are served in a delicious soup along with pieces of beef, aubergine, okra and other summer vegetables. It even includes a pink fish paste cake cut into the shape of Mickey’s face. You are bound to finish this refreshing meal quickly on a hot summer’s day.

     

    Perfect for the Peckish : A Sweet Treat

    The same shop sells a Monsters, Inc-themed Mike sandwich biscuit that is filled with chocolate ganache (¥400). This is the perfect pick-me-up when you’re in search of a quick energy boost.

    Cool chocolate and marshmallows are squished between the two biscuits. Have you noticed the giant eye on the top of the biscuit? You just won’t be able to resist taking a photo. When you’re slightly peckish, make sure to give it a try!

     

    A Moderately Sweet Refreshing Drink

    This one is for the coffee-lovers. Pop by Café Orléans to pick up the D’s Delights Vanilla Smoothie & Coffee Jelly (¥500). Underneath the vanilla smoothie is a layer of coffee jelly. The top of the smoothie is filled with cocoa. We recommend you thoroughly mix the vanilla smoothie and coffee jelly before drinking it. The sweetness of the smoothie and the bitterness of the coffee jelly are a match made in heaven. When you’re tired of walking and need something sweet and refreshing, this drink is sure to power you up back to full battery.

     

    Fruity Shaved Ice With Actual Fruit Pieces

    Last but not least is the Shaved Ice (¥400) which is sold at many places including Huey, Dewey and Louie’s Good Time Cafe. There are two flavours to choose from; Japanese pear and Japanese orange. The sauce poured all over your ice contains actual pieces of fruit that will bring you right back to life. If you pay an extra ¥400, you can get your shaved ice served in a Toy Story-themed souvenir cup that you can take back home with you.

     

    With all the sun and excitement at Disneyland, you could overheat, so please take care and make sure to rejuvenate yourself with something refreshing and delicious!
    © Disney

  • Tokyo Disney Resort® Announces Disney Halloween 2019

    17.June.2019 | SPOT

    Tokyo Disneyland® and Tokyo DisneySea® are set to host their special Disney Halloween event again this year from September 10 to October 31. Additionally, several park facilities and services will hold their own Halloween programs this year, including at the Disney Hotel, on the Disney Resort Line, at IKSPIARI, and elsewhere.

    The theme at Tokyo DisneySea this year is “a dark and bewitching Halloween.” Guests are invited to a mysterious but showy Halloween festival. The park’s first ever “Festival of Mystique” show will be held at Porto Paradiso where an evil power will creep. Mickey Mouse and the other Disney cast will work to recover Halloween from this wicked power.

    The theme at Tokyo Disneyland is “ghosts” where guests will be pulled into a spooky and exciting ghostly Halloween experience. At the “Spooky Boo! Parade,” Mickey and Minnie will don all-new ghost costumes and beckon guests to join them in the spine-chilling and enticing celebrations. When the sun sets and evening covers the sky, Halloween music, visuals and lights will arise from the World Bazaar, and a new photo spot will be present for guests to take a picture together with the ghosts.

    Cloak: ¥2,500

    Headband: ¥1,800 / Light-Up Pendant: ¥1,500

    Guests can also pick up a selection of dark and bewitching merchandise based on the Festival of Mystique show

    Special Set: ¥1,880

    Popcorn Soda & Doughnuts: ¥600

    And of course, expect to tuck into a deliciously spooky menu too.

     

    ©Disney

  • Enjoy Tanabata Star Festival-Limited Drinks and Sweet Treats at Disneyland

    13.June.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Hi everyone, this is Midori from MMN’s Editorial Department.

     

    Are you familiar with Japan’s Star Festival called Tanabata? According to a legend that originated in China, two deities who were in love called Orihime and Hikoboshi could only meet once every year. Their meeting is represented by the stars Vega and Altair.  Their meeting is celebrated yearly in Japan with the Star Festival. To join in the celebration, Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea are holding a special event to celebrate called Tanabata Days . This event will run from June 6 to July 7, 2019.

     

    Today I’m going to introduce you to the limited edition sweet treats you can indulge in during the Tanabata Days festival period.

    Shaved Ice with Cream: ¥550

    Check out the Troubadour Tavern Cream Shaved Ice which consists of a cute and colourful mix of blue and pink ♡. A mountain of peach shaved ice sits on of a layer of blue jelly. This is topped with soft serve ice cream and sprinkles of Tanabata stars.  

    Sparkling Jelly Drink (grape): ¥380

    Next is a drink that is limited to Boiler Room Bites and Captain Hook’s Galley: The Sparkling Jelly Drink! It will leave you feeling refreshed and full of summer vibes. Enjoy the flavour of the sparkling soda along with grape jelly which is full of flavour. It is also  fun to pop the yellow balls of jelly.

    Grape & Blue Jelly with Souvenir Mug: ¥750

    Disney has revived their tradition of desserts in souvenir cups again. This time, you can leave Disney Resort with a beautiful teacup decorated with Mickey and Minnie dressed as the Tanabata deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. This cute souvenir cup is only available during Tanabata Days, so be careful! Enjoy the beautiful color gradation of the blue and grape jelly. This is topped with a dusting of magical stars. 

     

    Not only do these summery Tanabata treats look good, but they are also very tasty. Tanabata Days ends on July 7, so if you want something, make sure you get your hands on it in time.
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  • Wish Upon a Star at Japan’s Star Festival at Disneyland ♡

    11.June.2019 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Hi everyone, this is Midori from MMN’s Editorial Department.

    Are you familiar with Japan’s Star Festival called Tanabata? According to a legend that originated in China, two deities that were in love called Orihime and Hikoboshi could only meet once every year. Their meeting is represented by the stars Vega and Altair.  To celebrate the Star Festival, Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea are holding a special event to celebrate called Tanabata Days . This event will run from June 6 to July 7, 2019. There will be so much going on, but one thing I’m super excited about is the Tanabata Greeting Parade!

     

    From Mickey and Minnie who will make an entrance by rickshaw, there are so many characters you just have to see.

    Mickey and Minnie will be dressed as the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. Mickey and Minnie are always riding the giant floats at parades. As the rickshaw is so small in comparison to the floats, this is an opportunity to feel closer to them both.

    Mickey and Minnie’s friends will be joining in the celebration in a completely brand new way. They will be dressed in Japanese-style clothes holding bamboo leaves. Donald and Daisy will be on the floats, but all the others will be taking part in the parade on foot! This is a fantastic way to get up close to your favourite characters.

    Disney Princes and Princesses will also be making an appearance at the Tanabata Greeting Parade. On a normal day, you can sometimes see the princes and princesses around the park greeting the guests, however seeing a princess walking romantically with her prince is a completely rare and precious sight! The princesses will also not be riding on the floats so you can feel close to them.

    Happily Ever After ♡

     

    The music includes Disney arrangements of children’s Star Festival songs such as Bamboo Leaves are Rustling (Sasanoha Sarasara) and the nostalgic Tanabata Sama. These are songs that Japanese people grew up with and have heard many times. The park will definately deliver a very special arrangment of these songs!

     

    Come enjoy the fun of the star festival this year with your favourite Disney characters!
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  • Tokyo Disneyland: Write Down Your Wishes at the Tanabata Days Event

    10.June.2019 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Hi, everyone. I’m Midori, part of the editorial team here at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON.

     

    Tanabata, also known at the Star Festival, is a traditional annual festival in Japan which celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and and Hikoboshi who are only able to see each other once a year. Right now at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea a special Tanabata event is being held called “Tanabata Days.” It began on June 6 and will run until July 7.

     

    During the Tanabata season in Japan, people write their wishes on tanzaku, small pieces of paper, and hang them up before praying to the stars. If you head on over to Tokyo Disneyland right now you can do just that!

    At the entrance to Tokyo Disneyland in the World Bazaar is the “Wishing Place” where guests are invited to jot down their wishes. You’ll find it by spotting the two Tanabata decorations of Mickey and Minnie. If you look really close you’ll see that the characters are holding their own washing cards too. Be sure to sneak a peek♡

    You’ll also find Donald and Daisy to the side of Cinderella’s castle.

    Guests can get their own wishing cards from one of the cast members dressed in yukata. The cards are yellow. The cast also have pens and desks prepared for guests too.

    Once you’ve written your wish the next step is to hang it at the Wishing Place. The colours of the cards are different at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Perhaps your wish will be granted?

    When the evening settles in the Wishing Place is lit up and renamed the Starlight Wishing Place. The illuminations represent the stars and constellations that float in the Milky Way, all references to Tanabata.

    You’re sure to enjoy a magical and romantic Tanabata at this event, so be sure to check it out. The visuals and lights are of course gorgeous, but the music is wonderful!

     

    Perhaps your dream to the stars will come true at Disneyland’s Wishing Place♪
    © Disney

  • Tokyo Disney Resort® Launches Pink Pop Paradise Ice Cream-Themed Goods

    04.June.2019 | FASHION / SPOT

    On June 3rd, Tokyo Disney Resort®  launched “Pink Pop Paradise”. This involves the release of a new line of cute goods and treats which are designed around the theme of “ice cream”.

     

    Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Mickey Plush Toy Badge:  ¥2,200 (tax included)

    Strawberry Ice Cream Minnie Plush Toy Badge:  ¥2,200 (tax included)

    There are 13 special goods available in the Pink Pop Paradise series, including plush toy badges where Disney characters wear ice cream-coloured costumes. Examples include the Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Mickey and the Strawberry Ice Cream Minnie Plush Toy Badges.

     

    Uchiwa fan: ¥500 (tax included)

    Uchiwa fan:  ¥500 (tax included)

    An ice cream uchiwa fan that gives off the mild and sweet scent of ice cream when rubbed.

    Sun Visor: ¥3,000(税込)

    Tote Bag: ¥3,200 (tax included)

    The lineup also includes an ice cream-themed sun visor, a clear and summery tote bag and many more goods that will make you really feel like you’re at a theme park in the summer. You’ll have so much fun with these cute Pop Pink Paradise goods. 

    What about actual ice cream? A cute Mickey-themed biscuit and colourful chocolate toppings add rainbows of colour into this brand new soft serve ice cream. These ice creams, which are generously covered in all kinds of chocolatey sweetness, are irresistibly photogenic and are the perfect way to stay cool and have fun during the summer ♡

     

     

    ©Disney

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