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

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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!
    © Disney

  • DisneySea Celebrates Summer With Duffy’s Summer Fun ー Get Ready for Summer Food and Photo Spots

    12.June.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

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

    This summer at DisneySea, Duffy and Friends are holding a fun event called Duffy’s Summer Fun which will be held from June 6 to August 8, 2019. During the event, there will be cute Duffy-themed food, new decorations and photo spots so I just had to go witness it for myself. This is what I found!

    Iced Caramel Milk Tea with Souvenir Coaster: ¥1,000 (after tax)

    This iced caramel milk tea comes with a coaster that is an inflatable swim ring. The milk tea comes with the inflatable swim ring as a set at Cape Cod Confections which is located inside the American Waterfront.

    The float coaster and its summery design includes not only Duffy, but also ShellieMay and many other friends. Even before the floats were released, fans were amazed by the cute designs. In fact, there was a large queue for them on the first day of sales!

     

    You can also take a cute photo together with Duffy. If you want a photo with Duffy, you should head to Cape Cod where many have been set up. Finding your perfect spot couldn’t be easier!

    The milk tea is moderately sweet with a mild bitter caramel flavour. It’s perfect to sip while on walk down the streets of Cape Cod.

     

    Duffy’s Pawprint Burger

    Cape Cod Cook-Off First Prize Set: ¥1080 (after tax)

    The burger in the Duffy Pawprint burger contains a beef patty with lettuce and grated cheese. This is topped with taco meat sauce. What a perfect meal for a hot summer’s day.

    If you pay an extra ¥1,100, you can also get a Duffy and Friends souvenir lunch bag.

     

    Unique Park Decorations Around Every Corner

    There are so many decorations that are mainly focussed around the Cape Cod area. These are only around for the event period.

    You can actually sit in these chairs. This is another example of a photospot where you can take a seat alongside the Duffy crew, who are waiting to take a dip in the sea! How about taking a photo of your own Duffy in the chair?

    After a short walk, you will discover Duffy and Friends again but this time, they are playing in a sandbox. You could take a photo of them as they are but feel free to join them. ♪

    There are also large decorations around the park, which are the perfect spots to take photos with your friends.

    Of course these photo spots are a great opportunity to take lots of selfies, but you could also take a picture of your own stuffed Duffy toy which could be quite interesting. If you have your own Duffy toy at home, you just cannot go to DisneySea without them!

    There is even a photo spot at DisneySea Station (Disney Resort line) located in front of the entrance to Disney Resort. Please do not forget to check this out.

     

    Come enjoy a fun day out in the summer sun with DisneySea’s iconic character Duffy.

  • 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.
    © Disney

  • Tokyo DisneySea’s® New Area to be Named ‘Fantasy Springs’

    22.May.2019 | SPOT

    Previously unnamed, Tokyo DisneySea’s new themed port which is currently under development with a completion window of 2022 is to be called Fantasy Springs.

     

    The area is part of a project to expand Tokyo DisneySea. It will be the eighth themed port with approximately ¥250 billion being invested into its construction, the most expensive expansion of Tokyo Disney Resort.

    The port is placed into a Disney fantasy world where magical springs flow. It will be made up of three Disney-themed areas: FrozenTangled and Peter Pan. Each area will have its own themed attractions and restaurants where guests can immerse themselves in the world of the films.

    The most luxurious rooms of the Disney Hotel will tower over the springs which will be home to a total of four new attractions, three restaurants and a shop.

     

    ©Disney

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Disney Tsum Tsum Chocolate Covered Cookies

    01.June.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

    In this recipe, we’ll learn how to make a recipe from the book Disney Tsum Tsum Sweets Recipes pictured above.

     

    As well as the characters pictured on the front cover, others include Winnie the Pooh, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck. We’ll make the ears from marble chocolate than our usual chocolate plastic. The middle is like a sandwiched cookie, so you get a deliciously crunchy texture♡

     

    1. Ingredients

    Silicone cupcake case (my cupcake sections are 6cm)

    White chocolate

    Matcha chocolate

    Marble chocolate

    Chocolate plastic (also called “modelling chocolate”)

    Chocolate pen

    Oreo cookies

    Pink, yellow, blue and green food colouring

     

    2. Melt the chocolates separately over a bain marie and pour them into separate sections of the cupcake case, about halfway in each.

    3. Place Oreo cookies into each like so.

    4. Cover the cookies with the remaining chocolate and chill in the refrigerator until set.

    5. Once fully set, the final step is to decorate with our chocolate plastic, marble chocolate and chocolate pen.

     

    Sully’s purple ears are made with chocolate plastic.

    Pooh’s ears are made from marble chocolate.

    To see how I fully decorated my cookies check out the video I made below!

    Lining them up like Disney Tsum Tsum toys makes them look really cute! All of the recipes I used this time are from the Japanese recipe book Disney Tsum Tsum Sweets Recipes (Japanese Title: ディズニーツムツムのスイーツレシピ). It shows how to create lots of different characters!

     

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

     

    ©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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  • Cute Disney Halloween Confections Coming to Ginza Cozy Corner

    24.September.2019 | FOOD

    Ginza Cozy Corner has revealed a new batch of adorable Disney-themed Halloween sweets that will be available to purchase between September 27 and October 31.

    Disney Halloween Collection (9 Sweets) – ¥2,300 (Before Tax)

    Ginza Cozy Corner’s Halloween treats prove popular every single year. This year they’re taking on a completely new theme they are calling “Mickey & Friends’ Trick or Treat.” The Disney Halloween Collection includes an assortment of individual confections each with motifs of Mickey and the Disney cast, such as Goofy, Pluto and Donald Duck.

    Mickey’s is a candy apple tart, Minnie’s is a candy-inspired roll cake, Donald’s is a chocolate ice cream tart―the list goes on. Each one has been carefully designed to be as cute and delicious as possible. Perfect finger-food treats for Halloween parties and simple get-togethers!

    Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Pudding – ¥360 (Before Tax)

    Minnie Mouse Pumpkin Pudding – ¥360 (Before Tax)

    There are also Mickey and Minnie-themed puddings made with sweet and rich pumpkin. These milk puddings spurt out bright-red raspberry sauce when your spoon hits the middle. Each pudding also comes with its very own Mickey or Minnie dressed in vampire outfits.

     

    Be sure to visit Ginza Cozy Corner if you’re in Japan for Halloween this year for some cute and tasty Disney treats!

     

    ©Disney

  • Dress Up in Tokyo Disneyland’s Spooky Outfits and Enjoy Disney Halloween 2019

    22.September.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    It’s only been a week since Halloween begun at Tokyo Disney Resort, and already guests are loving it. “Ghosts” are in the spotlight this year at Tokyo Disneyland, and they are serving up a spooky and ghostly time this year all the way up to October 31.

     

    Tokyo Disneyland Halloween Gear

    Since it’s Halloween, and you’ve made the effort to travel to Tokyo Disneyland, why not dress up too with one of the park’s many pieces of Halloween costume items?

    Mickey Mouse Ear Hat – ¥2,000

    The classic Mickey Mouse ear hat has taken on a Halloween theme for the event, wrapped in ripped bandages and spiderweb.

    Poncho – ¥3,900 (Sizes S~LL) *Kid’s size is ¥3,300

    Mickey has also turned into a white ghost but it doesn’t seem too spooky―friendly, actually―as he enjoys his drink and churro for the design of this poncho. It seems like he just wants to get in on the fun too.

    Cap – ¥2,800 / Parker – ¥4,900

    Transform into a black cat too with one of the many clothing items too, serving a completely different aura to the ear hats.

     

    Spooky Boo! Parade

    Once you’re all dressed up, it’s time to go and watch the Spooky Boo! Parade where the Disney cast and an army of ghosts invite guests into the Halloween festivities. Multiple stories will take place across the parade at once, so no matter which part of the parade you are watching, there’ll be plenty to enjoy. The parade takes place twice a day.

     

    Decorations

    Be sure to check out the decorations in front of Cinderella’s Castle while watching the parade, featuring the Disney cast dressed in their Halloween costumes.

    You’ll find ghosts hidden all around the park. Be on the lookout and see how many you can spot!

     

    Special Menu

    Wipe away your fatigue from walking around the park with one of the many special Halloween items on the menu at restaurants and cafes across Tokyo Disneyland.

    Popcorn Soda & Doughnut – ¥600 @ Boiler Room Bites and elsewhere

    The scrumptious popcorn coupled with the pumpkin flavoured doughnut make for a delightfully delicious combination. This is sure to whet your appetite right away.

    Short Rib Cone – ¥500 @ The Gazebo

    The cone is filled with ashed purple sweet potato and, short rib, and cheese sauce. A perfect little bite to walk around and eat while in the park when you’re feeling peckish.

    Special Set – ¥1,050 @ Sweetheart Cafe

    Arriving with a cute Jack Skellington bun is this potato salad and tomato beef-filled burger. When you unwrap the packaging and place the burger on top like in the photo, it looks like Sally is gazing lovingly at Jack♡

     

    Nighttime Decorations

    When night falls, Main Street at World Bazaar will light up with projecting mapping and Halloween music will play, creating an exciting Halloween nighttime experience. Fireworks will also launch into the night sky and be Halloween-themed too.

     

    Join the ghosts this year at Tokyo Disneyland for an exciting Halloween Party!

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Pound Cake For Halloween

    22.September.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

     

    In this recipe, I will show you how to make the perfect treat for Halloween: a pumpkin and cream cheese pound cake, finished with cute bats and a ghost. This is a super easy recipe that can be made by simply putting everything into a blender and baking it in the oven. By the end of you you will have yourself a Halloween-themed rich pound cake as soft as Japanese pudding.

     

    1: Ingredients (Makes one 22cm pound cake)

    150g cream cheese

    250g cooked pumpkin (skin and seeds removed)

    50g-60g sugar

    1 egg

    150ml fresh cream

    20g soft wheat flour

     

    2: Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender

    3: Once the mix takes on a smooth texture, pour into a cake tin and bake at 180℃ for 40 minutes. Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool, then leave in the fridge overnight.

    4: Once the cake has set, slice a piece and add your dollop of fresh cream for your ghost and decorate.

    To see how I did the toppings, check the video I made above. Once your cute toppings are done, your cake is ready to enjoy!

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

    Profile

    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

  • Duffy and Friends’ Delightful Autumn Woods Event Takes Place Alongside Disney Halloween at Tokyo DisneySea

    21.September.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Tokyo Disney Resort has finally begun its 2019 Halloween festivities, but there’s one more event happening this autumn which is just as worthy your time: Delightful Autumn Woods, themed entirely on Duffy and Friends.

    The Cape Code area of the park has already welcomed the harvest season, with Duffy and Friends motifs being spotted throughout, as well as a line-up of exclusive merchandise, themed menu items, and more. We’ve picked out some of our favourites from the food and merch line-up to show you♡

     

    Must-Buy Special Merchandise

    Plush Toy Badges – ¥2,000 Each

    Duffy and his pals have dressed up in various cute outfits for these plush toys, from a squirrel costume to an owl cape and more. These characters are adorable already but are even more so dressed in fall clothes!

    Plush Toy – ¥2,900

    These plush toys can be worn around your arm or used for wrapping up curtains. The straps are velcro and so can fit on both kids and adults arms.

    Postcards – ¥450

    Send someone important to you a postcard this autumn with one of these cute postcards featuring Duffy and Friends enjoying their time in the red and yellow-leaved woods.

     

    Special Autumn Menu

    At Cape Cod Cook-Off, a counter-service restaurant at Tokyo DisneySea, you can get your hands on a special menu line-up for the duration of the event which also comes with souvenirs. Your delicious desserts are served on and in crockery you can take home.

    Milk Chocolate & Milk Purin w/ Souvenir Cup – ¥900 @ Cape Cod Cook-Off

    This double-layered chocolate mousse and milk pudding is topped with raspberry sauce which gives a sweet punch to the soft pudding. It comes together with a cute Delightful Autumn Woods mug which you can take home as a souvenir.

    Purple Sweet Potato Mont Blanc w/ Souvenir Plate @ Cape Cod Cook-Off

    Thick with purple sweet potato cream, this mont blanc comes with a cute Duffy and Friends plate. Sweet potato is an autumn flavour so this one’s a must-try.

    Souvenir Lunch Case – ¥1,200 @ Cape Cod Cook-Off

    You can also order a lunch set which comes with its own lunch bag that you can take home. The hamburger is seasoned with burger sauce and topped with cheese. It comes with fries and a drink too.

     

    If you’re visiting Tokyo Disney Resort for Disney Halloween 2019, be sure to pop over to Tokyo DisneySea to catch Duffy and Friends too!

  • Tokyo DisneySea’s New Halloween Show is a Thrilling Must-See

    17.September.2019 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Disney Halloween 2019 has finally begun, and this year, Tokyo DisneySea is serving guests a dark and mysterious Halloween experience to keep them on edge. The festivities will run all the way up to October 31.

     

    We visited the park to see Festival of Mystique, an all-new colourful and flamboyant show introduced this year. Here’s our report.

    The show began with music chiming in at Porto Paradiso in Mediterranean Harbor upon which trickled out lines of costumed friends of the sea. The beautifully dressed ladies at the front then spoke of a Halloween festival that was once held at the port, and their intention to resurrect it.

    Out came a merrymaking Mickey mouse and Disney cast aboard a ship, clad in cute outfits the likes of which have never been seen before at the park.

    Donald Duck, Goofy, Chip and Dale all got off the boat and headed towards the ladies, almost as if charmed by the allure of their beautiful and bewitching singing voices. This was followed by a sudden whimper by Pluto as he looked on towards Mickey. “Pluto, you’ve got to be a good boy! We’ve put a lot of effort into this Halloween,” Mickey said to him. When he said this he began to think that something strange was going on with the festival―like something was going to happen…

    The singing and dancing ladies went on to teach the onlooking guests a few dance moves to get involved with the show. Everybody danced together with Mickey as the leader.

     

    It wasn’t long however before the mood and tone of the music took an uncomfortable turn…

    Before we realised it, Mickey had been locked inside a cage! But he was dancing and having fun literally just seconds before―what happened?!

    Luckily, Minnie Mouse comes to the rescue to save Mickey and bring the fun Halloween festivity back. She takes the lead and dances with the guests this time.

     

    So what happened to the Disney characters, and what was their fate? We don’t want to spoil the ending, so you’ll have to see it for yourself this fall!

     

    ©️Disney

  • Duffy and Friends Sweet Dreams Merchandise to be Sold at Tokyo DisneySea

    16.September.2019 | FASHION

    When you think about Duffy and Friends you think cute and fluffy, and that no matter what you just want to jump in and cuddle up to them. Tokyo DisneySea® agrees and so has announced that it will begin selling a range of bedtime merchandise with the theme “Duffy’s Sweet Dreams” from October 8.

    Plush Toys – ¥4,000 Each

    Pyjamas (Women’s M/L Sizes) – ¥5,200        Hand Cream Set – ¥2,800

    Duffy and Friends look like they are having the most wonderful dreams in this cute collection. The plush toys live up to those fluffy expectations and are waiting to be hugged by you under their warm blankets. There’s also pyjamas, hand cream and other items for you to enjoy an equally peaceful sleep this coming autumn.

     

    There are also some items which you can wear when visiting the park or when popping out.

    Caps – ¥3,600 Each

    Parkers (Women’s S/M/L/LL Sizes) – ¥5,400 Each

    Mittons – ¥2,000 Each

    Shoulder Bags – ¥3,600 Each

    Co-ordinate your cut Duffy and Friends fashion with the ear-tipped caps and shoulder bags. Couple that with the mittons and a parker to ensure you stay warm. It would be a lot of fun to dress up with friends too with these items. The time for outings and pleasure trips is about to begin, so take Duffy and Friends along for the ride with you.

     

    ©Disney

    *Photos are for illustrative purposes only

  • Tokyo DisneySea’s Dark Halloween Festivities For 2019 Begin

    14.September.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Disney Halloween 2019 has finally begun! The Tokyo DisneySea fun is set to run until October 31 where it will provide guests with a dark and mysterious Halloween experience that will keep you on edge… like something’s about to happen, but you’re not sure what.

    Tokyo DisneySea’s decor takes on a more grown-up bewitching look compared to Tokyo Disneyland’s cute decorations.

    Hung throughout the park you will find decorative banners featuring illustrations of Disney characters dressed in their spooky garments. This year, Mickey, Minnie and the rest of the cast invite guests into a truly bewitching wonderland.


    If you pop over to American Waterfront you’ll find some great photo opportunities, like the Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck statues waiting to welcome you at the entrance, clad in hauntingly beautiful attire and stood next to night-black pumpkins and dried flowers.


    You’ll find the rest of the costumed characters further in too. Be sure to get photos with everyone!

    Chicken & Vegetable Steamed Bun – ¥600 @ Nautilus Galley / Teriyaki Chicken Rubber Ring Steamed Bun – ¥600 @ Seaside Snacks

    Nothing has been left out from the Halloween spell this year, even the food menu and drinks which arrive in festive colours like black and purple like this bandage-wrapped mummy steamed bun and rubber ring steamed bun.

    Inside the mummy is a delicious concoction of chicken, cabbage, and other veg.

    The rubber ring steamed bun is the perfect snack to munch on as you walk around the park. It’s filled with rich teriyaki chicken wrapped in a striking purple dough.

    All of the food is packaged in cute packaging too―don’t throw it away straight away and check out which illustration you got!

    Assorted Sweets – ¥430 @ Gondolier Snacks and elsewhere

    Check out these bite-sized confections, from a mini baumkuchen cake on a lollipop stick to strawberry cheesecake and purple sweet potato cream mochi. The chewy mochi Mickey can only be described as kawaii♡

    Grape Tapioca Tea – ¥500 @ Mamma Biscotti’s Bakery

    Sparkling Black Tea Tapioca Drink – ¥450 @ Hudson River Harvest

    Tokyo Disneyland’s tapioca drinks are really popular in summer, and for Halloween they’ve arrived with all-new flavours, exclusive to the Disney Halloween event.

    There’s lots to see and experience at this year’s Disney Halloween. Be sure to look everywhere, even in shop windows. And if you’re eager to see more of the food and drinks available at both parks then click here.

  • Sanrio’s Kuromi Takes Over Harmonyland This Halloween For Devilish Events

    08.September.2019 | SPOT

    Sanrio character theme park Harmonyland in Oita has announced this year’s Halloween event, Kuromi’s Happy Halloween, which will begin on September 13. The devilish and mischievous Kuromi, whose birthday is on October 31-Halloween day-is taking over the park this year to deliver a very cute and just a tiny bit spooky Halloween to kids and adults this year.

     

    Harmonyland’s Halloween Night Party, a huge hit every year, will also return on October 26. In addition to Kuromi’s birthday event, Wish me mell, another one of Sanrio’s cute characters, will also celebrate her birthday on September 20.

    The event also has its own story. While Hello Kitty was having fun preparing for Halloween with everyone, Kuromi looked at the calendar and noticed that the park was scheduled to be closed on October 31, her birthday. Angry by this decision, the scheming Kuromi began Halloween preparations of her own.

     

    Pashakawa SWEET HALLOWEEN

    This event is a chance to meet your favourite characters, who will be dressed up in their Halloween costumes, and take a photo with them. Be sure to say the secret password to them, “trick or treat,” to get some free candy! The fun doesn’t stop there though, as there’ll be a chance to dance with the characters too.

     

    Omotenashi Hello Kitty Cafe

    Hello Kitty will serve as owner of the Hello Kitty Cafe, while Kuromi will be your maid along with the cafe staff, and Meister Cinnamon will learn your name and teach teach it to the rest of the character staff. At the end of the show, the cafe staff will change into their Halloween costumes.

     

    Halloween Photo Spots

    Special Halloween photos spots will be dotted around for Halloween where you can snap some cute pictures. From pumpkin heads of Hello Kitty, My Melody and  Kuromi to flower beds decorated with Kuromi, there will be no shortage of Instagrammable spots for photos. And when you get close to the two flower beds, you might just run into a trick set up by Kuromi herself… Also, the background music playing at the park was all chosen by Kuromi.

     

    Halloween Merch & Menu

    Of course, there will be lots of exclusive character merchandise to grab, as well as a cute themed menu designed just for Halloween.

     

    Halloween Night Party ~Pink or Black~

    The popular Halloween Night Party returns again this year, a one-night-only spectacle of lights, music and dance. The theme this year is “pink or black.” Clad yourself in one or both of these colours and have a fun Halloween night!

     

    ・Date: October 26, 2019 (18:00-21:00)

    ・Price: ¥1,000 (Everyone aged 4+) *Price is reduced to ¥500 to those who hold an annual ticke

    ・A shuttle bus will be operating for free (limited spaces)

     

    Celebrate Halloween this year together with Kuromi.

     

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  • Universal Studios Japan Scales Up Halloween Events For 2019

    06.September.2019 | SPOT

    The ever-popular Universal Surprise Halloween event is set to return again this year to Universal Studios Japan and will run from September 6 to November 4.

    The event is set to be bigger than ever this year, with more attractions than ever before, as well as the event’s three main elements―Zekkyo Halloween, Otana Halloween, and Kowa Kawa Halloween―making use of the entire park. Look forward to a unique and spooky Halloween experience the very second you enter the park.

     

    Zekkyo Halloween

    Three main events run every year during Universal Surprise Halloween. The first of these we are taking a look at is Zekkyo (“Screaming”) Halloween, which plunges guests into terrifying experiences, the kind of scream-inducing encounters you conjure up in your imagination at Halloween.

     

    As part of Zekkyo Halloween, just some of the exciting and hair-raising attractions include the brand new horror maze which will see you running for your life through its twists and turns, the return of the extremely popular zombie dance show, a survival horror maze based off the Resident Evil game series, and much, much more.

     

    Otona Halloween

    Otona (“Adult”) Halloween is a more sophisticated kind of Halloween experience aimed at adults, clad with glamour and fashion, but certainly not free of scares.

     

    Halloween 2019 sees the return of the interactive theatre event Hotel Albert in a brand-new sequel, Hotel Albert 2: Requiem. We covered last year’s here, but in summary, it’s an immersive theatre experience in which guests act as participants in the play. Guests walked around the attraction as characters in the story and experienced a beautifully haunting tale unfold before them. What secrets does the sequel hold? You’ll have to attend to find out!

     

    A new horror restaurant, named Park Side Grill ~Cursed Banquet Of Roses~, will serve up magnificent meals while imbuing a sense of uncanny in its diners.

     

    Kowa Kawa Halloween

    Of course, it’s not all doom and gloom at Universal Surprise Halloween. Children will get to enjoy Kowa Kawa (“Creepy-Cute”) Halloween again this year in all its Halloween trickery. Minions and the Sesame Street cast will be present and dressed in mischievous costumes. The incredible Festa de Parade will run the street, and kids will be able to catch falling candy at Happy Trick Or Treat where it will rain down like a waterfall.

     

    USJ is a spearhead in Japan’s Halloween culture, so if you’re there for the spooky season, make sure you don’t miss out.

     

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  • Halloween at HEP FIVE Osaka: Horror Ferris Wheel, Guillotine Photo Spot & More

    06.September.2019 | SPOT

    Osaka’s landmark shopping centre HEP in Umeda is just a short 3-minute walk from Umeda Station, meaning you don’t have to worry so much about looking over your shoulder to see if Michael Myers or Dracula is following this Halloween as you make your way to “HEP FIVE HORROR×HORROR AUTUMN.”

     

    This bone-chilling event is set to deliver horror, beauty and fashion all in one place.

     

    Junji Inagawa’s Horror Ferris Wheel

    The Horror Ferris Wheel was such a hit last year that it’s set to return again this Halloween, better and scarier than ever. There will be two Ferris wheels, each inspired by two of ghost story writer Junji Inagawa’s masterpieces. Incorporating an all-new horror system, the Ferris wheels will take riders up 106 meters high for a hair-raising experience they cannot escape. Once you’re in, you’re in until the end.

     

    Monster Food

    Of course, no Halloween party is complete without some fang-tastic food. HEP FIVE’s restaurants have each whipped up their own unique dishes for the holiday.

     

    Lulu Hashimoto’s Doll World

    Lulu Hashimoto has garnered attention both in Japan and overseas as the “living doll” for her doll costume. She will be present at HEP FIVE where you can get a photo with her at the first floor entrance atrium.

     

    Date: October 12, 2019

    Time: Slot ① 13:00 (Floors 5F-6F), Photos at 13:30 / Slot ② 15:00 (Floors 3F-4F), Photos at 15:30 /  Slot ③ 17:00 (Floors B1F & 2F), Photos at 17:30

    Locations: The initial fan greeting will take place at various places across the shopping centre, and photos will take place on the first floor atrium

    Getting a Photo: Tickets will be handed out from 11:00 on the day. 15 people per slot on a first-come, first-served basis.

     

    Horror Show Time

    Ghost performed Sadawo is set to take on the form of Japan’s most famous horror icon Sadako from Ringu while riding a Segway. Look forward to a whole host of terrifying performances.

     

    Date: October 19, 2019

    Times: ①12:00 (Floots 6F-7F) / ②14:00 (Floors 4F-5F) / ③16:00 (Floors 2F-3F) / ④18:00 (Floors B1F-1F)

    Locations: Various places across the shopping centre

     

    Guillotine Photo Spot

    Get your photo taken at the guillotine photo spot at the first floor atrium and look like something straight out of a slasher movie. Make it even better by dressing up in cosplay or Halloween outfits with friends!

    Enjoy a horror experience like no other this Halloween at HEP in Umeda, Osaka.

  • Tokyo Disney Resort Unveils Its Spooky Halloween Merchandise and Food Menus

    04.September.2019 | FASHION / FOOD

    This year’s Disney Halloween is set to hit Tokyo Disneyland® and Tokyo DisneySea® on September 10. In the run up to the event, Tokyo Disney Resort released some of the parks’ Halloween merchandise early on Monday.

     

    Special Merchandise

    Long-Sleeve T-Shirt: Men’s ¥3,600 / Women’s ¥3,300 (*Men’s in picture)

    Gloves – ¥1,200 @ Grand Emporium, Tokyo Disneyland

    From skeletal hand gloves to ghostly headbands, ghoulish Mickey ears and more, Tokyo Disneyland® has you set for your Halloween dress-up this year.

    Headbands & Ear Hats @ Grand Emporium, Tokyo Disneyland & Emporio, Tokyo DisneySea

    Grab the cute pumpkin-coloured Minnie headband or cool bandage-wrapped ear hat at both parks and get your scare on.

    We recommend picking a full set, such as the skeleton t-shirt with the skele-ghost ear hat, or the bridal costume for a hauntingly beautiful Halloween. Mix and match to make your own spooky looks.

     

    Special Food Menus

    Popcorn Soda & Doughnut – ¥600 @ Captain Hook’s Galley, Tokyo Disneyland

    Forget trick-or-treat candy and order one of the many fun menu items at the parks, including this fizzy caramel popcorn flavoured beverage. The scrumptious popcorn coupled with the pumpkin flavoured doughnut make for a delightfully delicious combination.

    Chicken & Vegetable Steamed Bun – ¥600 @ Nautilus Galley, Tokyo DisneySea / Teriyaki Chicken Rubber Ring Steamed Bun – ¥600 @ Seaside Snacks, Tokyo DisneySea

    From a bandage-wrapped mummy steamed bun to a purple rubber ring steamed bun with a bat on it, Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland aren’t short of Halloween bites this year, all so cute they seem a waste to eat!

    Cassis & Passion Fruit Wine Cocktail – ¥680 @ Cafe Portofino, Tokyo DisneySea

    Whisky & Orange Cocktail – ¥680 @ Barnacle Bill’s, Tokyo DisneySea

    Choose from five striking alcoholic drinks including the Cassis & Passion Fruit Wine Cocktail, which has a perfect balance of sweet and sour, and the Whiskey & Orange Cocktail, a mix of whisky, black tea and orange cocktail for an easy-to-knock-back flavour combination.

    There is much terrifying excitement to be had this Disney Halloween. Put on your Halloween costume, order some food, and take lots of Instagrammable pictures at night. You won’t soon be forgetting your Halloween experience at Tokyo DisneySea or Tokyo Disneyland.

     

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    *The merchandise and menu items shown are subject to change without notice. Additionally, items are subject to selling out or discontinuation. Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

  • Dare To Treat Yourself to One of These 5 Halloween Dishes

    03.September.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    One of Japan’s most favourite celebrations of the year is Halloween. As autumn is setting in, you will notice halloween decorations gradually drift into shop windows and more importantly, Halloween-themed desserts and meals taking over restaurant menus. To prepare for this delicious apocalypse, we are now unveiling this year’s top Halloween meals and desserts you really need to look out for. 

     

     

    Krispy Kreme Halloween Doughnuts

    Krispy Kreme branches across Japan will be releasing their pumpkin, chestnut and apple flavoured selection called MONSTER HARVEST in Monster DINER from September 11 to October 31.

    *Some branches may not sell the Halloween collection. 

    Halloween Dozen (Box of 12) Available: September 11 ー October 31, 2019 Price: ¥2,000 (before tax)

    If you’re having a Halloween party with friends and family then this box of a dozen doughnuts is the perfect treat. It contains autumn-limited flavours such as pumpkin, apple chestnut as well as some of KKDJ’s classic doughnuts. Here’s a nice trick to save money on your treats: You save ¥440 if you purchase this box over individually purchasing the same doughnuts. Add a splash of autumn colour to your Halloween with this beautiful box of delicious doughnuts. 

     

    ▼Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Japan Website: https://krispykreme.jp/

     

     

    Halloween Menu at The Pokémon Cafe, Nihonbashi 

    The Pokémon Cafe in Nihonbashi, Tokyo has revealed its Halloween food and drink line-up for the spooky season which will arrive early on September 7 be served until October 31.

     

    Pikachu’s Greedy Halloween Plate 2019 – ¥1,706 (w/ Plate ¥2,894)

    This year’s Halloween plate features Pikachu wearing a witch’s hat. This filling plate features a pumpkin salad, spaghetti and more. Plenty to keep you going until the late-night candy snacking!

    When ordering a drink at the cafe you’ll receive one of six possible original design coasters. New designs will replace these from September 7. One of the six designs is being kept a secret!

     For the duration of the Halloween event, there’s also a limited-edition lunch mat and clear coaster to get your hands on. These are limited in stock so you’ll want to catch ’em all quickly! And don’t forget, you have to book a table in advance to dine at the Pokémon Cafe.

     

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     Pokémon, ポケットモンスター and ポケモン are registered trademarks of Nintendo, Creatures Inc. and GAME FREAK inc.

     

    ▼ Pokémon Cafe
    Address: 2-1-2 Nihombashi | Nihombashi Takashimaya SC East Bldg. 5F, Chuo 103-0027, Tokyo Prefecture
    Business Hours: 10:30-22:00

    Closed during Nihombashi Takashimaya SC East Bldg’s closed hours.

    Reservations: https://reserve.pokemon-cafe.jp/

    Official Website: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/

     

     

    Cute Halloween Desserts at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Tokyo

    The Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Tokyo has revealed that  that it will serve up its Halloween Sweets Selection again this year at the hotel’s pastry boutique ORIGAMI located on floor B2F. The confectionery chefs have spun some spooky fun into this collection of 10 cute treats.

     Frankenstein – ¥1,760 / Phantom – ¥1,760 / Cyclops – ¥1,760

    The Phantom is a popular confection every year at the hotel, but this year he’s had two new freaky friends carved out for him: Frankenstein’s monster and a Cyclops. These white chocolate monsters are filled with chocolate-covered almonds, macadamia nuts and other hidden delights.

     

    Halloween Sweets Selection

    Running: October 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019

    Location: ORIGAMI, The Capitol Hotel Tokyu Floor B2F

    Full Sweets Line-Up: https://www.tokyuhotels.co.jp/capitol-h/restaurant/boutique/plan/50306/index.html

     

    The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

    Address: 2-10-3 Nagatacho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

    Official Website: https://www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/global/capitol-h/

     

     

    Cool, Cute and Cutting Edge Halloween Treats: Alice Halloween Party Buffet 2019 

    Fantasy-themed restaurant Alice in an Old Castle has unveiled a new Halloween edition of their grand all-you-can-eat buffet. The Alice Halloween Party Buffet 2019 will take place from September 7 to October 31, 2019, serving up 30 varieties of desserts and light bites for their Halloween-limited event. 

     

    This season, they are serving a mummy-themed croque madame and carrot cake with a vibrant orange Halloween colour. They will also be bringing out their Alice in Wonderland Pink Spicy Curry which is a filling curry which has become the popular number one. The Pumpkin Potage Soup and many other autumn-themed dishes will also become part of the lineup. There is surely no better way to enjoy your time than to indulge in these splendid desserts and delicious snacks. 

     

    ▼ Alice in an Old Castle

    Address: Floor B1 Suzuwa Building, 2-16-8, Minami Ikebukuro Toshima, Tokyo

    Regular Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 17:00-23:30(L.O.22:30)

    Weekends/national holidays  16:00-23:30(L.O.22:30)

    No regular holidays (dependent on Suzuwa Building closing times)

    Website: https://www.hotpepper.jp/strJ000999805/

     

     

    Omotesando Q-pot CAFE. Cute Halloween Menu 

    Q-pot. is known for its accessory brand, which features jewellery made to look like sweets and desserts. It is also known for the Q-pot CAFE. which flips that concept, instead making sweets and desserts that look just like real accessories. For Halloween this year, the Q-pot CAFE. has whipped up a spooky menu with the theme “DEVIL NIGHT” featuring appearances of all things Halloween from pumpkins to ghosts.

    Vampire Afternoon Tea Set – ¥2,400 each (price after tax, a minimum of two people required)

    *Contains milk, eggs and wheat

    Take a look at this spooky afternoon tea set perfect for adults! From devils to monsters, Q-pot CAFE. has recruited a number of freaky friends for their themed dishes to terrorize your tastebuds.

    The top plate comes with sponge and cream cheesecake pops coated in chocolate and salty breadsticks. The set also comes with homemade scones made from butter cream and sweet and tangy berry sauce, devil heart macaron-topped cupcakes, and pumpkin macarons which are bound to set your Halloween levels to max!

    The bottom plate features savoury foods. The croissants are filled with egg, aromatic basil and dried tomatoes which provide an interesting texture.  The set also includes skewers of olives, mini tomatoes and pickles, and a Halloween Pumpkin soup.

     

    If you are experiencing Halloween in Japan, you just have to try the themed desserts and meals!

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