Let’s take a detour to a far away Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland! Let’s also set the clock back to the beginning with this neat “Preview Day Only” ticket. The Park opened April 15, 1983, so this must have been before that? If that’s a date code in red, I can only guess that “58.3-24” is March 24th, 1983? Maybe Tokyo Magic over at "Meet the Word" blog can tell us, oh and be sure to check out the amazing “Meet the World” blog (link).
From 1981 here’s a nice glossy brochure detailing what was being planned for Tokyo Disneyland.
Lots of fun details in here, from what I can tell, it came out pretty much as planned. After checking out the place in detail (check out Meet the World back posts for a super tour) I really want to visit this park!
In the description of Fantasyland there is mention of the Mickey Mouse Revue. This was a Walt Disney World original attraction (from 1971) that was moved to Tokyo for the opening of Tokyo Disneyland. According to the current TDL website (link) the Mickey Mouse Revue is “closing permanently May 25, 2009”. I hear it is to be replaced with “Mickey's PhilharMagic” I know some folks like that Phihar Magic show, but it really is awful, just another lame 3-D movie along the lines of “Honey I Shrunk the Audience”. What are they going to do with all those audio-animatronics? I know a large theater in Tomorrowland Disneyland Anaheim with a stale 3-D show that would be perfect for the Mickey Mouse Revue!
You can see my other Tokyo Disneyland Ticket posts here (link).