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Our 30th Anniversary! Sneak Report of Tokyo DisneySea’s "Christmas Wish 2013!"

Updated Jun 13, 2017

Now that we’re in the Christmas season, Tokyo DisneySea has their “Christmas Wish 2013” event happening. During this time of the year at Tokyo DisneySea, they have their Christmas version shows and it feels doubly special! It feels even more romantic than normal inside the part, making it great for a date. Today I’m going to introduce to you the highlights of “Christmas Wish 2013,” a special Christmas version show befitting dates and more.

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30 Minutes of Bliss! Christmas Version of "Big Band Beat" is Amazing


A portion of the regular shows at Tokyo DisneySea have changed to their Christmas versions for “Christmas Wish 2013,” and there’s so much to look out for! First, I’ll start with the Christmas version of the “Big Band Beat” show.

The first half of the Big Band Beat show, Goofy is dressed as Santa and does some cool dancing to a Christmas medley. Halfway through Goofy moves to the guest seating and the scenes where he’s running around are very exciting. The next thing you can’t miss is Mickey and Minnie’s couple dancing to the singers singing “White Christmas.” It’s a lovely dance with Mickey affectionately leading Minnie. The entire place just becomes transfixed on them.

In the middle of the show are Santa Girls who come dressed in sexy costumes and do line dancing. The arrival of the Santa Girls flips the atmosphere on its head. All of a sudden it’s light-hearted and bursting with energy. The second half of the show is a display of Mickey’s superhuman drumming skills! Snow floats down from the ceiling and it really stirs the Christmas spirit in you. In the final part everyone comes out holding bells and the show ends with a “Merry Christmas!” It’s a fun, exciting way to spend 30 minutes of bliss.

*There are 1st and 2nd floor seating but if you want to see Mickey up close then sit on the 1st floor. But for the 2nd and later showings, the 1st floor seats aren’t first-come-first-serve but chosen by raffle. For those of you who don’t want to bother with the raffle, be sure to make it to the first showing and line up early.

Big Band Beat Location: Broadway Music Theater Showtime: About 30 minutes long for the first time, plays 4~6 times daily

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Perfect for a Date! Special Christmas Lunch on the "S.S. Columbia!"


American Waterfront’s gorgeous passenger boat, the S.S. Columbia, is a symbol of DisneySea. Did you know you can eat on the boat? In the S.S. Columbia Dining Room, they prepare wine and champagne–perfect for a Christmas date. The Christmas special lunch course has roast beef for the entree. The roast beef has a condensed meaty flavor and is tender and juicy! It’s so good you’ll think it’s even better than steak. While you’re eating, the cast will ask you “Would you like us to take your picture?” without you asking them. So thoughtful! It’s a little expensive but as a Christmas memory it’s a great way to spend the moment.

You can also make advance reservations online or by phone. On the day of, go to the S.S. Columbia first thing in the morning like for a fast pass and make a reservation.

  • The items as well as menu are subject to sell out or the cost and details may change.

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A Christmas Party with Everyone! "Table Is Waiting"


Right next to the American Waterfront S.S. Columbia is the show “Table Is Waiting” at the Dockside Stage. Mickey has just got back from a round-the-world trip with souvenirs from every country with Lumiere (the candelabra from Beauty and the Beast) introducing the show.

The best is the second half of the show! In order to prepare the food for the Christmas party, everyone carries ingredients and prepares the dinner like a relay. Among other things, seeing Mickey relay with asparagus and chicken is so adorable! And the moment when the asparagus is handed over is so cute; it’s a knockout.

Table Is Waiting - Christmas Cuisine Location: Dockside Stage Showtime: Lasts about 30 minutes, shows 4~6 times daily

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Find your Favorite! 7 Trees at Tokyo DisneySea


A major Christmas sight at Tokyo DisneySea are the beautiful Christmas illuminations and trees! There are 7 theme ports at Tokyo DisneySea, each differently shaped, sized, and decorated as completely different Christmas trees.

The tree is the photo is the Christmas tree near the Mickey bronze statue in the American Waterfront (Cape Cod). In the center are Duffy and ShellieMay ornaments and it’s accentuated with a big ribbon. There are castmembers here to take your photo at this “Photo Point.” This one is highly recommended if you want a Christmasy photo of Tokyo DisneySea! The lighting time is at sunset. Couples can try to find the 7 trees as a sort of scavenger hunt.

Location of the 7 Trees 1. Mediterranean Harbor, in front of the shop “Emporio” 2. American Waterfront, Cape Cod, in front of the bronze Mickey statue 3. Port Discovery, near “Aqua Topia” 4. Lost River Delta, near the “Mickey & Friends Greeting Trail” 5. Arabian Coast, palace courtyard 6. Mermaid Lagoon, Triton’s Kingdom entrance 7. Mysterious Island, near the “Refreshment Station”

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Perfect Photo Opp in the Last 5 Mins! Show: "Color Of Christmas"


If there’s one show you must see among all of them at Tokyo DisneySea’s “Christmas Wish,” it would have to be “Color of Christmas.” At night in the Mediterranean Harbor is a show where Mickey and friends come floating out in the middle on a boat with a large 15m tree appearing in the middle.

Last year Duffy was also riding the same boat as Mickey but this year Duffy and ShellieMay came out riding a different boat from Mickey and friends and toured close to the tree. The show is about 13 minutes long in total. The boat the characters are on goes around slowly many times so it’s a great photo opportunity. If you would like to appreciate the view and take photos then be sure to get there early, even if it means canceling other plans.

  • When saving a spot, locations are split into sit-and-watch and stand-and-watch sections. Please be aware that you are not allowed to save a spot more than 1 hour before the show begins.

Color of Christmas Location: Mediterranean Harbor Showtime: Lasts about 13 minutes, once per day

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Will Your Wish Come True with that Special Someone at Tokyo DisneySea?

Tokyo DisneySea during the Christmas season is best for those who take their time watching shows rather than “I gotta ride as many rides as possible.: If you’re a couple, you can enjoy the time waiting by talking and listening to the music together. In 2013, Tokyo DisneySea opens Christmas Wish on the theme of wishing. Will your wish come true with that special someone at Tokyo DisneySea?

This article was originally published on Sep 23, 2015

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