Tokyo Disneyland – Happiness is Here Parade

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 24 / Princesses and Fairies, Swan Float, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle

Happiness is Here is not just Tokyo Disney Resort’s special 30th Anniversary celebrations. A new day-time parade was created to mark this special occasion, and it is performed during normal seasons at Tokyo Disneyland.

The parade soundtrack is astounding and incredible, considering that “Happiness is Here” is arranged to fit other Disney songs and the entire parade flows smoothly, just like Flights of Fantasy at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Like Flights of Fantasy, the melody and lyrics are catchy and very easy to follow. Each segment of the parade uses a blended motif corresponding to the theme of each “joy”. It is just amazing how different songs could blend in perfectly, weaving in and out of “Happiness is Here”.

The parade uses a variation of the resort’s 30th Anniversary theme song. Surprisingly, it was not translated into Japanese for the parade. The other Disney songs that are used in the parade are also in English. Only spoken lines from the characters are in Japanese.

Directed by Steve Davison, this parade is a grand spectacle worthy of being in Tokyo Disneyland. They went all out, obviously.

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 1

Just like my entry on Flights of Fantasy, I have transcribed the parade (using the official park soundtrack) so you readers could have the lyrics as you listen to it (either from online streaming websites or your own copy).

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 2

This is a celebration of smiles and joy, for children of all ages. Join your Disney friends on a Merry-go-round journey of joy and wonders! There’s magic in a grin, so let your magic begin! Smile! Happiness is Here!

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 3 / Opening

Happiness is Here

Joy out of the blue (out of the blue)
Smiles inside of you (inside of you)
Like a child again, with Mickey and friends
Jump and shout and let it all out
A sparkle’s in your eyes (in your eyes)
You suddenly feel alive (you’re feeling alive)
Cause HAPPINESS, the magic of
HAPPINESS is Here

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
Come on, let’s go (Come on, let’s go)
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
HAPPINESS IS HERE!

Music blends into « “Happiness is Here” + “Whistle While You Work” Orchestral Mash-up »

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 4 / Opening

Opening medley: Casey Junior & Minnie’s Yoo Hoo

Yoo hoo!

Casey Junior’s coming down the track
Coming down the track
With a smoky stack
Hear him puffing, coming round the hill
Casey’s here to thrill
Every Jack and Jill

With the cows and the chickens
They all sound like the dickens
When I hear my little Minnie’s “Yoo hoo!”

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 5 / Opening

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 6 / Opening Float

Music blends into « “Happiness is Here” + “I’ve Got No Strings” Orchestral Mash-up »

Jump! Jump! Jump!
Shout! Shout! Shout!

Just turn and spin,
And give us a grin
Jump and shout and let it all out!
Jump! Jump! Jump!
Dance! Dance! Dance!
Let your heart fly and we’ll go
On and On and On and On and On and On…
Happiness is Here!

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 7 / Opening Float

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 8 / The Aristocats

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 9 / The Aristocats, Marie

The Aristocats medley: Scales and Arpeggios & Everybody Wants to be A Cat

Do mi so do do so mi do do (lalalalalalalala-la)
Your must learn your scales and arpeggios!
[repeated with variations, and in counterpoint]

Everybody wants to be a cat
because a cat’s the only cat
who knows where it’s at
Everybody’s pickin’ up on that feline beat,
’cause everything else is obsolete!

Everybody (Hey!) Everybody (Everybody)
Everybody wants to be a cat!

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 10 / The Aristocats

Music blends into « “Happiness is Here” + “Everybody Wants to be A Cat” Jazz ver. Mash-up »

Jump! Jump! Jump!
Shout! Shout! Shout! (Everybody wants to be a cat)
Just turn and spin,
And give us a grin (Yeah!)
Everybody wants to be a cat!
Jump! Jump! Jump!
Dance! Dance! (Everybody wants to be a cat) Dance!
Let your heart fly and we’ll go
On and On and On and On and On and On…
Happiness is Here!
(Do mi so do do so mi do, Do mi so do do so mi do, Do mi so do do so mi do DO!)

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 11 / The Aristocats

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 12 / Lilo and Stitch

Music blends into « “Happiness is Here” + Finding Nemo (Seagulls) + Lilo & Stitch Mash-up »

Jump! Jump! Jump!
Shout! Shout! Shout!

Jump! Jump! Jump!
Dance! Dance! Dance!

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 13 / Finding Nemo

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 14 / Toy Story, Slinky, Rex, Buzz, Wheezy, Aliens

Music blends into « “Happiness is Here” + “Woody’s Roundup” + “Jessie the Yodelling Cowgirl” Mash-up »

Joy out of the blue
Smiles inside of you
Like a child again, with Mickey and friends
Jump and shout and let it all out
A sparkle’s in your eyes
You suddenly feel alive
Cause HAPPINESS, the magic of
HAPPINESS is Here

(Yodelling)
HAPPINESS IS HERE!

Toy Story medley: You’ve got a Friend in Me & We Belong Together

You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got a friend in me
When the road looks rough ahead
And you’re miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
Just remember what your old pal said
Boy, you’ve got a friend in me

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 15 / Woody and Buzz

We belong together (Jump! Jump! Jump! Shout! Shout! Shout!)
And give us a grin
Jump and shout and let it all out!
We belong together (Jump! Jump! Jump! Dance! Dance! Dance!)
Let your heart fly and we’ll go
On and On and On and On and On and On…
Happiness is Here! (We belong together!)

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 16 / Aladdin, Jasmine, Abu

Music blends into « “Happiness is Here” + “Aladdin” Mash-up »

Aladdin medley: Arabian Nights

It’s a world of wonder (Arabian nights)
A Carousel… (Like Arabian days)
Come and take a ride ’cause it goes
On and On and On and On
Arabian nights, ‘neath Arabian moons
Let your heart fly, and we’ll go
On and On and On…

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 17 / Aladdin, Jasmine, Abu

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 18 / Aladdin, Jasmine, Abu

Aladdin medley: Prince Ali & A Whole New World

Prince Ali, Fabulous he
Ali Ababwa
Genuflect, show some respect
Down on one knee!
A whole new world (I can show you the world)
A new fantastic point of view!
Just turn and spin,
And give us a grin
Jump and shout and let it all out!
A whole new world (I can open your eyes)
A dazzling place I never knew
Let your heart fly and we’ll go
On and On and On and On and On and On…
Happiness is Here!
I can show you the world (I can show you the world)

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 19 / Aladdin, Jasmine, Abu

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 20 / Princesses and Fairies, Rapunzel

Music blends into « “Happiness is Here” + “Princess and Fairies” Mash-up »

Joy out of the blue
Smiles inside of you
Like a child again, with Mickey and friends
Jump and shout and let it all out
A sparkle’s in your eyes
You suddenly feel alive
Cause HAPPINESS, the magic of
HAPPINESS is Here

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 21 / Princesses and Fairies, Ugly Duckling

Princess medley: Once Upon A Dream, So This is Love, Someday My Prince Will Come, A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes, I See The Light

And at last I see the light
And it’s like the fog has lifted
And at last I see the light
And it’s like the sky is new
Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
(Now that I see…) Beauty and the Beast

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 22 / Princesses and Fairies, Swan Float

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 23 / Princesses and Fairies, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 25 / Princesses and Fairies, Swan Float, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle

Someday my Prince will come (Jump! Jump! Jump!)
Someday we’ll meet again (Shout! Shout! Shout!)
Just turn and spin,
And give us a grin
Jump and shout and let it all out!
A dream is a wish your heart makes (Jump! Jump! Jump! Dance! Dance! Dance!)
Let your heart fly and we’ll go
On and On and On and On and On and On…
Happiness is Here! (Someday my prince will come)

Princess medley: Once Upon A Dream, So This is Love, Someday My Prince Will Come, Beauty and the Beast

Someday my Prince will come (Jump! Jump! Jump!)
Someday we’ll meet again (Shout! Shout! Shout!)
Just turn and spin,
And give us a grin
Jump and shout and let it all out!
A dream is a wish your heart makes (Jump! Jump! Jump! Dance! Dance! Dance!)
Let your heart fly and we’ll go
On and On and On and On and On and On…
Happiness is Here! (Someday my prince will come)

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 26 / Princesses and Fairies, Tinkerbell

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 27 / Princesses and Fairies, Tinkerbell

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 28 / Alice in Wonderland

Music blends into « “Happiness is Here” + “Alice in Wonderland” Mash-up »

Wonderland medley: March of the Cards, The Unbirthday Song, I’m Late, Alice in Wonderland

A very merry unbirthday to you (to you)
A very merry unbirthday to me (to me)
Let’s all congratulate me with a present
A very merry unbirthday to me!

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 29 / Alice in Wonderland, Mad Hatter

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 30 / Alice in Wonderland, Tweedles

Alice in Wonderland
How do you get to Wonderland
Just turn and spin,
And give us a grin
Jump and shout and let it all out!
Alice in Wonderland
Where is the path to Wonderland
Let your heart fly and we’ll go
On and On and On and On and On and On…
Happiness is Here! (A very merry unbirthday to you, to you! A very merry unbirthday to you!)

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 31 / Alice in Wonderland, Queen of Hearts

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 32 / Winnie the Pooh

Music blends into « “Happiness is Here” + “Winnie the Pooh” Mash-up »

Joy out of the blue
Smiles inside of you
Like a child again, with Mickey and friends
Jump and shout and let it all out
A sparkle’s in your eyes
You suddenly feel alive
Cause HAPPINESS, the magic of
HAPPINESS is Here

Winnie the Pooh medley: Rumbly in My Tumbly, Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff
He’s Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
Willy nilly silly old bear (silly old bear)
Winnie the Pooh (Winnie the Pooh)
Winnie the Pooh (Winnie the Pooh)
Willy nilly silly old bear

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 33 / Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh medley: The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers (in Japanese), Winnie the Pooh

俺様はティガー
世界一のトラ
弾む体に
オシャレなしっぽ
Just turn and spin,
And give us a grin
Jump and shout and let it all out!
俺様はティガー
世界一のトラ
世界一のトラは俺一人
Let your heart fly and we’ll go
On and On and On and On and On and On…
Happiness is Here! (Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, Willy nilly silly old bear)

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 34 / Grand Finale, Mary Poppins

Music blends into « “Happiness is Here” – Grand Finale »

Joy out of the blue
Smiles inside of you
Like a child again, with Mickey and friends
Jump and shout and let it all out
A sparkle’s in your eyes
You suddenly feel alive
Cause HAPPINESS, the magic of
HAPPINESS is Here
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
Come on, let’s go (Come on, let’s go)

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 35 / Grand Finale, Mary Poppins, Bert

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 36 / Grand Finale, Carousel, Donald, Pluto

It’s a world of wonder and delight
A Carousel, a Merry-Go-Round so bright
Come and take a ride ’cause it goes
On and On and On and On
Let it rise to the sky, this dream come true
Let it shine… the HAPPINESS in you
Let your heart fly, and we’ll go
On and On and On

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough, you’ll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious!

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 37 / Grand Finale, Carousel, Pluto, Chip

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 38 / Grand Finale, Carousel, Chip

Jump! Jump! Jump!
Shout! Shout! Shout!
Just turn and spin,
And give us a grin
Jump and shout and let it all out!
Jump! Jump! Jump!
Dance! Dance! Dance!
Let your heart fly and we’ll go
On and On and On and On and On and On…
Happiness is Here!

HAPPINESS IS HERE!

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 39 / Grand Finale, Mickey's Hot Air Balloon, Balloons

The grand finale features the tallest float of the parade, which is also the parade’s iconic float. A towering hot air balloon made from Mickey balloons. Mickey and Minnie, in their 30th Anniversary outfits, waves at guests.

Tokyo Disneyland - Happiness is Here Parade 42 / Sponsor float

Tokyo Disney Resort Grand Photo Tour – Completed! Success!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the Tokyo Disney Resort Grand Photo Tour. It was fun to visit these theme parks, and I’m glad that I was able to write so many entries from one trip to Japan… even though it took forever to write and edit the photos. I took a long time because I wanted to make sure the entries are produced to perfection. I also secretly didn’t want the series to end and have nothing interesting to continue with.

I’m not sure when I’ll have time to execute such an extended series in the future. Frankly I’m quite afraid to plan a trip to the parks in US, but I’ll definitely want to do that someday.

What’s next? I’ll keep you guessing.


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One Response to Tokyo Disneyland – Happiness is Here Parade

  1. Cole June 26, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    Great site and detailed posts. I will visit disney ( tokyo) in a few days from. The crowd predictor states lower than normal crowds for 7/2-3. Any experience with crowds during that time? Aloha from Hawaii

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