The decision was made when 27-year old Koyuki Higashi and her partner Hiroko asked if they could get married there. Apparently, originally the couple was told that it was fine as long as they were dressed “like a man and a woman”, but a spokeswoman from Milial Resort Hotels, a subsidiary of Tokyo Disney Resort later informed them there was a misunderstanding and they could dress as they pleased.
Apparently upon hearing the news, the happy couple went to Disneyland to tell Mickey the good news and Higashi said, “Mickey first looked surprised to hear that we are a couple of girls, but we said we were there to thank him…and he celebrated with us.”
Tokyo Disneyland is now accepting applications for same-sex weddings. A full wedding ceremony at Cinderella’s castle with Disney characters on the guest list would cost about 7.5 million yen (approx. $94,000 USD).
Congrats to the happy couple and yay for Tokyo Disneyland! This is certainly great news!!