We’re feeling the need to hop on a plane to Tokyo ASAP because a magical recreation of the floating lanterns scene from Tangled is gleaming and glowing at the Miraikan, aka the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. The exhibit is inspired by the dreamy sequence of lanterns flying up into the nighttime sky–which Tangled fans will know was an annual event that occurred in the kingdom of Corona on Rapunzel’s birthday–and is part of a larger exhibit titled “The Art of Disney – The Magic of Animation.” The Tangled experience was brought to life by teamLab, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, which are overseeing the larger Disney exhibit, as well. The team worked together to ensure that all the details and colors of the floating lanterns were just right.
Take a look at this video to see for yourself:
Isn’t it stunning? This was us watching the video:Yep, we’re in awe.
In this immersive experience, it appears that thousands of lanterns are illuminating the sky—an image that is enhanced by fully mirrored walls and a mirrored floor. Thanks to sensors on the ground, each LED-equipped lantern glows brighter as you approach it. There can only be one visitor or group at a time in this glorious exhibit, but guests in line can get a glimpse of the lanterns though a glass wall as they wait.
The Tangled experience will be on display as part of “The Art of Disney – The Magic of Animation” at the Miraikan now through September 24, 2017.We know where we’ll be traveling to this Fall!
What did you think about this recreation of Tangled’s floating lantern scene taking place at the Miraikan in Tokyo, Japan? Tell us in the comments!