Tokyo Disney Park Guide: Everything You Need To Know

One can’t fathom the fantasy and wonder Disneyparks bring us. There’s something about these parks that take our feet off the ground in just a heartbeat. It was indeed magical, I’m, telling you! Every person on earth has to experience Disneyland/sea even once in their lives.

The fun, joy, fantasy and thrill you will get from these parks are exclusively offered by Disneyparks and are just hard to find from the others. It is only in these parks you can feel that unique enjoyment and magic that no other park can offer. It may sound overly-descriptive but it is really for you to experience the wonders of these parks.

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Pre Travel Guide

untitled.png Where to Purchase Tickets?

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Just a heads up, purchasing tickets in the site itself will totally be a hassle. Long queues and a slightly higher price are definitely waiting for you, if you do! Thus, I highly recommend you to book your tickets online via Klook!

What’s in it for you? Well, you’ll not just avoid the long queues and save time, but also get the cheapest Disneypark tickets guaranteed! (Note: Print your Klook tickets before entering the park)

Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea tickets are available in 1-Day or 2-Day passes

imagesWhen to Visit?

In order for you to maximize your stay as much as possible, it is important to plan your travel dates to Tokyo and your visit date in DisneySea and/or Disneyland ahead of time. The park may crazily be over-crowded like oa, and your enjoyment may be at risk! Here are things you have to consider while planning:

samuibus_banner_logo_red.png  How to get there?

Both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disneysea are accessible from Maihama Station which can be reached through these train lines:

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  • Tokyo Disneyland is a walk away from Maihama Station
  • Tokyo DisneySea is located in Tokyo DisneySea Station, a train away from Maihama Station.
  • For more information, visit: Tokyo Disney Resort Transportation Guide

untitled Tips:

  • What to bring:
    • Water Bottles- there are water fountains around the park, so you’ll get to have a free water refill as long as you have your own tumbler!
    • Handy Electric Fan / Fan- during the summer season, the weather’s going to be scorching hot and you won’t surely like it.
  • Purchase your 4G Wifi to avoid getting lost: 4G Wifi

 

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Difference between Disneyland and DisneySea

Park Theme:

  • Disneyland is a Magical Kingdom style themed park, where enchanting finds are everywhere. The structures and everything inside it produce a happy and magical vibe that is ideal for kids and their families. (PS: Disneyland has a Cinderella Castle, Disneysea has none)
  • Disneysea is the one and only ocean-themed Disney park in the world. Every corner is just perfectly decorated and will let you feel as if you were in a different era or something. (PS: Disneysea has a Mount Prometheus, a volcano which randomly “erupts” every once in a while during the day) This park is also a bit more adult oriented in feeling and atmosphere!

Size:

  • Disneyland is a 115-acre (47 ha) park
  • Disneysea is a 176-acre (71.22 ha) park

Shows and Rides:

  • Disneyland features more attractions than Disneysea, totalling in about 39 attractions compared to Disneysea’s 28 attractions. Disneyland also has more Park shows than Disneysea. But what’s one of a kind among all the shows is Disneysea’s My Friend Duffy. You can only find one My Friend Duffy show in all Disneyparks, and that’s already something that makes this show unique!

Crowd:

  • Based on our own experience, Disneysea is more crowded than Disneyland. We went to these two parks in one day, and Disneysea is jampacked with people!

 

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Both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are huge parks that you might feel overwhelmed on what rides to try first. There’s so much rides, activities, and sights to try to!! Now, my suggestion is you plan ahead on what rides you will prioritize and strategize your way of maximizing the place. Thus, here’s are the maps of the two parks that will surely be a helping guide for your planning:

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 mickiconears1 Day Pass or 2 Day Pass for Disneyland and DisneySea Parks?

Disneyland and Disneysea are two different pakrs with two different Admission Ticket. They’re both near to each other and are worthy to be visited. Now the question is, how long are you visiting these two parks?

  • Choice 1: 2 parks in 1 day- If your time in Tokyo is limited, you may opt to visit the 2 parks in ONE DAY. But do take note that both parks have different access tickets- so you still have to purchase 2 tickets even though you’re visiting them in a day.
    • Will you get your money’s worth on this? Well, if you’re into sight seeing, I guess it’s going to be worth it! Both have their own unique beauty, and that’s basically what makes these two parks special. But visiting the two parks in one day means that you won’t get to ride most of the attractions of both parks and won’t get to watch the major shows of either of the two. But it’ll still be an experience of a lifetime!
  • Choice 2: 1 park in 1 day- You can also visit either DisneySea or Disneyland, given that you’re time is limited. If you would let me choose, I’d prefer DisneySea over Disneyland. This park is the most unique as this is the only ONE existing in the world ++ it has a totally different vibe from the other Disneyparks.
  • Choice 3: 2 parks in 2 days- But of course, if you have the opportunity to visit these two in separate days, please do! It’s one way to appreciate both the park’s beauty, and maximize the attractions as much as possible!
mickiconearsPrioritize Attractions

No matter how eager you are (and how aggressive you are on your itinerary,) there is a small chance that you’ll get to try all the attractions in the park. The park is huge with tons of worthy attractions to try, but one day is just not enough to experience everything. Given that, you have to prioritize your attractions! You have to choose what’s the best ones among all the attractions and strategize them to maximize your park visit.

mickiconearsFastPass Ticket

One way to skip the regular lines of the attractions is using a Fast Pass Ticket. This ticket basically is a pass that will let you skip the lines on your given Return Time and will let you save time! It’s for free and can only be availed inside the park.

How to use?

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  • Proceed to the desired attraction and look for the Disney FASTPASS Distribution sign near the entrance.
  • Check the “Return Time” which is the time you can get admitted on that attraction.
  • If the Return Time works for you, scan your printed DisneyLand/Sea ticket on the machine to get your Fast Pass ticket.
  • Go back  on the time indicated on the ticket and enjoy skipping the line!

NOTE: Only one Fast Pass per park ticket is allowed at any given time.

 

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What Not To Miss In Disneyland/sea

Top Attractions

Disneyland

  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
  • Space Mountain
  • Grand Circuit Raceway
  • Monsters Inc. Ride & Go Seek!
  • Pooh’s Hunny Hunt
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters
  • Roger Rabbit Car Toon Spin
  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Splash Mountain

DisneySea

  • Venetian Gondolas
  • Aquatopia
  • Raging Spirits
  • Toy Story Mania
  • 20000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Fortress Explorations
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • Tower of Terror
  • Sindbad’s Storybook Village
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth

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Food

Disneyland
  • Mike Wazowski Melon Bread
  • Minnie Mouse Bun
  • Green Alien Dumplings (Mochi)
Disneysea
  • Mike Wazowski Melon Bread
  • Mini Mickey Waffles
  • Ukiwah Bun
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Green Alien Dumplings (Mochi)

 

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VISUAL TOUR

Tokyo Disneyland

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Tokyo DisneySea

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