Tokyo Disneyland & Disney Sea
1-13 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-0031, JapanGetting there
Subway: Tokyo Metro : Yurakucho Line – Shin-kiba Station. Change to JR Line Train to Maihama Station.Telephone
+81 570-008-632More information Prices
1-day passport to either Disneyland or DisneySea, including entrance to and use of all attractions, ¥5,800 adults, ¥5,100 seniors, ¥5,000 children 12-17, ¥3,900 children 4-11, free for children 3 and underOpening hours
Varying hours. Typically from 9:00 to 22:00 (from 8:00 on weekends and holidays).
No closing days
No closing days
Virtually a carbon copy of Disneyland in the US, this one also boasts the Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, and Space Mountain. Other hot attractions include Toontown, a wacky theme park where Mickey and other Disney characters work and play; MicroAdventure, which features 3-D glasses and special effects; and Star Tours, a thrill adventure created by Disney and George Lucas.
Opened in 2001 adjacent to Disneyland, DisneySea, a theme park based on ocean legends and myths, offers seven distinct "ports of call," including the futuristic Port Discovery marina, with its StormRider, which flies straight into the eye of a storm; the Lost River Delta, with its Indiana Jones Adventure; Mermaid Lagoon, based on the film The Little Mermaid; the Arabian Coast, with its Sindbad's Seven Voyages boat ride; and the American Waterfront, with its Tower of Terror. Because DisneySea is unique to Tokyo, I personally think this is the one to see; its installations are a class act.
Tokyo Disneyland is a 115-acre theme park based on the films produced by Walt Disney. It was opened in 1983 as the first Disney theme park outside of the United States.
Tokyo DisneySea, the 4th most-visited theme park in the world is also the 9th park of the 11 worldwide Disney theme parks to open.
Inspired by the myths and legends of the sea, Tokyo DisneySea is made up of seven themed ports of call: Mediterranean Harbor, Mystery Island, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery and American Waterfront.
Tokyo Disneyland is a theme park based on the films produced by Walt Disney. It was opened in 1983 as the first Disney theme park outside of the United States. Modeled after Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom in Florida, Tokyo Disneyland is made up of seven themed lands and features seasonal decorations and parades.
World Bazaar, located at the main entrance to the park, is a covered shopping arcade lined by shops and restaurants. The area is designed like an early 20th century American town and serves as the park's main shopping area where many guests stop on their way out of the park.
Tomorrowland explores the themes of outer space and future technologies. It is home to popular attractions such as Space Mountain, Star Tours and Buzz Lightyear's AstroBlasters.
Toontown is a suburban toon neighborhood where the Disney characters live, work and play. Aimed at a younger audience, Toontown lets visitors meet Mickey at his house, play on Donald Duck's boat, check out Chip'n Dale's Treehouse and ride a kid sized rollercoaster.
Fantasyland is based on the classic animated films by Disney and is home to the iconic Cinderella's Castle at the center of the park, as well as other characters and rides such as Peter Pan, Snow White, It's A Small World and Pooh's Hunny Hunt, an original Fantasyland attraction unique to Tokyo Disneyland.
Critter Country is home to Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Fox, Br'er Bear and the other characters from the Disney film "Song of the South". Here you can find the popular Splash Mountain log ride, as well as guided canoe tours on the Rivers of America.
Westernland is themed after the US western frontier along the Rivers of America. The area is home to the popular rollercoaster Big Thunder Mountain, while Tom Sawyer Island is located out in the middle of the river.
Adventureland includes attractions that encompass the spirit of adventure. Here you can join a jungle cruise, explore the Swiss Family Treehouse, ride the Western River Railroad and sail with the Pirates of the Caribbean.
Tokyo DisneySea is a fantasy theme park in Tokyo Disney Resort that is unique to Japan. Inspired by the myths and legends of the sea, Tokyo DisneySea is made up of seven themed ports of call: Mediterranean Harbor, Mysterious Island, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery and American Waterfront.
While suitable for all ages, Tokyo DisneySea was designed to specifically also appeal to a more grown up audience. The park addresses the Japanese visitors' strong interest in good food by providing a wider selection of table service restaurants than Tokyo Disneyland and by serving alcoholic beverages, which are unavailable at the neighboring park.
Mediterranean Harbor at the entrance to the park is styled after an Italian port town. Its waterfront features Venice style canals and gondolas, and its buildings make up the Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta. Large shows with boats and water fountains are held daily in the harbor.
Mysterious Island is found within the volcano at the heart of the park and is a page from the science fiction writings of Jules Verne. Here you can explore the depths of the ocean aboard one of Captain Nemo's submarines or journey to the center of the earth in one of his science vehicles.
Mermaid Lagoon allows surface dwellers to enter the undersea world of Ariel and her fishy friends from The Little Mermaid. This whimsical area of the park with its rides and shows is geared toward younger children.
The Arabian Coast recreates the world of Aladdin and 1001 Arabian Nights. Here you can watch a magic show hosted by Genie or travel with Sinbad as he sets sail for discovery.
Lost River Delta
The Lost River Delta was built among the ruins of an ancient temple pyramid in the Central American jungle. The Indiana Jones Adventure ride explores the bowels of the temple ruins, while the Raging Spirits Roller Coaster rumbles along next door. The port also serves as a stop for the Tokyo DisneySea Transit Steamers which travel between the various parts of the park.
Port Discovery is the marina of the future where visitors can check out the StormRider, a type of virtual rollercoaster, or try out some of the experimental, self-guided watercraft that travel between the rocks, fountains and whirlpools of the Aquatopia attraction.
The American Waterfront zone is styled after the 20th century harbor towns found around New York, New England and Cape Cod. The area features an elevated train, American styled restaurants and shops, a playhouse and the S.S. Columbia steam liner that houses a restaurant and lounge. It is also home to the Tower of Terror ride.
Tokyo DisneySea opened in September 2001, the first Disney theme park outside the United States not to use the "Magic Kingdom" design. DisneySea employed many of the concept designs that Walt Disney Imagineering had developed for a possible Long Beach, Calif. theme park, back when Long Beach and Anaheim were competing for Disney's second theme park in Southern California. Anaheim "won" that battle, and ended up with Disney's California Adventure.
When is the best time to visit?
The most uncrowded times to visit are any weekday while school is in session. Peak visitor seasons are Christmas-New Years Holiday, Summer Holiday (late July-late August), Obon (late summer) and Golden Week (early May).
5 Tips for Saving Money at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea
Visiting Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo Disney Sea is an affordable dream, believe it or not. But wait, you might say, with tickets upwards of 6,900 yen for a single day and meals ranging from 1,500 yen to 2,000 yen, the side-by-side Disneyland resorts seem like a rather expensive place to spend the afternoon. And you would be right. Disneyland resorts are expensive. There is no way around it.
But if you are dead-set on visiting Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea, here at Tokyo Cheapo we want to provide you with five tips for saving money:
1. Buy an “After 6″ or “Starlight” Passport.
The Starlight Passport cost 5,400 yen for Adults (18+), 4,700 yen for Junior (12 – 17), and 3,500 yen for Children (11 and under). It is valid after 3pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays. To check the validity of days, click here.
You can buy tickets one of two ways, either the day of at the park or online. To buy tickets online, click here.
The regular tickets are 6,900 yen for Adults, 6.000 yen for Juniors, and 4,500 yen for Children. They grant you all day access in one of the parks. However, if you don’t necessarily want to spend all day in the park, try getting one of the evening passes. There are less crowds at night, so you can get through the attractions much quicker.
Also, you can occasionally get special discounts on regular priced tickets from January to April with a student ID. If you’re over 60, you can get a discounted ticket (with ID). Entrance is free for children under the age of 3.
2. Borrow stuff from friends
We know you think you’re probably the kind of person who can avoid temptation. Maybe you are. But if you’re like most of us and get easily tempted by fancy Disney apparel, it is best to borrow, beg, or otherwise acquire Disney hats, shirts, bags, and souvenir popcorn buckets before you get to the park.
Borrow a Disney hat from a friend. We feel like the Disney parks are designed to make you want to buy an overpriced hat that you wear proudly for the day, then never touch again. Trust me, your friends probably have silly hats and Disney shirts hiding in their closets. Ask around; you might be surprised what people will let you borrow. Last time we went we borrowed two matching shirts and a Stitch hat.
Borrow a souvenir bucket from a friend. Refills for souvenir buckets is quite a bit cheaper (for more popcorn) than buying a paper bag. You can get twice the popcorn for nearly the same price. Plus, the souvenir bucket hangs nicely around your neck. You can get a couple refills of delicious Disney caramel popcorn without paying too much.
3. Bring your own food and water to Disney Sea.
Every time we got to Disneyland, we bring a couple onigiri rice balls, a bento box, and a couple bottles of water. The tea and water bottles inside of the park are typically 500 yen for 500mL, or 300 yen for 250mL. It’s expensive…
One warning: be careful with alcohol inside the park.
We accidentally brought in two cans of beer last time we went. While my friend and we were eating our smuggled bento lunch boxes sipping beers, we realized that alcohol is not served in Tokyo Disneyland, only in Tokyo DisneySea.
So bring your own food and water, but don’t bring alcohol. Or if you do, disguise it well.
4. Eat lunch at the Disneyland park.
We know this contradicts what number 3 says, but you really should eat a “late” lunch at the Disneyland resorts. The lunch dishes are about half the cost of the dinner menu. If you’re staying the whole day, we’ve found the easiest way to cut costs and stay full is to pack a bento box lunch, a couple water bottles, and snacks–and lock them in a locker (along with your coats) until the evening. By then, your older beverages should be depleted, you will be hungry, and you will be cold.
The dinner dishes at the Disney parks are much more expensive than the lunch dishes.
5. Avoid “busy” days.
This won’t actually save money (technically), but will allow you to get the most out of your yen. Try to avoid: weekends, New Year’s rush (December 31st, January 1st – 5th), Golden Week (April 29th – May 5th), Obon (August 13th – 15th), and any of the other Japanese national holidays.
Reviews by visitors
Nice weather when we visited the park, quite crowded because it was Sunday. Maybe better not to visit it on the weekend. Nevertheless, still acceptable. We have to queue within reasonable time. Kids love it, and we also enjoy the park very much :)
It was everything, what you would expect from Disneyland. You must expect long lines and expensive prices for everything, it's still a great place to spend the day with the family!
We live in California have been to Disneyland in Anaheim countless times. We have also been to Orlando Disney. I was a little worried about going to Tokyo Disney thinking that I would be disappointed comparing it to Disney in the United States, but my husband and I had a wonderful time! The language barrier was not a problem at all as I feared it would be. I was actually surprised by how much was in English, and it made me wonder how the Japanese felt about that. It was the least crowded Disneyland that I have ever been to with most rides only having a five to fifteen minute wait. We were there on a Wednesday in June. The longest we waited was 60 minutes for Splash Mountain (we should have thought ahead and got a fast pass). Space Mountain was closed for construction, which was fine, and they are currently building Indiana Jones, but most rides were up and running, although they didn't have some rides at all like the Matterhorn. We thought the Jungle Cruise and the TIkki Room were better than California. I loved walking through the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House which was changed to Tarzan's house in our Disneyland years ago. I agree with one reviewer that said it would be nice if they had more souvenirs that said Tokyo Disney on them. I found a few things to bring back but there weren't a lot of choices. After being in Asia for three weeks, we were hoping to have a good old Disney hamburger, but, unfortunately, we could only find a 'Mickey meat and cheese sandwich," which is their "version" of a hamburger. Of course, I realize we are in a foreign country and should not expect American food, but I really wasn't sure what to expect at an American theme park in Japan. I also have to say that the crowds of people were the most well-behaved I have ever experienced. The Japanese people and their children were so impressive with their patience in waiting in line and walking though the park. I'm afraid that, from now on, I will be comparing our Disneyland to Japan!
When we went it was not crowded, so we were able to get on all the rides fairly quickly(for Disney) Wish more souvenirs made note that they were from Toyko Disney, not just generic Disney merchandise.
This was actually my first time to Disneyland anywhere in the world but it was exactly as I was expecting, had all the classic rides/attractions you would expect. The Star Wars and Space Mountain rides were the best fun, although be warned that all the seats in the rides are a little smaller than western parks, we almost did not fit in a few.
I'd only been to Disneyland and Disney World so I wasn't sure what to expect here. What I found was a very clean, well maintained and smoothly running Disney theme park. Many of the rides are comparable to ones at DL and DW, but they seem updated at least, while others seem very different (e.g., Pirates of the Caribbean has only one drop, while the Pooh ride is a completely different - and for me more fun - version). There is a wide variety of food and I'd recommend grazing throughout the day to sample the variety. Food lines can get long at some times, keep in mind. Ride lines can get super long, too. If you're staying at a Disney hotel and get the Happy 15 early entry it's quite useful even though it's only 15 minutes early into the park and not directly onto the rides.
The Japanese people dress up in theme. The eateries & souvenirs are very good, but can be expensive. Best to get a fast pass as it cuts down on wait time. Felt safe and the staff were fantastic. Would visit again.
Clean, organised and fun! The day ran like clockwork. Fast Pass system is a must! We were able to go on all of the super popular rides with minimal lining up. A very big day for small children; however, the various rides, shows, sights, parades and food stall vendors were enough to keep them 'moving through the day'. A perfect Disney experience for all of us.
We traveled in a party of 6, age ranging from 7 to 68 years young. We purchased the Disney passport a couple of days in advance, in the Disney Store in Odaiba. It had been a rainy day and there had been a drizzle since 7.30am that morning which switched between a light drizzle and a much heavier one. Rather inconvenient as a result as we had to wriggle in and out of our raincoats. Nonetheless, perhaps owing to the rain, the crowd might have been smaller (certainly didn't look like it though, when we were entering the park at 8am and were already queuing behind masses of youngsters). We managed to complete 5 attractions (Tower of Terror, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Indiana Jones, Toy Story Mania) by 10am, having secured fast pass for Toy Story Mania timed at 9.30am. We enjoyed Toy Story Mania so much that hubby went to secure another fast pass for that, at 10am, and the time we received to return for the attraction was 7.30pm! We went, of course! In between from 10am to 7.30pm, we strolled around, tried some of the other attractions (hubby and 12-year-old sonny went in Raging Spirits thrice!), lunched (Casbah Food Court), snacked on lots of popcorn and popsicles, shopped a lot especially for Duffy products where we bought Duddy bags and purses, took lots of pictures, and had an early dinner (5pm) at Vulcania Restaurant where my 7-year-old daughter had a 1-hour nap (she was exhausted as we had all woken up at 6am that morning, to make our way to Disneysea since we were not living in the Disney hotels. Bad mistake! We had lived in Hilton previously, which was so convenient, and I've made a mental note to live around the area in future visits, so we will not need to travel so much earlier). We were wowed by the Fantasmic Performance at 8pm (it's crazy crowded by then!) and left shortly thereafter as we were all exhausted, having made last-minute purchases at the shops for souvenirs. A wonderful day out, and despite the rain, we all had such a great time!
Because our kids are within Primary school age, they love this park more compare to Disneyland which we visited the day before. The attraction are more challenging, foods are ok. Some attractions have long queue time hence we skip. Would like to visit again for sure........:)
Tokyo Disney Sea was everything I hoped it would be! It was cute, fun and the decoration was perfectly themed! I was pleasantly surprised when the souvenirs, food and drinks were actually cheaper than we thought and cheaper than other Disney locations. So even if the ticket entry is pricey per usual, eating and drinking inside and buying some souvenirs is fairly reasonable!
Beautiful Theme park with fantastic staff. Everyone is friendly and constantly smiling, it's amazing that they stay so happy in the blazing heat and costumes.
All the areas are themed and it's all done very well with a lot of effort being put into them all. Even the themed restaurants are amazing and the small details are fantastic.
My only niggle is that we didn't get a fastpass and that ruined the day because the queues for some rides were over an hour which in 30c heat is a crazy amount of time to be stood in the sun doing nothing. The fastpass holders just flew through.
The shows they put on including the Crystal show was very good and overall the park does what it says on the tin.
I'd recommend this to anyone with kids!
Disney is always fantastic, the 'Fantasmic' show is always great, the park is amazing, very big and with very interesting, fun attractions. That being said, as an ex cast member in Orlando DisneyWorld, I have to give it 4 stars because of several, cast member related problems. Most cast members don't speak English or just generally a second, Western language, that causing them to sound rude when they talk to you. They can't help you with anything and if it's important and you really insist, they take forever to find someone who understands you and just generally panic as a non-Japanese person approaches them. You can totally feel they feel uncomfortable. I also had the worst pizza of my life there, and I used to have Papa John's and find it "not bad". I overall find they have lower guest satisfaction standards than the other Disney parks, but other than that, I just think they should hire more people that are fluent in other languages. Careful about the food you choose and enjoy your day.
We really enjoyed this park as it was set up for a little older kids. It was interesting seeing all the different areas of the park. The only trouble we had was trying to find our way out.
We came here on a rainy day so not everything was open bu the Indiana Jones rides were still great fun, and the park itself has more variation in scenery than Disneyland. Would definitely go back!
The rides here are a star attraction, but so is the food and the overall build of the park. It's sort of like a Japanese version of Disney California Adventure in some ways, but with more thrill rides. I"d suggest taking it in at night, too, as the lighting and overall ambience are spectacular. Journey to the Center of the Earth is a classic ride, but really all the rides are quite fun, ranging from Journey as a full-on thrill ride to very little kid-friendly ones in the King Triton area. The lines can get very long, though, so if you're staying at a Disney hotel and get the Happy 15 early entry you'll be glad you got in early. By the afternoon fast passes are gone, and lines for Toy Story Mania can go three hours.
The food is very good here and there's a great variety, from several varieties of popcorn to quite fancy restaurants serving western and Asian cuisine. I'd recommend simply grazing through the park throughout the day and trying the varied foods available in small portions.
Love the castle, love the gondola ride, love the ship and castle. Took a train ride around the place and took the car ride. Watch the mickey show at 6pm and enjoy the hotdog near the train station. Most of all: Duffy is really charming figure and do get the doll. Its cute to the max. Try to spot the duffy popcorn casing.. Its only available in two popcorn street stall
Being from the US I am a frequent visitor to WDW Florida and DL California. I wasn't sure how Tokyo Disneyland would compare. I was not disappointed at all in my visit. Although it was not "home" as I like to call WDW, it was fabulous and unique. They have done an awesome job keeping the Disney feeling alive in Tokyo!
First time in a Disney Resort. And yes we are Europeans and we wnet first in Tokyo and not in Paris It is definetly mich more reearding and full as an experience to do it in Asia because you do see people embracong the full disney Experience like nowhere else in the world! From groupa of boys and girls in head tomyoe matching outfits, to families, to giggels etc. Recommended!
Compared to Anaheim, the walk ways are at least double the width of Anaheim. This lessens the congestion.
A lot of the waiting areas are shaded. My wife and daughter are vegetarians and many restaurants had no vegetarian options.
The two restaurants that do have vegetarian options are more expensive and require a reservation.
Many rides are the same and some are improved
Their Fastpass policy seems to let in
5 people from the standby line for every 100 from the fast pass line. Even after they have depleted the Fastpass line, they would rather put a few stragglers in than let a few more from the stand by line. It really soured the whole experience.
Disney Sea is a much better park.If you can go to only one I suggest you choose Disney Sea
Use your fast passes! Without them, you will be waiting, waiting, waiting.
There are not enough eating areas considering the number of visitors and there are wait lists to use the restaurants. As such, we visited in low season, we would not have handled the peak season, especially with children.
The rides are longer than at other theme parks and once a child is 102cm, they can ride on most attractions.
The shopping area has a great energy and we enjoyed seeing families walking around in their matching Disney t-shirts.
Disneyland as we all know is about long long lines. This is unavoidable. Despite this we still had a great time. The star wars ride was a secret winner. There was a never a line, it was actually a lot of fun, and it allowed us to rest our tired feet for a little while lol. Be prepared to be confused in a lot of the ones aimed at younger kids, because obviously all the characters are speaking japanese lol still alot of fun though.
Be warned, we were stopped at the entrance gate and asked to cover up our tattoos so they "didn't frighten the children". It was a 35 degree day, and knowing that Japan is culturally not very ok with tattoos so we had made an effort to cover as much as possible but Disnelyland is very cautious. We were allowed through without further issue from staff once they inspected out tattoos to be sure nothing gang related/offensive. So just be prepared that this will potentially happen, and dont get too upset about it.
It was fun for my 10 year old.Was there today.Pirates of the Carreabean was a good ride.The haunted castle with 999 ghost "dying"to meet you was a good one too.Waiting lines are frustrating but the crowd is so much there is no other way out even with Fast pass.We spend 2 days.Took a 3 day passport.One day at disney sea.2days at Disney land.Overall Fun experience.On saturday evening Cindrellas castle came alive and the show was great.The lighted parade was awesome.
We had been to Hong Kong DisneyLand, and comparing to Tokyo Disney Land. My family will sure be back to Tokyo DisneyLand.
The only down side is some of the screen plays are in Japanese, and leaving foreign wondering what is going on. Nevertheless the rides are fun, even for my younger son of 5.
I am 55 years young and loved it. Must admit I had been to LA Disneyland a few times, but last time in 1981. The reason for this visit was because my wife wanted to go. but being a kid at heart loved every moment. Went on a Wednesday, bought tickets online and walked straight in - and then what to do first? It was not too busy and did not wait overly long in queues. Actually timed the queues against what the signs said. We were always quicker than the posted anticipated time. Food wise it was not expensive. Must admit half the fun of this place is seeing all the visitors dressed up. The fast ride tickets are a good idea which you are entitled to one every couple of hours. however, we only used it once as the queues were not at all long. Easy walk from the train station. If you're going to Tokyo - go to Disneyland
LOVED this park! This one has all the classic rides you know and love if you have ever been to the Disney park in Orlando- including Small World and Space Mountain. We enjoyed these rides and everything about the park. One thing unique to this place is the different flavored popcorn in every land- from "soy sauce and butter" (our least favorite) to black pepper (actually very yummy) and white chocolate. It's a lot of fun to go to each land and try each flavor. They also sell different shaped popcorn holders- Mr. Potato Head, R2D2, and Pooh. We enjoyed seeing everyone carrying them around. This is a great park! The restrooms were clean and the dining facilities offered a great variety of foods.
My partner and I really enjoyed our day at Disneyland. He had never been to Disneyland anywhere before and he loved it. I found it better than Disney in Florida.
It is definitely the quieter park out of the two. We lined up 30 mins before the park opened and were no where near the front. We managed to get everything we wanted to get done plus more, but we were lucky it was a quiet day with our longest wait being 20 mins.
Planning is key here. Do your research on the attractions you want to see most and the popular ones. Make use of the fast pass tickets. Get a fast pass for one ride and head towards the next ride. We got a fast pass for monsters inc then went on poohs honey hunt while waiting for fast pass time. If your lucky to have wifi there's an app that tells you waiting times for the attractions without going to the attraction to find out and helps with planning what to do next.
We enjoyed the food and didn't find it too expensive as what I was expecting.
The park is beautiful, magical and clean and doesn't show its age at all. They look after it extremely well.
We will definitely be back.
My elder child enjoyed Disneysea as there are more trill rides and catered to the older children. It was not crowded when we were there and we managed so many rides together. Awesome family vacation.
We couldn't rides all the games there because of so many people on December. To play one game, we must wait 2 hours or more. Athough we couldn't play the games, we could walk around and see all amazing design in there! "Tokyo Disney Sea" had many shops, but just had some restaurants. I suggest you can enjoy there except holiday time. ^^
We spent a full day at the park, and having been to the Disney park in Florida this was a nice change and we both had a great time, everywhere is so clean, no litter.
The rides and shows were also very good with the option on some of the rides of getting a fast track ticket, however when we were there it was not needed. Plenty of the usual gift shops and places to eat, with a good selection of souvenirs and foods. The staff are very helpful and friendly, so asking for directions was a pleasure. Good value for money and well worth a visit.
Disney Sea is unlike any other Disney out there. I think it would have been amazing if this had been built in California! This park is well worth a visit. There is no other Disney park out there that has close to this much detail and amazing sets. There is so much detail in the scenery. Even in areas that have no actual rides or attractions-they put in all these amazing photo op set ups that you just want to wander in and look.
There is enough similarities to remind you that it is Disney but also so many differences that you realize this is a completely different level. Exploring Mysterious Island and Mediterranean Harbor was awesome. The different water themed areas are pretty cool to explore.
The park is immaculate. The staff are constantly cleaning. I never saw litter on the ground or a trashcan remotely full. I even saw staff dusting and wiping down the cement planters in the park!
The park is huge and it is a lot of walking. However, our son did not need a stroller at 6 so I was pretty impressed. Come and enjoy a completely different kind of Disney park!
Tokyo Disney Seas is an incredibly unique theme park! It has the old favorites like Haunted Mansion, Toy Story Mania, and 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea......but with a crazy cool Japanese twist! We enjoyed all the attractions there, but were blown away by the theming of some of the areas! This is a very hilly park and on a hot day can be a bit challenging, but the hills just added a great feel to the park!
Thought it would just be "another" Disney park, but we've had great fun-filled experience! Loved that it has exciting rides and amazing setting that are not too childish. "Journey to the center of the earth" and "Tower of terror" are the must-go! Try your luck at some games to win the plush toys, they are not too difficult if you're lucky!
Went as a family of four and was impressed with the size of the park and variety of activities. Unfortunately, the popular rides (Toy Story, etc.) had 110 minute waiting times and the Fast Pass tickets sold out by 930am Food was average (even by Disney park standards) as the meals in the different themed areas were far from authentic (e.g., i saw a photo in the Mexican restaurant of the fish and shrimp tacos having a fish stick in the taco).
Be prepared to walk-- wear comfortable shoes!
Reading the other reviews, we expected to like DisneySea the best between the two parks in Tokyo, however we actually liked Disneyland better. Disney sea has a few fun rides, but Disneyland had all the "classics" from the original Disney parks in the US like small world and space mountain. We used our three day pass to spend one day here and two at the Disneyland park. Definitely worth a visit.
By far, my favorite Disney park in all the world. Most of the rides here do not exist elsewhere. Glorious setting around a lake with a volcano that erupts.
Would recommend getting lunch reservations, as the set price meals are cheaper at lunch time than dinner. Reservations are difficult to get, as the website is in Japanese, but a staff member or your hotel can help you.
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