Tokyo Disneyland is a fun way to spend a day in Tokyo. It seamlessly blends the iconic Disney park, with Japanese culture and shouldn’t be put aside when planning a trip to Japan. The park is the perfect size for a half a day or a full day Disney experience. While a spending a full at the park means you can take your time, a half a day won’t leave you missing out on any experience.
There are three main ways to purchase tickets. The first is at the park. Tickets typically don’t sell out for Disneyland at the gate, but this is a possibility if you are planning on going on a holiday. The second is at a local Family Mart. There is a little kiosk inside that will allow you to purchase a ticket. It is in Japanese, but most employees are kind enough to help. The third is through the Klook app. One thing to know is that tickets are date specific and can only be used on the date you specify at the time of booking. This helps to control over-crowding of the park.
Once you have your ticket and enter the park, don’t throw it away! Not only is it a cute souvenir, but the QR code on the back is what lets you get fast passes. My recommendation is to look at the rides online and prioritize your day. Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blast, Monsters Inc. Ride & Go Seek, and It’s A Small World usually run out of fast passes first, with Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, and Splash Mountain running out in the early afternoon.
While you’re waiting for your fast pass time slot or when you’re in need of a break, be sure to stop in and watch the shows. Yes, they are in Japanese but it’s super easy to follow along and it’s fun to hear songs you know in a different language.
If at the end of the day you’re looking for another dose of Disney, book tickets for DisneySea! Only have one day and not sure which park is for you? Check out this post.