Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Tokyo Disney Resort located in Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo Disney Resort first opened on April 15th, 1983, as a single theme park — Tokyo Disneyland. Today, the Resort is home to two parks, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, along with five Disney hotels, six non-Disney hotels, and Ikspiara shopping complex. Tokyo Disneyland is notable for being the first international Disney Park, as well as being the only Disney Park not to be owned or operated by The Walt Disney Company. Instead, it’s operated by The Oriental Land Company, a subsidiary of the Keisei Electric Railway Company.

Today, Tokyo Disney Resort continues to grow, with new lands, hotels, and more bringing original stories and attractions to the parks. Whether you’re planning your first trip or simply want to learn more about the Tokyo Disney Resort, we’re sharing everything you need to know in our guide below.

Tokyo Disney Resort Theme Parks

Tokyo Disneyland 

At Tokyo Disneyland, you’ll find many of the same attractions that you would find at Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World, including classics like Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion, “it’s a small world,” and Peter Pan’s Flight. World Bazaar acts at Tokyo Disneyland’s version of “Main Street, U.S.A,” serving as the main entry corridor and priamry shopping area of the parks. The theming of the area is that of early 20th-century America, with two intersecting streets: Main Street and Center Street. To help protect guests from rain, there’s a permanent canopy covering both streets.

Tokyo Disney Resort

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At Tokyo Disneyland, you’ll find seven different lands:

  • World Bazaar
  • Adventureland
  • Westerland
  • Critter Country
  • Fantasyland
  • Toontown
  • Tomorrowland

Attractions at Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland combines many familiar Disney attractions and classics with a few unique options as well. Here are all the rides and attractions you can find in Tokyo Disneyland. 

World Bazaar

  • Omnibus
  • Penny Arcade

Adventureland

  • Jungle Cruise
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai!
  • Western River Railroad

Westernland

  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Country Bear Theater
  • Horseshoe Roundup
  • Mark Twain Riverboat
  • Tom Sawyer Island Rafts
  • The Diamond Horseshoe
  • The Diamond Horseshoe presents: Mickey & Company
  • Westernland Shootin’ Gallery

Critter Country

  • Beaver Brothers Explorer Canoes
  • Splash Mountain

Fantasyland

  • Alice’s Tea Party
  • Castle Carrousel
  • Cinderella Castle
  • Cinderella’s Fairy Tale Hall
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast
  • Haunted Mansion
  • It’s a Small World
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey
  • Pooh’s Hunny Hunt
  • Snow White’s Adventures
  • Snow White Grotto
  • Fantasyland Forest Theatre
    • Mickey’s Magical Music World

Toontown

  • Chip ‘n Dale’s Treehouse
  • Donald’s Boat
  • Gadget’s Go Coaster
  • Goofy’s Paint ‘n’ Playhouse
  • Mickey’s House and Meet Mickey
  • Minnie’s House
  • Minnie’s Style Studio
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
  • Toon Park

Tomorrowland

  • Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters
  • Space Mountain
  • Star Tours–The Adventures Continue
  • Stitch Encounter
  • Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek
  • The Happy Ride With Baymax

Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo Disney Resort opened eighteen years after Tokyo Disneyland, though plans were originally conceived for a second Tokyo park in the late 1980s. The park features seven themed lands or “ports of call,” with an eighth set to open in spring 2024. The different lands are themed after ports of call both real and fictional, such as New York Harbor, the Arabian Coast, Mermaid Lagoon, and Aquatopia.

The idea behind Tokyo DisneySea can be traced back to a previous concept that had been looked at for Southern California, called “Port Disney.” While the idea was scrapped, it played a role in the development of this fan-favorite international Disney Park.

The seven current lands, as well as the eighth upcoming land, are:

  • Mediterranean Harbor
  • Mysterious Island
  • Mermaid Lagoon
  • Arabian Coast
  • Lost River Delta
  • Port Discovery
  • American Waterfront
  • Fantasy Springs (coming in spring 2024)

When it opens in 2024, Fantasy Springs will contain rides, restaurants, and shops themed to Frozen, Tangled, and Peter Pan. The Tokyo DisneySea Fantasy Springs Hotel will also open with the expansion and will be the second hotel located within Tokyo DisneySea.

Attractions at Tokyo DisneySea

While Tokyo Disneyland features many rides that are clones or inspired by rides you could find at Disney World or Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea features many original attractions you won’t find in any other Disney Park (along with some you will). These are all the attractions you can find at Tokyo DisneySea.

Mediterranean Harbor

  • Fortress Explorations
  • DisneySea Transit Steamer Line
  • Venetian Gondolas
  • Soaring: Fantastic Flight

Mysterious Island

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Mermaid Lagoon

  • Flounder’s Flying Fish Coaster
  • Scuttle’s Scooters
  • Jumpin’ Jellyfish
  • Blowfish Balloon Race
  • The Whirlpool
  • Mermaid Lagoon Theater
    • Ariel’s Greeting Grotto
  • Parque La Marimba

Arabian Coast

  • The Magic Lamp Theater
  • Caravan Carousel
  • Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage
  • Jasmine’s Flying Carpets

Lost River Delta

  • Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull
  • Raging Spirits
  • DisneySea Transit Steamer Line

Port Discovery

  • Aquatopia
  • DisneySea Electric Railway
  • Nemo & Friends SeaRider

American Waterfront

  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Tower of Terror
  • Big City Vehicles
  • DisneySea Electric Railway
  • Turtle Talk
  • DisneySea Transit Steamer Line

Fantasy Springs (coming in spring 2024)

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Tangled: The Ride
  • Neverland Adventure
  • Pixie Hollow

Ikspiari Shopping Center

While not a theme park, per se, Ikspiari is the Tokyo Disney Resort shopping mall the features shopping, dining, and more. The complex is home to a variety of different stores, as well as a movie theater and tons of different restaurants to enjoy. Ikspiari first opened in 2000, and has since grown to have 140 establishments in a unique layout.

Tokyo Disney Resort Hotels

At Tokyo Disney Resort, there are currently five on-site Disney hotels, along with six

Here’s an overview of the five on-site hotels:

  • Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel (Value): Themed to the Disney Park icons and characters, the hotel is comprised of two buildings that each feature different themes.
  • Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel (Moderate): Tokyo Disney Resort’s newest hotel, the exterior, entrance, lobby, and other areas are all themed after Toy Story. This hotel also has the added benefit of being on the Disney Resort Line, so you can take the Monorail to the park.
  • Tokyo DisneySea Hotel Miracosta (Deluxe): Located within DisneySea, this unique hotel offers guests views of the beautiful harbor inside the park.
  • Disney Ambassador Hotel (Deluxe): This deluxe hotel features guests rooms themed to different Disney characters, along with a character dining experience.
  • Tokyo Disneyland Hotel (Deluxe): Located right in front of Tokyo Disneyland, the guest rooms are themed to Disney films like Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella.

Additionally, the Tokyo DisneySea Fantasy Springs Hotel will open with the TokyoDisneySea expansion in spring 2024.

Along with the on-site Disney hotels, there are also a variety of the Tokyo Disney Resort Official Hotels, teh Tokyo Disney Resort Partner Hotels, and the Tokyo Disney Resort Good Neighbor Hotels. The Tokyo Disney Resort Official Hotels are:

  • Grand Nikko Tokyo Bay
  • Maihama Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay
  • Hilton Tokyo Bay Tokyo Bay
  • Maihama Hotel Sheraton Grande
  • Tokyo Bay Hotel
  • Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel First Resort

The Best Time to Visit Tokyo Disney Resort

If low crowd levels and beautiful weather is what you’re looking for, late spring and early fall will be the best months to plan for, especially April to May and September and October In April and May, the weather will be solidly in the 50s and 60s, so layering help keep you at the perfect temperature. September will be a bit warmer, in the mid to high 70s, but still, a manageable temperature that won’t be too hot. You’ll also be avoiding major holidays and the summer, 

If you’re okay dealing with colder weather, January is another time to consider for fewer guests after the holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get around Tokyo Disney Resort?

One of the amazing parts of Tokyo Disney Resort is the Disney Resort Line, a Monorail system providing transportation between JR Maihama Station, the closest station to Tokyo Disney Resort, and major destinations within the Resort. This line connects many of the hotels directly to the parks.

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Do Cast Members speak English?

Japanese is the primary language spoken by Cast Members and on rides and attractions at Tokyo Disney Resort. However, many signs around the parks are multi-lingual. Additionally, you can visit Main Street House at Tokyo Disneyland or Guest Relations at Tokyo DisneySea, where Cast Members who speak English will often be available for assistance.

How many days do you need to see Tokyo Disney Resort?

Because of its size and the sheer amount there is to do at, it’s hard to get through everything in just a day. You’ll want to plan on spending at least two or three days at the parks to get the most out of your time.

Posts by Morgan Flaherty

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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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