Tokyo Disneyland – Photos, Tips and more!
There is a reason why Tokyo Disneyland is referred (by many) as the “Happiest place on earth”. Whatever age-group you belong to, whichever language you speak, it just doesn’t matter – because one full day spent at this amazing theme park will definitely make you HAPPY !! Without doubt! And, the place has some charm that it will entice you to revisit and revisit again. I have already been there twice (once with friends, and once with family) and I am sure I will visit again.
How to reach Tokyo Disneyland
There are multiple ways to reach the Tokyo Disney resort which comprises of the Disneyland and the Disneysea. One can take a train, a bus or even a taxi. Having stayed in Japan for quite some time, I was comfortable with the train-and-subway routes of the city (Tokyo’s subway-maps might look complicated and a little intimidating in the beginning) and thus we took a train to Maihama Station. Tokyo Disneyland is a five minute walk from JR Maihama Station. A detailed access-map (english) is given here.
- TICKETS: I would strongly recommend everyone to purchase tickets online, which saves a lot of your time while entering the park (Click here for Ticket options and Price)
- FASTPASS: Being a Happy and happening place, the amusement park can get really crowded, especially during Halloween and Christmas. Disneyland has come up with the idea of “FASTPASS”. This ‘pass’ assigns you a time window to ride or enter the attraction – you have basically ‘reserved’ your right to enter the attraction at a certain time. So, If your goal in Disneyland is to take as many rides as possible, the FASTPASS is definitely something you should make use of. There is a comprehensive explanation on the official website. (Note: Not every ride has a FASTPASS option – only the really popular ones!).
- FOOD: There are many eateries / restaurants in the park, but food in Tokyo Disneyland, like everything else, isn’t cheap at all. With that being said, some of them are insanely adorable and the food being served is absolutely delicious! Depending on budget / taste / mood, a day’s food can cost around anywhere between $20-$40 (¥2,000 to ¥4,000).
This brings us to the end of ‘part-3’ of a my seven-part Tokyo travel guide, which I am compiling from my 4-year-stay in Japan. Have a great time at the Tokyo Disneyland and please leave your feedback below.
You can find the other segments below:
- Tokyo Disneyland – The Happiest place to be
- Takao San – best hiking destination near Tokyo
- Kamakura-Enoshima islands
- Yokohama Bay
- Mount Okutama – best trekking trails near Tokyo