What’s there to do at Tokyo Disneyland?There’s so much to see and do at Tokyo Disneyland! The park has 7 themed areas including World Bazaar, Adventureland, Westernland, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Toontown, and Tomorrowland. Each area has its own themed rides, attractions, and stores to visit. You’ll enter through the World Bazaar, walk down the stunning arcade to reach Cinderella’s Castle, which you can explore inside and out to see all the tiny details designed by Disney’s Imagineers. Those chasing an adrenaline rush will find several roller coasters and drop rides to thrill them, while those in search of Disney magic will enjoy spotting Disney characters, riding classic rides like Pirates of the Caribbean, exploring walk-through areas, and watching the park’s awesome shows and parades.
How do you meet Disney characters and cast members?Character Greetings (as they’re known at Tokyo Disneyland) take place throughout the day at a set number of locations. Check which characters will be appearing at which times, and you can make sure to be in line with plenty of time to spare! Professional photographers will be there to document the moment. Alternatively, you can reserve a table in one of the three restaurants which have characters who’ll mingle with the diners! The Crystal Palace Restaurant, the Polynesian Terrace Restaurant, or the Diamond Horseshoe all offer delicious meals alongside the chance to meet Disney characters.
What are the dining options? Can we bring our own food?A picnic area is available outside the park entrance, guests who wish to leave and return need to have their hand stamped and hang onto their ticket because you’ll need both to get back into the park. Guests with special dietary requirements who need to bring their own food are able to, just let the staff of any restaurant know when your party sits down to eat. There are dozens of dining options at different price points, including food stalls as well as sit-down dining options. The Eastside Cafe, Restaurant Hokusai, and Blue Bayou restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, and Crystal Palace Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All four offer priority seating.
Which age group will most enjoy Tokyo Disneyland?Tokyo Disneyland can be enjoyed by groups with members of all ages. The park isn’t really focused on rides for thrillseekers, with plenty of more gentle rides which focus on story-telling rather than speed or loops. Very small children will enjoy exploring the park, the walkthrough attractions like the Swiss Family Treehouse or Chip’n’Dale’s Treehouse, and might also have fun with their parents on some of the gentler storytelling rides. Older children and teens will definitely have a lot to do, with plenty of rides at different levels of intensity, including famous rides like Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain, and nostalgic adults will also enjoy rediscovering the stories and characters they grew up with.
What should we bring with us to Tokyo Disneyland?As with all amusement parks, you’ll be outside for most of the day so you’ll need to dress for the weather. Tokyo can be extremely cold in the winter and very humid in summer, so take that into account when picking clothes for the day. Make sure to bring water and sunscreen in summer, and plenty of layers in winter. Apart from that, you’ll want to bring a phone or a camera to document your exciting day, and a portable charger to keep all batteries full throughout the day!
What about the weather?On average, Dubai only gets 5 days of rain a year. While that’s great for sunbathing and clear views without clouds, it does mean that there can be quite a lot of dust in the air, and every now and then there are quite dramatic dust storms. We recommend checking the weather forecast before visiting so that you can get the clearest view.