The Most Complete Guide to Tokyo DisneySea and Best Rides

Tokyo DisneySea Best Rides and Guide

Is Tokyo DisneySea your next vocation bucket list?

If yes, this is the most complete guide to Tokyo DisneySea for you.

From here, you’ll know:

  • Best thrill & non-thrill rides and attractions at Tokyo DisneySea.
  • Important tips and helpful guide for you to master this theme park.
  • 3 spectacular shows you shouldn’t miss out to watch at Tokyo DisneySea.
  • What amazing characters you can meet and take beautiful photos with them.
  • How to get to Tokyo DisneySea by Train or Bus.

The Venetian Gondulas at Tokyo DisneySea

When in Tokyo, going to DisneySea is always a great idea.

This one of a kind theme park can only be found in Japan.

It has everything for thrill and non-thrill adventure seekers.

Tokyo DisneySea Plaza Giant Earth

For instance, you’ll get to see this giant earth structure at the main entrance.

This is definitely one of the best backdrops in the park.

Donald Duck and Pluto GreetingDonald Duck and Pluto Characters are Greeting on You 🙂

Other than that, many Disney Characters are greeting you at the entrance of DisneySea. You’ll know more later.

Tokyo DisneySea Theme Park

There are 7 zones at Tokyo DisneySea:

  1. Mediterranean Harbor
  2. American Waterfront
  3. Mysterious Island
  4. Mermaid Lagoon
  5. Arabian Coast
  6. Lost River Delta
  7. Port Discovery

And because of its vastness, you need to spend one day at this theme park.

Toy Story Mania Ride at Tokyo DisneySea

To help you, I’ll list down all famous rides, attractions and shows, along with my personal experience and other helpful tips.

Tritons Kingdom at Tokyo DisneySea

So, here’s the most comprehensive guide of Tokyo DisneySea.

Make sure to read the entire blog post so you’ll master the ins and outs of this magical theme park.

Visitor Information and Ticket Prices


 

Tokyo DisneySea Tickets

Opening Hours

08:00 – 22:00

*Please check the official website of Tokyo DisneySea if you like to know the latest opening time.

Ticket Prices

Tokyo DisneySea Ticket Price

Buy at Ticketing Counter (1-Day Pass):
Adult (18 – 64): 7,400 Yen
Junior (12 – 17): 6,400 Yen
Child (4 – 11): 4,800 Yen
Senior (65+): 6,700 Yen

Buy at Ticketing Counter (2-Day Pass):
Adult (18+): 13,200 Yen
Junior (12 – 17): 11,600 Yen
Child (4 – 11): 8,600 Yen

You can buy tickets at the main entrance of the theme park.

However, there’s a long queue at the ticketing counter in the morning.

So, take advantage of getting your ticket online.

Why do you need to buy your Tokyo DisneySea tickets online?

  • Skip the long queue and save time. During peak seasons and school holidays, the theme park is crazily crowded. But if you already have your ticket booked online, then there’s no need to wait for the line! Definitely less hassle and more time to explore the place!
  • Direct entry at Tokyo DisneySea. Once booked, you can claim your physical ticket at Narita or Haneda Airport in advance. Then, simply scan your ticket at the entry gate and you can start your DisneySea adventure in no time!
  • Spend more time in meeting popular characters. Some Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Pluto and Donald Duck are stationed before the entry gate. So instead of lining up for the ticket, why not spend it to take more photos of these adorable characters?

Great bonus, right? So, if you want to experience extra convenience like other Tokyo DisneySea visitors, then check the link below.

Train Station
Step 1:
Maihama Station
JR Keiyo Line

South Exit

Step 2:
Take the Disney Resort Monorail from Resort Gateway Station to Tokyo DisneySea Station

Tokyo DisneySea Guide Map and Entertainment Schedule Sheet


 

Tokyo DisneySea Guide Map and Entertainment Schedule Sheet

Before starting your adventure, grab a Tokyo DisneySea Guide Map and Entertainment Schedule Sheet.

You’ll be able to know the schedule of the shows on that day through the Entertainment Schedule Sheet.

Location to get Guide Map and Entertainment Schedule Sheet

Place to get Guide Map and Entertainment Schedule Sheet

Don’t worry because you can find these travel essentials easily. Just make your way to the entrance area of Passaggio MiraCosta.

Guide Map and Entertainment Schedule Sheet Brochure Rack

At the brochure rack near the entrance, you’ll see an array of important references in display.

Alternatively, you can also download the Tokyo DisneySea Map here. Or, simply check the Tokyo Disney Resort Website to know the schedule of the shows.

Tokyo DisneySea FastPass Guide


 

Tokyo DisneySea FastPass Guide

For most travellers, having a FastPass is a great advantage.

The Disney FastPass is a way to save your time and bypass the long queue for the popular rides, especially during crowded days.

Once you got your FastPass ticket, you can jump in the fast lane for the famous rides.

The great thing is Tokyo DisneySea and Disneyland provide free FastPass to every visitor.

You can get your FastPass Ticket through the FastPass ticketing machine that near each attraction inside the theme park.

Soon, I’ll show you how to get your FastPass ticket.

Take Note:

The FastPass tickets are located near each attraction and can be given after two hours of getting your previous FastPass.

This means you can get multiple FastPass tickets for different attractions. However, you need to wait for 2 hours to get a new one.

The FastPass tickets for famous rides probably will run out in the afternoon, particularly when the park is more jam-packed with visitors.

It’s best that you arrive early so you can take advantage of multiple FastPass tickets.

One particular attraction with high in-demand FastPass is the Toy Story Mania. Because of its popularity, this often runs out an hour after the park’s opening. So, make this attraction as one of your priorities.

Step-by-step Guide to Get Your FastPass Ticket at the FastPass Ticketing Machine:

Step 1: Check the FastPass Return Time and Current Waiting Time

FastPass Time Board

First and foremost, you need to head to the entrance of each attraction because the FastPass ticketing machines are very close to it.

There you’ll see a time board showing the FastPass return time and wait time.

Return Time – Meaning you should come back to the ride within that period of time if you claim the FastPass ticket through the FastPass ticketing machine.

Standby (Wait Time) – Meaning how long you need to wait for the regular queue without using the FastPass.

My Suggestion:

Don’t just claim the FastPass ticket for the sake of getting one. Take note that you can only get it every 2 hours.

So, if the wait time is less than 30 minutes, better don’t redeem the FastPass.

Be more practical and jump in the regular queue instead.

Only avail of the FastPass for rides that require long queue time like 50 minutes or above.

Mistake I Learned and Share with You:

Keep in mind to always check the FastPass time board to know the return time and wait time.

Sometimes, the return time would be very late for popular rides.

For example, the return time would be 21:05 – 22:00. So, if the return time is not what you want it, don’t get the FastPass.

During my visit to Tokyo Disneyland, I didn’t check the return time from the FastPass time board.

The return time is 21:05 – 22:00. I just blindly to get the FastPass ticket.

As a result, I have to wait for the next 2 hours in order to claim another FastPass. ☹

That is why I suggest that you look for a ride with acceptable return time before claiming the FastPass ticket.

Step 2: Claim Your FastPass from Ticketing Machine

Tokyo DisneySea FastPass Ticketing Machine Guide

Once you have decided, simply scan your QR Code from your DisneySea park ticket at the FastPass Ticketing Machine.

Then, the machine will issue a FastPass ticket to you.

Tokyo DisneySea FastPass Ticket

From the ticket above, the return time is 16:15 – 17:15.

So, you need to return to the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ride during this period.

You can go for other rides first while waiting.

Then, only come back the particular attraction within the return time noted in the FastPass ticket.

Step 3: Remember Come Back to the Ride within the Return Time

FastPass Lane Attractions at Tokyo DisneySea

Enter the FastPass lane after showing your FastPass ticket to a Cast Member.

*The process to claim the FastPass Ticket is the same for all the rides that are eligible for FastPass Entry.

Below is the list of rides and attractions that are allowed for FastPass Entry:

  1. Toy Story Mania! (FastPass Ticket run out faster in the earlier morning)
  2. Journey to the Center of the Earth (FastPass Ticket run out faster in the earlier morning)
  3. Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull
  4. Tower of Terror
  5. Raging Spirits
  6. Nemo & Friends SeaRider
  7. Mermaid Lagoon Theater (King Triton’s Concert)
  8. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  9. The Magic Lamp Theater

TDRAlert App:

Install TDRAlert App from Google Play Store and Apple App Store

TDRAlert App is a must-have for tourists exploring Tokyo DisneySea.

This app helps you get updated waiting time of every rides and give you FastPass reminder.

With the important notifications, you can smoothly maximize your time in the theme park.

Not only that, this can help you prioritize rides with shorter lines.

Conveniently, the TDRAlert App is downloadable in both Android phone and iPhone.

And, it is in the English version so it would be easier to use.

TDRAlert App Guide for Tokyo DisneySea

To give you an idea how to use the app, see features below:

1. SEA: Select “SEA” – Tokyo DisneySea

2. Return Time: The time you should return to the ride if you get the FastPass ticket. This means that you should come back to the Journey to the Center of the Earth ride between 12:55 – 13:55.

3. Wait Time: The current regular queue for the ride without using FastPass.

TDRAlert App Swiping Down Refresh for Tokyo DisneySea

Soft Reminder:

Make sure to regularly swipe down the page to get the latest updates of the waiting time and FastPass Timing.

Using this app, however, requires you to have an internet connection.

There is no free WiFi at Tokyo DisneySea, though they will launch free WiFi in May 2019 onwards.

Still, it is advisable to have your own connection because free WiFi can be slow because of many users.

Japan SIM Card and Pocket WiFi

Better buy a Japan SIM Card or rent a Pocket WiFi to stay connected.

Having one of these two will not just connect you to the TDRAlert App but also access other apps.

Stay connected with your online accounts like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Using either the Japan SIM Card or Pocket WiFi will also allow you to search train routes through Google Maps.

Both Japan SIM Card and Pocket WiFi are easy to pick-up at Narita and Haneda Airport.

Get your Japan SIM Card and Pocket WiFi through the links below:

If you’re still unsure what to choose between the two, check out my personal review on Japan SIM Card or Pocket WiFi blog post.

Tokyo DisneySea Lottery System Guide


 

Inner Hall of Lottery System at Tokyo DisneySea

Lottery System is such a great way to see spectacular performance.

It doesn’t just let you skip the queue but also get reserved seating.

Most popular shows have limited seating; hence winning the lottery is such a feat!

Biglietteria Lottery at Tokyo DisneySea

Using your DisneySea park ticket, you can win a chance to view a specific performance like the Big Band Beat.

Take note, however, that every visitor is only given one chance to try the lottery.

The lottery is located at Biglietteria. So, if you want to try your luck, here’s how the system works.

Guide:- How to use the Lottery System

Tokyo DisneySea Lottery Machine Guide

  1. Choose English option on the screen
  2. Choose the showtime you prefer to visit
  3. Gather and scan all your members’ DisneySea park tickets
  4. Press the OK button on the screen
  5. Wait and see if you win!

There are also staff in the lottery counter that will assist and guide you in using the lottery machine. Don’t worry, they know English. 🙂

If You Win:

Congratulations! A new ticket will be printed out for every number of scanned park ticket.

This means, that if you scan 2 DisneySea park tickets, then 2 new tickets will be printed out.

The new ticket provides you with the show time and seat number in English and Japanese texts.

If You Lose:

If you don’t manage to win the lottery, don’t worry! The first shows aren’t available for lottery, so you just have to line up to secure your seats.

However, for the subsequent shows, the seats might be limited already because they will prioritize those who won the lottery.

So, be there early to take advantage of the first show!

Normally, the first show is either 12:15 p.m. or 12:40 p.m.

If you like to know the exact time of the most popular show, Big Band Beat, check out the Tokyo Disney Resort Website.

You can also confirm it with the Entertainment Schedule Sheet on that day.

Check Crowded Level at Tokyo DisneySea


 

Tokyo DisneySea Crowd Calendar Checking via Mobile
Photo Credit: http://www15.plala.or.jp/gcap/disney/

Browsing Crowd Calendar Website by Mobile

Aside from the TDRAlert App, get the latest updates of the crowd level through the Crowd Calendar here.

You can use your mobile to know the forecast and trace back the previous history of the crowd levels.

Just click the DisneySea option and see the crowd volume for a particular day.

Tokyo DisneySea Crowd Calendar Checking via Computer Step 1
Photo Credit: http://www15.plala.or.jp/gcap/disney/

Step 1: Browsing Crowd Calendar Website by Computer

Also, you can use Google Chrome browser on your personal computer to check the Crowd Calendar.

Tokyo DisneySea Crowd Calendar Checking via Computer Step 2
Photo Credit: http://www15.plala.or.jp/gcap/disney/

Step 2: Browsing Crowd Calendar Website by Computer

Whatever your choice, either phone or computer, Google can provide translation from Japanese to English for easy reading.

The above picture shows the crowd levels each day for the month of May. The translation is as follows:

Day – Sunday
Moon – Monday
Fire – Tuesday
Water – Wednesday
Wood – Thursday
Money – Friday
Soil – Saturday

Friendly Cast Members at Tokyo DisneySea


 

Cast Member at Tokyo DisneySea

As you explore Tokyo DisneySea, you will meet many Cast Members, who are willing to assist you.

They are available at any time of the day to guide and provide you with instructions.

The Cast Members are not just nice and friendly but also speak English well!

So, if you need help regarding your favourite ride or anything in the theme park, just approach them.

Best Thrill Rides at Tokyo DisneySea



1. Journey to the Center of the Earth (Popular)

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Zone: Mysterious Island
FastPass Entry? Yes

One of most thrilling rides in the park, the Journey to the Center of the Earth is unlike no other.

This is a great tune-up for those eyeing for legit excitement and fun.

Be ready for an epic journey with Captain Nemo―a mysterious genius who has uncovered a world within Mount Prometheus.

Before leaping aboard the high-speed, slot car, you can explore around the underground discovery.

See the collection of books, tools, and creations displayed below the crystal caverns.

Look into all the details and you will appreciate all the intricate workspaces bounded with lots of notes and artefacts.

Journey to the Center of the Earth Ride at Tokyo DisneySea

Go through a series of different backdrops, from fractional darkness to towering scenes.

The thrill you’ll experience in this ride is definitely one of a kind.

At some points, you will encounter scary characters knocking your sanity. And then, you will feel a volcanic eruption shaking your senses.

All the lights, sounds, and special effects make this ride simply amazing.

So, if you want a dark yet spectacular ride, then you won’t be disappointed.

Journey to the Center of the Earth has that complete element of thrill, bumps, and drops along the way.

2. Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull (Popular)

Indiana Jones Adventure Ride at Tokyo DisneySea
Zone: Lost River Delta
FastPass Entry? Yes

Brave the journey to the Temple of the Crystal Skull and experience an electrifying, high-speed ride.

This attraction takes you through an ancient temple filled with all sorts of excitement.

Witness how the crystal’s skull spirit unleashes its anger through loud sounds, thrilling lights, and a fast-paced ride.

But before putting yourself into this amazing journey, make sure you see the incredible stone carvings embellished outside the temple.

Even the main pyramid chamber is a sight to see!

Indiana Jones Adventure
Photo Credit: Tokyo Disney Resort

As you make your way to the temple, it’s not hard to love the sheer expansiveness and spectacular design.

It’s like you are in a real Indiana Jones movie setting―ancient decorations, colorful murals, and intricate carvings.

There’ll be lots of surprises all throughout the ride.

Expect for a creepy section filled with beetles and a scary area with giant snake-like animation.

To top it all, you have to go through a split second of darkness for another set of amazing revelations.

And, you might even get lucky to see a Disney Cast Member dressed in a Harrison Ford costume.

So, keep an eye out for the famous Fedora hat! Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull is definitely a worth-visit attraction.

3. Tower of Terror (Popular)

Tower of Terror Ride at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: American Waterfront
FastPass Entry? Yes

It’s too hard to ignore the Tower of Terror―its impressive architectural design, thrilling surprises, and awe-inspiring special effects.

But there’s more to this massive, beautiful attraction that makes it a popular pick among visitors.

Its background story makes it more interesting.

Get an idea of its history by reading the newspapers displayed around the site.

To give you an overview, the Tower of Terror got its name after the mysterious disappearance of Harrison Hightower III.

Mr. Hightower is a renowned explorer and collector of historical pieces.

He was supposed to unveil his new collection, the Shiriki Utundu, which he got from a remote African region.

Unfortunately, the elevator he was riding came crashing down.

Now, the mystery continues because there are no traces of Mr. Hightower inside the damaged elevator―instead, just the cryptic statue.

Tower of Terror

Now, get ready for a mysterious tour that begins in the hotel lobby.

Be mesmerized by the elegant décor and, of course, the haunted elevator.

A Cast Member will take you to the private office of Mr. Hightower. By then, you will discover more history and information about the intriguing statue.

Truly, the build-up of effects and dramatic sounds all make this attraction fantastic at the same time heart-stopping!

So, make sure to include this in your list if you want to ride the elevator with very high speed fall down from the top floor!

4. Raging Spirits

Raging Spirits Ride at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Lost River Delta
FastPass Entry? Yes

Raging Spirits is as intense as its name. This short yet high-speed ride is ideal for those who want extreme adventure.

But step back because this isn’t your normal rollercoaster ride.

Even from afar, you can feel its grandeur, not to mention its thrilling vibes.

Nestled in a prehistoric setting, the outdoor theme is really something to bewilder your eyes.

You will be transported to an ancient ceremonial site bounded with excavated ruins.

Plus, the fire and smoke effects add more drama to the climactic expedition.

Raging Spirits
Photo Credit: Tokyo Disney Resort

It is the only coaster in Tokyo DisneySea offering a 360-degree inversion.

This means that your world will literally turn upside down for a matter of seconds!

Not just that, it is loaded with breath-taking spins and quick drops for an ultimate sense of fun and adventure.

So, if you’re a man of steel, then take on the Ranging Spirits and let the thrilling sensation embrace you!

This is certainly a top-notch attraction worth the wait!

Best Non-Thrill Rides and Attractions at Tokyo DisneySea



1. Toy Story Mania! (Popular)

Toy Story Mania Ride at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: American Waterfront
FastPass Entry? Yes

Who says Tokyo DisneySea is all about heart-thumping rides and nerve-wracking attractions?

The theme park also welcomes you to a collection of chill yet equally-amazing tourist spots.

And this starts with the ever-popular Toy Story Mania.

For Toy Story fanatics, this indoor experience is certainly not to miss!

It’s a fun, interactive ride with a twist.

In addition, it’s highly entertaining at the same time engaging, making it well-known among families and group of friends.

Toy Story Mania
Photo Credit: Tokyo Disney Resort

The 3D projection coupled with special effects and sounds allows you to shoot targets while keeping up with the ride.

Plus, the bursting colours are spectacular!

Because of its popularity, the queues here are unimaginable.

Often than not, the wait time ranges from 120 to 180 minutes.

And even the FastPass tickets sold out quickly.

So, if you want this one, be in the park early and get there first.

2. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Popular)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Zone: Mysterious Island
FastPass Entry? Yes

There’s literally no need to dive deep just to experience an underwater adventure.

Get your FastPass Tickets for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and enjoy this mesmerizing submarine ride.

The water illusion is very on point!

It makes you think that you are really under the water but you’re actually just above the water surface!

This amazing attraction is based on Jules Verne’s novel with the movie adaptation, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

Together with Captain Nemo, follow the journey to the ocean bottom to find the lost empire of Atlantis.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Rides at Tokyo DisneySea

This submarine-type ride feels like you plunging under the sea for a rather unique and memorable underwater thrill.

Up to 6 persons can ride inside Captain Nemo’s submarine.

This capsule-like structure is quite large with three portholes that allow you to see the sunken city.

All in all, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is definitely a must-try experience while in Tokyo DisneySea!

3. Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage (Popular)

Sindbads Storybook Voyage Ride at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Arabian Coast
FastPass Entry? No

Inside this towering site is a dark yet spectacular ride set in Arabian Coast.

Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage is a 13-minute journey brimming with colours and music.

Sindbad and Chandu

Sing along with the famous Japanese song, ‘Compass of your heart’.

And just like the movie, the attraction follows the expedition of Sindbad and his loyal tiger, Chandu.

Giant at Sinbads Storybook Voyage

Starting with Sindbad’s send-off from his village, the story continues to his encounter with a giant and some mermaids.

Palace of the Sultan at Sinbads Storybook Voyage

Then, you will then pass by the city of the apes and palace of the sultans.

Throughout the ride, you will come across vibrant creatures, glittering treasures, and local merchants―all in amazing, life-like creations.

Sindbad Return Home Celebration at Sinbads Storybook Voyage

After a beautiful 13-minute journey, you will be transported back to Sindbad’s village.

Accordingly, this is one of the longest attractions in the park.

So, for movie fanatics of the timeless movie, Sindbad, getting here and experiencing the trip is a dream come true.

4. Fortress Explorations (Popular)

Fortress Explorations Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Mediterranean Harbor
FastPass Entry? No

Fortress Explorations is like stepping into a historical era, where fortresses and ancient pieces are everywhere.

Enter this magical land and it’d be difficult to leave.

Fortress Explorations Attractions at Tokyo DisneySea

Because of its beauty and vastness, no wonder it’s a favoured attraction for non-thrill seekers.

Walk around at your own pace and see the towering castles and spectacular exhibitions.

There are two main areas―the castle fortresses and the harbour dock.

Inside the castle are multiple hallways filled with unique and fanciful pieces and activities.

Fortress Explorations Play Mini Boat

One room features a massive board-like structure with mini boats.

Surprisingly, you can get to play this mini boat game.

There’s also a room outlined with a solar system, where you can also move the planets at your own preference.

Fortress Explorations Cannons

Other spots contain a collection of nautical instruments, a display of galleons, and a range of cannons.

If you’re travelling with kids, they can wear the traditional flying machine and act like they’re flying.

5. Nemo & Friends SeaRider (Popular)

Nemo and Friends SeaRider Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Port Discovery
FastPass Entry? Yes
Show Duration: 5 minutes

Nemo & Friends Searider is another charming diversion that is perfect for all ages.

This is in-demand for kids and even those marine lovers who want to explore the world of Nemo and Dory.

Here, you have the chance to explore and go on an adventure, together with some jolly sea creatures.

But before that fun-filled interaction, guests will be virtually transformed into tiny creatures.

How on earth do they do that? Using the amazing shrinking material―the chiziminium―you will fit inside a fish-sized submarine called the SeaRider.

Nemo and Friends SeaRider Attractions
Photo Credit: Tokyo Disney Resort

After the shrinking process, it’s time to completely immerse into the colourful, marine world.

Through your screen, you will meet adorable and lovable sea creatures from the famous Finding Nemo and Finding Dory movies.

Wander around the mesmerizing sea world along with Nemo, Dory, Marlin, Mr. Ray, Crush, and more!

6. The Magic Lamp Theater

The Magic Lamp Theater at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Arabian Coast
FastPass Entry? Yes
Show Duration: 10 minutes

Are you looking for a place where you can feel relaxed and excited all at the same time?

Say no more—Tokyo DisneySea has got it all for you!

While the rest of the amusement park booms in adrenaline-rushing sights and activities, a 3-D attraction draws visitors close.

For a fan of the famous movie, Aladdin, enjoying The Magic Lamp Theater is a match made in heaven.

This is a live-action stage show that features the iconic Genie and other characters.

For 10 minutes, you’ll be entertained by Bakeet along with Shaban and Assim.

The wonders found here does not only stop by the sea, but there’s also more by the land.

And, you’re about to find out right inside the theatre!

7. Aquatopia

Aquatopia Ride at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Port Discovery
FastPass Entry? No

Have a friend join you at Aquatopia and enjoy its twirling watercraft!

Before anything else, nope, this is not the usual bumper ride you’ll find at every theme park.

The watercraft can fit as many as three people who are down to experience a uniquely pleasurable ride.

For people watching before you, it may look like you’re killing time since it’s definitely a trackless ride.

You don’t go around driving towards a certain road, but simply allow the boat to encircle around the pool.

So, yes—you’re killing time—but in an unexplainably enjoyable and childlike manner!

You’re not pressured to do anything but simply ride along as your watercraft revolves in any direction.

What you’ll have here is a stirring break from the regular amusement excursions, which are always way too predictable.

Aquatopia offers no destination—it is the destination!

8. Venetian Gondolas

Venetian Gondolas

Zone: Mediterranean Harbor
FastPass Entry? No

The Venetian Gondulas at DisneySea will take you out from Japan, and transport you straight to the heart of Venice.

Well, not really! Still, you get the chance to experience Venice in Tokyo.

Together with 15 people, you can calmly ride and allow the gondoliers course their way through the canals.

Normally, it takes about 11 minutes to reach the destination.

So, while you’re at it, say your Ciaos to other passengers and sing a song!

The Venetian Gondulas at Tokyo DisneySea

The best time to ride the gondola is at dusk when the beautiful rays blend in with the scenic landscape.

You’ll be surrounded by colourful buildings built like shophouses from Venice, with the lush green complementing the houses.

All these create a romantically Venetian atmosphere for everybody.

Although there are other alternatives you can choose over the Venetian Gondulas, it’s still worth the shot.

9. DisneySea Transit Steamer Line

DisneySea Transit Steamer Line Ride

Zone: American Waterfront
FastPass Entry? No

If you want to see more of the beauty of Tokyo DisneySea, then ride on the Transit Steamer Line.

DisneySea Transit Steamer Line

This boat can house about 49 people. And, it has a total of three docks designed to cater your choice of course.

Riding the Streamer Line lets you see the entire theme park crowded with attractions.

DisneySea Transit Steamer Line Pass by the Arabian Coast Zone

All the sights offered during the cruise will constantly keep your eyes open! Plus, you get a chance to pass by the Arabian Coast Zone.

DisneySea Transit Steamer Line Pass by the Mediterranean Harbor Bridge

As your sea voyage goes on, you’ll be greeted by the picturesque views of the Mediterranean Harbour Bridge.

Not only that, you get to see a range from monumental buildings, beautiful rainforests, and sturdy rock structures.

DisneySea Transit Steamer Line Pass by the Sindbads Storybook Voyage

The teamer will also offer you more room for jaw-dropping moments like the amazing spot of the Sindbads Storybook Voyage.

Truly, the trip will relax you in a very magical yet calming way!

You may choose to ride on this charmed steamer at night or during the day.

10. DisneySea Electric Railway

DisneySea Electric Railway

Zone: Port Discovery/ American Waterfront
FastPass Entry? No

A railway is just a railway until you get introduced to DisneySea Electric Railway.

You may wonder what this railway has in store for you.

For some, they think that it’s just another transportation to get you to your most-awaited destination.

But surprise, the DisneySea Electric Railway not only carries you to your designated destination, but it is an attraction in itself!

It gives you almost the entire view of the panoramic attractions breathing within the park.

DisneySea Electric Railway Ride

You will anticipate even more to visit your next attraction site as the view from the tram spoils you!

Tokyo DisneySea’s electric railway definitely stands out from the rest of the transportation rides offered at other Disney theme parks.

If the DisneySea attractions are the movie, then this railway ride is the spoiler alert.

From the windows’ view, you will come across different beautiful sceneries in one, breath-taking ride!

11. Scuttle’s Scooters

Scuttles Scooters

Zone: Mermaid Lagoon
FastPass Entry? No

For a fun and colourful ride in Mermaid Lagoon, spend some time in the Scuttle’s Scooters.

This family-friendly spinning ride features cute seating-hermit crabs!

Each ‘crab-seat’ accommodates up to 2 persons.

And to make it more entertaining, there are added twists to the circular trip above.

It comes with some mild upswings and drops you’d totally love, though getting dizzy is acceptable.

Scuttles Scooters Ride at Tokyo DisneySea

And while you are enjoying all the spinning, Scuttle is watching you through his telescope.

This seagull friend of Ariel is positioned at the centre so he can see you easily―but in a wrong way!

Well, if you look closer, he’s using his telescope the other way around.

If you want something in contrast to the thrilling rides, this one is surely a great alternative for all ages.

There’s room for everyone, even if you’re a grown up!

12. Caravan Carousel

Caravan Carousel at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Arabian Coast
FastPass Entry? No

Bring the entire family to Caravan Carousel and enjoy an old-fashioned merry-go-round!

This dome-like structure brings entertainment to everyone through its two-storey carousel.

Yup, the exterior itself speaks for its immense size.

With two decks, the Caravan Carousel can accommodate lots of people at once―roughly around 190 persons per trip.

Accordingly, it is one of the largest and most beautiful carousels you’ll find in the park.

Caravan Carousel Ride at Tokyo DisneySea

Fringed with sophisticated music and exotic beasts, this isn’t your normal merry-go-round.

So, instead of the traditional horseback riding, you have lots of fantastic options, all from the famous Disney film, Aladdin.

Hop aboard your favorite Aladdin characters―Magic Carpet, Genie, and the Lamp!

Arabian animals such as elephants, camels, zebras, and griffons are also in range.

And as you take your ride, let the beautiful music that goes in harmony with the movement consume you.

13. Jasmine’s Flying Carpets

Jasmines Flying Carpets

Zone: Arabian Coast
FastPass Entry? No

Jasmine’s Flying Carpets can give you a once in a lifetime experience of flying our own magical carpet.

Just like Aladdin and Jasmine, soar above the ground and see the breath-taking park scenery.

Before you start with this dumbo-like spinning ride, strike a pose together with Rajah, Jasmine’s pet tiger.

This charming statue is situated just in front of the attraction.

Jasmines Flying Carpets Ride at Tokyo DisneySea

Each vibrant carpet seats up to four persons, two in front and another two in the back.

And to make your ride more exciting, you can move your carpet―up or down―to avoid the water from the centre.

The front area controls the vehicle height while the back seat manages the tilt.

It’s a great coordination game for family and friends!

At night, these beautiful carpets light up, creating a mesmerizing animation within the park.

14. Triton’s Kingdom

Tritons Kingdom at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Mermaid Lagoon

Welcome to Triton’s Kingdom, a place filled with mesmerizing sea wonders!

Blowfish Balloon Race

Blowfish Balloon Race

FastPass Entry? No

These scary-looking blowfish aren’t bad as you think! Ride on them and experience a stirring underwater spin.

Blowfish Balloon Race Ride at Tokyo DisneySea

This spinner attraction gives you that amazing swinging motion, just enough for you to awaken your senses.

These colourful 4-seater blowfishes seat up to 4 persons.

Mermaid Lagoon Theater

Mermaid Lagoon Theater at Tokyo DisneySea

FastPass Entry? Yes
Show Duration: 14 minutes

A highlight in Mermaid Lagoon, this underwater show beautifully recreates some scenes from Disney movie, the Little Mermaid.

Mermaid Lagoon Theater King Tritons Concert
Photo Credit: Tokyo Disney Resort

Ariel herself acts like she’s literally underwater. Be amaze how she glides and flips effortlessly, together with some gorgeous sea creatures moving around.

The Whirlpool

The Whirlpool at Tokyo DisneySea

FastPass Entry? No

What about a teacup adventure same as Alice’s tea party in wonderland?

But instead of under the tree venue, you will be underwater, surrounded by impressive sea designs.

And did I forget to say that this isn’t just an attraction but also a ride?

So, take your friends for a whirlwind-like kind of ride!

Ariel’s Playground

Ariels Playground

FastPass Entry? No

A fun place for everybody, Ariel’s Playground attracts both youngsters and adults.

Featuring designs and creatures from Little Mermaid, it’s like being in the movie for real!

Ariels Playground Treasure
Photo Credit: Tokyo Disney Resort

Together with your exploration map, explore this underwater playground like a pro.

Climb through the fishing net or discover a cave full of treasures.

3 Amazing Parade and Shows You Shouldn’t Miss Out to Watch at Tokyo DisneySea



1. Big Band Beat

Big Band Beat at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: American Waterfront
Lottery? Yes
Show Duration: 30 minutes

Gracing the list of popular shows is the ever-amazing Big Band Beat.

This live stage performance highlights the remarkable Broadway-like musical show.

It is loaded with dancers and musicians, showcasing their talents in one, beautiful presentation.

Nothing is quite like seeing your favourite Disney characters in full action.

Mickey Mouse is probably the star in this show as he displays his impressive drumming skills and tap dancing ability.

Big Band Beat Music Theatre

The Big Band Beat provides you with top-notch singing, dancing, and acting.

You’ll appreciate how everyone on the stage sings and dances in sync with the beat.

Plus, it’s in the English language so that it’d be easier for everyone to understand while watching the remarkable show!

Big Band Beat Show
Photo Credit: Tokyo Disney Resort

Because of its popularity, the Big Band Beat uses the lottery system.

So, you can have the chance to see the attraction without lining up.

If you did not win the lottery, don’t worry, because you can still watch it, ideally during its first show.

Unfortunately, the subsequent shows are mostly full because of the lottery winners.

So, better make this a priority in case you didn’t win the lottery.

Normally, the first show is from 12:15 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.

For reference, check the Big Band Beat at Tokyo Disney Resort Website or the Entertainment Schedule Sheet on that day.

2. Hello, New York!

Hello New York Show at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: American Waterfront
Lottery? No
Show Duration: 25 minutes

Hello, New York! is another must-watch show for every tourist.

Though not as sophisticated as the Big Band Beat, this 25-minute stage performance is still outstanding.

It presents some famous Disney characters, entertaining everyone with their amazing antics.

Hello New York Show

Watch in admiration how Mickey Mouse, Chip & Dale conquer the big city and the big stage!

Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto are also present to keep you amused.

Hello New York Show

Leaning more on the beauty of cultural stereotypes, this quirky show deserves a time on your visit to the park.

Hello New York Show

The bizarreness of some characters even makes the entire performance more amusing!

They are seriously off to provide you with stress-free entertainment.

Hello New York Show

Plus, you will be thrilled with the amazing dance acts and acrobatics in between.

Watch how these performers hype up the stage.

Hello New York Show

All in all, the music, the characters, and the theme add up to the distinction of Hello, New York!

Hello New York Show at Tokyo DisneySea

Hello, New York! comes in multiple time slots every day at the American Waterfront.

So, keep an eye of the exact time through Hello, New York! timetable here.

Or, you can also check the Entertainment Schedule Sheet on that day.

3. Fantasmic!

Fantasmic Show at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Mediterranean Harbor
Lottery? No
Show Duration: 20 minutes
Best Location to See the Show: Lido Isle
Show Time: 8:00 p.m

Gathering breath-taking effects, stunning pyrotechnics, and exceptional music, Fanta Fantasmic is as fantastic as it is!

Fantasmic Show

But there’s more to this awe-inspiring exhibition―a tale of good and bad encountered by the ever-famous Mickey Mouse.

The attraction outlines a story that will surely hook your eyes and glue you to your seats.

Fantasmic Show

Track down the mesmerizing dream of Mickey Mouse as he battles out the Disney Villains.

Fantasmic Show

The dazzling lights give justice to the thrilling storyline.

Surely, this extravagant night time musical knows how to surprise every tourist with their great theme and background effects.

Fantasmic Show

Watch how Mickey Mouse overpowers the giant dragon with his own imagination.

Adding more climactic drama to the show is the erupting volcano!

Fantasmic Show

And to culminate the spectacular show, Disney characters are also in attendance.

Wave to your all-time faves like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Pocahontas, The Lion King, and more!

Location of Lido Isle at Mediterranean Harbor

Lido Isle at Mediterranean Harbor

This outdoor exhibition is displayed on the magnificent waters of Mediterranean Harbour.

Needless to say, Fantasmic is truly a great way to cap off your Tokyo DisneySea adventure!

So, better go to the Lido Isle at least 1 hour so you can get the best view.

For the exact show time, check Fantasmic show time here or check the Entertainment Schedule Sheet on that day.

Meet Up with Popular Disney Characters at Tokyo DisneySea



1. Meet Mickey Mouse Character

Mickey Mouse Character at Tokyo DisneySea

Location: DisneySea Plaza

As happy-go-lucky and friendly Mickey Mouse is in the screen, so is he as you meet him closely at DisneySea!

Don’t hurry to arrive at your next destination and miss the chance to interact with the mischievous and charming character!

You can spot the cartoon icon freely roaming around for free hugs and pictures at DisneySea Plaza.

2. Meet Goofy Character

Goofy Character at Tokyo DisneySea

Location: DisneySea Plaza

DisneySea Plaza is where your childhood cartoon legends mostly hang out.

Goofy, the clumsy, humorous and undeniably likable toothy dog is one of the famous characters you can meet here!

Spend time with the good-spirited Goofy while waiting for the rest of the Mickey Mouse gang!

3. Meet Pluto Character

Pluto Character at Tokyo DisneySea

Location: DisneySea Plaza

The instant you see a yellow-orange figure strolling at DisneySea Plaza, that’s when you know it’s Pluto.

This clever and expressive animated dog is always on a bright mood!

Mickey Mouse may have allowed his obedient pet to keep company with the fun-loving visitors of the theme park!

After you share a photograph with Pluto, it’s time to find his mischievous owner!

4. Meet Donald Duck

Donald Duck Character at Tokyo DisneySea

Location: DisneySea Plaza

Since Donald Duck’s magnetically funny personality is so loved by many worldwide, you can see him walking around the park.

Tokyo DisneySea has made it certain that there’s no shortage of his presence around the place.

After you get one affectionate embrace from Donald Duck at Mermaid Lagoon, you can get another at DisneySea Plaza from one more Donald Duck!

5. Meet Chip and Dale Characters

Chip and Dale Character at Tokyo DisneySea

Location: DisneySea Plaza

Even at DisneySea Plaza, the sly rescue rangers, Chip and Dale, still don’t get a rest.

Having a photo with even one of the chipmunks is a good enough souvenir to bring back some childhood nostalgia.

Good luck finding out which one is Chip and which one is Dale! 🙂

6. Meet Daisy Duck

Daisy Duck Character at Tokyo DisneySea

Location: DisneySea Plaza

Although Daisy Duck is always attached to Donald Duck, you can still be with her for a couple of minutes.

The bubbly and outspoken cartoon character will be showering all of her attention to you and to everyone she meets.

Just don’t let Donald Duck catch you though!

7. Meet Genie and Jafar Aladdin Characters

Genie and Jafar Aladdin Characters at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Arabian Coast

Run into Genie and drop your good wishes!

Every once in a while, Genie comes out of his magical oil lamp to grant humans’ wish to see him!

Careful, though, since Jafar Aladdin is silently creeping around the corners—not to cause you harm, but to photobomb!

Gather the two of them and have an Aladdin cast reunion!

8. Meet Donald Duck Character at Triton’s Kingdom

Donald Duck Character at Mermaid Lagoon Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Mermaid Lagoon

Forget everything you know about the iconic cartoon duck character and embrace a jolly, lovable and easy-going Donald Duck.

The Donald Duck you’ll meet at Mermaid Lagoon is totally free from his occasional anger management issues.

He lovingly and patiently greets every visitor with his signature bright, positive smile!

9. Meet Pinocchio Character

Pinocchio Character at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Mediterranean Harbor

There’s a high chance that you’ll be meeting the most popular cartoon characters while going your way to Mediterranean Harbor.

However, there’s not a thin slice of possibility that you’ll catch his famous nose grow long.

And yes, I’m referring to Pinocchio!

Nonetheless, you can catch him dancing, hugging people, and doing just about anything to keep them entertained!

10. Meet Geppetto Character

Geppetto Character at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Mediterranean Harbor

Geppetto has rained a generous amount of love and joy to everyone he has come across in the film Pinocchio.

And, he always gives his big heart to you and to the rest of people looking for love!

He may be old, but his heart is made of gold!

11. Meet Jiminy Cricket Character

Jiminy Cricket Character at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Mediterranean Harbor

What good is meeting Jiminy Cricket without sharing some lines of his signature song “When You Wish Upon a Star”?

If you’ve followed Pinocchio’s journey, then you’re likely among the people who have admired Cricket for his values and uprightness.

And, if you can, ask for his J-shaped autograph before leaving!

12. Meet John Worthington Foulfellow Character

John Worthington Foulfellow Character at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Mediterranean Harbor

Fear not the cunning John Worthington Foulfellow calmly walking along the Mediterranean Harbor.

Though known for his crooked ways as a swindling antagonist in Pinocchio, he is nothing but neighbourly at Mediterranean Harbor.

Don’t get deceived by his villainous look and grin, his moniker Honest John now certainly speaks for itself!

13. Meet Gideon Character

Gideon Character at Tokyo DisneySea

Zone: Mediterranean Harbor

Like Honest John, Gideon is as good as renewed since he left his old ways.

He is living his life harmoniously, greeting tourists in the park.

No longer is he the sidekick of Honest John, but a polite friend to everyone!

With Gideon’s ragged clothes and almost sleepy yet approachable persona, you’re totally in safe hands.

How to go to Tokyo DisneySea by Train?


 

JR Keiyo Line Train in Tokyo
Photo by 銚電神/ CC BY-SA 3.0

The cheapest way to go to Tokyo DisneySea is by taking the train.

And, the nearest train station to Tokyo DisneySea is JR Maihama Station.

Tips: Avoid Crowded Trains

During weekdays, the Tokyo Train will be crowded between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM in the morning and 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the evening.

Try to avoid this busy time when you plan to visit Tokyo DisneySea via train.

In addition, if you want to go back from Tokyo DisneySea by train, try to avoid 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM busy time.

So, without further delay, let start to see how to take the train from Tokyo to DisneySea.

Getting to Tokyo DisneySea from Shinjuku with Return Trip Guide

Shinjuku to Tokyo DisneySea:

Shinjuku to Tokyo DisneySea Train Guide

  1. Take the JR Chuo Line from JR Shinjuku Station to Tokyo Station.
  2. Alight at Tokyo Station and transfer to the JR Keiyo Line.
  3. Board the JR Keiyo Line from Tokyo Station to Maihama Station.
  4. Get off at Maihama Station and look for the South Exit.
  5. After you go out the ticket gate of South Exit, you should turn left and go toward the Resort Gateway Station.
  6. At the Resort Gateway Station, take the Disney Resort Monorail to Tokyo DisneySea Station. The fare is 260 yen for Adult and 130 for Child. (Refer here for the detailed guide from Maihama Station to DisneySea)

Travel Time (one way) = Train + Monorail
= 45 minutes + 9 minutes
= Around 54 minutes
Travel Cost (one way) = Train Fare + Disney Resort Monorail Fare
= 390 Yen + 260 Yen
= 650 Yen

Going back to Shinjuku from Tokyo DisneySea:

Tokyo DisneySea to Shinjuku Train Guide

  1. Take the Disney Resort Monorail from Tokyo DisneySea Station to Resort Gateway Station.
  2. Alight at Resort Gateway Station and then walk toward the Maihama Station.
  3. Board the JR Keiyo Line from Maihama Station to Tokyo Station.
  4. Alight at Tokyo Station and change to the JR Chuo Line.
  5. Take the JR Chuo Line from Tokyo Station to JR Shinjuku Station.
  6. Get off at JR Shinjuku Station.

Travel Time (one way) = Monorail + Train
= 9 minutes + 45 minutes
= Around 54 minutes

Travel Cost (one way) = Disney Resort Monorail Fare + Train Fare
= 260 Yen + 390 Yen
= 650 Yen

Getting to Tokyo DisneySea from Tokyo Station with Return Trip Guide

Tokyo Station to Tokyo DisneySea:

Tokyo Station to Tokyo DisneySea Train Guide

  1. Take the JR Keiyo Line from Tokyo Station to Maihama Station.
  2. Get off at Maihama Station and go out at South Exit.
  3. After you step out the ticket gate of South Exit, you need to turn left and talk a short walk to the Resort Gateway Station.
  4. When you at Resort Gateway Station, board the Disney Resort Monorail to Tokyo DisneySea Station. The fare is 260 yen for Adult and 130 for Child. (Refer here for the detailed guide from Maihama Station to DisneySea)

Travel Time (one way) = Train + Monorail
= 14 minutes + 9 minutes
= Around 23 minutes

Travel Cost (one way) = Train Fare + Disney Resort Monorail Fare
= 220 Yen + 260 Yen
= 480 Yen

Going back to Tokyo Station from Tokyo DisneySea:

Tokyo DisneySea to Tokyo Station Train Guide

  1. Board the Disney Resort Monorail from Tokyo DisneySea Station to Resort Gateway Station.
  2. You should get off at Resort Gateway Station and then walk toward the Maihama Station.
  3. Take the JR Keiyo Line from Maihama Station to Tokyo Station.
  4. Get off at Tokyo Station.

Travel Time (one way) = Monorail + Train
= 9 minutes + 14 minutes
= Around 23 minutes

Travel Cost (one way) = Disney Resort Monorail Fare + Train Fare
= 260 Yen + 220 Yen
= 480 Yen

Getting to Tokyo DisneySea from Shibuya with Return Trip Guide

Shibuya to Tokyo DisneySea:

Shibuya to Tokyo DisneySea Train Guide

  1. Board the JR Saikyo Line from JR Shibuya Station to Shin-Kiba Station.
  2. Alight at Shin-Kiba Station and transfer to the JR Keiyo Line.
  3. Take the JR Keiyo Line from Shin-Kiba Station to Maihama Station.
  4. Get down at Maihama Station and walk out at the South Exit.
  5. After you leave the ticket gate of South Exit, you should turn left and heading toward the Resort Gateway Station.
  6. Take the Disney Resort Monorail at Resort Gateway Station to Tokyo DisneySea Station. The fare is 260 yen for Adult and 130 for Child. (Refer here for the detailed guide from Maihama Station to DisneySea)

Travel Time (one way) = Train + Monorail
= 40 minutes + 9 minutes
= Around 49 minutes

Travel Cost (one way) = Train Fare + Disney Resort Monorail Fare
= 710 Yen + 260 Yen
= 970 Yen

Going back to Shibuya from Tokyo DisneySea:

Tokyo DisneySea to Shibuya Train Guide

  1. Ride the Disney Resort Monorail from Tokyo DisneySea Station to Resort Gateway Station.
  2. You should get down at Resort Gateway Station and then go toward the Maihama Station.
  3. Board the JR Keiyo Line from Maihama Station to Shin-Kiba Station.
  4. Get off at Shin-Kiba Station and transfer to the Rinkai Line.
  5. Take the Rinkai Line from Shin-Kiba Station to JR Shibuya Station.
  6. Get down at JR Shibuya Station.

Travel Time (one way) = Monorail + Train
= 9 minutes + 40 minutes
= Around 49 minutes

Travel Cost (one way) = Disney Resort Monorail Fare + Train Fare
= 260 Yen + 710 Yen
= 970 Yen

Getting to Tokyo DisneySea from Ueno with Return Trip Guide

Ueno to Tokyo DisneySea:

Ueno to Tokyo DisneySea Train Guide

  1. Take the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line from Ueno Station to Hatchobori Station.
  2. Alight at Hatchobori Station and transfer to the JR Keiyo Line.
  3. Board the JR Keiyo Line from Hatchobori Station to Maihama Station.
  4. Get down at Maihama Station and go out at the South Exit.
  5. After you leave the ticket gate of South Exit, you need to turn left and heading toward the Resort Gateway Station.
  6. Take the Disney Resort Monorail at Resort Gateway Station to Tokyo DisneySea Station. The fare is 260 yen for Adult and 130 for Child. (Refer here for the detailed guide from Maihama Station to DisneySea)

Travel Time (one way) = Train + Monorail
= 31 minutes + 9 minutes
= Around 40 minutes

Travel Cost (one way) = Train Fare + Disney Resort Monorail Fare
= 390 Yen + 260 Yen
= 650 Yen

Going back to Ueno from Tokyo DisneySea:

Tokyo DisneySea to Ueno Train Guide

  1. Board the Disney Resort Monorail from Tokyo DisneySea Station to Resort Gateway Station.
  2. You should get off at Resort Gateway Station and then walk toward the Maihama Station.
  3. Board the JR Keiyo Line from Maihama Station to Hatchobori Station.
  4. Get down at Hatchobori Station and transfer to the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.
  5. Ride the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line from Hatchobori Station to Ueno Station.
  6. Get off at Ueno Station.

Travel Time (one way) = Monorail + Train
= 9 minutes + 31 minutes
= Around 40 minutes

Travel Cost (one way) = Disney Resort Monorail Fare + Train Fare
= 260 Yen + 390 Yen
= 650 Yen

Getting to Tokyo DisneySea from Ginza with Return Trip Guide

Ginza to Tokyo DisneySea:

Ginza to Tokyo DisneySea Train Guide

  1. Ride the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line from Ginza Station to Hatchobori Station.
  2. Get down at Hatchobori Station and transfer to the JR Keiyo Line.
  3. Take the JR Keiyo Line from Hatchobori Station to Maihama Station.
  4. Get off at Maihama Station and look for the South Exit.
  5. After you go out the ticket gate of South Exit, you need to turn left and go toward the Resort Gateway Station.
  6. Ride the Disney Resort Monorail at Resort Gateway Station to Tokyo DisneySea Station. The fare is 260 yen for Adult and 130 for Child. (Refer here for the detailed guide from Maihama Station to DisneySea)

Travel Time (one way) = Train + Monorail
= 28 minutes + 9 minutes
= Around 37 minutes

Travel Cost (one way) = Train Fare + Disney Resort Monorail Fare
= 390 Yen + 260 Yen
= 650 Yen

Going back to Ginza from Tokyo DisneySea:

Tokyo DisneySea to Ginza Train Guide

  1. Take the Disney Resort Monorail from Tokyo DisneySea Station to Resort Gateway Station.
  2. You need to get down at Resort Gateway Station and then walk toward the Maihama Station.
  3. Ride the JR Keiyo Line from Maihama Station to Hatchobori Station.
  4. Get down at Hatchobori Station and transfer to the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.
  5. Take the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line from Hatchobori Station to Ginza Station.
  6. Get off at Ginza Station.

Travel Time (one way) = Monorail + Train
= 9 minutes + 28 minutes
= Around 37 minutes

Travel Cost (one way) = Disney Resort Monorail Fare + Train Fare
= 260 Yen + 390 Yen
= 650 Yen

Step-by-step Guide from Maihama Station to Tokyo DisneySea

Maihama Station

1. When you reached Maihama Station, look for the South Exit.

Maihama Station Direction Board
2. After you get out the ticket gate of South Exit, you need to turn left and heading towards the Resort Gateway Station.

Walkway to Resort Gateway Station

3. You’ll discover the Resort Gateway Station just on ahead.

Entrance of Resort Gateway Station

4. It just takes you 1 to 2 minutes to walk from Maihama Station (South Exit) to the entrance of the Resort Gateway Station.

At the Resort Gateway Station, you can take the Disney Resort Monorail to Tokyo DisneySea.

Disney Resort Monorail Ticket Price

5. Buy your Disney Resort Monorail ticket at the ticket machine. One-way trip is 260 Yen for Adult (Age 12 and above) and 130 Yen for Child (Age 6 to 11). Another way is using your Suica IC Card to board the monorail.

Resort Gateway Station Ticket Machines

Don’t worry, if you don’t know how to use the ticket machines to buy your monorail ticket, you can ask for help from the friendly staff at there. They are standby for you and they can speak decent English.

Tokyo Disney Resort Monorail Map

6. Please take note that the Disney Resort Monorail only travel in one direction. Hence, the travel time will be about 9 minutes from Resort Gateway Station to Tokyo DisneySea Station.
Monorail Operating Time:
06:03 – 23:55

Entry Gate of Resort Gateway Station

7. Scan your monorail ticket or Suica IC Card at the reader of entry gate for you to ride the monorail to Tokyo DisneySea.

Tokyo DisneySea Station

8. You need to get off at the Tokyo DisneySea Station and then turn left after you go out the ticket gate. You’ll see the main entrance of the Tokyo DisneySea just on ahead.

Tokyo DisneySea Plaza Giant Earth

9. Wow! You already reached Tokyo DisneySea. Remember to take some nice photos with Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, Donal Duck and more at the main entrance before entering the park.

You’re easily to spot them once you go out the Tokyo DisneySea Station.

The DisneySea tickets can be bought at the ticketing counter of the theme park but expect long queues in the morning.

So, the smart way is buying your DisneySea tickets ahead from Klook to help you skip the waiting lines at the ticketing counter.

Klook is a reliable and well-known authorized online seller of Tokyo DisneySea.

After purchased your DisneySea tickets from Klook, you can collect the theme park tickets in advance at the Narita or Haneda Airport.

In this way, you don’t need to queue up at ticketing counter of DisneySea anymore.

Other that this, you’re able to spend more time to take many beautiful photos with Mickey Mouse, Goofy and more Disney characters before entering the park instead of wasting time to queue up at counter for entrance tickets.

Check out the links below to book your DisneySea tickets in advance to save your precious time.

Tokyo DisneySea Shuttle Bus Service from Shinjuku + Entrance Ticket (Convenient and Comfortable Ways)


 

Shuttle Bus
© Syda Productions – Fotolia.com

Securing your transportation and ticket has never been this easy!

With Tokyo DisneySea Shuttle Bus Service from Shinjuku + Entrance Ticket, you can start your adventure as early as possible.

  • Highly convenient. With this amazing combo, there’s no need to waste your time waiting for your transportation and your ticket.
  • Brings you directly to Tokyo DisneySea. Choose from one of the three assembly locations―Shinjuku Prince Hotel, Tokyo Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, and Shinjuku Washington Hotel.
  • Avoid the crowd. Trains can be very busy in the morning, so getting this one is definitely advantageous! Plus, you can skip the difficult train transfers too!
  • No more ticket waiting. Your ticket is already included in the combo. So, you just have to prepare yourself and get ready to have fun at Tokyo DisneySea.

Planning to get this valuable combo? Check out the price, assembly location information, schedule, and other important info through the link below.

Conclusion

Mediterranean Harbor at Entrance Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo DisneySea is no doubt one of the finest attractions, not just in Japan but in the whole world.

It’s a great place for couples looking for a beautifully romantic place for photo shooting.

This is an ultimate destination for kids wanting a fun-filled theme park.

Furthermore, it’s a perfect spot for families and friends needing an amazing holiday.

Truly, Tokyo DisneySea deserves all the attention and popularity it gets. And you gotta see it for yourself!

Save time and effort by booking your ticket and transportation online. See below links for the ticket prices.

Thanks a lot for taking your time to read my blog.

I sincerely hope that the comprehensive guide can help you easy to prepare for your Tokyo DisneySea trip.

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Wishing you a wonderful and memorable holiday in Tokyo! 🙂

 

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