This Tokyo Disney Resort trip planning guide covers all aspects of a visit to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, including Japan information and Disney specifics like where to stay, how long to visit, where to eat, which attractions to do. It also covers a visit to Japan more broadly, including tips on airports, transportation, and phone/internet. We found that there was really no good resource covering all of this when we planned our first visit to Tokyo Disney Resort, so apologies if this guide is overly long. Better to include too much than not enough, we hope. More will be added over time as certain parts are clarified or expanded based on questions we receive from readers.
While we have only taken two trips to Tokyo Disney Resort, we literally spent months preparing for the first trip to make sure everything went smoothly, and we learned a lot while combing through the various information scattered all over the internet. Some of what’s here is based on our first hand experiences, some is based on what we’ve learned elsewhere but never actually put into practice. We’ll let you know when information here is not based on our personal experiences. We know it’s annoying to read things online that are merely parroted from elsewhere, with the author posing as an expert over a topic with which they only are loosely familiar, but in this case, we think some parroted information is better than nothing in certain spots.
If you’re just a “regular” person planning a trip to Japan who happened to stumble upon this page, as you probably can guess, this is a Disney fan-site written for Disney fans by Disney fans. Although anyone can use the information presented here, it’s geared towards serious fans. If you’re not a Disney fan, but are just visiting Tokyo Disney Resort as a small part of a trip to Tokyo, use this information accordingly. Our advice is probably a bit over the top for you “ordinary” people.
Traveling to the two best Disney theme parks in the world (sorry, Walt Disney Studios Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!) can be intimidating, but it’s also an incredibly rewarding experience that you’ll definitely want to repeat. Since returning from our first trip to Tokyo Disney Resort, we’ve been accused (several times) of being biased towards the Japanese parks. That isn’t true at all. We’re biased towards excellence. (more…)