Let’s start with the backstory for Tokyo DisneySea Fantasy Springs Hotel. Once upon a time, far away, there was a magical spring where fairies lived. While cultivating a beautiful garden, the spirit of the spring traveled along the streams of water to follow his curiosity, and encountered many fantasy stories.
When the spirits returned to the magical spring, they used their magical powers to chip away at the stones and trees around the fountain, creating intricate shapes that resembled the people they had encountered. Then, they danced around in the water and had fun while humming the many melodies heard on their travels.
Time passed, and one day a woman who loved travel and adventure came to this beautiful magical spring. As she followed the water gushing from the springs and the flow of the river, a world of various stories spread out there before her.
Fascinated by the magical spring, she built a villa near it, and eventually built a larger mansion to share the world of this story with more friends. Even today, if you follow the stream flowing from the spring, you will be able to visit various worlds of stories.
I guess this explains the entrance to Fantasy Springs (the land at Tokyo DisneySea), the existence Fantasy Springs Hotel, and why it has two distinct buildings and room tiers. Here’s hoping that this traveler and adventurer who built the villa and mansion is a walk-around character who welcomes guests to Fantasy Springs Hotel.
The sixth Disney hotel built in Japan, the Tokyo DisneySea Fantasy Springs Hotel will be situated near the magical spring in Fantasy Springs. Paintings depicting Disney Princesses as well as floral motifs can be seen throughout the interior of the hotel, allowing the world of Fantasy Springs to continue from the Park to the hotel.
As indicated in the backstory above, the new Fantasy Springs Hotel is comprised of two buildings: the Fantasy Chateau and the Grand Chateau. The Fantasy Chateau offers “deluxe-type” rooms adorned with motifs of the flora and fauna of Fantasy Springs, while the Grand Chateau offers “luxury-type” rooms which provide guests with the finest accommodation experience at Tokyo Disney Resort.
Tokyo DisneySea Fantasy Springs Hotel is comprised of 419 “deluxe-type” rooms. In addition, there are 56 “luxury-type” rooms, offering guests the finest accommodation experience at Tokyo Disney Resort.
Additionally, the hotel has three dining facilities all facing inside Tokyo DisneySea. At Fantasy Springs Restaurant, guests can dine buffet-style while gazing upon paintings inspired by the Disney Animation films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Tangled and Sleeping Beauty.
Guests can also enjoy Grand Paradis Lounge, a lobby lounge with large, open windows. Finally, there’s La Libellule, which is a restaurant exclusively for guests staying in the Grand Chateau; La Libellule offers views of Fantasy Springs from the sublime dining hall with French cuisine for a blissful experience only a Disney hotel can offer. On the first floor of Tokyo DisneySea Fantasy Springs Hotel is Fantasy Springs Gifts, a merchandise shop accessible only from within the Park.
In any case, here’s details about booking Fantasy Springs Hotel:
Reservations for Fantasy Springs Hotel will be available at the Tokyo Disney Resort online reservation site starting on February 8, 2024 for the grand opening of the hotel on June 6, 2024 and that weekend. However, not all dates thereafter will be bookable at that time.
The schedule for reserving rooms at Fantasy Springs Hotel will be as follows:
June 6-8, 2024 check-in dates: reservations start February 8, 2024 at 13:00
June 9-15, 2024 check-in dates: reservations start February 15, 2024 at 13:00
June 16-22, 2024 check-in dates: reservations start February 22, 2024 at 13:00
June 23-29, 2024 check-in dates: reservations start February 29, 2024 at 13:00
June 30 to July 6, 2024 check-ins: reservations start March 6, 2024 at 13:00
From July 7, 2024 check-ins: reservations start at 11:00 on the same day 4 months before the date of stay; if there is no accommodation date on the same day in the month of reservation start, reservations will be accepted from 11:00 on the 1st of the following month (example October 31 checkin, from 11:00 on July 1).
Fantasy Springs Hotel will accepting reservations for check-in dates from June 6, 2024 (Thursday) to June 8, 2024 (Saturday) as soon as the rooms are full.
You can book up to 3 rooms for up to 5 nights during the sale period.
If there are cancellations, those rooms will be re-added to the online inventory at a later date.
There is also a “Disney Wonderful Vacation Package” that allows you to upgrade your stay with park tickets, attraction tickets, show tickets, etc. at the time of or after making your accommodation reservation (excluding some rooms).
The above schedule is subject to change.
Our expectation is that Fantasy Springs Hotel will be incredibly difficult to book, especially for the opening weekend. We would hazard a guess that it’ll sell out instantly, and most people will never even see availability when attempting. If you’re trying to reserve a room from the United States and have never used the TDR online system before…good luck.
There are thousands upon thousands of diehard Japanese fans who know the ins and outs who will easily beat you to the punch. About the only potential saving grace is if the prices are unspeakably high, in which case…there are still probably enough diehard fans that you don’t stand a chance. Sorry, we’re just trying to set expectations at a realistic level for you…and for ourselves!
Reservations will likely get progressively easier after the initial opening period, but we don’t ever expect them to be very easy. It’s been a while since we booked an on-site hotel at Tokyo Disney Resort, but the last time we did, it was quite competitive–and that was for hotels that were several years old.
To give you a frame of reference so what follows makes some sense, let’s start with the above map of Fantasy Springs Hotel. Guest rooms are divided into four sides according to their location: Bay Area Side, Hotel Entrance Side, Rose Court Side, and Springs Side.
For those who haven’t visited Tokyo Disney Resort before, the Hotel Entrance Side faces the monorail station, as well as the Toy Story Hotel, Hilton, Sheraton, and other third party hotels. The Springs Side overlooks Tokyo DisneySea.
There are a total of 419 guest rooms in Fantasy Chateau. The interiors of the guest rooms—from the wallpaper to the lamps—are decorated with characters such as “Rapunzel” and “Bambi,” and feature floral and botanical motifs.
There are numerous different room types suitable for different party sizes and preferences, including but not limited to Superior Room, Superior Alcove Room, Deluxe Room, Deluxe Balcony Room, Deluxe Balcony & Alcove Room, etc.
Then there’s the Grand Chateau, which offers only 56 guest rooms. All rooms in the Grand Chateau have a balcony or terrace, each with a spectacular view of Fantasy Springs.
A variety of room types also exist in Grand Chateau (e.g. alcove, terrace, grand, etc.). If Hotel MiraCosta or Tokyo Disneyland Hotel are any indication, there are also a variety of unique (singular) suites in the Grand Chateau–but I can’t find anything on those.
Finally, there’s a new single day ticket that offers exclusive access to Fantasy Springs and can be purchased by Fantasy Springs Hotel guests and those using eligible plans for the Tokyo Disney Resort Vacation Package.
These guests can buy a 1-Day Passport: Fantasy Springs Magic that allows access to Fantasy Springs without getting a Standby Pass or purchasing Disney Premier Access. This ticket also allows you to enjoy Tokyo DisneySea.
Here are more details and pricing:
Despite the price point, this is a very intriguing option if you only have a single day to do Tokyo DisneySea and are worried about being denied access to some (or most) Fantasy Springs attractions.
I am curious, though, what will happen to guests staying at Fantasy Springs Hotel who do not purchase this ticket? Will they not be able to use the exclusive entrance to Fantasy Springs unless they buy this or score a Standby Pass? I kind of assumed that hotel guests would have unlimited access to the land itself, but not the attractions. Perhaps that’s still the case and this page just doesn’t spell that out.
Regardless, I’d imagine this Fantasy Springs Magic 1-Day Passport will be a popular purchase with hotel guests. You’re already paying an obscene amount (presumably) to stay in the hotel…what’s a bit more for unlimited access to the land and rides?! Between the favorable exchange rate and anticipated challenge of accessing the attractions, we’ll be buying this ticket if we’re lucky enough to score a room reservation. Which we probably won’t be!
What do you think of the Tokyo DisneySea Fantasy Springs Hotel? Are you excited to stay here, or does it not appeal to you? Agree or disagree with our assessment of the resort? Any questions? Hearing your feedback is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!