Visitors to Tokyo Disneyland pose in front of Cinderella's castle
Genius Tips For Visiting Tokyo Disney Resort For The First Time
The Tokyo Disney Resort (TDR) app will make navigating both parks easier as it gives wait and showtimes, lets you make reservations, access photos, and much more.
Download The App
Purchase and use Premier Access through the app, an add-on allowing guests to access skip-the-line privileges for rides and attractions.
The app also has Entry Request to reserve seating at shows and access character greetings around the park. It's a free service but more of a lottery than a reservation system.
By hitting your most-anticipated ride upon entry in the morning, you won't have to wait an excruciatingly long time or purchase passes to skip the line later.
Ride Early
Use Entry Request to queue up for the first show you want to see that day. Chances are you'll be able to get a seat even if you have to wait a while.
Save time by buying your tickets online or as part of a package in advance so you can head straight to the entrance and start your day strong.
Advance Tickets
TDR is currently selling only fixed-date tickets, requiring the ticketholder to know when they want to visit. Valid tickets can have their dates adjusted if needed.
Plan to spend four days at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea to see what you want to see, experience new things, and re-ride the attractions you enjoy.
Four Days
If you don't get seats for shows through the Entry Request service, four days give you plenty of time to try and see things with or without winning the app lottery.
Disney hotels will almost always be a more expensive option, but staying nearby has many perks that often outweigh the cost-benefit, and TDR is no exception.
Stay On The Property
Not commuting to a hotel, getting access to the parks outside of regular hours, and enjoying Disney magic from sunup to sundown are just a few reasons to stay on the property.
While Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are smaller than parks in Orlando, you may still want to return to your resort for a mid-day nap or rest during your vacation.