I had a request to write about Tokyo Disneyland. I hope this can help you with your upcoming trip! We were in Japan for vacation with my then 18 month old. We decided to take her to Tokyo Disneyland. She has asked to go back since that trip. We also went to Tokyo Sea right next to it. It was a very special year for Tokyo Disneyland, celebrating their 30th anniversary, the happiness year.
Tokyo Disneyland is in Urayasa, Chiba easily accessible by JR(Japan rail). We stayed by Shinjuku station and it took about 50 mins to get there. We even moved all our luggage with us to stay at a resort right outside Tokyo Disneyland. I have mentioned before that I prefer not to name every hotel we stayed at because everyone has a different expectation and budget. I will make an exception for this reader. For a hotel outside the theme park, we chose Tokyo Bay Maihama. It is more than half the price of staying right inside the theme park.
As you can see, it was a very busy place and expect 2-3 hours wait in line for most rides. Some of the kid’s rides are about an hour wait. We didn’t use the fast pass because with an 18 month old, things were unpredictable. We were lucky enough to get on about 5 rides that day. We stayed a total of 3 days. Spent 1 day at Disneyland, 1 day at Disney Sea and the last day went back to both. We bought the 3 day magic passport. For shoppers, before you leave, you can go to Ikspiara Shopping Mall for some retail therapy and food. We tried an izakaya restaurant at the mall.
Here are some photos of the food we ate inside the themed park and at Ikspiara Shopping Mall. Don’t forget to find the Mickey Mouse burger and Toy Story Aliens Mochi ice cream. For food inside Disney, we recommend Eastside Cafe, restaurant Hokusai, and Centerstreet Coffeehouse.
Here is a map of Disneyland. Our favourite sections were Toontown, Fantasyland and Adventureland and we saw everything.
If you see a landmark or the Disney characters, don’t forget to find the end of the line and line up for photos. The Japanese are very strict about that. There is usually a line wherever you go and don’t photo bomb there photos!
Please park your stroller in the stroller parking areas before you go in any building.
It was also very cold the month we went and we ended up with these hats..
The happiest place on earth! Would you like me to write about Tokyo Sea and show you some photos?