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FULL Guide: Best Things to Do at Tokyo DisneySea

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Tokyo’s Disneysea is right next to the Tokyo Disneyland, and is one of a kind. The attractions, ambience and view here are amazingly unique and quite different from any other parks. Other than its incredibly attractive rides and uniqueness, the parks in Japan are just irresistible because the Disney atmosphere and cast members just makes everything special. Tokyo Disneysea was originally built to suit mature ages but has now moved on to appeal the general population. These days, younger audiences enjoy Disneysea as much as adults do.

This guide will be concentrating on each of the attractions Disneysea has to offer. CLICK HERE for a FULL GUIDE on a one-day itinerary *link*.

Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull

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Sit-on vehicle type of ride. Indiana Jones Adventure is a thrilling ride through the Temple of the Crystal Skull. Whether or not you know the story, this ride will still amaze you. Indiana Jones Adventure is one of two attractions at Tokyo Disneysea with a single rider line. If you and your other half do not mind being apart from each other 5 minutes, go ahead with the single rider since this will cut off waiting times by A LOT (meaning 10 minute and 150 minute difference). Obviously if you are like my boyfriend and me and are not willing to do the single rider, then be sure to do this immediately, first thing after you get into the park. If not, be sure to grab a Fastpass for later but we highly recommend doing it first.

Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull

Journey to the Center of the Earth

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Sit-on vehicle type of ride. Journey to the Center of the Earth is one of Tokyo Disneysea’s main attractions. The queue starts by bringing you all the way down under the earth with Nemo and his crew. While getting deeper and deeper below, the ride brings you through different stages. One minute you may be surrounded by mushrooms and next to a sea that may make you jump in surprise. If you’ve decided to grab a FastPass for Indiana Jones, make sure you come straight to the line for Journey to the Center of the Earth so you’ll get to do this in the morning. Alternatively, you may have one of you grab the FastPass from Journey while the other stands in line for Indiana Jones to maximize time for the best attractions of the Park. Japanese is spoken through the ride, but it’s not like you’ll really be listening anyway.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Sit-on vehicle type of ride. Sitting safely in a cabin called Neptune, this ride brings you into the depths of the sea. There are so many things happening at one time with the scenes and effects that you won’t be able to see everything at the same time. You’ll get to light objects up with a torch so it’s a bit different with other rides. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is fairly popular, but surprisingly is one of the last attractions to run out of FastPass. We would suggest doing it after Journey to the Center of the Earth in the morning, if you queued up for that. If not, grab a FastPass whenever. Japanese is spoken through the ride, but again, it’s not that much of an influence.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage

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Boat ride type of ride. This ride is about Sindbad the Sailor’s adventure and is a nice, long ride with rarely any waits. Since it’s free mostly, do this whenever. Again, the ride is in Japanese, but there are English “maps” of the ride. Just ask for it. We suggest to do this ride after dark and after Sindbad’s ride, grab a Chandu Tail and move on to dinner at Casbah Food Court. The views here are amazing at night.

Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage

Nemo & Friends SeaRider

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Virtual ride. Nemo & Friends SeaRider is new at Disneysea and was just opened in May this year. The ride is pretty popular since it is new and in it, you will be able to follow Nemo and his friends for an adventure in the sea.

Nemo & Friends SeaRider

Fantasmic!

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Fantasmic! is a musical show with water, lasers, fire, and a dragon. It happens at night in the Mediterranean Harbor lagoon. The technical stuff is pretty amazing so don’t miss it. Fantasmic’s again, in Japanese, but the songs are in English. Just know that the second show is less crowded, so you’ll probably want to do that if it’s possible.

Fantasmic!

Mermaid Lagoon Theater

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Show based on The Little Mermaid. It’s a combination of live performers and puppets. The theatre is circular, meaning every seat in is a good one. Stuff happens around and above you so the show is pretty awesome. The Little Mermaid is my personal all time favorite Disney cartoon, and since the music here are the ones from the original movie; this is definitely a must-see show for me. Queues here can be get pretty long during the day, so you could always drop by at night.

Mermaid Lagoon Theater

Aquatopia

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Self guided ride on water. The Aquatopia will twist, turn and spin around while taking you on a mildly wild ride. The Aquatopia doesn’t move very fast so this ride is suitable for kids and adults. The vehicles only hold two or three people each, so lines move rather slowly. If you really want to try this, we would recommend getting on it during sunset or after dark since the lights light up and its much prettier then.

Jasmine’s Flying Carpets

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Spin kind of ride. This overlooks the Arabian Coast so its something to do at night if lines are short.

Flounder’s Flying Fish Coaster

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Roller coaster. Short roller coaster which are best for kids and sits outside the Mermaid Lagoon. If you have kids, consider doing this since they’ll probably enjoy it.

Venetian Gondolas

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Boat ride. The Venetian Gondolas are captained by two gondoliers and they take you on a tour around the waterways of Mediterranean Harbor. These captains sing and interact with you. This ride is best at or after sunset but that’s when the lines are longest. This is a slow moving attraction so if you really want to go, the lines are shortest in the morning.

Venetian Gondolas

Tower of Terror

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A free-fall ride. The Tower of Terror is one of the tallest building in the Disneysea. After travelling through the story, you end up inside an elevator. The elevator has a capacity of 22 people. Once the elevator closes its door, the elevator goes all the way up. When the elevator eventually reaches its destination, the door opens and you’ll be able to see the amazing view of the whole Disney Resort. This is when you fall. This ride is one of the must-do ones so make sure you grab a FastPass for this early in the morning.

Tower of Terror

Big Band Beat

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Jazz show. Big Band Beat is a big band jazz show held in the Broadway Theater. The show started in 2006 and is a big hit here in DisneySea. It is about 30 minutes and it is incredible! Mickey Mouse appears for the finale. DisneySea has a lottery system for reserved seating (except the first show which is first-come, first-served). It would be best if you head over at 2-3PM.

Toy Story Mania

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3D screen shooting game. Visitors enter through the mouth of Woody into Andy’s room. Put your 3D glasses on and get started! The ride goes through a shooting gallery where you can throw eggs and pop balloons. This is the first ride at Tokyo Disney that uses 3D technology. NOTE that this ride is extremely popular and FastPasses are gone within an hour of park opening (and mind you people run to get it), and wait times are mostly more than 200 minutes. Once the park opens (make sure you are already waiting 30 minutes before it opens), run to FastPass and grab one. If not, come back later at night when lines are much shorter.

Toy Story Mania

Fortress Explorations

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Exhibition. Fortress Explorations is a Tom Sawyer Island where you are free to walk around and explore. NOTE that Fortress Explorations is supposed to be located in the Mediterranean Harbor, but it’s a little difficult to find. It sits opposite the lake from Mediterranean Harbor’s main shopping area. Look for the Spanish galleon, and you’ll be able to see it. Do Fortress Explorations whenever, probably in mid-afternoon when everyone else will be busy doing everything else.

DisneySea Electric Railway

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Railway ride. The Railway brings you through the American Waterfront. This is pretty convenient if you need to get from one place to another.

The Magic Lamp Theater

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3D show. This has Genie interacting with a performer. The show is in Japanese. Do this whenever.

Raging Spirits

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Roller coaster. This is the most intense ride at DisneySea with its 360-degree loop. This has long waits and the ride itself is pretty short. Unless you really like roller coasters, I would suggest that you give up this ride.

Raging Spirits

Staying Smart with These Tips:

Buy your tickets online

Buy your tickets online, hassle-free on a specified date. This way, you’ll spend way less time lining up for your tickets when the park opens. This is how to maximise your time or you’ll be running a lot more. CLICK HERE for a one-day ticket pass or HERE for a two-day ticket pass. 

Food

Since you will be hungry, we suggest to get onigiri or sandwiches that morning, or the evening before you head to DisneySea. Restaurants here can get pretty expensive, so this would probably be one of the cheapest ways to get food in DisneysSea. Alternatively, if you want to try DisneySea’s snacks, Popcorn, Gyoza Bun, and Eukiwa Buns are the most popular snacks in DisneySea. NOTE that the lines can get really long for these snacks.

Arrive Early

Arrive at least 30 minutes before official park opening so you can RUN with the locals to get your FastPass. Don’t feel embarrassed, that’s the local way J

Know the Crowds

Check out predicted crowds at the below website:

http://www15.plala.or.jp/gcap/disney/

 

*Photos are embedded from Google searches

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