Uncover the wonderful world of Tokyo Disneyland
Calling all thrill-seekers and Disney fanatics! We've compiled the ultimate guide to the best Tokyo Disneyland rides so you can make the most of your fun-filled day out. From wild jungle cruises to hide and seek with famous characters – if you're ready for a big slice of magic then you've made it to the perfect place.
How to get to Tokyo Disneyland:
If you already have a JR Rail Pass – the nation's most popular pass for tourists, then travelling from Tokyo to Disneyland will be a breeze. If you haven't purchased yours on Klook, a return ticket will cost around 220yen. You can also take the Tokyo Disney Resort Bus which costs around 1800 Yen for an adult ticket.
Hop on the JR Keiyo/Musashino Line to the JR Maihama Station, six stops away from the city centre. After 17 excitement-building minutes, you've made it to Disneyland. The main train station is just a five-minute walk away from the magical kingdom. Tokyo Disneyland tickets vary in price – choose the best one for you at the ticket office on arrival.
1. Ride & Go Seek with the characters of Monsters Inc.
First stop: Monsters Inc., Ride & Go Seek. Undoubtedly one of the most popular Tokyo Disneyland rides, you'll use a flashlight to trigger special effects and uncover the hiding monsters along the way. This immersive ride uses mind-blowing visuals, sounds and lights to make you feel like you've stepped right into the Monsters Inc. set itself. Not afraid of monsters, are you?
2. Take a nighttime rail ride
Some of the best Tokyo Disneyland rides are even better when experienced at night and the Western River Railroad is definitely in that group. Embark on a magical journey which loops around Adventureland, Westernland and Critter Country on a traditional steam train. You'll get to see the park on a peaceful ride, spotting the kingdom's peaks through the trees and boats wading through the water.
3. Lift off into outer space
Now for the ride you've been waiting for. Space Mountain is an unmissable attraction in the park, which involves a fast-paced ride through outer space. You'll jet through a blast-off tunnel and speed through the galaxy at a thrilling pace with loads of twists and turns along the way. You can also check out tonnes of interactive games that keep you occupied while you wait.
4. Get wet and wild at Splash Mountain
This log flume ride takes you through the set of a classic Disney film, Song of the South. Set off on a gentle cruise through a carefully curated set, following the Br’er Rabbit while singing along to the songs. As you approach the end, prepare yourself for a gut-wrenching 45-degree drop down a 16-metre waterfall.
Klook tip: make sure you pack a poncho or wear waterproof clothes – you're going to get wet!
5. Dream big in a 'small world'
It's a Small World is one of the most renowned attractions at Tokyo Disneyland. Known as 'the happiest cruise that has ever sailed', the ride truly lives up to its name. Sing along to the song (heads up: it's in Japanese) while you admire children of the world dressed up in national wear, and voyage across the world from Europe to the South Pacific.
Klook tip: this is one of the most kid-friendly rides, so if you're travelling with little ones make sure you don't miss it.
6. Spot the animals on a Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise is where you can skim through the waters of Adventureland, spotting hippos, lions, piranhas and more on this enthralling wildlife expedition. Venture into the deep jungle with a guide who'll make sure you don't miss a thing. The attraction can be enjoyed during day and nighttime, which makes an even more thrilling atmosphere on your experience. While the sights are best enjoyed in person, why not share your experience in real-time with your friends and family using a 4G SIM card purchased on Klook.
7. Embark on a Hunny Hunt with Pooh Bear
Follow Winnie the Pooh on his quest to source the finest honey in the dreamy world of the Hundred Acre Wood. This ride features trackless technology which makes it even more exciting as you glide through the set. Be on the lookout for Christopher Robin, Eeyore and more of your favourite characters who'll help you reach your final destination.
8. Accept a mission with Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters
This interactive shooting game set in Toy Story Universe is one of the best attractions in the park. You'll play the role of Buzz's Space Rangers – so take it seriously! Hop on board a space cruiser and select your very own astro blaster for the journey. Blast your enemies along the way using your special laser gun. Watch out for Emperor Zurg who's trying to steal the batteries to power his space vehicles.
9. Discover a galaxy far, far away on the Starspeeder 3000
Jump into the Star Wars universe as you wander through a futuristic setting, where many familiar faces are waiting for you. You'll truly feel like you've become a part of the film series. What's even better? This is a FastPass attraction, so if you decide to upgrade you can adventure as much as you want with minimal waiting time.
10. Step into a Haunted Mansion
This ride is not for the faint-hearted – and once you enter there's no turning back! One of the few horror attractions at the park, the Haunted Mansion is certainly a fan favourite. In your domed two-person carriage, you'll enter the spooky mansion filled with 999 ghosts. But what's the catch? They want you to be their 1000th! Are you up for the battle?
Foodie delights at the kingdom
After all your adventuring, you're probably going to be hungry. Luckily, there are great bars and restaurants on site. Indulge in a Mickey-shaped sweet treat at the Great American Waffle Company. It costs around 1,200yen. To fill yourself up, head over to Eastside Cafe for their deleicious pasta. For your caffeine fix, the Centre Street Coffeehouse has you covered.
Be sure to book a private car service home to finish off a seamless experience.