These money-saving ideas for low cost tickets to Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea in 2024 will allow you to discover offers and purchase one of the best tickets for Disney’s parks in Japan. This may stop you from having points on the times when Tokyo Disney Resort tickets promote out, avoiding potential complications and frustration. (Up to date January 26, 2024.)
For those who’ve visited Tokyo Disney Resort prior to now, however haven’t been again for the reason that border reopening…so much has modified. At the same time as of 2024, the parks are nonetheless in ‘phased reopening’ mode, and that course of is about two years behind the Disney theme parks in the US and Europe.
The quick model of this information is that presently solely single day tickets for Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea are being offered as of 2024, and that the Tokyo Disney Resort declines many bank cards issued exterior of Japan. For those who’ve reached this put up since you’re having that subject, we now have a full rationalization beneath. In any case, the best workaround is shopping for Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea tickets by way of Klook, a licensed vendor.
At this level, the largest subject stopping normalcy at Tokyo Disney Resort (TDR) is ongoing staffing shortages, which impacts myriad features of operations, together with theme park tickets for Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea. The most important change is that solely single-day tickets are presently being offered, which incorporates a wide range of late-arrival passports. All of those are date-based, with pricing that varies primarily based upon projected demand.
Multi-day tickets usually are not being offered, nor are Annual Passes. This is because of Tokyo Disney Resort persevering with to restrict capability, doubtless with the expectation of extra pent-up demand going ahead. Our expectation is that multi-day ticket gross sales will resume sooner or later in 2024, however truthfully, we anticipated them to return months in the past. So who is aware of!
One other new wrinkle is that many (if not most) bank cards issued in the US (and maybe past, however I can solely communicate to the US) don’t work on the Tokyo Disney Resort web site. In response to Tokyo Disney Resort, bank cards are required to have 3-D Safe Authentication, which incorporates Verified by Visa or American Specific SafeKey.
This can be a service which may require you to enter the bank card password that you simply registered by means of the cardboard firm’s web site. It helps stop fraudulent use of your bank card when making funds by means of the Tokyo Disney Resort On-line Reservations & Tickets web site. That is how the system works in idea.
We’ve tried to buy tickets straight from TDR with over a dozen totally different US-issued bank cards, all of which have 3-D Safe Authentication enabled. Regardless of the cardboard issuers accepting the transactions, Tokyo Disney Resort denied them. We referred to as a number of totally different issuing banks, all of which indicated the issue was on TDR’s finish and never theirs–that they didn’t block the transaction. (This was corroborated by on-line banking, which confirmed the transactions going by means of earlier than instantly being refunded by TDR.)
We spent days making an attempt to kind this out, even contacting Tokyo Disney Resort to no avail. We now have had a number of different mates try the identical, all “attaining” equivalent outcomes. To make an extended story quick, it isn’t presently doable to e book on Tokyo Disney Resort’s official web site with a U.S. issued bank card. (Or not less than, any of the few dozen we and others we all know have tried.)
This leaves you with a few alternate options. You can roll the cube and hope that tickets on your dates don’t promote out previous to your arrival in Japan. When you get there, you possibly can both buy from comfort shops or on the on-site accommodations (Disney-branded or third occasion). All of those accommodations supposedly put aside tickets for on-site friends.
This isn’t beneficial for a few causes. First, as a result of tickets do nonetheless promote out occasionally. If that occurs, you’re out of luck. Second, though the accommodations do normally promote tickets, there’s not any revealed coverage about this. (What’s on the resort’s official web sites is usually unsuitable.) There’s simply an excessive amount of uncertainty and inconsistency. Not well worth the gamble when flying midway world wide, in our estimation.
Consequently, we extremely advocate that you simply buy Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea park tickets prematurely from Klook. Presently, these are the very same value as shopping for straight from Tokyo Disney Resort (they was discounted by a slight quantity). Nevertheless, the large distinction–and big benefit–is which you could really purchase them with a U.S. bank card.
As soon as you buy tickets from Klook (or wherever), you’ll need to hyperlink them to the official Tokyo Disney Resort app as a way to use them for options like Standby Go (to entry choose sights and retailers) and Disney Premier Entry (paid FastPass). Whereas the official web site signifies that you have to print tickets on a sure measurement of paper for entry, the digital model works simply tremendous.
Regardless that you’ll need to buy single day tickets completely, Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea park tickets are cheaper than the U.S. parks. Because of the weak yen, 1-day tickets are presently ~$55 to $65, which continues to be considerably cheaper than the least-expensive ticket to Walt Disney World or Disneyland.
Our hope is that issues return to regular to various levels by the opening of Fantasy Springs on June 6, 2024. We’re assured Annual Passes is not going to return then (and doubtless gained’t be again till 2025 or 2026), however multi-day tickets are a very totally different story. These might be again as quickly as extra normalcy is restored and TDR doesn’t have the identical staffing challenges.
Talking of Fantasy Springs, with that new land comes a brand new ticket kind that provides unique entry to Fantasy Springs and may be bought by Fantasy Springs Resort friends and people utilizing eligible plans for the Tokyo Disney Resort Trip Package deal.
These friends can purchase the 1-Day Passport: Fantasy Springs Magic that enables entry to Fantasy Springs with out getting a Standby Go or buying Disney Premier Entry. This ticket additionally lets you get pleasure from the remainder of Tokyo DisneySea. This ticket could be very costly as in comparison with regular 1-Day TDR tickets, however the Fantasy Springs entry is big. For those who’re already splurging on the dear Fantasy Springs Resort or a Trip Package deal, we’d extremely advocate shopping for this ticket, too.
Please word that the whole lot else that follows on this information is (quickly?) out of date for these visiting Tokyo Disneyland within the first half of 2024. We now have a number of visits to Tokyo Disney Resort scheduled in 2024. We might be doing additional on-the-ground analysis and monitoring for adjustments, preserving you up to date on future developments!
Tickets at Tokyo Disney Resort are extremely simple. The principle choices are 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, or 4-day park tickets. If you buy a 1 or 2-day ticket, it isn’t a park hopper ticket. If you buy a 3 or 4-day ticket, days 3 and 4 are at all times hopper days. With all tickets, you have to specify which park you’ll be visiting on every of the primary two days.
That’s just about it. No “Magic Your Means,” no “Park Hopper Plus.” No dynamic pricing or date-based value surges. None of that. There are additionally no onerous ticket occasions like Christmas or Halloween events. All of Tokyo Disney Resort’s distinctive seasonal leisure–together with Easter, Halloween, and Christmas parades–are included in the price of that ~$75 ticket.
After all, there are a number of added wrinkles when it comes to tickets, like Annual Passports (value prohibitive except you’re spending over 16 days within the parks, which is the break-even level), Japanese Disney Fan Golf equipment (in all probability not for you in the event you’re studying an English information), and reductions for locals throughout the low season (ditto the earlier parenthetical).
Two different potential issues about which you would possibly need to know are that park tickets are offered on the Disney Shops in Japan and Lawson or Household Mart comfort shops. The tickets are full value at Disney Retailer, so the one benefit there may be shopping for them throughout your journey however doubtlessly earlier than you arrive at Tokyo Disney Resort.
The tickets at Lawson and Household Mart are typically discounted, however solely throughout the low season, solely on 1-2 day tickets, and usually lower than $10 off per ticket. These are offered at self-service kiosks within the retailer, and are solely offered in Japanese. You may attempt to fumble your approach by means of the menus, however except you communicate Japanese, you’re higher off not messing with this.
How Many Days?
The large draw back to those comfort retailer ticket kiosks is that they solely provide 1 or 2-day tickets. For those who’ve learn our Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea Planning Information, you understand that we advocate extra time within the parks than that.
As we are saying in that information, Tokyo DisneySea is one of the best Disney park on the earth and Tokyo Disneyland can also be close to the highest (second or third greatest, in the event you ask me). Consider them as “tremendous moonshine.” It’s a must to sip them slowly sufficient that you’ve got a pleasant intoxication, as a result of in the event you drink them in too shortly, you’re prone to go blind. Whereas that’s a half-joke, we actually do spend about 5 days within the parks, on common, per journey.
We additionally spend about that a lot time in Tokyo…and that a lot time in Kyoto. In complete, our common journey to Japan is round two weeks lengthy. Not everybody goes to have that a lot time to allocate to trip, and in case you have much less time or are solely casually concerned about Disney, the park days are the times to chop. Whereas we can’t fathom solely spending a day at every park, that’s in all probability extra affordable for many guests to Japan.
Nevertheless, we’re additionally big Disney geeks. For those who’re simply occurring to bump into this put up and solely supposed upon doing a day in every of Japan’s Disney parks (undoubtedly a extra sane method for the common vacationer to Japan), the 2-day ticket from Klook is ideal for you. For hardcore Disney followers like us, it’s not the best choice. You undoubtedly need to do not less than 3 days.
For those who’re going for greater than 2 days, you would possibly take into account buying tickets on-line by way of the Tokyo Disney Resort On-line Reservation & Tickets web site. For those who go this route, you’ll print tickets out upon buying them. Don’t fear in regards to the warning that they should be printed on A4 measurement paper. Until you’re a critical printing fanatic, you gained’t have that measurement of paper, nor a printer able to dealing with it.
The excellent news is that it doesn’t matter. Whereas Japanese tradition is all about its guidelines, that is one you possibly can safely ignore. The one cause that measurement is beneficial is so it may be correctly folded to suit the FastPass machine scanners. In actuality, any measurement paper (properly, inside cause), may be folded to suit the FastPass machine readers. We’ve by no means had any points.
For those who don’t need to trouble with this, simply wait till you arrive in Japan to buy your tickets. Be aware of the truth that tickets can promote out on the busiest days of the yr, so seek the advice of our When to Go to Tokyo Disneyland Information and decide in the event you’re going throughout busy season. If that’s the case, make preparations to buy tickets early in your journey. If not, simply purchase the morning of your first day within the parks. The overwhelming majority of the time, that’s what we do.
Past these 1-4 day ticket choices at Tokyo Disney Resort, there are a number of ticket quirks…
Park Hopper Tickets?
By way of park hopping, it’s not an add-on choice. For those who purchase a ticket of two days or much less, you can’t park hop. For those who purchase over 2 days, you routinely get hopping on days 3 and 4. We’ve discovered this to be supreme, as you don’t have to park hop earlier than then. We actually solely hop on our final day, usually.
With that stated, there’s a particular park hopper ticket offered completely to Tokyo Disney Resort resort friends referred to as the “Multi-Day Passport Particular.” This ticket affords park hopping on daily of a 2-4 day ticket at a slight premium. Regardless that you’re solely paying about $15 additional per ticket, we don’t advocate this particular passport.
Lots of people have requested us about this ticket, some going as far to query whether or not they need to e book a Disney resort simply for entry to it. We wouldn’t advocate it to somebody already staying at Resort MiraCosta, not to mention would we advocate reserving an extravagant resort bundle simply for the sort of ticket. Don’t get us unsuitable, the Disney accommodations in Japan are distinctive, however they’re additionally dear. They’re value reserving as a splurge for causes completely unrelated to tickets.
The explanation we don’t advocate paying additional for this park hopper ticket is as a result of it’s completely pointless in all however probably the most excessive eventualities. Each parks have a ton to do, and you may simply spend 2 full days in every park. There may be nearly no cause to need to park hop in your first day in every park. Put that ~$15 to some Chandu Buns as an alternative.
Furthermore, park hopping shouldn’t be all that sensible. Regardless that Tokyo DisneySea and Disneyland abut each other, their entrances usually are not inside strolling distance of each other. This isn’t like Disneyland in Anaheim, the place an Esplanade and hundred yards or so separates the parks. It takes round half-hour and a monorail trip to park hop at Tokyo Disney Resort.
The principle exception to that is when an attraction goes down for refurbishment on the very starting of your journey and also you need to park hop simply to expertise it. This refurbishment situation is uncommon, however nonetheless simply addressed by doing whichever park on that day as an alternative of park hopping.
A extra frequent situation is eager to see a selected piece of leisure quite a few occasions. Even so, you possibly can nonetheless see no matter leisure that’s on 3 of 4 days in your journey. Keep in mind, 4 day tickets have park hopping on days 3 and 4, this implies you possibly can theoretically finish your evening in the identical park on three totally different days.
Let’s say you needed to see Dreamlights 3 occasions–you possibly can accomplish that with a traditional ticket. See it in your first Tokyo Disneyland day, after which park hop as mandatory on days 3 and 4. At the same time as a lot as we love Dreamlights, there’s no have to see it 4 occasions in a single journey.
We all know we’re actually stressing this ‘skip the park hopper’ bit, however it’s a extremely frequent query for us, and we really feel it’s vital to underscore simply how pointless the park hopper choice is at Tokyo Disney Resort. Readers who’re Walt Disney World or Disneyland regulars usually have a passion for park hopping (we do!) within the U.S., however it’s a very totally different ballgame in Japan.
Partial Day Tickets
There are a few partial day tickets that may be enticing to you. We don’t method these from a money-saving perspective (though you would). Embarrassingly sufficient, we frequently make the most of these with the angle that 4 days shouldn’t be sufficient for us, so how can we add one other day?!?
That mentality, coupled with the truth that we nearly at all times arrive at Tokyo Disney Resort on a Sunday afternoon (accommodations are costly Friday and Saturday nights and crowds are heavy, so we normally do Sunday – Friday), at which level we’re itching to get into the park.
Enter the ‘After 6’ and ‘Starlight Passport’ tickets. First up is the ‘After 6’ ticket, which is a reduced ticket offered after 6 p.m. on weekdays, besides Nationwide Holidays. We’ve by no means bought this ticket, however it’s just like the Starlight Passport, aside from weekdays. Second, there’s the ‘Starlight Passport,’ which permits entry after 3 p.m. on weekends and Nationwide Holidays.
The explanation we don’t view these tickets from a money-saving perspective is straightforward: their worth is illusory. In case you are approaching tickets as a per-hour value, each of those tickets are literally costlier than an everyday 1-day ticket. You pay much less since you get much less.
With that stated, in the event you’re arriving late, they could be a appropriate choice. The explanation we’re followers of the Starlight Passport on Sunday afternoons is as a result of it turns into legitimate proper across the exact time weekend crowds are beginning to die down (locals want to start out catching the JR line again house), which might be why the ticket is obtainable within the first place.
One factor we’d not advocate is ready round for this ticket to develop into legitimate. For those who arrive ~2 hours earlier than this ticket turns into legitimate, simply buy a full-day ticket. The nominal financial savings shouldn’t be value it, and the anticipate the parks to start out admitting friends holding these tickets is excruciating. (Belief us–we’ve made that individual mistake earlier than, and won’t be making it once more!)
Total, shopping for tickets for Tokyo Disney Resort is a fairly easy course of, so don’t overthink it. For those who’re doing 3-4 days, purchase from house in the event you can navigate the Tokyo Disney Resort web site. In any other case, wait till you get to the parks and simply buy from the kiosk. For those who’re visiting on the weekend throughout a busy time of the yr, you would possibly need to make an effort to purchase your tickets a day or two prematurely upon arrival into Japan.
Planning a visit to Tokyo Disney Resort? For complete recommendation, one of the best place to start out is our Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea Journey Planning Information! For extra specifics, our TDR Resort Rankings & Evaluations web page covers lodging. Our Restaurant Evaluations element the place to dine & snack. To save cash on tickets or decide which sort to purchase, learn our Ideas for Saving Cash put up. Our What to Pack for Disney put up takes a singular have a look at intelligent objects to take. Venturing elsewhere in Japan? Seek the advice of our Final Information to Kyoto, Japan and Metropolis Information to Tokyo, Japan.
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