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“Great fun - and good food for those with allergies.”
Review of Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland
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Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Urayasu
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Mickey Mouse lives on in Tokyo's version of the famed magic kingdom. This resort comes complete with hotels, thrill rides and all the familiar Disney characters.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Love it, love it.

Heaps of great rides - some of the little kid rides (Peter Pan, mostly) are great for adults too, just for the amazing detail and thought that's gone into each one.

No real thrill rides - a major plus in my book! But lots and lots of fun. Especially Splash Mountain. :)

Fantastic shows, shops, rides, food. Light years better than any Australian theme park!

Lines can get up to a couple of hours, so get the Fast Pass if it's available - it means you come back at a particular time and get in the Express Queue.

I visited most recently in 2012 with my gluten free brother. It's actually pretty good for food intolerances/allergies. At the restaurants (the fancier ones, not the takeaway outlets) they will have an allergy free set-meal. So you'll get a drink, meal item and dessert. About 1000 yen, so not very expensive, either and won't contain wheat, egg, dairy, nuts... I don't remember what else, but all the major allergies.
One thing - these restaurants tend to close around six I think (the park is open til 10), so get dinner fairly early.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

You really can have alot of fun, move around with an old classic style slow motion car. paying additional amount as a premium ticket that you do not have to queue and get an express service, make sure you have Japanese yen as they do not accept forign currency at the cashier in the entrance, there is an exchange agency adjacent but you have to present your passport to be able to exchange money, food and beverage facilities available, botique to be sevoniurs as well, you may spend the whole day and evening there, if you have children they will love it. even you will enjoy it very much as an adult.

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

No halal food outlet...We survived on popcorns and churros. Beautiful magical place...too bad most of the explanations are in japanese language...

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Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

Even on a weekday TokyoDisney is a hypercompetitive bunfight. A trifecta of intense fanaticism about all things Disney; Japanese patience/preparedness to queue and parents-behaving-badly-on-account-of-their-kids.

Queue times will get up to 100min (200+ on certain rides!) and people will sprint from the gate if it gets them a seat on their favourite ride or push/shove/mob their way to a photo with their favourite Disney character. The epitome of this was a man I witnessed using an occupied pram to push his way into a mob surrounding Pooh and then kept bumping the mascot with it until he got his photo.

If you have a particular ride you want to do, come along 1h before opening and bring a mat to sit in the queue. Then, sprint from the gates to your ride when they open. You will not be the only one doing so - trust me.

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

I stayed at the Sheraton Grande for one night. There is a stop for the Disney monorail directly across the street. It comes every 4 minutes and circles the DisneySea, Metro Station, Disneyland and the hotels. There is a ticket machine at the stop but you need cash. I could not figure out how to use a credit card with all directions in Japanese. I lucked out and someone coming off the train saw me struggling and handed me their day monorail pass. At the entrance to the park I bought an evening pass to Tokyo Disneyland around 4pm which let me in at 6pm sharp. I went over to the Disneyland Resort and had a drink in the bar looking out over the park as the sun set. Long lines began forming waiting for the night pass entry at 6, so you need to get in line early. I was concerned they would be sold out on a Friday night but they were still selling tickets at 4. I forgot to reserve the ticket at least a week in advance and was unable to get it online. Advance tickets are available from 2 months to one week before.

It was October so the park was dark at 6 but it was a Halloween themed night with jack-o-lanterns everywhere so dark was great. It was entertaining to hear announcements in Japanese and also in English by the familiar male voice from the other parks at LA and Orlando. Signs were in both English and Japanese. I rode the Haunted Mansion and it was all in Japanese with no English at all. The line was over an hour long so I only had time for one. I did note the tombstones on the way in were in English. The theme was around Jack from Nightmare before Christmas and it featured Sandy Claus and a Christmas theme, but I had no idea what it was actually about. There was an impressive electrical parade and fireworks. The center area of Tokyo Disney is much larger than DisneyWorld/Land the paraded circled around it and so there were more places to see the parade. The Halloween fireworks show was substantially shorter and less impressive than the one at Disney World in Orlando. Everything in the park was very familiar and laid out in the same order as the other parks - AdventureLand, FrontierLand, FantasyLand, TomorrowLand. There was a TuneTown that was much larger than DisneyWorld and more Roger Rabbit oriented. I saw very few non-Japanese in the crowd and everyone was wearing Mickey ears it seemed. I could find no "I was there" Tokyo Disney t-shirts anywhere. Just general Disney themed shirts with Mickey, Donald, etc. It was a really cool experience.

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