Best Tokyo DisneySea Attractions & FastPass Guide


Tokyo DisneySea is often considered one of the best theme parks in the world. This park bolsters enough attractions to keep any theme park fan busy. The official Tokyo Disney Resort website has a list of all the attractions, but, follow our guide and you will know which ones to ride, which FastPasses to grab first, which are unique, and most importantly, which are the best attractions!

Once you’re done, check out our Best Tokyo Disneyland Attractions & FastPass Guide!

First Time Visitors

This theme park is an entirely different experience. If you are unsure where to start, these attractions are a must. Depending on the crowds, you could do these in a day or two.

  • StormRider (closes May 16, 2016)
  • Toy Story Mania
  • Tower of Terror
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Venetian Gondolas
  • DisneySea Electric Railway
  • Aquatopia
  • Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull
  • Raging Spirits
  • Caravan Carousel
  • Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Best Attractions

Mysterious Island Tokyo DisneySea

Mysterious Island at Tokyo DisneySea. Where Journey to the Center of the Earth is located! Photo by Duy Phan Photography

If you are short on time or only wish to experience the best attractions, you can certainly skip a few of the attractions listed above. Most of these are unique to the park (except Toy Story Mania). If you can make time for Toy Story, the theming of the queue is worth seeing at least once. It is vastly superior to all the other versions.

Journey to the Center of the Earth is in a league of its own (also my personal favourite). Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage is simply one of the best dark rides out there and consistently has a low wait time. Fortress Explorations is so incredibly detailed you can spend hours in there. The Venetian Gondolas are relaxing and make for some prime photo opportunities of Mt. Prometheus. Lastly, Aquatopia is another trackless ride that is best experienced in the evening, you’ll see why. Our friends over at the Disney Tourist Blog give an excellent breakdown of all the attractions along with their ratings.

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Venetian Gondolas
  • Aquatopia
  • Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage
  • Toy Story Mania
  • Fortress Explorations

Unique to Tokyo DisneySea

Aquatopia Tokyo DisneySea

Aquatopia at Tokyo DisneySea Photo by Duy Phan Photography

Since Tokyo DisneySea is a unique park itself, there exists a higher number of attractions you cannot find anywhere else. If you have the time, we highly recommend experiencing all of these at least once. Making use of single rider, FastPasses, and later evenings, make it easier to ride all of these without a high wait time!

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Venetian Gondolas
  • Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage
  • Raging Spirits
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • StormRider
  • Aquatopia

High Wait Time Attractions

Toy Story Mania Tokyo DisneySea

Toy Story Mania is one the most popular attractions at Tokyo DisneySea. Photo by Duy Phan Photography

These attractions typically have the highest wait times at the park (up to 180 mins at times). Utilise FastPasses, single rider, bad weather, or late evenings to reduce your times (see FastPass section below).

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Mermaid Lagoon Theatre (King Triton’s Concert)
  • Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull
  • Raging Spirits
  • Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Turtle Talk (Japanese audio only)

Single Rider

Save yourself a FastPass and time by using the single rider line for these attractions. Head toward the FastPass entrance and say “single rider” to the Cast Member.

  • Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull
  • Raging Spirits

FastPass Attractions & Strategy

Tower of Terror Tokyo DisneySea

Tower of Terror at Tokyo DisneySea. Photo by Duy Phan Photography

Toy Story Mania! is the most popular attraction for FastPasses first thing in the morning. These usually run out before lunch time. The second most popular is Tower of Terror followed by Journey to the Center of the Earth.

FastPasses are still distributed through the kiosks which issue you a paper ticket. The time slot for your next FastPass is printed on the ticket (in English). Here’s our recommended strategy:

  • FastPass for Toy Story Mania then standby for Journey to the Center of the Earth. Afterwards grab a FastPass for either Tower of Terror or Journey (again).
  • If you are skipping Toy Story Mania then FastPass for Tower of Terror then standby for Journey to the Center of the Earth.
  • Do single rider for both Indiana Jones and Raging Spirits.

FastPass Attractions List:

  • Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania
  • Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull
  • Raging Spirits
  • Magical Lamp Theatre
  • Mermaid Lagoon Theatre
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth

My Favourites

Fortress Explorations Tokyo DisneySea

Fortress Explorations is a fun place to explore! Photo by Duy Phan Photography

These attractions I make a point of doing at least once when I visit Tokyo DisneySea. Journey to the Center of the Earth is my absolute favourite followed by Sinbad. Fortress Explorations is enjoyable to wander around in and I find myself discovering something new each time. Then Raging Spirits, while it’s not as thrilling as a roller coaster at Universal Studios or FujiQ Highland, is good enough to get my blood pumping!

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage
  • Raging Spirits
  • Fortress Explorations

What is your favourite attraction at Tokyo DisneySea? Let us know in the comments! Feature photo by Duy Phan Photography.

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