Buying park tickets is a bit confusing, even in English. Follow our updated (for tickets price changes on April 1, 2016) comprehensive guide to purchasing park tickets, and even ways to save yourself money. For current prices reference the official website.
Once you buy your tickets, don’t forget to start planning the rest of your trip with our Ultimate Guide to Tokyo Disney Resort!
- You can buy tickets for up to 4 days (consecutive)
- The first two days you can only visit one park per day. You must choose which parks when you buy the tickets
- On the remaining days, you can park hop
- You cannot park hop with one or two-day park tickets
- Multi-day passports must be used consecutively
- As of 2016 the Birthday Passport is no longer offered
Where to Buy
It’s best to buy your tickets in advance (up to 60 days):
- Online (with or without a Disney Hotel Booking)
- Select Disney Stores in Japan (choose Kanto from the dropdown for Tokyo)
- Ticket Center at Tokyo Disney Resort
- Family Mart or Lawson Convenience Stores in Japan (Japanese Only)
You can buy tickets on the same day right at the T. But, if the parks are at capacity, they will suspend sales of tickets until they can allow more guests in. If you are staying at the resort, you can buy tickets when you book your hotel. Hotel Guests are also guaranteed park admittance.
Cast members in both locations are very helpful and give service in English.
Using a Non-Japanese Credit Card
- American Express
- Diners Club
- Any Debit Cards
You CAN, however, use a MasterCard issued outside of Japan. You are required to use the MasterCard SecureCode as of November 1, 2016.
How Can I Buy Tickets With a Non-Japanese Credit Card?
If your credit card does not work (see the section above), you have a few options:
- Discount Tickets from Klook.com (see section below for more details)
- Buy your tickets at select Disney Stores in Japan
- Buy your tickets right at the resort before or on the day of your visit
- Be aware that on days which are at high capacity, they may suspend ticket sales for a certain amount of time. Check the crowd calendar to see if your dates are predicted to reach capacity.
- Check with your local travel agent
- Ask a friend in Japan to buy tickets for you
Hotel Guest Tickets
Guests staying at the official Disney Hotels can buy “Multi-Day Passport Special.” This allows visitors to park hop on any day during their ticket. Which is not available to regular ticket holders. Full details are found on the official website.
- 2 Day Ticket – 14,800 yen (1600 yen difference to normal ticket)
- 3 Day Ticket – 19,400 yen (1600 yen difference to normal ticket)
- 4 Day Ticket – 24,000 yen (1600 yen difference to normal ticket)
While it is up to you to decide if this is worth the extra money, we do not recommend this if it is your first visit. There is much to see and experience at the parks, that you can easily spend an entire day there. If your trip is short or you have visited in the past, then this is an excellent way to get the most out of your journey.
Klook Discounted Tokyo Disneyland Tickets
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They accept all major credit cards and PayPal. Which is perfect if you are unable to buy tickets from the official website.
You print off the e-ticket and that is your ticket to get into the park. Here’s a quick rundown:
- 1-Day Discounted Park Ticket for Tokyo Disneyland OR Tokyo DisneySea
- 2-Day Park Ticket (Not Discounted)
- You can visit Tokyo Disneyland one day then Tokyo DisneySea on the other. Or, visit the same park two days in a row.
- Guests can extend this ticket — while still valid — to a 3-day or 4-day ticket.
- These are NOT park hopper tickets
- This ticket is labeled as an “Overseas Limited Passport” (海外限定パスポート). Which exempts you from the open dated ticket rule for 2016. You can visit the park any day.
- Guests with this ticket are able to enter the park even when the park is at capacity (suspended ticket sales).
- Guests can exchange this ticket for a printed ticket at any Ticket Booth or Ticket Center for a cost of ¥200.
Other Discounted Tickets
If you’re not looking to spend all day in the parks, there are some options to cut your ticket price. Two discounted passports available on select days. Check the Parks Operation Calendar to see when they are available.
After 6 Passport
A discounted ticket for 4,200 yen after 6 pm. It is available only on weekdays, except National Holidays. Admission is not guaranteed if the parks are at capacity.
This is perfect if you wish to simply enjoy the park and take in an evening show. Do not expect to ride many attractions or get FastPasses, unless the weather is not ideal.
Enjoy one park for 5,400yen after 3 pm. This ticket is only available on weekends and National Holidays. While not much of a discount, it is still cheaper than the average adult ticket of 6,900 yen. That’s one other adorable plush merchandise to put into your suitcase!
Seasonal Discounted Tickets
Tokyo Disney Resort will sometimes have discounted tickets during their slow season (see our When Should You Visit Tokyo Disney Resort to find out when that is.) Sadly, this is usually limited to a residence in Japan. If you have a friend in Japan, ask them to buy tickets for you ahead of time. Discounts are not much. Usually around 700-800 yen, but it is better than nothing.
FUNderful Disney Member Tickets
Members of this exclusive Disney Fan Club are given the option to buy discounted tickets at the parks. This happens several times a year. The annual membership fee is ¥3,420. Some tickets a member can buy for their party is limited. Full details are available on the official website.
This option may only be worth it to those who are living in Japan or frequently visit throughout the year.
If you have a group of 25 or more, you can enjoy a discounted 1-Day Park Ticket for 6,700 yen for adults.
Is it worth buying an annual passport? The short answer is no.
Unless you plan on going to the parks more than eight days (that’s with buying a 1-Park Annual Passport). You also do not get any notable perks, such as discounts on merchandise and hotel rooms. However, you would be allowed into the parks on high volume days only with the 1-Park Annual Passport.
- 2-Park Annual Passport – 93,000 yen
- 1-Park Annual Passport – 63,000 yen
Changing or Exchanging Your Ticket
Once you buy your ticket, you have the ability to change the following with a 200 yen fee. Take your tickets to guest services or the ticket booths:
- Changing the ticket date, type, Park, or expiration date.
- Exchanging your printed e-ticket (from the convenience store or through the official website) to a hard printed ticket. The designs vary. Perfect if you want to have a ticket for a souvenir.
- Reducing the number of days on your multi-day passport. Which is 200 yen for each day you reduce. With an additional 200 yen per ticket.
Extending Your Passport
If you buy a 1 to a 3-day passport, you can extend it to a maximum of four days. To do this, go to the Guest Relations Center in either park or at the Ticketing Center in Ikispari. Your passport must still be valid to be extended.
Tips & Advice
There’s a lot to take in, so here’s a quick summary of tips and advice:
- Buy tickets in advance (up to 60 days).
- If your credit card does not work on the official website for advance tickets, use Klook.com for your 1-day or 2-day park tickets.
- Most Disney Stores in Japan sell tickets (Shibuya and Ikebukuro).
- If you are staying at a Disney Hotel, you are guaranteed entrance and can buy your tickets during your stay or online through your booking.
- Save money by buying your ticket at the convenience store (Japanese only) or through the FUNderful Disney Club.
- Save even more money if you buy a Starlight or After 6 Passport.
- If ticket sales are suspended and you do NOT have a pre-purchased ticket for that day, you have to wait until they allow ticket sales again. Which varies depending on the crowds.
- An annual passport is only worth it if you plan on visiting more than 8-10 times in a year.
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