Guide to Buying Park Tickets for Tokyo Disney Resort


If you’re having issues buying tickets online through the official website. We recommend buying your 1-day or 2-day tickets from Klook (affiliate link). Additional information is here.

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!

Overview

  • 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

Tokyo Disneyland DisneySea Park Ticket Prices 2016

 

Where to Buy

It’s best to buy your tickets in advance (up to 60 days):

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.

Tokyo Disney Resort Park Tickets Passports

When you buy your tickets, you have to choose which parks you will visit on the first two days.

Using a Non-Japanese Credit Card

There are changes to which credit cards are accepted on the official website. The following credit cards are NOT accepted if they are issued outside of Japan:

  • Visa
  • 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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Links to Klook.com are affiliate links and help cover the costs of tdrexplorer.com.

One service we highly recommend—and have used on various occasions—is Klook. They offer a discounted 1-day park ticket or a 2-day park ticket (not discounted) for Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea.

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

Toy Story Midway Mania Tokyo DisneySea

You can enjoy sights like this for much cheaper if you come after 6 pm.

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.

Starlight Passport

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

FUNderful Disney Fan Club Tokyo Disney Resort Discount Tickets

FUNderful Disney Fan Club members can enjoy discount tickets at various times throughout the year.

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.

Group Passport

If you have a group of 25 or more, you can enjoy a discounted 1-Day Park Ticket for 6,700 yen for adults.

Annual Passport

Tokyo Disney Resort 2-Park Annual Passport

2-Park Annual Passport. You get to choose the design you want.

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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  • Lurkyloo

    Great info! Would you consider adding a section on the ticket options for hotel guests? I get a ton of questions about this over on Disney Travel Babble, but I know the types and prices of hotel-guest tickets change, so I never have a good answer.

  • That is a fantastic suggestion! Completely overlooked hotel tickets. It deserves a brief mention. I will look at adding it at a later date! Thank you.

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  • Yarlin Rios

    Are those high volume days in which you can’t enter with a 2 park annual passport designated or let’s say ,Christmass day or weekend, will I be allowed to enter if I get there first thing in the morning? Even if then it becomes a high volume day. I just moved to Chiba and I am considering getting an annual pass never lived so close to a Disney Park 🙂

  • The only time you cannot get in with your 2-Park Annual Passport is when they stop ticket sales. So, if you are there before they do so you will be OK.

  • Yarlin Rios

    Thanks,

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  • Hello again! We updated the article to include information and a link to the special tickets for Hotel Guests! Hope it is useful 🙂

  • Lurkyloo

    Fantastic! This is super-helpful!

  • Kelvin Lok

    Hi, I’ll be staying at Mira Costa for 2 nights (in 2 weeks time, yay!)
    With the “Multi-Day Passport Special” for hotel guests, we can visit Land in the day, sit a few rides (I only want to take the Space Mountain and Star Tours actually!), then visit Sea in the evening? We plan to be in Sea for whole of day 2.

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  • That is correct, you can go between the parks! Have a wonderful visit!

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  • Frankie Torok

    I’m staying at a resort hotel in just over a month. I’ve tried buying tickets online but it won’t accept my credit card. Will I definitely be able to buy tickets from my hotel on arrival? I’m worried we’ll get there and tickets will be sold out :/

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  • ryan

    are you only allowed to buy tickets online three months beforehand? tickets in july aren’t available yet

  • If you have a dated ticket, you are guaranteed entry. No matter where you bought it.

  • This is correct.

  • Rose

    hi! in buying tickets online, and i enter my name, let’s just say, “Anne Christine Huang” it says “given name invalid” because i think it accepts one first name. So i entered Anne Huang instead. the problem is, my credit card says Anne Christine Huang. will it be a problem when i enter the park?

  • Jose Ramirez Jimenez

    Hi, we want to buy the tickets in advance but we want also the original ticket from de Park. Will we get original ticket in the Disney Store or just oder paper? thanks

  • If your payment goes through, then you will be fine!

  • They give you original tickets at the Disney Store. The printed out versions are only the e-tickets, which are purchased online.

  • Sabrina Mittermeier

    Hi, about the hotel exclusive tickets – as it is my first time using those instead of the standard ones, I was wondering if I can already buy these in advance online via my “travel case”? They aren’t available via the normal online ticketing site that I’ve used in the past, and so far I haven’t found an option. I would feel more comfortable buying these in advance instead of at the hotel when we’re there, but as we are repeat visitors and only have a few days, I really think we would benefit from the park hopper option on all days. Thank you!

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  • You will have to login to your reservation and see if they are made available there. If not you will have to purchase them at the hotel. Please let us know how it works out! Thank you.

  • annie

    Hi! My friends and I are planning to visit DL and DS on the exact days pictured in your 3-Day pass. Can you tell me how the crowds were and what to expect? Thanks so much.

  • Sabrina Mittermeier

    I couldn’t book the hotel exclusive tickets online. We decided to book the standard ones and will try to upgrade when we’re there.

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  • Maxine

    FYI – Your link to the parks operation calendar takes you to a “page not found”

  • Thank you, I updated the link.

  • Stephanie

    Hello, your site is super helpful! Do you have any tips on how a US resident can purchase Tokyo Disney tickets online ahead of time? We are looking to visit the parks on dates that require Fixed-Date Tickets, but have not been able to purchase our tickets online because it seems like the site only accepts credit cards issued in Japan. Thank you!

  • Please check crowds on this website: http://tdrnavi.jp/forecast/disneyland?lang=en

    If it’s busy you can check our guide to help with the crowds: http://tdrexplorer.com/tips-for-dealing-with-massive-crowds-at-tokyo-disney-resort/

    Thank you!

  • Hello Stephanie,

    The English site accepts most credit cards from outside of Japan. Please check with your bank to make sure you can use it with the TDR website.

    This may be helpful too:
    http://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/faq/guest.html#faq-tdr6

    If you’re still not able to buy it online, then you can buy them at the Disney Store in Japan before you go.

    Thank you!

  • PY

    Hi, I just want to confirm for 2 day passport, is it the first day to enter one park, then the other park for the following day?
    For example: First day -> Disneyland, Second day -> DisneySea
    Appreciate your reply and thank you in advance!

  • “The first two days you can only visit one park per day.”

    That is correct.

  • Laura Litam

    Hi I just want to ask if it’s okay if I buy the ticket for someone else? But I will not be joininh them when they go to Disney land, I’m just gone use my account and my credit card. Thank you

  • You should be OK. I would phone the resort to ask them for sure.

  • Kathi

    I’ve seen “birthday tickets” on the website! Do you have to have your birthday during your visit for that or can you celebrate after (especially being out of country)? I’ve heard they come with some merch.

  • Carlos González

    Hello. I am trying to get birthday passport for our trip to Tokyo Disney in November, but the web that I found is in Japanese and with the help of Google Translator I understood that birthday passports are not available in 2016. Is it right? someone can confirm? Thanks in advance

  • Su2y

    Birthday Passports are no longer offered as of 2016 April but instead, you can buy one-day passport with “birthday design” (online exclusive, I think and same price as the ordinary Passport) and the accompanied Birthday goodies in the park or at Bon Voyage for around ¥3500. Hope it helps.

  • Day Uyking

    Hi, were you able to the ticket for your friend? I’m trying to do the same for some friends. Thanks

  • Naomi

    Hello!
    I will be visiting Tokyo Disneyland in December, and was thinking of purchasing tickets online. However will I be able to get an original ticket at disneyland itself? Or will I only have the e-tickets? Thank you in advance!

  • janet

    Hi there, I am planning to take my 5 y/o daughter to Tokyo Disney on Christmas Day. I’ve been trying to book tickets online as I don’t want to risk missing out, but apparently they no longer accept non-Japanese credit cards for online bookings!!! I’ve tried asking a friend here (Australia) who is a travel agent, but booking through her will cost me $85AUD more than if I booked directly online!! Does anyone have any ideas/advice on how to book tickets from Australia without paying exorbitant extra fees?? Thanks for any help.