UPDATE 2016/12/25: American Express credit cards issued outside of Japan are accepted once again on the online reservation. According to the official website. MasterCards are still accepted. Visa and Diners Club are still not accepted.
As of November 8, 2016, the Tokyo Disney Resort Online Reservation & Tickets Site no longer accepts Visa,
American Express, or Diners Club Credit Cards which are issued outside of Japan. This applies to making reservations for Disney Hotels and purchasing park tickets online through the official website.
If you have a Mastercard issued outside of Japan, you are able to make reservations for the Disney Hotels or buy park tickets.
This only affects the online reservation system for Disney Hotels and Park Tickets, you are able to use foreign issued credit cards such as Visa in the parks to make purchases.
If you have any questions about using your credit card with the online reservation system you are advised to call the Support Desk during business hours.
How do I make a Disney Hotel reservation?
In order to make a Disney Hotel reservation as of November 8, 2016, you will need to use a credit card issued in Japan or a Mastercard (issued outside of Japan).
As an alternative, you can book one of the Official Hotels such as the Hilton Tokyo Bay or Sheraton, which accepts all major credit cards. Guests staying at these hotels are guaranteed park entry and can buy tickets at the hotel.
How do I buy Tokyo Disney Resort Park Tickets online?
In order to buy park tickets through the online reservation system on the Tokyo Disney Resort website, you need a credit card issued in Japan or a Mastercard (issued outside of Japan).
You are able to use all major credit cards to buy your tickets at the park or Disney Stores in Japan. Read our full guide to buying park tickets for more information. Another option is asking your local travel agency (which may cost extra).
Alternatives for buying park tickets online
Another option is buying tickets through Klook. Which is a service we have personally used and recommend. They only offer a 1-day or 2-day park pass, however. They accept all major credit cards and PayPal. Print off the voucher and take it to the park gates and that’s it!
As we find out more information about credit cards issued outside of Japan, we will keep this article updated.
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