There’s a lot to learn about Tokyo Disney Resort, and that’s one of the reasons why we created our Ultimate Guide to Tokyo Disney Resort. Over the course of this blog’s existence, I took note of frequently asked questions that come up quite often.
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- How many days?
- When should I visit?
- Can I split my visit across multiple days on a multi-day park ticket?
- Will I have problems not speaking Japanese?
- What are the best/unique attractions?
- What should I wear?
- Where should I stay?
- What are the best places to eat?
- Can I use my credit card and/or debit card?
- Can I buy Tokyo Disney Resort merchandise online?
How many days?
The ideal time is 4 days to enjoy both parks. But it is doable in less. Our full guide gives you all the details you need to make the best decision based on your itinerary.
When should I visit?
The best time to visit is in May (after Golden Week) and the worst is almost any weekend, public holiday, Golden Week, New Year’s, and March. Our full guide has all the details, including our recommendation for a crowd calendar.
Can I split my visit across multiple days on a multi-day park ticket?
No. You have to use your park ticket on consecutive days. Read our complete park tickets guide for more details.
Will I have problems not speaking Japanese?
You can enjoy your time at the parks with no Japanese ability. Note, however, that most shows are only in Japanese. All restaurants have English menus (and you can point if needed). Cast Members’ English ability is hit or miss. But if you do have issues, you can find a Cast Member who will speak English (front desk hotel staff will).
What are the best/unique attractions?
Both parks have unique and familiar attractions. Read our attractions and FastPass guides for both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, which gives you our recommendation for best attractions and strategy for FastPasses.
What should I wear?
This depends on the time of the year. The summers are hot and humid, while the winters are cold and windy. We have guides for both summer and winter, which tell you what to wear. Also, our packing guide gives a general list of what to bring with you to the parks any time of the year.
Where should I stay?
Tokyo Disney Resort has 4 Disney Hotels: Hotel MiraCosta, Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Disney Ambassador Hotel, and Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel. If that is outside your budget, there are a number of Official Hotels in the area (I recommend the Hilton Tokyo Bay or Sheraton Grande). Learn how to book a Disney Hotel and read our complete hotel guide for more details.
What are the best places to eat?
Both parks have a variety of food options, from snacks to character buffets. We have a large choice of guides to help you decide what’s best for you:
- Top 10 Awesome Snacks at Tokyo Disney Resort
- Top 10 Counter Service Restaurants at Tokyo Disney Resort
- Top 7 Table Service Restaurants at Tokyo Disney Resort
Can I use my credit card and/or debit card?
Most major credit cards are accepted at Tokyo Disney Resort. They do not accept debit cards of any kind from overseas. There is a 7-11 ATM in Ikspiari where you are able to pull out money with your debit card, however. It’s best to keep cash on hand. We have a guide which goes into more detail.
As of November 2016, to make online reservations for hotels or tickets, they only accept MasterCard for credit cards issued outside of Japan. Our guide for booking a Disney Hotel has the details on this and alternatives.
Can I buy Tokyo Disney Resort Merchandise Online?
Merchandise from Tokyo Disney Resort is only available in the parks and at Bon Voyage (the large suitcase-shaped store outside Tokyo Disneyland). There is no official way to buy it online. (You have to rely on personal shoppers or eBay). If you are in Japan and searching for past merchandise, I recommend visiting Nakano Broadway.
There’s a lot to know about Tokyo Disney Resort and this only scratches the surface. If there are any other questions, please feel free to ask them (I try to read them all but I cannot respond to each one). But, if you have a question you absolutely need answered and want it done fast, that is one of our perks on Patreon.
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