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 FastPass to grab first, which are unique, and most importantly, which are the best attractions!

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Table of Contents

First Time Visitors

Tokyo DisneySea 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 (closed May 16, 2016)
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Nemo & Friends SeaRider
  • 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 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 there. The Venetian Gondolas are relaxing and make for some prime photo opportunities of Mt. Prometheus. Aquatopia is another trackless ride that is best experienced in the evening, you’ll see why. The newest attraction — Nemo and Friends SeaRider — is the replacement to StormRider and is a must!

The Tower of Terror is on this list because the theming is spectacular and it has its own unique story that ties to the American Waterfront. Also, it has a special “more thrilling” version called Tower of Terror Level 13 (when this version happens changes every year, it’s best to check in advance).

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Tower of Terror
  • Nemo and Friends SeaRider
  • 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 exist more attractions you cannot find anywhere else. If you have the time, I recommend experiencing these at least once. Making use of the single rider, FastPasses, and later evenings, make it easier to ride these without a high wait time!

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Nemo and Friends SeaRider
  • Venetian Gondolas
  • Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage
  • Raging Spirits
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Aquatopia
  • Tower of Terror *

* I put the Tower of Terror on here because the story is unique to Tokyo DisneySea.

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 cut 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 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. The second most popular is Nemo & Friends SeaRider followed by Tower of Terror and Journey to the Center of the Earth.

FastPasses are still distributed through the kiosks which issue you a paper ticket. It’s a QR code you scan your park ticket with. 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 Nemo & Friends SeaRider followed by Journey to the Center of the Earth. Afterward, grab a FastPass for either Tower of Terror or Journey to the Center of the Earth (again).
  • If you’re skipping Toy Story Mania! then grab a FastPass for Nemo & Friends SeaRider then ride Journey to the Center of the Earth on standby. Then get yourself a FastPass for Tower of Terror once your time is up.
  • Do single rider for both Indiana Jones and Raging Spirits.

FastPass Attractions List:

  • Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Nemo & Friends SeaRider
  • 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. A new favourite of mine is Nemo & Friends SeaRider, not because it’s new and shiny. The randomised sequence each time you ride it makes for a different experience each time, which is done so well you hardly notice.

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage
  • Fortress Explorations
  • Nemo & Friends SeaRider

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

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Best Attractions at Tokyo DisneySea and FastPass Guide

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  1. Kamiah Overaa

    How do Fastpasses here work? Can you only have one at a time like in Paris? I’m looking to do Toy Story, Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Tower of Terror (a must! my favourite ride of all time) at least. We’ll be in DisneySea for one day (1st or 2nd Nov 2017). How best do you think we do it?

    Thank you for this site! So helpful.

  2. TDR Explorer

    Hello! These are the paper FastPasses. As mentioned above in the article:

    “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).”

    The strategy we listed above works perfectly 🙂

  3. Nanako Jan

    Hello sorry I’m a little confuse. The fastest is distributed at the attraction itself orat the place where we buy the tickets to disneysea

  4. Justin Lim

    When we are issued with the first fast pass, when will we be getting the second and third?

    We need to wait for the time slot of first fast pass to over?

  5. David Cervera

    At Disneyland Anaheim, it will show you at the bottom of the fastpass the time you will be able to get your next fastpass. Maybe DisneySea is the same?

  6. Koa

    Great info for planning our first trip next month! I’m planning to head directly at rope drop to Journey to the Center of the Earth. My question – is it quicker to head right or left after entering the park and hitting the harbor?
    Thanks!

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