‘Happy Entry’ at Tokyo Disney Resort


‘Happy Entry’ is a perk for guests staying at one of the Disney Hotels at Tokyo Disney Resort. This allows you to enter the park 15 minutes before the official opening. It doesn’t sound like much, but this makes all the difference because of how busy the Parks are. In this short guide, We’ll explain how the “Happy Entry” early entry works and how to maximize those 15 minutes.

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How It Works

“Happy Entry” is Tokyo Disney Resort’s version of “Early Morning Magic” at Walt Disney World. When you check in to your Disney Hotel, you’re given a pass for “Happy Entry” for everyone on your reservation. At both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, you’ll use a special entrance that’s marked. At check-in, the Cast Members will explain where this entrance is. This allows you to enter the Park 15 minutes before it officially opens.

Once in the Park, you can access only certain parts and one or two attractions and shops. It’s not a free reign of the entire park. We’ll explain what attractions are open below.

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Which Hotels Offer Happy Entry?

Hotel MiraCosta Lobby
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta is one of the Disney Hotels that offers the Happy 15

The only hotels that offer the “Happy Entry” are Disney Hotels. Depending on the hotel you are staying at, the parks where you can use the benefits will differ. Happy Entry is not included in your check-in day.

Accommodation HotelPark
Disney Ambassador Hotel
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta
Tokyo Disneyland Hotel
Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo DisneySea
Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel
Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel
Tokyo Disneyland

Important Notice: From Thursday, June 6, 2024, guests staying at Tokyo Disneyland Hotel and Disney Ambassador Hotel will not be able to use the service to enter Tokyo DisneySea until further notice. This was confirmed through the Japanese website (the English website has not been updated yet).

Check the Tokyo Disney Resort website for any changes or updates.

Does the Hilton Tokyo Bay have the “Happy Entry”?

The Hilton Tokyo Bay Hotel and other official Tokyo Disney Resort Hotels do not offer the “Happy Entry” early entry.

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland Cinderella Castle

The attractions open for “Happy Entry” change depending on the time of the year. Current options include:

  • Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast
  • The Happy Ride with Baymax
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters
  • Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek!

Areas open to guests entering on the Happy Entry ticket include World Bazaar, Tomorrowland and some areas of Fantasyland.

Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo DisneySea Mount Prometheus

Unlike Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea offers two attractions open for the “Happy Entry” early entry. Soaring: Fantastic Flight opened in July 2019 and has the highest wait times in the Park, with “Toy Story Mania!” a close second. Having that extra 15 minutes to get into standby for Soaring: Fantastic Flight makes the rest of your day much easier.

Tips

Here are a few tips to make the most of your “Happy Entry” first thing in the morning.

  • If the Park opens at 08:00, arrive at the special entrance no later than 07:15.
  • On your first day, use the extra 15 minutes to have that advantage of riding popular attractions first.
  • On your last days, use the extra 15 minutes for character greetings at the front of the Park.
  • Have a light breakfast before going to the Park to save yourself time.

All this information is subject to change without notice. Check the official Tokyo Disney Resort website before your trip.

Tokyo Disneyland Happy 15 Early Morning Magic

More Things to Do in Tokyo

My recommendations for things to do in and around Tokyo! Plan a day at the Hello Kitty theme park, Sanrio Puroland, and an afternoon at the popular TeamLab Planets TOKYO. Take a tour around Tokyo with the convenient hop-on and-off bus. Spend a rainy afternoon inside Japan’s largest indoor theme park, Tokyo Joyoplis, near Tokyo Disney!

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  1. Edmund

    Hi, I booked a hotel at Ambassador hotel for April 16, 2020. Do you know if I’m eligible for the “Happy 15” for my check-in day on the April 16, meaning arriving early around 6.30am at my hotel to store my luggage with hotel services and jet off straight to the entrance queue.

  2. Ash

    Thanks for the info – I love this blog and it’s really helped me organise my thoughts for my upcoming trip! I’d love to see updates on this article (and other ‘essential’ posts), but I know you guys are super busy reporting on all the magic 😊

  3. Simon

    Kinda bummed that Tokyo Disneyland Hotel guests can only access Tokyo Disneyland, not DisneySea, for early entry… especially when the much cheaper Ambassador gets access to both…

  4. Lillian

    Now it seems to say (in Japanese) that you can enter the park for Happy Entry, but attractions only open once regular guests begin entering?? Is this still worth it? Specifically, is it worth switching from Disneyland Hotel one night to Ambassador another night just to get Happy Entry into Sea?

  5. Ben

    Thanks for the blog – it’s great reading.
    I have a stay booked at Tokyo Disneyland Hotel in December. Am I correct in thinking that I get early entry to Disneyland on each of my days there (excl. check-In/check-out days) or is it only once per stay ?
    Also, does it matter if I purchase my park ticket from Klook? Or do I need to book via the hotel concierge desk to get the early entry?
    Thanks

  6. Ivan

    I love this article! If I go straight to the Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast, do I just need to line up there or I will still need to book through the app? Do you think I should ride Monster Inc first and reserve B&B at the same time? Thank you in advance : )

  7. TDR Explorer

    You don’t need to book anything in the app unless you want Disney Premier Access. If you’re there for Happy 15, line up in the standby line at Beauty and the Beast first.

  8. Julie

    Hi there thinking of staying at Tokyo disney Celebration on october 4 for just 1 night. Does that mean i get Happy Entry on the 4th or the 5th? I thought I read that you don’t get early entry on the date of check in? Thanks for your help. Love your youtube videos on the disney hotel rooms. Theyr’e very helpful.

  9. John

    Hi! You said in the most recent update that Happy Entry will not be allowed at DisneySea for the Ambassador and Disneyland Hotels starting on June 6, 2024. Where are you seeing that information? I don’t see anything on the Tokyo Disney website, but maybe there’s something at another source. Thank you!

  10. Nicole

    Hi Chris! Looking forward to the 2024 guidebook! I’m a little confused regarding Happy Entry and vacation packages…do we get Happy Entry for that first park day of our vacation package, even though we are checking-in that day? We were planning to arrive early in the morning to the hotel, drop off our bags, and head out to the park before opening.

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