‘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.
Which Hotels Offer Happy Entry?
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.
|Disney Ambassador Hotel
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta
Tokyo Disneyland Hotel
|Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel
Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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