The cherry blossoms have come and gone at Tokyo Disney Resort and throughout Tokyo. The weather has finally warmed up just in time for the beginning of the 35th Anniversary of the Resort! After a busy March, the crowds in April slow down a bit (but picks up at the end of the month due to Golden Week).
- Disney’s Easter at Tokyo DisneySea
- March 27, through June 6, 2018
- Tokyo Disney Resort 35th Anniversary “Happiest Celebration” at Tokyo Disneyland
- April 15, 2018, through March 25, 2019
I’ll tell you the best/worst days to visit, how cold the weather is, what’s new for merchandise and food, and what to expect for attraction closures. You’ll want to bookmark this article and reference it while you’re in the parks.
The easter event is only at Tokyo DisneySea this year due to the 35th Anniversary at Tokyo Disneyland, which begins April 15, 2018. See our events calendar for dates for all upcoming events.
Are you off to Tokyo Disney Resort this month? Perfect your strategy at the Parks with our full 200-page e-book.
Table of Contents
Food & Merchandise
The month of April brings tons of new merchandise for the 35th Anniversary. The pink merchandise is still available this month (see the video below to see what I’m referring to).
- Tokyo Disney Resort 35th Anniversary Merchandise (Available April 10)
- Tokyo Disney Resort 35th Anniversary Menu (Available April 10)
- Duffy and Friends “Happy Marching” Merchandise (Available April 6)
- Disney’s Easter Merchandise (Available until June 6, 2018)
- Disney’s Easter Food Menu (Available until June 6, 2018)
- Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Merchandise
- Coco Tsum Tsum
- Tokyo Disney Resort Snack-themed Merchandise
- “Hello Chip & Dale”
Merchandise is always while supplies last and some items do sell out. The Disney Store items stick around for a few months after release while event merchandise at Tokyo Disney Resort is gone once the event finishes (no options to buy elsewhere other than checking Nakano Broadway). Seasonal merchandise (not tied to an event) such as the pink items are usually available for a few months but we don’t know until when.
We are unable to check if specific items are still available.
Below is a 35-minute video tour of current merchandise at Tokyo Disney Resort. It helps give you an idea of what’s available at the park.
Read our updated list of Tokyo Disney Resort merchandise and how to buy it online. Another way to browse merchandise is the latest edition of the “Disney Fan” magazine. Even though it’s only in Japanese, the pictures are easy to follow and a great way to see what merchandise is available.
Students are back to school for the start of the new school year at the beginning of April. The crowds are lower after the first week until the beginning of Golden Week (one of the biggest holidays in Japan). Golden Week begins April 28, through May 6, 2018.
Due to the start of the 35th Anniversary at Tokyo Disneyland, expect higher crowds starting on April 15 on. Expect crowds to slow down after the first week of the event but pick up again for Golden Week.
I recommend reading my guide to dealing with the crowds at Tokyo Disney Resort to prepare yourself.
April 29 (Showa Day): This is the first of the string of holidays that make up Golden Week.
Buy your tickets in advance to avoid long lines. Consult the Tokyo Disneyland crowd calendar for the latest predictions. Also, read our guide to know the best and worst times to visit Tokyo Disney Resort.
The average temperature for April is 14°C (57°F). The days are warm and the evenings are a bit cool (light jacket weather). Check our packing list, which covers items to bring with you for the weather. April does bring rain, so make sure to bring shoes that dry easily. Umbrellas and ponchos are easy to find to buy if you need them.
Here are the closures and refurbishments for the month of April. Keep in mind that they stick to the schedule in most cases and things do not open early or late unless noted. For the most up-to-date list, consult the official website.
For “it’s a small world” there may be a soft launch (preview) before the official re-opening April 15. If the attraction is open, the wait times appear on the wait times board in the Hub area.
- “it’s a small world” (re-opens April 15, 2018, for the Tokyo Disney Resort 35th Anniversary “Happiest Celebration!”)
- Haunted Mansion: January 4, 2018 – April 3, 2018
- Happiness is Here (Daytime Parade): Ends Permanently after April 9, 2018
- No major closures
The “Today Guide” is a useful fold-out informational guide for the latest entertainment, merchandise, food, and general information for both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Which changes on a monthly basis with new and updated information (and a cute collectible design). The only problem is, it’s offered only in Japanese.
There is an English guide map (along with other languages) but it only has general information and entertainment schedule. You miss out on crucial information that’s useful when you are in the park.