What’s Happening at Tokyo Disney Resort – August 2017

Are you headed to Tokyo Disney Resort in the month of August (or planning to)? Here’s what is happening in terms of crowds, weather, closures, and updates to merchandise, food, and events!

In August, the summer events continue at both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea until August 31. Tokyo Disneyland celebrates summer with their “Disney Natsu Matsuri” event and Tokyo DisneySea is overthrown by pirates in “Disney Pirates Summer”.

Read all the details for this year’s summer event and how to survive the humid Japanese summer.

Merchandise & Food

A number of new merchandise and food is available at the parks for August (including the Disney Store):

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. Buy the August edition from CDJapan.
Disney Fan Magazine August 2017


Crowds at Tokyo Disneyland August

August is a busy month overall month (I consider this one of the worst months to visit because of weather and crowds) due to summer vacation and Obon Week (an important family event which many companies take days off). Obon is from August 11 and August 20. Expect the parks to reach capacity or close to it at the beginning and end of the holiday. You’re best to avoid this time period if possible.

If you have to visit during Obon Week, try to aim for mid-week as the crowds are a bit lower compared to the weekends. Buy your tickets in advance to avoid long lines and download our wait time app for iOS. Consult TDRNavi for the latest predictions. Also, read our guide to know the best and worst times to visit Tokyo Disney Resort.


Disney Pirates Summer 2017

The average temperature for August is 26°C (79°F), which means it’s going to be hot. On top of that, it’s humid (average is about 80%).  Sunscreen, boat loads of water, watching the summer shows to cool down, and frequent breaks are my recommendation to make sure you have a safe and wonderful time at the park.

Check our packing list, which covers items that you can bring for the summer. One item you can get before you come is the cooling towel. I use this each time I am at the parks in the summer.


Haunted Mansion Tokyo Disneyland

Here are the closures and refurbishments for the month of August. 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.

Tokyo Disneyland

  • “it’s a small world”
  • Castle Carrousel: May 8 – August 18, 2017
  • Toon Park: August 10 – August 29, 2017
  • Haunted Mansion: August 21 – September 1, 2017
  • Happiness on High: July 10 – August 31, 2017
  • Super-Duper Jumpin’ Time: July 10 – September 7, 2017

Tokyo DisneySea

  • Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage: August 11 – August 31, 2017
  • Mermaid Lagoon Theater: August 30 – September 1, 2017
  • Happiness on High: July 10 — August 31, 2017

Grab a Today Guide

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 some critical information that’s useful when you are in the park.

Each month we create a video that explains the latest Today Guide to help you plan our trip better. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to never miss the latest.

Start planning your trip to Tokyo Disneyland with our Ultimate Guide to Tokyo Disney Resort. It covers everything from tickets, hotels, and how to score discounts!

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Feature photo by Duy Phan Photography.


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