Disney Premier Access at Tokyo Disney Resort

Since the reopening of Tokyo Disney Resort in 2020, one service has been notably absent, the FastPass. Until recently, we didn’t know what would happen with the service and whether it would return. We finally got an answer nearly two years after the reopening.

On May 19, 2022, Tokyo Disney Resort launched Disney Premier Access for select attractions and entertainment at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

Disney Premier Access

Soaring: Fantastic Flight

The Disney Premier Access is a paid FastPass available at popular rides and entertainment at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea.

You’ll select on the day of your visit to the Park, and this cost is for one-time use only.

The regular standby line is still available for these two attractions at no additional cost! We’ll probably see more attractions added in the future. There’s no news on the return of the FastPass system, which I highly doubt we’ll see again.

Depending on availability, you’ll buy the Disney Premier Access through the Tokyo Disney Resort app.

Disney Premier Access Cost

Here’s what the Disney Premier Access costs.

Tokyo Disneyland

Attraction/ShowPrice (Per Person)
Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast¥2,000
Baymax Happy Ride¥1,500
Splash Mountain¥1,500
Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights (from April 15, 2023)¥2,500
Disney Harmony in Color (from April 15, 2023)¥2,500
The blue area is where the Disney Premier Access seating is and the pink is Vacation Package.
The blue area is where the Disney Premier Access seating is and the pink is Vacation Package at Tokyo Disneyland.

Tokyo DisneySea

Attraction/ShowPrice (Per Person)
Soaring: Fantastic Flight¥2,000
Toy Story Mania!¥2,000
Tower of Terror¥1,500
Journey to the Center of the Earth¥1,500
Believe! Sea of Dreams¥2,500

This new service is part of Oriental Land Company’s plan to create a seamless guest experience. The company has also mentioned they’re reducing the overall capacity of the parks compared to pre-COVID to help with the overcrowding issues that the Parks had prior.

What are your thoughts?

What are your thoughts on this new paid FastPass service coming to Tokyo Disney Resort?

I’m happy we finally have an answer to what would happen with FastPass. It’s not surprising that the Parks here in Japan have decided to go the paid route since that’s what all the other Disney Parks have also begun doing.

Disney Premier Access is already in place at Disneyland Paris and Shanghai Disneyland—also, a similar Lightning Lane at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort.

For more on Disney Premier Access, refer to the Tokyo Disney Resort website.

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  1. Lyn

    I hate this paid pass idea. If it works like Disneyland and WDW where you have to be in the park to book, then it’s unfair as most of the time slots will be taken up with resort guests who get early entry making it almost impossible for stand by patrons to get on the ride. If Disney resorts around the world are going to do this, the number available should be limited to so many.

  2. Thomas

    My worst fear came true. I really really hope it doesn’t end up like WDW with the awful Disney genie type thing. Haven’t we paid enough (basically 100 bucks) for the ticket, and now they want us to pay more just to ride attractions. I know it is optional, but it’s obviously going to make the wait time longer if you aren’t prepared to pay for fastpass, and they will inevitably ads it to all the popular rides over time. Boooooo.

  3. TDR Explorer

    It depends on how busy it is. If you make BatB a priority with your early entry, you should be able to ride it with minimal wait. If you want to do it more than once, that’ll depend on the crowds.

  4. Sam

    Hey Chris,
    Thanks for the write-up and Guidebook. It’s been extremely helpful in planning our trip to Tokyo this summer!

    Quick question on the Premier Access at DisneySea…have you tried it out and did you happen to notice if there was still any availability to purchase in the afternoon? For our arrival day, we probably won’t make it in to the park until about 12:00 and I’m curious as to whether I should expect any attractions to still have Premier Access available. Thanks!

  5. Courtney

    How soon does Disney Premier Access sell out? I am going to DisneySea on a Wednesday but can’t get there until the early afternoon. What are the chances there is still availability to buy Premier Access for Sea of Dreams?

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