What’s Happening at Tokyo Disney Resort – July 2018

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

In July, we see the end of Tanabata Days and the start of the summer events at both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea (July 10, 2018). Over at Tokyo Disneyland, they celebrate summer with their “Disney Natsu Matsuri” event while over at Tokyo DisneySea, we see the return of Disney Pirates Summer.

This month we see the debut of three brand new shows: Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland, Hello, New York (Tokyo DisneySea), and Let’s Party Gras! at Tokyo Disneyland.

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Food & Merchandise

A number of new merchandise and food is available at the parks for July:

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). See our list of current merchandise for more details.

We are unable to check if specific items are still available.

Chip n Dale Burger Tokyo Disneyland


Crowds start to pick up in July due to school holidays and continue through to August. Marine Day is on Monday, July 16, and makes for a long weekend and larger crowds. It’s always best to visit Tuesday through Thursday.

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 July is 26°C (79°F), which means you need to be ready for the heat. For other months, make sure to read our article on when to visit (it breaks down each month for you).

Sunscreen, boatloads 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. It doesn’t rain much during this time, but it does happen.

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.


Here are the closures for the month of July. 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.

July 2018 Closures Tokyo Disneyland DisneySea

Tokyo Disneyland

  • Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek!: July 2 – July 23, 2018
  • Gadget’s Go Coaster: June 25 – July 14, 2018
  • Cinderella’s Fairy Tale Hall: July 25 – July 26, 2018

When Monsters, Inc. is closed it’s best to go grab a FastPass for Pooh’s Hunny Hunt first then ride it on standby. Read our FastPass strategy and ride guide for more detailed information.

Tokyo DisneySea

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth: May 7, 2018 – July 20, 2018
  • Flounder’s Flying Fish Coaster: July 16 – July 27, 2018
  • Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage: July 23 – August 19, 2018

When Journey to the Center of the Earth is closed grab your first FastPass for the Tower of Terror (if you’re skipping Toy Story Mania!) and head on over to Nemo and Friends SeaRider. Read our FastPass strategy and ride guide for more detailed information.

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 crucial 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.

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What to expect at Tokyo Disneyland for the month of July

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