The month of June is part of the rainy season in Japan (lasts until mid-July). While it doesn’t rain every day, expect more rain than usual and make sure you’re ready. Disney’s Easter ends after June 6, 2018, at Tokyo DisneySea and we’ll see the start of the month-long Tanabata Days (Star Festival) at both parks. New this year is a new mini-event celebrating Donald Duck’s birthday called “Donald’s Happy Birthday to Me!”
The biggest closures are Space Mountain, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Toy Story Mania! See the closures section for exact dates.
- Tokyo Disney Resort 35th Anniversary “Happiest Celebration”
- April 15, 2018, through March 25, 2019
- Tanabata Days (June 7 through July 7, 2018)
- “Donald’s Happy Birthday to Me!” (June 7 through July 7, 2018)
- Tokyo Disney Resort Events Calendar 2018
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.
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Food & Merchandise
The month of May has new merchandise (even after all the new items for the 35th Anniversary). The pink merchandise is still available this month (see the video below to see what I’m referring to).
- Tanabata Days
- “Donald’s Happy Birthday to Me!”
- Duffy Summer Merchandise
- Coca-Cola 35th Anniversary Merchandise
- Adidas 35th Anniversary Merchandise
- Snow White “Afternoon Tea” merchandise
- Tokyo Disney Resort 35th Anniversary Merchandise
- Tokyo Disney Resort 35th Anniversary Menu
- Duffy and Friends “Happy Marching” Merchandise
- Tokyo Disney Resort Snack-themed Merchandise
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.
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.
Crowds are on the lighter side in June due to rainy reason and no public holidays. Rain does keep the crowds away and especially during the evenings (many attractions become walk on some days). Read our full guide to rainy reason at Tokyo Disneyland for more.
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 June is 21°C (70°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. Expect a lot of rainy days (it varies every year).
It’s best to have a poncho (the resort sells them), quick dry shoes, and an umbrella (pick these up at any convenience store) if it rains.
Here are the closures and refurbishments for the month of May. 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.
- Space Mountain: May 28 – June 21, 2018
- Mark Twain Riverboat: June 1 – 6, 2018
- The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents “Aloha E Komo Mai!”: June 4 – 8, 2018
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic: June 18 – 28, 2018
- Gadget’s Go Coaster: June 25 – July 14, 2018
- Journey to the Center of the Earth: May 7, 2018 – July 20, 2018
- Toy Story Mania!: June 4 – 26, 2018
- Mermaid Lagoon Theater (King Triton’s Concert): June 12 – 14, 2018
Here’s a revised strategy for these major closures above at Tokyo DisneySea. If you’ve read our best attractions and FastPass guide for Tokyo DisneySea, you’ll know these are among the most popular attractions.
- Make Tower of Terror your first FastPass of the day
- Head to Nemo & Friends SeaRider in the standby line then head to Indiana Jones and Raging Spirits
- Ride the Venetian Gondolas before the first harbor show of the day (check times)
Another good strategy is to arrive at the park a bit later and give yourself time to eat at the hotel or on the breakfast buffets at the Disney Hotels!
- Sherwood Garden (Tokyo Disneyland Hotel)
- Oceano (Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta)
- Chef Mickey (Disney Ambassador Hotel)
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.
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