The weather begins to warm up as we approach sakura season in Japan. We’ll see the winter events ending after March 19 and the start of Disney’s Easter at Tokyo DisneySea. March is also one of the busier months due to the warmer weather and spring break for students in Japan.
The biggest news this month is the release of my new e-book on March 15, 2018. If you’re visiting the parks, this e-book is your must-have resource!
- Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy (January 11 – March 19, 2018)
- Read our guide here
- Star Wars “Feel the Force” (December 15, 2017 – March 19, 2018)
- Pixar Playtime (January 11 – March 19, 2018)
- Duffy’s Heartwarming Days (January 11 – March 19, 2018)
- Disney’s Easter (March 27 – June 6, 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.
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.
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Food & Merchandise
March is a transition month as we go from the winter events into spring. We’ll see a ton of pink and sakura-themed items starting in March and going through April and into May! The biggest and best news is my beloved deep-fried pizza at Breezeway Bites in Tokyo DisneySea is now available until July 7! This snack is usually only around for the winter months. You need to give this a try!
- Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Merchandise
- Coco Tsum Tsum
- Tokyo Disney Resort Snack-themed Merchandise
- “Hello Chip & Dale”
- Disney’s Easter Merchandise (Available March 20, 2018)
- Disney’s Easter Food Menu (Available March 20, 2018)
- D23 Expo Japan 2018 Merchandise (Select items now at Disney Stores in Japan)
- Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy Merchandise & Snacks (available until March 19)
- Pixar Playtime Merchandise & Snacks (available until March 19)
- Duffy’s Heartwarming Days Merchandise & Snacks (available until March 19)
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.
March is spring break for students and this makes for high wait times at both parks. The added student discounts also increase the crowds all month, even during the weekdays. If you’re visiting this month, it almost doesn’t matter what day you choose as they are all busy between the two parks.
I recommend reading my guide to dealing with the crowds at Tokyo Disney Resort to prepare yourself.
March 21 (Spring Equinox): This falls on a Wednesday but since the entire month is busy you won’t notice a change in crowds on this day.
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 March is 9°C (48°F). While it’s warming up, the weather is still a bit cold in the evenings and rain isn’t uncommon. It’s best to dress in layers and have a heavier jacket for the evenings. Follow my tips on how to stay warm in the winter at Tokyo Disneyland.
Here are the closures and refurbishments for the month of March. 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.
- “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
- Mark Twain Riverboat: February 1, 2018 – March 17, 2018
- Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin: March 12, 2018 – March 22, 2018
- Minnie’s House: March 26, 2018 – March 30, 2018
- Splash Mountain: February 13, 2018 – March 11, 2018
- Minnie Oh! Minnie: Ends March 20, 2018 (replacement coming in Summer 2018)
- DisneySea Electric Railway (American Waterfront & Port Discovery): January 9, 2018 – March 29, 2018
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.