What’s New at Tokyo Disney Resort – May 2019

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

This month Disney’s Easter continues at both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea with limited-time entertainment, decorations, food, and merchandise. For a list of events in 2019, see our Tokyo Disney Resort Events Calendar.

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Watch our video below for a summary of what’s new this month at Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea!


The Easter menu is packed full of meals, snacks, and drinks. There are unique options at both parks, and some fantastic looking dishes at the Resort Hotels too.

Check out our videos below highlighting what the best snacks are to get this year!


A range of Easter merchandise is available throughout Disney’s Easter. Some items may sell out before the end of the month. So if you see something like, buy it right away!

New Merchandise

Watch our video below for our choice of top Easter merchandise to get this year!

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 and a few handy tips. For other merchandise, it’s not known how long it’s available for.

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


Now that this year’s extra-long Golden Week is finished, the crowds are at a very manageable level for the rest of May. However, 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 May is 18°C (64°F), which is nice and comfortable. It can be bright and sunny during the day so bring some sunscreen, but also an extra layer of clothing for when it cools off in the evening.

Check our packing list, for more on what items to bring to the parks.

For other months, make sure to read our article on when to visit (it breaks down each month for you).


Mount Prometheus construction work – there is some scaffolding at the bottom of the volcano

Here are the closures for May. Keep in mind that they stick to the schedule in most cases and things do not open early or late unless noted. For all the announced closure information beyond May, head to our Ride Closures 2019 Guide.

Tokyo Disneyland

Critter Country is closed for refurbishment work all summer.

  • Western River Railroad: May 7 – September 3, 2019
  • Mark Twain Riverboat: May 7 – September 3, 2019
  • Tom Sawyer Island Rafts: May 7 – September 3, 2019
  • Splash Mountain: May 7 – September 3, 2019
  • Beaver Brothers Explorer Canoes: May 7 – September 3, 2019
  • Gadget’s Go Coaster: May 9 – July 22, 2019

Tokyo DisneySea

  • Mount Prometheus Construction: until late October 2020.
    • Work is underway on one section, but there are still plenty of places to get an uninterrupted view.
  • Scuttle’s Scooters: May 22 – July 10, 2019

Are you visiting the park this month? Let us know in the comments!

More Things to Do in Tokyo

My recommendations for things to do in and around Tokyo! Plan a day at the Hello Kitty theme park, Sanrio Puroland, and an afternoon at the popular TeamLab Planets TOKYO. Take a tour around Tokyo with the convenient hop-on and-off bus. Spend a rainy afternoon inside Japan’s largest indoor theme park, Tokyo Joyoplis, near Tokyo Disney!

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  1. Luke

    With Critter Country closed currently is the water in the river drained? I’ll be there in a couple weeks so I’m curious.

    It’s kind of disappointing that mount Prometheus might be covered up for construction while I’m there, but at least the ride is still open.

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