How to Use the Tokyo Disneyland Crowd Calendar


The crowds at Tokyo Disney Resort are nothing to shrug off. Knowing what the crowd levels are on the days you plan to visit help you organize your day or decide on another day entirely. I have an entire guide dedicated to helping you decide what months and days are best to visit the parks, so give that a read before you move on.

Here I’ll show you what I believe is the best and most accurate crowd calendar for Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. I’ll also explain how it works (it’s only in Japanese).

If you’re concerned about the parks reaching capacity (and unable to buy tickets on the same day), I recommend buying your park tickets in advance through Klook for your dates — more information on tickets here. Use our discount code KLKTDREX and save off your first order.

Once you’re done here make sure to read our Ultimate Guide to Tokyo Disney Resort to continue your trip planning!

Tokyo Disneyland Crowd Calendar

There was an English crowd calendar (this is the old link) up until recently. Now it seems to be gone. But, never fear there is another one and you’ll find it here. You’ll notice it’s only in Japanese (ディズニーランド ディズニーシー 混雑予想カレンダー), if you use Google Translate, you’ll be able to get an idea of what it’s saying. I’ll explain the important points of the crowd calendar. Google Translate can only take you so far.

The same website also offers a Universal Studios Japan Crowd Calendar. The explanation here will also apply to the important parts of that calendar too.

I am not aware of a crowd calendar or forecast for Hong Kong Disneyland or Shanghai Disneyland. However, the general rule of thumb is to avoid the national holidays. Our planning guides for both Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland cover this in detail.

Crowd Calendar Overview

The most important part is colour-coded numbers. Those show how many people are predicted in the park. I have a detailed explanation of what the colours mean after this section.

The hotel occupancy shows you prices and occupancy for the Disney Hotels, Official Hotels, Partner Hotels, and Good Neighbour Hotels. Read our Disney Hotel reviews for Tokyo Disney Resort for more information.

Tokyo Disneyland Crowd Calendar Explanation

 

What do these colour-coded numbers mean?

The colours on the calendar show how many people are predicted in the park. The darker the colour the more crowded it’ll be. If it’s your first visit, plan for days that are yellow and lighter.

Avoid the orange and darker coloured days. That means the crowds are high and potentially unpleasant. The dark red and black means the park may reach capacity. If you’ve been to the parks before, then orange is manageable since you’ll know the layout of the park.

Always buy your Park Tickets for Tokyo Disney Resort ahead of time, this saves you so much time and is crucial if you’re visiting on busy days.

Tokyo Disneyland Crowd Calendar Crowd Numbers Explanation

 

FastPass & Wait Time Predictions

If you hover over a day there is more information. You’ll see closures and what event is happening at the park. The important information is the FastPass attraction standby and FastPass return predictions.

Numbers in the SB (MAX) row are the range of predicted wait times. Then the grid is what time they predict the return times are for the FastPasses are for a given hour (on the left side).

For wait times in English download our wait time app for iOS or visit tdrnow.com. Also, read our guides for attractions and FastPass strategies for both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

Tokyo Disneyland Crowd Calendar FastPass Standby Explanation

Tokyo DisneySea Crowd Calendar FastPass Standby Explanation

The most popular attractions to run out of FastPass first at each park are:

  • Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek!
  • Pooh’s Hunny Hunt
  • Splash Mountain
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Tower of Terror
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Indiana Jones® Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull
  • Nemo & Friends SeaRider (it shows as lasting a long time on the calendar but it does run out quick)

Now that you know how to read the crowd calendar, you can research on what days to visit Tokyo Disney Resort! Let me know in the comments how the calendar worked out for you.

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