Experience the Magic of Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland (Tōkyō Dizunīrando)  can be found in Urayasu, Chiba. Opened on April 15, 1983, it is the first Disneyland outside of the U.S.

Tokyo Disneyland entrance. | gwaar

Tokyo Disneyland is also said to be the 3rd most-visited theme park in the world, just a bit behind its American counterpart. The place is also known for its iconic Cinderella castle.

Tokyo Disneyland has an assortment of themed lands:

The World Bazaar—the first place you see when you enter the park. It’s brimming with shops and restaurants and looks like a place out of time, since it was designed as an early 20th-century town.

It’s a Small World, Fantasyland. | e_chaya

Fantasyland—where Disney films come to life. The place is filled with rides based on classic Disney movies such as Peter Pan, Dumbo, and Cinderella.

Tomorrowland—this theme land is meant to send you into the future with rides based on outer space and futuristic technologies.

Toontown—here,  you’ll get a glimpse of the lives of favorite Disney characters such as Mickey, Donald, Goofy,  and the rest of the gang.

Critter Country—the humble abode for the characters of Song of the South: Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Fox, Br’er Bear, and others.

Westernland—a glimpse of America’s onetime western frontier. It’s also the home for the very popular rollercoaster, Big Thunder.

Tokyo Disneyland at night. | KCP Flickr

Adventureland—meant to appeal to the adventurous types.  Adventureland includes a cruise through the jungle with the adventure cruise, and sailing with the Pirates of the Caribbean.

The price for admission depends on the ticket you buy.  The most expensive is the multiday passport that allows you to enter the park for 2-4 days. At most it is worth 15000 yen, but discounts are given to younger or senior visitors. The multi-day passport also has the added benefit of park-hopping to Tokyo DisneySea.

The amusement park typically opens at 9:00-22:00 during the weekdays but may open at 8:00 on weekends and holidays.

You can also read about KCP students’ trip to Tokyo DisneySea!