With small children, your family may want to enter the park and enjoy the ride and the attractions. But with various reasons, such as no time, no money or no power to walk around the park all day, you have given it up.
Here are some tips to enjoy Tokyo Disney Resort, without entering park, almost free of charge!
Ride Disney Resort Line
Mickey Mouse shaped windows are very attractive. The monorail goes round Tokyo Disney Resort (=TDR, parks, hotels, shopping mall etc.), stopping at Maimaha station, TDR’s partner hotels or Disney Sea. Inside of the train, it’s decorated with a lot of Disney Characters, it’s just like an attraction ride in the park. It’s 260yen for a ride. You could say it’s a bit expensive for 20 minutes train ride, but if it’s a part of attractions in the park, it’s not really high fare! You can see a good view of TDR from the train. I’m sure you’ll feel as if you have already entered in the park.
Disney Resort Cruiser
This is basically for guests of hotels but it’s free and any one can use.
Go to Ambassador Hotel, which is next to Ikspiari, and take the bus to Disneyland or vice versa.
You can go to Disneysea by the cruiser and explore around the entrance of Disneysea and Hotel Miracosta.
Hotel Shop and Disney Shop
In the hotel shop, there are food and drinks which are wrapped with Disney’s exclusive design are available. Disney shop sells the same items as the shops inside the park. You could tell your friends that you have been to the park with the gifts you bought there!
The entrance shop and picnic area
There is tables and chairs for eating bentos. Food is not allowed to bring in the park, people who have bento have to eat here. Why don’t you bring your lunch and eat here as if you came out from the park to eat your lunch? There’s a shop outside, you can buy something for your friend.
There are occasionally character greeting being held at the gate. If you are lucky, you can see real Mickey Mouse and other characters over the gate!
Almost free but it’s full of Disney entertainment! I’m sure that your child will enjoy the atmosphere of Tokyo Disney Resort!
Tokyo Disneyland/Tokyo Disney Sea
Open: 8:00/9:00 (Opening time may vary)
1-DAY Passport: Adult 6900yen, Junior(12-17) 6000yen, Child(4-11) 4500yen