For annual passes bought on or after March 1, 2018, the following blockout dates will apply:
Aug. 12, 13, 14
Oct. 6, 7, 8
Nov. 23, 24
Dec. 8, 9, 29, 30, 2018
Mar. 28, 29, 30, 31, 2019
Future blockout dates will be announced in July. Oriental Land said that it will announce new blockout dates quarterly from that point forward. The blockout dates do not apply to current APs, or one bought before the end of this month.
Visitors also must activate newly purchased annual passes within two months, instead of the six months they now have to activate.
To compensate visitors for the loss of these blockout dates, Tokyo Disney is reducing the price of its annual passes.
Okay, I will wait a minute for you to regain consciousness. That's right, Tokyo Disney is cutting AP prices to make up for adding blockout dates.
(Darn it. I hope that none of you hurt anything when you passed out again after reading that.)
The new price of a two-park Tokyo Disney annual pass is ¥89,000 — or US$837, at current exchange rates. That's down four percent from ¥93,000. One-park APs will be ¥61,000, or about US$574, down three percent from ¥63,000.
Despite offering what might be the two best Disney theme parks in the world, Tokyo Disney charges significantly less for tickets to its parks than Disneyland and Walt Disney World do for theirs. A one-day, one-park ticket to either Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea costs just ¥7400 — about US$69. Compare that to the $97-124 that you would pay for one-day, one-park tickets at one of Disney's U.S. theme parks.
That's why we encourage theme park fans on the U.S. west coast to keep their eyes open for airfare discounts to Tokyo and to consider a trip to Tokyo Disney if they are looking for an alternative to a Disneyland or Disney World vacation. Navigating Tokyo Disney without speaking Japanese is easy and if you catch a discounted airfare, the lower theme park ticket prices can make a Tokyo Disney vacation accessible for U.S. fans. (Look for reservations at the on-site Hilton or Sheraton at the Tokyo Disney Resort for the best deals and easiest logistics on a hotel stay.)Tweet
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