Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo DisneySea

The Tokyo Disney Resort's second gate opened September 4, 2001 and welcomed nearly 15 million visitors in 2019, making it the world's fourth-most visited theme park, with Tokyo Disneyland just ahead in third. With a concept originally conceived as a second gate for Disneyland on a site adjacent to the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, Tokyo DisneySea is a six-time winner of our Theme Park Insider Award as the world's best theme park.

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Top 10

  1. Indiana Jones - Temple of the Crystal Skull ★ ★ ★
    Motion-base ride in Lost River Delta. (Same ride as Disneyland's Indiana Jones Adventure.) Height requirement: 46 inches
  2. Journey to the Center of the Earth ★ ★ ★
    Dark ride with high-speed finish in the Jules Verne-themed Mysterious Island. Height requirement: 46 inches
  3. Sindbad's Storybook Voyage ★ ★
    Indoor musical boat ride in Arabian Coast
  4. Tower of Terror
    Indoor drop ride in American Waterfront. Note that the theme here is Disney's made-up explorer Harrison Hightower, not The Twilight Zone. Height requirement: 40 inches
  5. Toy Story Mania
    Interactive dark ride in American Waterfront
  6. Soaring: Fantastic Flight
    Flying theater in Mediterranean Harbor. Height requirement: 40 inches
  7. Fortress Explorations
    Interactive exhibitions in the Citadel Fortress on Mysterious Island
  8. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    Dark ride on Mysterious Island
  9. Raging Spirits
    A 1,969-foot Intamin loop coaster in Lost River Delta with a top speed of 37 mph and one inversion. Height requirement: 46 inches
  10. Nemo and Friends SeaRider
    A motion-base show in Port Discovery. Height requirement: 35 inches

Other notable attractions include Aquatopia in Port Discovery; the Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster Togo children's coaster and the Triton's Kingdom indoor play area - featuring several kiddie rides - in Mermaid Lagoon; and Caravan Carousel and the Jasmine's Flying Carpets spinner in Arabian Coast. Transportation rides in the park include Venetian Gondolas in Mediterranean Harbor, DisneySea Transit Steamer Line between Mediterranean Harbor, Lost River Delta and American Waterfront, and the DisneySea Electric Railway between Port Discovery and American Waterfront.

Next up is Fantasy Springs, a new "port" between Arabian Coast and Lost River Delta that will include four new attractions, three restaurants and a hotel, with the attractions themed to the Disney films "Frozen," "Tangled," and "Peter Pan." The project is expected to be completed in late 2023 or early 2024.


Top recommendations

  1. Big Band Beat ★ ★
    Live Musical revue in American Waterfront
  2. Song of Mirage
    Live musical on the Hangar Stage in Lost River Delta, following Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they search for the mythical city of Rio Dorado.

Other shows include The Magic Lamp Theater in Arabian Coast and the Broadway Music Theater in American Waterfront.

Coming soon is Believe! Sea of Dreams, a new nighttime spectacular on the Mediterranean Harbor lagoon.


Top recommendations

  1. Magellan's ★ ★ ★
    Table service restaurant inside the Citadel Fortress on Mysterious Island. This is the world headquarters of Disney's Society of Explorers and Adventurers.
  2. S.S. Columbia Dining Room ★ ★
    Table service dining aboard the ocean liner on the American Waterfront.

Also recommended:

  • Miguel's El Dorado Cantina
    Counter service Mexican food in Lost River Delta.
  • Teddy Roosevelt Lounge
    Bar on board the S.S. Columbia.


To reach the Tokyo Disney Resort, take the JR (Japan Railway) Keiyo Line/Musashino Line to Maihama Station. Or take a bus from Narita Airport, purchasing your ticket at the Airport Limousine Bus Ticket Counter in the Narita Airport Arrival Lobby.