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Tokyo Disneyland FastPass – Everything You Need To Know And More

Though Tokyo Disneyland is not Disney owned it is very much a home from home but with a twist. The exciting thing about visiting new Disney parks in different countries is the different rides on offer, different things to eat and definitely a whole new range of Disney merchandise to buy. Along with all the new and exciting there are some familiariarities within the parks, one of these is the Tokyo Disneyland FastPass system.?

Though it isn’t exactly how you might be used to using it there are many ways it is the same. We have outlined below the way the Tokyo Disneyland FastPass system works, what rides are eligible, location and height restrictions.

How The Tokyo Disneyland FastPass System Works

The Tokyo Disneyland FastPass system is a little different to how many know it as in Walt Disney World in Orlando. Not all rides are available for FastPasses so you can’t create a super lean and fast moving itinerary like you could for Walt Disney World. The rides that are eligable each have a section where there are small machines that scan your ticket and give you a return time for your FastPass.?

The machines are located to the left or right of the ride and will have a sign to show you where to find them. Not all Disney FastPasses are the same system so it is always good to check before you go.

Tokyo Disneyland FastPass Rides

These are the top rides many will want to ride, the rides are listed below with information on where they are located in the park, height restrictions and duration time. Each of these rides has a section off to one side dedicated to collect a ticket with a return time on. That is your FastPass.

Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek!

Monster’s Inc is such a great film and you can’t fault the characters. This is an amazing family-friendly ride opening the doors to the monster world and getting to peek inside.

Location: Tomorrowland

Height/ Age Restriction: None but must be able to sit without assistance.

Big Thunder Mountain

Big Thunder Mountain is another of the top 3 that many people flock to ride. This is located in Westernland and is a great thrill ride. It is a rollercoaster and you even get to sit in a mine like a cart/train on the way around.

Location: Westernland

Height/ Age Restriction: Must be over 102cm and not for expectant mothers.

Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters

This is another classic ride that features many of the Disney parks. We go on this ride on every visit to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It is a great family ride for everyone to enjoy and the looser can buy lunch. The ride has no height restrictions which really means everyone can be involved which is great!

Location: Tomorrowland

Height/ Age Restriction: None

Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain is another classic favourite with Disney fans all over the world. Though there is a height restriction I think it can still be a good family ride. Not always the best one to ride in the colder months as you won’t be able to get warm and dry for some time.

Location: Critter Country

Height/ Age Restriction: Must be over 90cm and not for expectant mothers.

Pooh’s Hunny Hunt

This is one of the most popular Tokyo Disneyland FastPass rides, it is popular with all ages. You get to ride in a Hunny pot through the whimsical hundred-acre wood helping Pooh find his Hunny.

Location: Fantasyland

Height/ Age Restriction: None, must be able to sit without assistance

Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion is another very popular ride for Tokyo Disneyland FastPass. It sees the guests around the mansion with over 100 friendly yet terrifying ghosts. There are amazing views and comfortable seating on your route around the mansion.

Location: Fantasyland

Height/ Age Restriction: None

Space Mountain

Space Mountain is one of the top 3 that many people love and rush to get a FastPass for. The ride is a fast-moving rocket style carriage through space and time. With loud noises to trigger your senses and lights to guide you along the way. It is easy to see why the queues get so long and why it is a favourite among guests.

Location: Tomorrowland

Height/ Age Restriction: Must be over 102cm and not for expectant mothers.

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

This is a thrilling 3D ride where you get to be in the middle of the action with your favourite characters and even see some unfriendly faces. This will be a ride that includes 3D glasses, a simulator style ride which takes you into the world of Star Wars.

Location: Tomorrowland

Height/ Age Restriction: Must be over 102cm and not for expectant mothers.

Tokyo Disneyland Rides

These are all the other rides available in the park. Unfortunately, they are not eligible for FastPass but are great to ride anyway. These are some of the classic rides that are well known and loved by Disney fans over the world. I have included the area in which they are located in the park along with height restrictions.

Pirates Of The Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean ride much like the film is easy going, with a little action and comedy thrown in. We have been on this ride a couple of times in different locations and can say it is pretty much an easy ride for the family to enjoy.

Location: Adventureland

Height Restrictions: None, must be able to sit without assistance.

Jungle Cruise

The jungle cruise for many is a ride that you love or hate. Personally not one of my favourites but if the wait time is quite low I will hop on and enjoy the scenery. Jungle cruise is another great easy going ride with comedy, scenery and all ages can go on which is great!

Location: Adventureland

Height Restrictions: None

Mark Twain Riverboat

The Mark Twain Riverboat is open to all guests and is a great way to see some hidden views of the park. You can see the tops of the Big Thunder Mountain ride and over some of the other parts of the park. You can often see some more of the ‘natural’ wildlife which is usually birds but still cute to see. Head to the very top deck for the panoramic views of the park.

Location: Westernland

Height Restrictions: None

Tom Sawyer Island Rafts

While we didn’t get to go on these on our visit they did look epic. They looked so unsafe but of course they weren’t! The rafts are a smiple transportation to cross the river running through the park. This is a standing transport so there are no seats available.

Location: Westernland

Height Restrictions: None

Alice’s Tea Party

This is another wonderful family friendly ride that everyone can enjoy. The cups don’t have a height restriction so even the smallest of princes/princesses can go on. The colours are bright, light and fun to see all the different patterns on the cups.

Location: Fantasyland

Height Restrictions: None

“It’s A Small World”

Probably all parents nightmares but honestly it is a ride that has to be ridden no matter what. The ride is cultural, fun and the song is so easy to sing along to. Too easy that you will be singing long after you have left the park.

Location: Fantasyland

Height Restrictions: None

Castle Carousel

The carousel is located in Fantasyland and creates a focal point. It is extremely colourful, bright and full of twinkly lights. The ride is quite traditional but is very popular with children as it is so fun and exciting.

Location: Fantasyland

Height Restrictions: Must be able to sit without assistance

Snow White’s Adventures

Who wouldn’t want to wander into the forest to be greeted by seven jolly dwarfs? Snow White’s adventures offer up just that. It is great for families, most ages above 2/3 years as long as they can sit on a seat alone.

Location: Fantasyland

Height Restrictions: None, must be able to sit without assistance

Dumbo The Flying Elephant

Dumbo is another ride that gives you the opportunity to get some good views over the are of Fantasyland.

Location: Fantasyland

Height Restrictions: None, must be able to sit without assistance

Peter Pan’s Flight

Peter Pan’s flight is always popular, unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a FastPass so it is a wait in line ride. It is whimsical and magical and so sweet and children love it as it really brings the film to life.

Location: Fantasyland

Height Restrictions: None, must be able to sit without assistance

Pinocchios Daring Journey

You can hop in a mine car and follow the journey of Pinocchio through his tales and troubles. Again there is no Tokyo Disneyland FastPass booth available so you have to wait in the queue.

Location: Fantasyland

Height Restrictions: None, must be able to sit without assistance

Gadget’s Go Coaster

This is a thrill ride for those who really want to experience what life would be like as toon. This ride takes you around, splats you into walls and puffs you back out ready for your next ride.

Location: Toontown

Height Restrictions: Must be over 90cm and can sit without assistance. Not for expectant mothers.

Roger Rabbits Cartoon Spin

Hop in the famous yellow cab and take a trip around toontown, be sure to avoid the weasels before they melt you down. The ride is great fun and easy to find in Toontown for everyone to enjoy.

Location: Toontown

Height Restrictions: None

Tokyo DisneySea FastPass Rides

Soaring: Fantastic Flight

Soaring is another fan favourite and can often get busy early on in the day. They will also run out of FastPasses or it will be a struggle to get them for a party more than 2 people. It is another great simulation-style ride.

Location: Mediterranean Harbour

Height Restrictions: Must be over 102cm

Tower Of Terror

Tower of Terror is an amazing thrill ride that is a great ride for those who love a little more adventure. It is a little spooky but exciting, this is a great ride for anyone wanting to feel the adrenaline and show off to their friends.

Location: American Waterfront

Height Restrictions: Must be over 102 cm, not for expectant mothers and must be able to sit without assistance

Toy Story Mania

This is such a popular ride it often runs out of FastPasses early in the day. The ride is very popular with all ages and has a great following across the world. There are also other games around the area to play if you can’t quite wait a long time.

Location: American Waterfront

Height Restrictions: None, must be able to sit without assistance

Nemo And Friends SeaRider

We collected a Tokyo Disneyland FastPass for this ride but unfortunately, it was shut down while we were there. The ride is family-friendly fun and wonderful to explore the ocean with Nemo and friends.

Location: Port Discovery

Height Restrictions: Over 90cm and must be able to sit without assistance, also not for expectant mothers

Indiana Jones Adventure Temple Of The Crystal Skull

Who doesn’t love an Indiana Jones adventure? This is a high-speed ride offering up thrills, deadly traps and the chase to escape crystal skull. There are height restrictions on this ride so look into this before adding it to your route.

Location: Lost River Delta

Height Restrictions: over 117cm, must be able to sit without assistance, also not for expectant mothers.

Raging Spirits

Raging Spirits is a high-speed rollercoaster that roams through the ancient ruins of a ceremonial site. This thrilling ride will turn you upside down and back again. It isn’t suitable for anyone under the height of 117cm.

Location: Lost River Delta

Height Restrictions: over 117cm, must be able to sit without assistance, also not for expectant mothers.

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

We waited quite a bit of time for this ride but it was highly recommended to us. Many other people were looking to get to this ride before it got too busy. It was so intriguing and definitely a new way to enjoy a ride we hadn’t done before. I would definitely say it is a ride to go on while you are at Tokyo Disneyland.

Location: Mysterious Island

Height Restrictions: None

Journey To The Center Of The Earth

Location: Mysterious Island

Height Restrictions: Must be over 117cm and not for expectant mothers.

Tokyo DisneySea Rides

DisneySea Transit Steamer Line

The boat is a great way to explore the scenic areas of the DisneySea park. This is a lovely attraction for those who want to take a more calm and slow-paced route around the park.

Location: Mediterranean Harbor

Height Restrictions: No height restrictions

Venetian Gondolas

You don’t have to take a flight all the way to Italy to ride in a Gondola. There are gondolas available to take a little gentle ride along the river. There are no restrictions for the gondolas which is great for the family fun.

Location: Mediterranean Harbor

Height Restrictions: None

DisneySea Electric Railway

Much like Walt Disney World, there is a railway around the parks. Tokyo DisneySea is no different, though it is a little different. This one is an electric railway that goes through Port Discovery and the marina of tomorrow.

Location: American Waterfront

Height Restrictions: None

Big City Vehicles

You can step aboard a vintage 20th-century car and take around the vintage streets of New York City. You can choose from an array of cars to roam around in from open-top, police wagons and more. This is a great family adventure for everyone to enjoy.

Location: American Waterfront

Height Restrictions: None

Aquatopia

We managed to get onto Aquatopia as the wait time was 10 minutes. It was a simple and easy ride and there was more than one route around the ride so you could go on a couple of times and have a new experience.

Location: Port Discovery

Height Restrictions: None, must be able to sit without assistance.

Caravan Carousel

A carousel is always fun to ride as a child, it is magical and always reminds me of Mary Poppins. The carousel is actually a two storey carousel with exotic beasts, the genie from Aladdin and more.

Location: Arabian Coast

Height Restrictions: None, Must be able to support oneself sitting.

Jasmine’s Flying Carpets

Jasmine’s flying carpets is very similar to the Dumbo ride in Disneyland park. It is easy to ride, fun and gives great views over the park itself.

Location: Arabian Coast

Height Restrictions: None, must be able to sit without assistance

Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage

We managed to get on Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage at quite a last minute. Though it wasn’t in English we thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a super fun and simple ride great for families. The ride is very much a mirror image of “its a small world”.

Location: Arabian Coast

Height Restrictions: None

Jumpin Jellyfish

Jumpin Jellyfish are located underground in a magical mermaid paradise. It is a wonderful display of fun, fish and everything sparkly. The ride is made for anyone but as we saw it seemed to be more children on the ride. It looked super fun and magical surrounded by the mermaid mural and more.

Location: Mermaid Lagoon

Height Restrictions: None

Scuttle’s Scooters

The ride is for 2 people per sand crap buggy and takes you around the route with scuttle watching from above. The ride is great for smaller children to enjoy along with parents and fun for all.

Location: Mermaid Lagoon

Height Restrictions: None, must be able to sit without assistance

Flounder’s Flying Fish Coaster

This ride is for the older children as it is a flying soaring. It is a super fun and thrilling ride for everyone to enjoy. This ride, unfortunately, does not come with a FastPass but is worth the wait.

Location: Mermaid Lagoon

Height Restrictions: over 90cm, must be able to sit without assistance

Blowfish Balloon Race

This is another ride that is underground in the mermaid lagoon area. This is super fun for children to have a solo ride. Hop into a colourful blowfish to fly around the ocean and see the sights of your fellow fish.

Location: Mermaid Lagoon

Height Restrictions: None

The Whirlpool

Whirlpool is the ocean version of Alice’s Tea Party, it is smaller but still as fun. There are small whirlpool cups to sit in and ride around. There are lights creating interesting shapes on the floor which make it much more fun and magical.

Location: Mermaid Lagoon

Height Restrictions: None

That is everything you need to know about the Tokyo Disneyland FastPass system and all the eligible rides. There are so many rides you can go on between FastPasses which make for a great day. Don’t forget about the amazing shopping available at the parks. If you have been to Tokyo Disneyland and have a favourite ride let us know in the comments. Also, don’t forget to check out our other posts for all the details you need to make your trip easier.

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