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10 Must Do Tokyo Disneyland Rides

One of the most desired Disney Parks to visit amongst Disney fans is Tokyo Disneyland. Tokyo Disneyland rides mix nostalgic and classic Disney with new attractions with cutting-edge technology. We’re talking about the kind of place where old-school charm meets the latest and greatest in theme park tech. Ever dreamt of riding a Baymax ride? Or maybe waltzing through the ballroom with Belle and The Beast? This is your place to do it!

Our guide dives into everything you need to know about Tokyo Disneyland’s best rides! If you’re in the beginning stages of planning your next theme park vacation and need additional help or are looking for discounted theme park tickets, check out our trusted travel partner The Park Prodigy!

10 Must Do Rides in Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland is the classic Disney park where you can find recognizable Disney attractions similar to the ones in Magic Kingdom and Disneyland California (even retired attractions like Splash Mountain). In this article, we are sharing the top 10 rides at Tokyo Disneyland that you MUST do.

Since our Tokyo Disneyland expert, Kurt has been to Tokyo Disneyland twice now, we’d like to think that we have the scoop on the best attractions they have. And since there are so many incredible rides, we suggest spending at least one day in this Disney in Tokyo park. Even though many of the rides are similar to the ones you can find in the United States, these Tokyo Disney Rides have a magical feel.

What are the best rides in Tokyo Disneyland?

  • Monsters, Inc Ride and Go Seek
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters
  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Space Mountain
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Snow White’s Scary Adventure
  • Splash Mountain
  • Happy Ride with Baymax
  • Pooh’s Hunny Hunt
  • Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast

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10. Monsters, Inc. Ride and Go Seek!

Help Mike and Sulley find their friends in this interactive dark ride. Equipped with a flashlight, you’ll explore the monster world and trigger hidden surprises as you join the quest to rescue Boo.

US Park Comparison: This attraction is a Tokyo Disneyland exclusive and one of the best Tokyo Disney rides! It is extremely popular so we recommend trying to grab a Fastpass for it.

9. Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters

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Join Buzz Lightyear in an intergalactic battle against the evil Emperor Zurg. This interactive dark ride allows you to use a laser blaster to defeat enemies and rack up points, adding an extra layer of excitement for aspiring space rangers.

TPT Tip: Triangle and diamond targets are worth more points, aim for these to beat your friends and family on the ride!

8. Big Thunder Mountain

Hold on tight as you ride the wildest ride in the wilderness! Big Thunder Mountain takes you on a high-speed journey through an abandoned mining town, complete with thrilling twists, turns, and scenic views of the park.

TPT Tip: If time allows, you won’t regret riding Big Thunder Mountain during both the day and night for a different experience!

7. Space Mountain

Space Mountain is the best roller coaster in Tokyo Disneyland! On this thrilling indoor coaster, experience sharp turns, drops and high speeds (30 mph) as you soar through the stars!

BREAKING NEWS: The classic Space Mountain attraction in Tokyo will be closing for a major renovation of Tomorrowland including a Space Mountain remodel beginning this year. By 2027 the new area will see a newly rebuilt Space Mountain attraction, keeping the original concept as a thrilling indoor coaster that takes guests on a high-speed journey through space, but will include enhanced performance and immersive special effects.

6. Haunted Mansion

Step into the eerie world of the Tokyo Disneyland Haunted Mansion, where ghostly apparitions and supernatural surprises await. This classic Disney attraction combines spooky thrills with imaginative storytelling, making it a must-visit for fans of the supernatural.

US Park Comparison: Haunted Mansion Tokyo Disneyland closely resembles Magic Kingdom‘s without some TLC that Orlando’s version has gotten through the years.

5. Snow White’s Scary Adventure

Venture into the dark and mysterious forest as you join Snow White on her journey. Despite its ominous name, this ride offers a captivating experience with its vibrant visuals and classic storytelling that brings the beloved fairy tale to life.

US Park Comparison: This is the ORIGINAL scary adventure. Disneyland California updated their ride to be less scary. So if you want the original, scary adventure with Snow White, this is your chance!

4. Splash Mountain

Take a thrilling plunge into the briar patch on Splash Mountain. This log-flume ride combines catchy tunes, whimsical characters, and a refreshing splashdown for the perfect blend of excitement and nostalgia.

US Park Comparison: The Tokyo Disneyland Splash Mountain is the original version of Splash Mountain (now Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in the states) but with better maintenance and overall storytelling experience. You also will get less wet on this Splash Mountain Japan version!

3. Happy Ride with Baymax

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This Baymax Ride Tokyo Disney is at the top of our list because of how unique it is! Get ready for a huggable adventure with Baymax from Big Hero 6. This ride takes you on a joyful journey filled with twists, turns, and the heartwarming presence of everyone’s favorite healthcare companion.

TPT Tip from Kurt: This ride isn’t anything extravagant but the vibe is awesome. It’s comparable to Alien Swirling Saucers in Hollywood Studios. We think it’s special because guests dress up in Baymax gear and hang out around the ride singing and dancing to the songs!

2. Pooh’s Hunny Hunt

Join Winnie the Pooh and his friends on a honey-filled adventure in this groundbreaking ride. Using innovative trackless technology, Pooh’s Hunny Hunt takes you on a whimsical journey through the Hundred Acre Wood, making each ride unique and unpredictable.

US Park Comparison: Pooh’s Hunny Hunt is exclusive to Tokyo Disneyland, offering a cutting-edge and interactive experience not found in the US parks.

1. Enchanted Tale of Beauty & Beast

Experience the timeless tale of Beauty and the Beast coming to life in this enchanting ride. This ride opened in 2020 and is by far the most groundbreaking and one of the best rides at Tokyo Disneyland. Climb aboard a teacup in this trackless dark ride that takes place in the Beast’s Castle. From the iconic ballroom dance to the magical rose garden, every detail is meticulously crafted to immerse you in the magic of Disney.

US Park Comparison: Tokyo Disneyland’s Enchanted Tale of Beauty & Beast is unique to Tokyo and not replicated in the US parks, making it an exclusive must-see attraction

Tokyo Disneyland Rides FAQ

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A: The most popular ride in Tokyo Disneyland is the Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast. This wait for this ride is typically hours long at peak due to how popular the ride is. We love this ride and understand the hype, as it is truly a groundbreaking Disney ride!

Q: Is the Beauty and the Beast Ride only in Tokyo?

A: Yes, Enchanted Tales with Beauty and the Beast is exclusive to Tokyo Disneyland. It opened in 2020 as part of the Tokyo Disneyland Expansion’s largest expansion in history. The ride is a trackless dark ride based on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991). It’s located in Fantasyland at Tokyo Disneyland, and also features the Beast’s Castle, a full-sized castle from Beauty and the Beast.

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