Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea are a must have experience for Disney theme park fans when going to Japan. Before jumping right in, there are some things you should do before going to either park to optimize your visit.
Prior to actually going to Tokyo Disneyland, you should purchase your ticket online or at the local convenience store in Japan. This will save you time from having to wait at the ticket booth. With your pre-purchased ticket, you will be able to go straight to the ticket gate. Also, be sure to not lose it once you enter the park as you will use it to get the FastPass.
There is a great website that tells you the days when it will be the most crowded. Weekdays are the least crowded unless it lands on one of the 16 national holidays in Japan. Also, student vacation holidays play another factor on the crowd density at the parks. When picking a day use this link to help you decide. http://www15.plala.or.jp/gcap/disney/
Download the TDR Wait Time Check app on your phone to get the approximate wait times for rides in Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea. It will help optimize your day and assist with deciding on which attraction to visit next.
Both Disney Parks allow you to bring food and drinks. If you want to save money, go to a local convenience or grocery store and pick up some snacks and beverages to last the day. Bringing your own food saves you time too as you will not have to wait in any lines.
It’s never fun to look forward to one specific attraction only to discover that it’s closed when you arrive. You can check the website for days which attractions are closed. The link below will show you the closure dates. http://info.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/schedule/stop/stop_list.html