Is Tokyo Disneysea toddler friendly 

Is Tokyo Disneysea toddler friendly 

While we were in Tokyo we were lucky enough to visit not one but two Disney Parks. DisneySea offers people who have perhaps done Disney before a new take on the concept. a more steam punk version of Disney based around a lake rather than parades. While Disney Tokyo is more renowned for being toddler friendly, is its sister park Disney Sea toddler friendly? Here is our take: 

Is DisneySea Stroller Friendly

As with Disney Tokyo, DisneySea is extremely stroller friendly. The park is largely flat and there are plenty of stroller parks outside of every ride.

Are there Toddler friendly rides at DisneySea

While the rides at Disneysea could be said to be more exhilarating, there are still toddler friendly rides. On our day there we went on six rides with our little one. If you want to visit DisneySea with  young kids then you probably will want to spend a lot of time in the Arabian land and also the Under Sea Little Mermaid area. The rides in these areas largely do not have height restrictions. Our little one particularly enjoyed the carousel, Flying Carpets and Sinbad Adventure in Arabia.

How are the queues at DisneySea

Traveling with a little one we only went for rides with queues less than 40 minutes which was a bit of a challenge at Tokyo Disneysea as there were lots of queues even on the low density visitor day we went on. If you want to do some of the more extreme rides (obviously for those without a toddler) you are going to need to get to grips with the Fast Pass system or be prepared for a couple of hour waits.

To be sure of not having to queue at the start of your day make sure you book your tickets in advance!

Does Tokyo disneysea do parades?

Tokyo DisneySea

Disneysea doesn’t have parades in the traditional sense. Rather they have shows on the central lake.  We went in the run up to Halloween so saw the special show featuring the Disney villains. Large boats came out onto the lake and a show with characters was conducted in Japanese. While our little one enjoyed it, despite only being in Japanese, I preferred the parades at Disney Tokyo as you could get much closer to the action and there weren’t the same language barriers.

Are there lots of character experiences

There are lots of character experiences all around DisneySea. We met the original Disney characters just passed the turnstiles. It was great because there were little cues for these interactions.

We also met some minor characters around the park.

Tokyo DisneySea

There were also photo spots around the park which had more queues, and there is a permanent meet and greet with Ariel in her grotto. While we were there the queue was never less than 40 minutes so we didn’t wait for this.

Overall experience of Tokyo Disneysea with a toddler


Overall we did find Tokyo DisneySea to be toddler friendly. We spent a whole day at DisneySea and our little one was not bored and had a fantastic day. There were more than enough rides and character experiences to keep her amused however we felt the show was less suitable for little ones than the parades at Tokyo Disney. Therefore if you are traveling to Tokyo with a toddler and can only go to one I would personally go for Tokyo Disney.

Remember to book your tickets for Disney and DisneySea in advance here

For information on how to get to get to DisneySea check out this post by Wisterian Watertree. While the Kid Bucket List have compiled this amazing guide 

Have you been to Tokyo DisneySea? What did you think

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13 Comments

  1. November 8, 2017 / 9:10 am

    This looks amazing and what an experience for you all. I love the idea of the shows on the lakes, how magical.

  2. November 8, 2017 / 9:41 am

    I’ve never heard of Disneysea! But I want to go now – I love the idea of ‘parades’ on the lake instead of the streets.

  3. November 8, 2017 / 11:07 am

    I never knew Tokyo had two Disney parks. I’d love to visit Japan and a visit to a Disney park would be a must if we ever go. Great post for anyone weighing up whether to visit this one either younger children!

  4. November 8, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    I’ve never heard of Tokyo DisneySea before, but it looks like so much fun! My daughter would love it there 🙂

  5. November 8, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    I didn’t even know there was a Disneysea I thought it was a typo at first! But it’s great to hear it’s toddler friendly 🙂

  6. November 8, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Aaahhh that looks lovely. Bet you and your toddler had a wonderful time. Good to know if I get to go having a toddler myself. It’s always good to know these things before you go isn’t it.

  7. November 8, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    I only realised there was a Disney in Tokyo recently but we would love to go!

  8. November 9, 2017 / 6:14 am

    Never heard of Disney sea ever …. thanks for sharing … would give it a try when we visit

  9. November 9, 2017 / 7:06 am

    Like the other commenters I have not heard of Disney Sea before either – looks like a lot of fun though

  10. November 9, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    I have been to Disney Sea and yes I agree that it is really toddler friendly, I have seen a lot of little kids in the area roaming around, some are with strollers and some are being carried by their parents.

  11. November 10, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    I’ve never heard of Tokyo Disneysea but it sounds good, and great for toddlers

  12. November 10, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    I had never heard of the DisneySea park before, it sounds like a great place to visit. I think my teen would love to visit x

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