For me, visiting Tokyo Disneyland is about something other than the Castle, the characters, the parades, or even the great food.
It’s ALL about the rides. Some people think Disneyland rides are tame compared to Universal Studios and the other big theme parks.
But Tokyo Disneyland has some unique rides that are genuinely fun and perfect for all the family.
For your Tokyo Disneyland visit, I’ve compiled a list of the top Tokyo Disneyland rides, ranked for your convenience.
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Does Tokyo Disneyland have good rides?
Yes! From classic attractions like ‘It’s a Small World’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ to newer additions like “Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek!” and ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ there’s a ride for everyone at Tokyo Disneyland.
Though I’m a thrill-seeker, I understand you may prefer a more relaxed ride, so my rankings will help you prioritize and make the most of your visit.
Every Tokyo Disneyland Ride Ranked
Here’s my round-up of must-visit rides at Tokyo Disneyland with their locations so you can plan your day:
|Tokyo Disneyland Ride & Ranking||Location|
|1. Splash Mountain||Critter Country|
|2. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad||Westernland|
|3. Space Mountain||Tomorrowland|
|4. Pirates of the Caribbean||Adventureland|
|5. Pooh’s Hunny Hunt||Fantasyland|
|6. It’s a Small World||Fantasyland|
|7. Haunted Mansion||Fantasyland|
|8. Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek||Tomorrowland|
|9. The Happy Ride with Baymax||Tomorrowland|
|10. Beauty and the Beast||Fantasyland|
|11. Beaver Brother’s Explorer Canoes||Critter Country|
|12. Western River Railroad||Adventureland|
|13. Mark Twain Riverboat||Westernland|
|14. Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters||Tomorrowland|
|15. Peter Pan’s Flight||Fantasyland|
|16. Tom Sawyer Island Rafts||Westernland|
|17. Jungle Cruise: Wildlife Expeditions||Adventureland|
|18. Alice’s Tea Party||Fantasyland|
|19. Castle Carousel||Fantasyland|
|20. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue||Tomorrowland|
|21. Dumbo the Flying Elephant||Fantasyland|
|22. Omnibus||World Bazaar|
|23. Snow White’s Adventures||Fantasyland|
|24. Pinnochio’s Daring Journey||Fantasyland|
|25. Roger Rabbits Cartoon Spin||Toontown|
|26. Gadget’s Go Coaster||Toontown|
|27. Goofy’s Paint ‘n’ Play House||Toontown|
|28. Swiss Family Treehouse||Adventureland|
|29. Westernland Shooting Gallery||Westernland|
|30. Chip ‘n’ Dales Treehouse||Toontown|
My Top 5 Tokyo Disneyland Rides
Tokyo Disneyland has many rides. But with only 12 hours in the park, you must prioritize the best rides to get them in early in the day.
These rides I advise you head to first when the park gates open.
1. Splash Mountain
If you’ve been to Space Mountain at many Disney parks around the world, give Splash Mountain your attention first.
It’s a water ride through the world of Br’er Rabbit. Just remember to pack a rain poncho as the ride features a steep drop at the end that will leave you soaked!
2. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a high-speed train ride through the mountains. You’ll enjoy the sharp turns and sudden drops.
Tokyo Disneyland are theme experts and have created a dramatic setting for this ride, with waterfalls and rock formations in keeping with the Westernland theme
3. Space Mountain
Tokyo Disneyland’s version of the Disney classic ride Space Mountain is a thrilling roller coaster ride that takes you on a journey through space.
4. Pooh’s Hunny Hunt
This is a very, very popular ride that takes you through the world of Winnie the Pooh.
It uses unique trackless vehicles, which add to the immersive experience. The ride is family-friendly without being boring. Use it to relax after some of the more intense rides.
5. Pirates of the Caribbean
This is another must-visit at Tokyo Disneyland, with a dramatic boat ride that takes you through a pirate adventure with Capt’n Jack Sparrow and his pirate crew.
The ride features animatronics and impressive special effects that make you feel like you’re really on a rowdy and raucous pirate ship!
Other great rides to look out for at Tokyo Disneyland
I’m one of those people that will be totally chilled once I have been on two or three of my must-visit rides.
If you have had a good run, and been on many of the most popular rides, here are two other great rides to pack into your day.
The Haunted Mansion at Tokyo Disneyland is definitely worth checking out. Its a ride through a haunted mansion.
They have managed to create a dark, eerie atmosphere with various creepy animatronics that will give you goosebumps.
Though all ages are allowed, mom is not going to thank you for dragging your 3-year-old sister there!
It’s a Small World
For a more lighthearted experience, you can’t go wrong with It’s a Small World.
This fun ride takes you on a joyful journey through different countries and cultures, showcasing the diversity and beauty of our world.
Tokyo Disneyland has a great selection of rides.
Though they are less diverse and original than the rides at Tokyo DisneySea, they are everything you want from a visit to Disneyland. Remember to have your strategy for hitting the park to get your favorites in.
I’ve shared some great tips, tricks, and hacks for a day out at Tokyo Disneyland in my article, “15 Need-to-know Tokyo Disneyland Tips, Tricks, and Hacks”.
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