Tokyo Disneyland Rides Ranked: 5 Top Picks + Complete List of Rides

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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.

Tokyo Disneyland Rides Ranked
Tokyo Disneyland Rides Ranked

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. 

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 MountainCritter Country
2. Big Thunder Mountain RailroadWesternland
3. Space MountainTomorrowland
4. Pirates of the CaribbeanAdventureland
5. Pooh’s Hunny HuntFantasyland
6. It’s a Small WorldFantasyland
7. Haunted MansionFantasyland
8. Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go SeekTomorrowland
9. The Happy Ride with BaymaxTomorrowland
10. Beauty and the BeastFantasyland
11. Beaver Brother’s Explorer CanoesCritter Country
12. Western River RailroadAdventureland
13. Mark Twain RiverboatWesternland
14. Buzz Lightyear’s Astro BlastersTomorrowland
15. Peter Pan’s FlightFantasyland
16. Tom Sawyer Island RaftsWesternland
17. Jungle Cruise: Wildlife ExpeditionsAdventureland
18. Alice’s Tea PartyFantasyland
19. Castle CarouselFantasyland
20. Star Tours: The Adventures ContinueTomorrowland
21. Dumbo the Flying ElephantFantasyland
22. OmnibusWorld Bazaar
23. Snow White’s AdventuresFantasyland
24. Pinnochio’s Daring JourneyFantasyland
25. Roger Rabbits Cartoon SpinToontown
26. Gadget’s Go CoasterToontown
27. Goofy’s Paint ‘n’ Play HouseToontown
28. Swiss Family TreehouseAdventureland
29. Westernland Shooting Gallery Westernland
30. Chip ‘n’ Dales TreehouseToontown

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.

I never tire of the high speeds, twists and turns, and adrenaline-pumping drama as you’re propelled in complete darkness.

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.

Haunted Mansion

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

It's a Small World Tokyo Disneyland

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.

The animatronics are colorful and charming, and the catchy song from this classic Disney ride will stay in your head long after the ride is over (till it becomes annoying). 

Rounding up

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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