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

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Let’s admit it. Planning a trip to Tokyo DisneySea can be super stressful because you need to have a strategy to get all the must-visit rides in – in a SINGLE DAY.

Sure, if you have a multi-day pass or stay at a Tokyo Disney Resort hotel, you may have a bit more time. But with just 12 hours to play with and crazy queues, you’ll have to prioritize.

Tokyo DisneySea Rides Ranked

To help you out, I’ve ranked every ride at Tokyo DisneySea, including a closer look at five of my favorites. 

Tokyo Disneysea Is All About the Rides

Tokyo DisneySea is renowned globally for its unique and immersive attractions transporting you to different worlds and eras. 

From exhilarating roller coasters to rides suitable for the whole family, you’ll discover an array of beloved attractions awaiting you there.

But deciding which rides to go on can be overwhelming with so many options and so little time after walking, queuing, and delicious food.

So here is my ranked list of rides and attractions so you know which ones not to miss!

Every Tokyo DisneySea Ride Ranked

Here’s my round-up of must-visit rides at Tokyo DisneySea.

Right now, as Tokyo Disney Resorts returns to full strength after pandemic restrictions, certain rides are suspended.

This list only includes currently open rides: 

Tokyo DisneySea Ride & Ranking Location
1. Journey to the Center of the EarthMysterious Island
2. Tower of TerrorAmerican Waterfront
3. Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal SkullLost River Delta 
4. 20,000 Leagues Under the SeaMysterious Island
5. AquatopiaPort Discovery
6. Venetian GondolasMediterranean Harbor
7. Soaring: Fantastic FlightMediterranean Harbor
8. Jasmine’s Flying CarpetsArabian Coast
9. DisneySea Transit Steamer LineMediterranean Harbor
10. Toy Story ManiaAmerican Waterfront
11. Flounder’s Flying Fish CoasterMermaid Lagoon
12. The WhirlpoolMermaid Lagoon
13. Nemo & Friends SeaRiderPort Discovery
14. Jumpin’ JellyfishMermaid Lagoon
15. Fortress ExplorationsMediterranean Harbor
16. Blowfish Balloon RaceMermaid Lagoon
17. Sinbad’s Storybook VoyageArabian Coast
18. The Leonado Challenge Mediterranean Harbor
19. Scuttle’s Scooters Mermaid Lagoon
20. Caravan CarouselArabian Coast
21. Big City VehiclesAmerican Waterfront
22. Turtle TalkAmerican Waterfront
23. The Magic Lamp TheaterArabian Coast
24. Ariel’s PlaygroundMermaid Lagoon
25. DisneySea Electric RailwayAmerican Waterfront
26. Mermaid Lagoon TheaterMermaid Lagoon

My Top 5 Tokyo DisneySea Rides Ranked

These are my absolute favorite Tokyo DisneySea rides. They make a visit to this fantastic Japanese theme park worth the money.

Yes, I admit they’re almost all big rides, but the queues will always be shorter on the rides for very young children, so you want to get to these first!

1. Journey to the Center of the Earth

Mysterious Island’s Journey to the Center of the Earth is one of the most popular rides at Tokyo DisneySea.

The ride combines a roller coaster and a dark ride, and it’s suitable for all ages. Here’s a quick look at what to expect:

Tokyo DisneySea does not have a Space Mountain, but Journey to the Center of the Earth is even better!

It takes you on a thrilling journey through the depths of the earth, complete with explosions, earthquakes, and a giant monster.

The special effects are incredible, and the ride is worth the wait. Head there first!

2. Tower of Terror

To be honest, drop rides make me want to hurl.

However, if you’re a fan of drops, then the Tower of Terror will absolutely thrill you. It’s a freefall ride that takes you to the top of a haunted hotel before dropping you back down. 

Tokyo DisneySea has made this Tower of Terror very different from similar rides at other Disney resorts, with top-notch special effects and theming.

The ride is very intense, and you’ll need to recover for a few minutes after.

3. Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull

This is another ride to get to early in your day at Tokyo DisneySea.

Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull takes you on a journey through a temple filled with traps and obstacles, all while avoiding the wrath of the crystal skull. The ride combines a dark ride and a thrill ride, and it’s suitable for all ages.

4. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Give mom and dad a break and take younger siblings on this immersive adventure!

This exciting submarine family ride takes you on a journey through the ocean’s depths. The ride features animatronic sea creatures, and, as always, the theming is fantastic. 

5. Aquatopia

Aquatopia is pure family fun. Everyone can enjoy this water ride that takes you on a journey through several waterways.

Board the small boat, which glides through the water, twisting and turning around obstacles. I like that this ride is not too intense so young children won’t be spooked.

My Honorable Mentions

Here are a few honorable mentions that didn’t quite make the top of the list but are part of what makes this park so special.

Toy Story Mania!

If you’re a fan of the Toy Story movies, you won’t want to miss Toy Story Mania! This 4D adventure takes you into the world of Toy Story.

Wear the special glasses and shoot at targets with a virtual cannon, to rack up points and beat your friends. 

Venetian Gondolas

Moms can live large by cruising in an authentic Venetian Gondola in the Mediterranean Harbor. Charming gondoliers navigate you through replica Venitian canals.

Take the weight off your feet and truly relax after a frantic day. So bello!

Rounding up

Tokyo DisneySea has so much to offer in terms of rides and attractions.

I love that adults, children, and even the moodiest teens will be impressed by all of the rides. Make sure you take a look at my Tokyo DisneySea tips and plan a day to remember!

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