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Majority of Tokyo Disneyland Attractions Opening Only in Afternoons Due to Low Capacity

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With Tokyo Disneyland operating at a capacity of 5000 Guests per day and with highly shortened operating hours due to ongoing government regulations in the Tokyo area, the Oriental Land Company is choosing to only operate the vast majority of attractions at Tokyo Disneyland after 12:00pm, two hours after the park’s current opening time.

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If Guests arrive at 10am when the park opens, they will find only eleven attractions available to them as of late:

  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • it’s a small world
  • Pooh’s Hunny Hunt
  • Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast
  • Minnie’s Style Studio
  • The Happy Ride with Baymax
  • Space Mountain
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters
  • Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek

Meanwhile, a number of popular and classic attractions don’t open until noon, and many close between 1-2 hours ahead of closing time at 7pm. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Pirates of the Caribbean (12pm-Close)
  • Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai (12-6pm)
  • Jungle Cruise (11am-Close)
  • Western River Railroad (12-6pm)
  • Swiss Family Treehouse (12-4pm)
  • Country Bear Jamboree (12-6pm)
  • Mark Twain Riverboat (12-5:30pm)
  • Haunted Mansion (12pm-Close)
  • Snow White’s Adventures (12-5pm)
  • Peter Pan’s Flight (10:30am-Close)
  • Alice’s Tea Party (12-6pm)
  • it’s a small world (10am-6pm)
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic (12-6pm)
  • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey (12-5pm)
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin (11am-5pm)
  • Gadget’s Go-Coaster (11am-6pm)
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters (Open-5pm)
  • Stitch Encounter (12-5pm)
  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (12pm-Close)
  • Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek! (Open-5pm)
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Adjustments are also being made at Tokyo DisneySea, albeit not nearly as drastically as those at Tokyo Disneyland:

  • Venetian Gondolas (11:45am-Close)
  • Tower of Terror (10:30am-Close)
  • Aquatopia (11am-6pm)
  • Nemo & Friends SeaRider (12pm-Close)
  • Raging Spirits (11am-6pm)
  • Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage (Open-6pm)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Open-5pm)

While Tokyo Disney Resort has been operating at these reduced hours continuously since May and sporadically since January, it’s still frustrating to see that a ticket that costs between $80-$90 depending on the day still yields this many closed attractions for a significant chunk of the nine-hour operating day.

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