Tokyo DisneySea Fantasy Springs ride pass strategy

How to do Tokyo DisneySea Fantasy Springs rides in the right order to maximum the number of rides you can do in one day!

Tokyo Disney Resort Fantasy Springs Premier Access pass scanner

Tokyo Disney Resort Fantasy Springs Premier Access pass scanner

Tokyo DisneySea’s Fantasy Springs theme park area has been open for a month now and has been welcomed as an exciting new area -but some visitors are getting frustrated that they can’t easily access it. The Fantasy Springs area is still restricted, and ride bookings are scarce. It has some park visitors asking – what is the point of a new ride area if you can’t get inside and ride the rides?

Luckily we have a tried-and-tested ride booking method to share with you. We’ve ridden the rides, and also have enough ride stats and intel coming through from our various Tokyo Disney Resort chat groups and the official Tokyo Disney Resort website to know the best and most efficient way to tackle the Fantasy Springs ride passes.

Our personalised ride strategy will help you to make educated choices and maximise your chances to do the most Fantasy Springs rides in a day – before they run out!

What are the Fantasy Springs rides like? Read our in-depth Fantasy Springs ride review feature here

These are the Fantasy Springs Rides:

  • Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Journey
  • Rapunzel’s Lantern Festival
  • Peter Pan’s Never Land Adventure
  • Fairy Tinker Bell’s Busy Buggies

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What do I need to get into Fantasy Springs and ride the rides?

Fantasy Springs is currently a restricted area inside Disney Sea. To get inside you’ll need to have:

  1. A valid Disney Sea one day passport
  2. A valid Fantasy Springs Ride pass
Fantasy Springs 1-Day Passport: Fantasy Springs Magic

Fantasy Springs 1-Day Passport: Fantasy Springs Magic

 

Guest of the Fantasy Springs Hotel or a Fantasy Springs Vacation Package have, or have the option to buy, the Fantasy Springs one day ride Passport, Fantasy Springs Magic. This Passport in addition to a Disney Sea 1 Day Passport gives them unlimited access to the ride queues inside Fantasy Springs – our ride strategy here is for those of us WITHOUT a Fantasy Springs Magic 1 Day Passport.

 

You can read all about how to get into Fantasy Springs and what’s inside in our Fantasy Springs without a Vacation Package feature here.

Our Fantasy Springs ride pass strategy step-by-step video

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Our Fantasy Springs ride pass strategy

Tokyo Disney Resort app ride pass booking buttons

Tokyo Disney Resort app ride pass booking buttons

In preparation prior to arriving

(or while waiting in the queue on the day)

Step 1 – prepare for your day with these two big time savers…

You need to have your Disney Sea entrance tickets scanned into the Tokyo Disney Resort App before you can book any ride passes. If you do this in advance instead of on the day you’ll save precious time and be ready to book the ride passes straight away.

You need to pay for any Premier Access passes you may buy with credit card details entered into the official Tokyo Disney App. You can also do this to save time if you don’t already have your details automatically saved in the app from any hotel bookings or ticket purchase you may have already made.

On the day at Tokyo DisneySea

DisneySea entrance gates head of the morning queue

DisneySea entrance gates head of the morning queue

Step 2 – Arrive early

If you will be in the main park entrance queue, it’s important to arrive early so you are near to the head of the queue. Optimally, 2 hours before opening. At least 1 hour before opening.

If you are okay with only booking one Fantasy Springs ride, arriving after 9:30am – 10am still gives you a fair chance at one ride.

These instructions are approximations only. They can depend on how busy Tokyo DisneySea is on the day you go. Your best chance is arriving around two hours early or more. If it’s a weekend or public holiday, consider adding another hour.

The exception – Happy Entry – If you are staying at the Disney MiraCosta Hotel, you will have Disney Sea Happy Entry, which gives you 15 minutes early entry from a special queue. You can cut the above wait times down to about an hour prior to opening time. Happy Entry give you the first access to Fantasy Springs ride passes for the day.

Step 3 – Scan into DisneySea theme park

You cannot book ride passes until you scan your ticket and those of your entire party into DisneySea.

Step 4 – Book your ride passes immediately

Walk out of the way of the entrance gates and open your Disney App to get booking! The sooner you book your first ride, the sooner you’ll be able to book another of the same type later.

How to book your Fantasy Springs ride passes to maximise the number of rides you can do in one day

Recommended order of ride bookings for Fantasy Springs

Suggested first ride: Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Journey (Longest, most popular ride)
Suggested second ride: Rapunzel’s Lantern Festival (Second most popular ride, slightly shorter than Peter Pan)

Usually all ride passes have booked up by the time you are allowed to book more, however you never know! So here are the next suggestions…

Suggested third ride: Peter Pan’s Never Land Adventure (skip if you get motion sickness or have children under 102cms height)
Suggested fourth ride: Fairy Tinker Bell’s Busy Buggies (Standby Pass only)(Shortest ride at only 2 minutes long, quietest ride)

Recommended order of ride pass type bookings for Fantasy Springs

The following 4 bookings can usually be completed at opening time or soon after:

Fairy Tinker Bell's Busy Buggies Standby Queue

Fairy Tinker Bell’s Busy Buggies Standby Queue

Free Fantasy Springs Standby Pass

Booking number 1 – book a free Fantasy Springs Standby Pass – you can see instructions on how to book a Fantasy Springs Standby ride pass in our video here. If you don’t see any ride names listed then all bookings have filled up.

SET AN ALARM on your phone for 2 hours – you can make your next Standby Pass booking 2 hours after you booked the prior one. Chances are there will be none available by then, but it’s always worth a try, plus you can continue to refresh the app throughout the day as sometimes new times can be released.

The Rapunzel ride Priority Access Entrance

The Rapunzel ride Priority Access Entrance

Paid Fantasy Springs Premier Access Pass

Skip the following booking type if you don’t want to spend 2,000 yen per person for Premier Access passes

Booking number 2 – book a paid Fantasy Springs Premier Access Pass – you can see instructions on how to book a Fantasy Springs Premier Access ride pass in our video here. If you don’t see any ride names listed then all bookings have filled up.

SET AN ALARM on your phone for 1 hour – you can make your next Premier Access Pass booking 1 hour after you booked the prior one. Chances are there will be none available by then, but it’s always worth a try, plus you can continue to refresh the app throughout the day as sometimes new times can be released.

Disney Sea Mobile Order

Disney Sea Mobile Order notification

Fantasy Springs Mobile Order

Booking number 3 – book a Fantasy Springs Mobile Order – you cannot get into any of the Fantasy Springs restaurants without one, however you must have booked a ride pass FIRST or you will be unable to make one. You can see how to book a DisneySea Mobile Order in our video here. If you don’t see any restaurants listed then all bookings have filled up.

SET AN ALARM on your phone for 2 hours – you can make your next Mobile Order booking 2 hours after you booked the prior one or 1 hour after the prior Mobile Order pick up time. Mobile Orders will eventually book up during the day – it’s hard to predict when, plus you can always refresh the app to check new times haven’t become available (less likely).

Scanning our timed entry Standby Pass into Emporio

Scanning our timed entry Standby Pass into Emporio

DisneySea Standy Pass – Shop timed entry

Booking number 4 – book a time to visit a the Emporio store. This store stocks a large range of Fantasy Springs merchandise and you will probably need a booking to visit it. You can see how to book a Standby DisneySea store booking in our video here. If you don’t see it available under Standby then you either don’t need a booking that day, or all bookings have filled up. Bookings can be quite plentiful throughout the first half of the day but will eventually fill up.

The Emporio Shop has a large range of Fantasy Springs merchandise

The Emporio Shop has a large range of Fantasy Springs merchandise

Bonus ride booking – DisneySea Priority Pass (not for Fantasy Springs)

Suggested booking number 5 – book a free DisneySea 40th Anniversary Priority ride pass for one of the other Disney Sea rides. You can find an example of how to book a Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary Priority ride pass in our video here.

This completes as many Fantasy Springs bookings as you can make for the moment – go and enjoy your day! But before you do, some notes to remember…

Disney Sea ticket with Fantasy Springs entry time displayed

Disney Sea ticket with Fantasy Springs entry time displayed

When you book a Fantasy Springs ride pass a Fantasy Springs entry time will become visible on your app. You may only enter once during this time period. You may receive a different, later time period for another ride app. This will also have one entry to Fantasy Springs. If you leave you will not be able to get back in during that time period, whether you have done your ride or not!

How do I get into the Fantasy Springs Gifts store?

Guests are currently able to line up for the Fantasy Springs Gifts store located inside Fantasy Springs, however you are only allowed to buy one of each of a Fantasy Springs souvenir when you are in there (Emporio also has this rule, as do the restaurant souvenirs such as plates).
You are not allowed to re-enter the Fantasy Springs Gifts store once you have left.
These rules are regulated by Cast Members scanning your DisneySea ticket in the app.

Fantasy Springs Gifts store queue

Fantasy Springs Gifts store queue

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Further reading…

You can read more about Fantasy Springs here.

Have a question? Drop a comment below because I love answering questions! I’d also love to hear about your own Disney experiences in the comments below!

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