How to get into Fantasy Springs – without a Vacation Package

Tokyo Disney’s Fantasy Springs is an exciting new addition – here’s our cheats guide on how to get in using the cheapest or free entry passes – no vacation package required!

We got into Fantasy Springs with no more than our Disney Sea ticket and a hastily booked couple of ride passes – and you can too!

Fantasy Springs is a great new addition to Tokyo DisneySea – but there’s an awful lot of confusion about how to get inside without paying a fortune. The good news is there are several options open to you without busting the bank – but first, let’s start at the top…

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Fantasy Springs 1-Day Passport: Fantasy Springs Magic

Fantasy Springs 1-Day Passport: Fantasy Springs Magic

How much does it cost to get a guaranteed entry into Fantasy Springs?

The most expensive ticket into Fantasy Springs is without a doubt, booking to stay in its hotels. Be it booking just one night’s stay at Fantasy Springs Hotel which gives you the right to purchase a 1-Day Passport: Fantasy Springs Magic (which comes in the form of a wristband) or buying a whole Fantasy Springs Vacation Package which includes the Fantasy Springs 1-Day Passport. There is no cheap option with the hotel method.

The Fantasy Springs Hotel

The Fantasy Springs Hotel

The benefit of paying so much is that you get guaranteed entry into Fantasy Springs and an unlimited ride fast-pass to Fantasy Springs rides. Many people find that worth the extra expense. For those of us who don’t want to outlay that much money, or it is beyond their holiday budget – there are other options.

This article is for those Disney Park guests who want to enter Fantasy Springs but don’t have a Fantasy Springs 1-Day Passport to show how to get access to Fantasy Springs using individual ride pass bookings.

Where can I buy Tokyo Disney Sea tickets?

No matter how you get in to Fantasy Springs you’ll need a pass into Tokyo Disney Sea first – now named a Tokyo Disney “One Day Passport”. If you’ve bought a Tokyo Disney Vacation Package for your visit you will already have your Tokyo Disney Park tickets included, however if you don’t have a Vacation Package you’ll need to purchase Disney Sea park tickets.

You can get souvenir paper tickets from Disney Hotels

You can get souvenir paper tickets from Disney Hotels

Can I buy Tokyo Disneyland tickets from Disney Hotels?

Yes, if you are staying at a Tokyo Disney Hotel you have the right to purchase guaranteed park tickets for every day of your stay. If you’re staying elsewhere there are several other options open to you, including buying tickets online on the official Toky0 Disney website or using a verified ticket reseller such as Kkday and Klook. If you’re fluent in Japanese, you can even buy tickets from some convenience stores in Tokyo!

Once you have your park entrance tickets (or QR codes) in hand, then you are ready to visit Disney Sea and attempt the following methods to get into Fantasy Springs for the cheapest possible price to explore, ride and eat!

The Fantasy Springs restrictions notification sign

The Fantasy Springs restrictions notification sign

What is the cheapest way to get into Fantasy Springs?

The cheapest way to get into Fantasy Springs is by entering Tokyo Disney Sea first thing in the morning and booking ride passes on the official Tokyo Disney App. One type of ride pass is paid. The other is free! Whilst these passes are limited in number, people are successfully visiting Fantasy Springs just by booking individual ride passes. The key to maximising your ride number is – arrive early! (More about this later)

Can I reserve Tokyo Disney ride passes before we get there?

No, Tokyo Disney ride passes can only be obtained after all members of your party have scanned into either Tokyo Disney Park.

Fantasy Springs entrance tunnel

The Fantasy Springs entrance tunnel

Can you walk into Fantasy Springs to look around for free?

Even if you have a valid Disney Sea Park ticket, you can’t just walk into Fantasy Springs to take a look around. The Fantasy Springs area is restricted to ride pass-holders or Fantasy Springs Hotel guests only. You need to have your park ticket with a valid Fantasy Springs entry time scanned at the entrance tunnel. There were a number of soft openings in the months leading up to the grand opening where Fantasy Springs was open to all park goers, but the area is now secured for normal operating…at least for now!

Inside Fantasy Springs can I just join onto any ride queue?

Although you have scanned your way inside Fantasy Springs with your valid time entry, you can’t just line up for any ride. All ride queues must be booked with allotted time slots. To get into Fantasy Springs, you must secure a ride pass.

Can I get into Fantasy Springs with a Disability (DAS) Pass?

No, a DAS pass won’t get you into Fantasy Springs on its own. You still need a valid Fantasy Springs ride pass or proof of Fantasy Springs Hotel stay to get inside Fantasy Springs – even if you have a Tokyo Disney Disability Pass. This includes rides.

Can I do all the rides in Fantasy Springs using my DAS Pass?

No, not unless you also hold Fantasy Springs ride passes for them. Whilst a DAS pass will assist you with a time return for any Fantasy Springs Standby ride pass you many hold, it won’t get you into any other ride in Fantasy Springs unless you also hold a Standby or Premier Pass for that particular ride.

Watch our Fantasy Springs Passes Guide for Beginners

Watch the YouTube video of how we booked the two Fantasy Springs ride passes, a Mobile Order and Store Standby Pass on Fantasy Springs Opening Day!

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How do Fantasy Springs ride passes work?

Tokyo Disney Sea main rides are accessed via two ride queues – the normal, or “Standby” queue and the “Priority”, or fast-pass queue. Unlike the rest of Disney Sea, Fantasy Springs requires passes for every ride queue.

With the exception of the Vacation Package and Hotel Fantasy Springs one day Passport, all Tokyo Disney Sea passes are directly booked by using the official Tokyo Disney Sea App.

When you obtain either of the two Fantasy Springs ride passes available, you are also automatically given access into Fantasy Springs for a period of time, plus access to the Fantasy Springs restaurants Mobile Order service.

Fantasy Springs worlds & ride pass guide

Fantasy Springs is the overall area name for an expansive, heavily Disney themed area. The design departs from Disney Sea’s normal dystopian or other-worldly Sea theming. The Disney Sea boats and train cannot access the Sea water area inside Fantasy Springs. You need to walk to the entrance, which is at the far end of the park,

A series of foot paths lead guests inside and throughout Fantasy Springs and its Worlds, and are lined with high, vegetation-covered walls and are decorated along the way with scattered, stone-like Disney character fountains and other Disney theming.

The main attractions inside Fantasy Springs are the three new Disney Worlds. These Worlds are fashioned around their Disney themed feature rides. There are also three major restaurants, a food stand and a popcorn stand. There is a large Hotel gift shop which sells Fantasy Springs merchandise only and is accessible from the Fantasy Springs public area.

Facilities inside Fantasy Springs include toilets, rubbish bins.

Fantasy Springs has three different worlds

Fantasy Springs has three different worlds

Rapunzel’s Forest

Ride: Rapunzel’s Lantern Festival
Pass booking required to ride: DPA or Standby Pass
Restaurant: The Snuggly Duckling

Fantasy Springs Frozen Kingdom

Ride: Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Journey
Pass booking required to ride: DPA or Standby Pass

Restaurant: Royal Banquet of Arendelle
Food stand: Oaken’s OK Foods

Fantasy Springs Lookout Cookout Restaurant

Fantasy Springs Lookout Cookout Restaurant

Peter Pan’s Never Land

Ride: Fairy Tinker Bell’s Busy Buggies
Pass booking required to ride: Standby Pass only
Ride: Peter Pan’s Never Land Adventure
Pass booking required to ride: DPA or Standby Pass
Restaurant: Lookout Cookout
Popcorn Wagon
The Standby Queue at Anna & Elsa's Frozen Journey ride

The Standby Queue at Anna & Elsa’s Frozen Journey ride

The Fantasy Springs Free Standby Ride Pass

How do I book a free Fantasy Springs Standby Pass?

The Fantasy Springs standby queue is unlike the rest of Disney Sea where park guests can just join onto the end and wait their turn. In Fantasy Springs you’ll need a Standby Pass to do that, but the good news is that this is a free pass! The Standby Pass is booked by selecting the “Standby Pass” button below your ticket on the Tokyo Disney App.

Watch the full video instructions on how to book a Fantasy Springs Standby Pass here

How long do I have to wait to book another ride Standby Pass?

You’ll need to wait two hours before you can book your next Standby Pass. At the current time, all Fantasy Springs Standby Passes for the day have already been booked before the two hours pass, but there are often times when Standby Passes come back into the system, so it’s worth refreshing the app throughout the day to try your luck!

The Fantasy Springs Paid Premier (DPA) Ride Pass

The Rapunzel ride Priority Access Entrance

The Rapunzel ride Priority Access Entrance

What is a Tokyo Disney Premier Pass?

Priority queues are the paid, fast-pass queue – otherwise known as the Lightning Lane in the USA Disney parks. It is offered on select Disney Sea rides and all but one (Fairy Tinker Bell’s Busy Buggies) Fantasy Springs rides.

How much does a Tokyo Disney Premier Pass cost?

The Priority queue is typically priced between 15oo-2000 yen per person. Fantasy Springs Premier Passes are all priced at 2000 yen each per person.

How do I get a DPA Premier Pass?

Park visitors can buy a place in a Tokyo Disney’s Priority queue by purchasing a Disney Premier Access (DPA) pass. The Priority queue is also used for Disability DAS Pass guests.
To order your Disney Premier Access pass, select the “DPA Disney Premier Access” button below your ticket on the Tokyo Disney App.

Watch the full video instructions on how to book a Disney Premier Access Pass here.

How long do I have to wait between booking Tokyo Premier Passes?

You’ll need to wait one hour before you can book your next Premier Pass. At the current time, all Fantasy Springs DPA Passes for the day have already been booked before the hour passes, but it’s possible that more DPA’s for Fantasy Springs become available again, so it’s worthwhile refreshing the Tokyo Disney app throughout the day in the hopes tha.t you can secure another Fantasy Springs ride.

The Disney Sea Mobile Order

The Fantasy Springs Snuggly Duckling Restaurant

The Fantasy Springs Snuggly Duckling Restaurant

How does the Fantasy Springs Mobile Order work?

Once you have secured a Fantasy Springs ride pass you will also be allowed to book a Fantasy Springs restaurant mobile order.

Mobile Orders are placed on the Tokyo Disney App by selecting “Mobile Order” from the buttons below your park ticket on the App. You select a time and will receive a notification at your time period. You then go to the restaurant and tap on the “I’m Here” button. You will be charged for your order and receive an ID number to show the counter when your order is ready. The restaurant will now prepare your order. You receive a final push notification a short time later to give you access into the restaurant and show you which number counter to go to and pick up your completed order. You can then sit down in the restaurant to enjoy your meal.

Watch the full video instructions on how to book a Tokyo Disney Mobile Order here

Once inside a Fantasy Springs restaurant you can order more food from register number one

Once inside a Fantasy Springs restaurant you can order more food from register number one

Where can I eat inside Fantasy Springs?

There are three major restaurants servicing the Fantasy Springs area all require a pre-mobile order to enter. Mobile Orders are made on the Disney App, and it’s best to do them as soon as possible after you’ve booked a ride pass. Like rides, they do run out, but you can only use Mobile Order once you have a valid ride booking.

Oaken’s OK Foods has counter service

There is also a counter service food stand in Fantasy Springs – Oaken’s OK Foods – which sells a type of bread roll. Oaken’s YooHoo Bread has meat and Cardamon inside of it.

What is the Fantasy Springs Popcorn Bucket?

There is one popcorn stand in Fantasy Springs. It sells Roast Beef flavour popcorn, sold in a Peter Pan popcorn bucket which has a light inside for nighttime.

Can I buy more food inside a Fantasy Springs restaurant?

Yes, you can Mobile Order something as small as a drink to get inside, and then make a full order from register number one once you have entered the restaurant. Your time inside is unlimited.

Can I walk into a Fantasy Springs restaurant once I’m inside Fantasy Springs?

No, you can’t enter a Fantasy Springs restaurant without a Mobile Order. A Mobile Order is currently the only way you are allowed into a Fantasy Springs restaurant. Also think carefully before you leave the restaurant, because without a mobile order you can’t get back in!

Can I just make a Mobile Order to get into Fantasy Springs?

No, you need to have a valid Fantasy Springs ride pass time in order for the app to allow you to also place a Mobile Order.

Cast members at the restaurant door, checking our Mobile Order is correct

Cast members at the restaurant door, checking our Mobile Order is correct

Can I make more than one Mobile Order?

Yes, but there are some time-spacing restrictions. You can order again one hour after you initially did your previous mobile order as long as that order has been picked up, or two hours after the previous order if it hasn’t yet reached pick up time.

Disney Sea Mobile Order

Disney Sea Mobile Order notification

How do you get into a Fantasy Springs gift shop?

There are two stores in Disney Sea that currently sell Fantasy Springs merchandise – The Fantasy Springs Gifts store and Emporio, which is located outside of Fantasy Springs near the Disney Sea main entrance.

The demand for Fantasy Springs merchandise is so high that even the stores need to be crowd-controlled with either a queue or a Standby Pass to enter. Once you do enter a store selling Fantasy Springs merch, you are limited to buying no more than one of any item for each ticket holder.

Fantasy Springs Gifts store queue

Fantasy Springs Gifts store queue

You are allowed to queue up the old-fashioned way for Fantasy Springs Gifts, located inside Fantasy Springs – but your ticket is scanned on the way in and you are limited to one entry only per day!

How do I book a Standby Pass into a Disney Sea store?

You can currently book a Standby Pass for the Disney Sea Emporio store (which has a large range of Fantasy Springs merchandise for sale) by selecting the Standby button below your ticket on the Tokyo Disney App and then selecting “Shops”. The full video instructions can be seen on our YouTube video here.

Watch the full video instructions on how to book a Fantasy Springs Shop Standby Pass here

Are there Disney Characters inside Fantasy Springs?

In the two days we visited Fantasy Springs, we only saw one character – a Disney Princess just outside the Fantasy Springs Hotel.

The majority of Disney Characters at Disney Sea can be found in the forecourts near the Sphere at the main entrance and Harborside as you enter in the mornings, with scattered characters throughout the park during the day.

How long can I stay inside Fantasy Springs?

Once inside you can stay in Fantasy Springs as long as you like during Disney Sea opening hours – as long as you don’t leave that is, or you may not be allowed back in if you don’t have a ride booking to cover re=entry!

Royal Banquet of Arendelle restaurant at Fantasy Springs

The Royal Banquet of Arendelle restaurant at Fantasy Springs

Can I re-enter Fantasy Springs as many times as I like?

An important point to be aware of is that your access into Fantasy Springs for your ride pass time period is one-way – should you decide to leave Fantasy Springs to go to other areas of Disney Sea during that time period, you’ll find you cannot re-enter Fantasy Springs – ride pass or not! This applies for separate ride periods, so if you receive another Fantasy Springs ride pass and separate time period entry you can re-enter Fantasy Springs using the second time period, but again, it’s a one-time access only time period!

What time should I arrive at Disney Sea?

It’s the big question, and whilst many will tell you it really doesn’t matter if you don’t arrive early and you can stroll in after the first rush has entered into the park, this approach may not work to your advantage if you want the best chance to do the rides inside Fantasy Springs.

The earlier you arrive at the park, the better your chances are of securing a ride pass or two, and if you arrive too late you may miss out altogether.

Both Fantasy Springs ride passes run out rapidly – sometimes by 10am! So, you really don’t want to be arriving after the first passes have not only already gone, but the leftovers have almost all been snapped up too!

Arriving as early as possible – anywhere from a couple of hours prior to official opening time should put you in a good pass booking position once you scan inside the park. Even better, consider staying at Disney MiraCosta Hotel to get Tokyo Disney Happy Entry.

Fantasy Springs Rapunzel's Tower

Fantasy Springs Rapunzel’s Tower

Happy Entry – Tokyo Disney Sea Early Entry

Staying at a Tokyo Disney Hotel is fun for sure – theming, location, restaurants – but the best part is getting access to Happy Entry – the Tokyo Disney early entry system. With the arrival of Fantasy Springs, unfortunately Happy Entry to Disney Sea has become even harder to get, with two of the luxury hotels losing Happy Entry benefits for guests. Currently you need to be a guest of MiraCosta Hotel (or Fantasy Springs Hotel) to get Happy Entry to Disney Sea.

Happy Entry paper tickets

Happy Entry paper tickets

Do I need to have Happy Entry to get into Fantasy Springs?

No. Whilst Happy Entry certainly makes life easier to get early entry into Tokyo Disney Sea to get Fantasy Springs passes, it’s not essential – but your best bet is to make sure you are in the next lot of people let into the park – and those are the ones who have lined up early in order to be near the front of the Disney Sea entrance queue. Arriving later doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t get in to Fantasy Springs – but you may not be able to secure one or more Fantasy Springs rides.

What is the best day to go to Disney Sea?

The best day to attend Disney Sea is almost always going to be a weekday, as weekends are often busy in Japan, and Tokyo Disney is a popular Japanese theme park year-round, both Summer and Winter. Winter can often be a little quieter, but then there are also more than usual ride maintenance periods. You can check your preferred dates on the official Tokyo Disney website.

Before you even consider buying tickets check for big public holidays like the famous Golden Week where there are a string of public holidays that can greatly affect crowd numbers at the Tokyo Disney Parks.

Fantasy Springs at Tokyo Disney Sea

Fantasy Springs at Tokyo Disney Sea

The two Fantasy Springs ride passes are a simple system that work well except for one problem – the volume of demand far exceeds availability, so passes for both queues run out fast. If you want the best chance at the maximum number or Fantasy Springs rides for the day, I’d advise you arrive early to get the best chance – it’s worth the wait!

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What’s the best way to get from Australia to Tokyo Disney?

Fly Jetstar to Tokyo

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Jetstar Australia offer cheap fares to Japan every day – check their website for their low Tokyo and Osaka fares and frequent sales.

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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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