Tokyo Disneyland is just as magical as its American counterpart, but with the addition of adult cosplay and some seriously delicious food. It also has notoriously long lines – it’s not unheard of to wait over two hours to get on Pirates of the Caribbean or over three hours just to ride Space Mountain during holiday weekends.
We’ve already revealed the eight least crowded weekends and holidays at Tokyo Disneyland and found out that scorching hot temperatures are enough to keep the crowds at bay. Just this past weekend we discovered another day of short lines at Tokyo Disneyland for those who don’t mind being a little uncomfortable if it means not having to stand around all day.
Typhoon Phanfone barreled through the Tokyo metropolitan area from Sunday evening until early Monday, bringing 100mm of rain in just 24 hours. Needless to say, things got a little damp in the area.
That’s why October 5 was the best day to visit Tokyo Disneyland if you’re an impatient person. The park stayed in operation despite heavy rain and strong winds, and only the die-hard Disney fans decided to venture outside. They were rewarded with the shortest lines we’ve ever seen. Just check out the wait time for Splash Mountain:
Five minutes?! That never happens!
▼ There’s either a gaggle of ghosts visiting the park or buckets of rain are keeping visitors away.
The middle of the magic kingdom was also a ghost town, giving the few visitors that day an unobstructed view of Cinderella’s Castle
Even the Halloween transformation of the park couldn’t coax Disney fans to trek out in the typhoon:
▼ An incredible five minute wait time for Space Mountain…maybe the high speeds will air dry their clothes.
And for those of you thinking “yeah, but how many of the rides were actually open?” you’ll be surprised to learn that only five of the several dozen rides weren’t running:
▼ The light gray circles with 休止 in the middle denote closed rides, the numbers show average wait time.
So for those of you who don’t mind being a little soggy while you sit through It’s a Small World or feeling a bit moist when you meet Micky, visiting Tokyo Disneyland in the middle of a typhoon is your best choice for a line-free day.