If you are looking for some long, hot lines, Tokyo Disney Resort, comprising the Disneyland and DisneySea theme parks, surely beats all others as your destination of choice.

Contrary to appearances, obviously no one goes to a theme park just to stand in queues. But with Disney's two facilities here hosting some 25.8 million visitors per year — more than any other amusement park, museum or zoo in Japan — navigating the lines for an attraction, a parade or even a bucket of popcorn is a routine procedure that's almost become an art form at the 20-hectare Disney colony just east of Tokyo in Maihama, Chiba Prefecture.

Naturally, Disney brains have come up with a variety of techniques to make the considerable waits they face less stressful for customers — or better yet, less noticeable.