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.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.