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    Tokyo Disney Resort Dining

Tokyo Disney Resort Dining Introduction

Discard any of your previously held opinions about theme park food. Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are packed from end to end with delicious, unique, and photo-worthy food items. There are many different items to choose from. We're not kidding when we say that you could take a day just eating around the parks.

Unlike the park's attractions, food and beverage remains in constant flux. Venues open and close, and add and delete menu items. Throughout the year, Tokyo Disney Resort has multi-month "celebrations" such as Christmas, Easter, Tanabata Days, Frozen Fantasy, and many more. During each of these celebrations, dozens of new food items and drinks are introduced to the various eateries around the parks. We like to emphasis how frequent Tokyo Disney's food changes so you can adjust your expectations. A cute food item you see on Instagram one week will probably be long gone by the time your trip rolls around. Luckily, there will be a bunch of new items to try by the time you get there.

Collectively, Tokyo Disney Resort restaurants offer reasonable variety, serving everything from burgers, traditional Japanese food, a Japanese take on Mexican food, Indian curry, and a surprising amount of Italian food. Snacks, treats, and desserts are plentiful, especially at the park's small army of outdoor vending carts. There are so many different food items at these kiosks that it's fun to take some time and hunt down some tasty hidden gems. We adore the Ukiwah Bun (pronounced ew-ky-wah) from Seaside Snacks in DisneySea. It's filled with shrimp, and is shaped like an inner tube pool toy. The packaging makes it look like Donald Duck is inside the inner tube. We also like the freshly made Honey Popcorn from the popcorn cart near Pooh's Hunny Hunt in Tokyo Disneyland are among our favorites. As far as quick service restaurants, we love the curry from Hungry Bear Restaurant in Tokyo Disneyland. Over in DisneySea, we like Vulcania Restaurant, which sells some tasty noodle dishes and Chinese food. For a traditional Japanese meal featuring tempura, noodles, pork katsu, and more, try Restaurant Hokusai in Tokyo Disneyland. If fine dining is your thing, Magellan's in DisneySea offers an incredible menu. It's also, without a doubt, the most beautiful Disney restaurant in the world.

You can expect to pay hefty prices for food within Tokyo Disney Resort. Nearly every entree, snack, and drink purchased inside the theme parks and resort hotels will cost anywhere from 50% to 300% more than similar items at your hometown eateries.

Tokyo Disney Resort Dining Reservations

Dining reservations, or Priority Seating as Tokyo Disney Resort calls them, are the Disney-restaurant equivalent of FASTPASS. This feature is available most full service restaurants in the parks and hotels, and gives you the option of picking a time and cutting to the head of the line. You may still have to wait, but it's from the front of the line instead of the back. Reservations start 30 days in advance, but unfortunately guests from outside of Japan are unable to make reservations online. Same day reservations can be made starting at 9 AM. To make a reservation, go to the front podium at the restaurant of your choice and ask if Priority Seating is available. You will then be asked to select a return time, or be given one if there aren't many times available. The maximum party size for each reservation is 8 people.

Last updated on April 28, 2022