Tokyo Disney Resort Line Monorail

  • How do we get to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea?
  • What is the Disney Resort Line?

I will share the Disney Resort Line with you for my friends who have questions like the above, a must for transportation within Tokyo Disney Resort.

What is the Disney Resort Line?

Yellow Disney Resort Line, Tokyo Disney Resort

The Disney Resort Line is a monorail within Tokyo Disney Resort.

The nearest station to Tokyo Disney Resort is JR Maihama Station. The Disney Resort Line connects JR Maihama Station to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea and runs around Tokyo Disney Resort.

Also, Bayside Station, located between Tokyo Disneyland Station and Tokyo DisneySea Station, is the closest station to the official hotels.

The Disney Resort Line is an effective way to get around Tokyo Disney Resort because it looks close, but it’s a surprisingly long distance.

Disney Resort Line Route Map

Route Map, Station, Disney Resort Line, Tokyo Disney Resort
Some additions to the official image

The Disney Resort Line is a circular line like the Yamanote Line.

The monorail surrounds Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. The line stops at four stations and takes about 13 minutes per lap.

How to get to Tokyo DisneySea

Resort Line only goes in one direction, so you have to go around to go to the next station.

Resort Gateway Station→Tokyo DisneySea Station

Resort Gateway Station→Tokyo Disneyland Station→Bayside Station→Tokyo DisneySea Station

Disney Resort Line Station

There are four stations on the Disney Resort Line. The facilities close to each station are as follows.

Resort Gateway StationJR Maihama Station
Tokyo Disney Resort Welcome Center
Disney Ambassador Hotel
Bon Voyage
Maihama Amphitheater
Tokyo Disneyland StationTokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland Hotel
Bayside StationTokyo Bay Maihama Hotel First Resort
Grand Nikko Tokyo Bay Maihama
Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay
Hilton Tokyo Bay
Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel
Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel
Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel (scheduled to open in 2021)
Tokyo Disney Sea stationTokyo DisneySea
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel Miracosta
Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel

The Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel, scheduled to open this year, is right in front of Bayside Station.

I expect the closest station to Fantasy Springs (opening in 2023) will be Bayside Station.

Disney Resort Line Timetable

The Disney Resort Line runs every 4 to 13 minutes. As long as you are on the platform, the trains will come one after another, which is very convenient.

The first and last trains at each station are as follows.

StationFirst TrainLast Train
Resort Gateway Station6:31 a.m.11:30 p.m.
Tokyo Disneyland Station6:33 a.m.11:32 p.m.
Bayside Station6:36 a.m.11:34 p.m.
Tokyo Disney Sea Station6:40 a.m.11:39 p.m.

This information is from June 2021, so please check the timetable for the latest.

People tend to think that the resort line is one of the attractions, but it is a public transportation system under Japanese law. Therefore, the first and last departure times are not related to the opening and closing times of the parks. If the park is closed, the monorail is still in operation.

Disney Resort Line Price

The following types of tickets are available for the Resort Line.

Types of Tickets
  • Single Ticket
  • Day Passes
    • 1-Day Pass
    • 2-Day Pass
    • 3-Day Pass
    • 4-Day Pass
  • Coupon Tickets(11-ticket set)
Ticket Types and Fares for the Disney Resort Line
Fares of Disney Resort Line

Children up to elementary school are half the price of adults.

A single ticket allows you to ride the entire resort line. The Day Pass allows you to get on and off freely.

If you ride the Resort Line more than three times in one day, the Day Pass ticket is more economical than a regular ticket.

Day Pass of Disney Resort Line, Tokyo Disney Resort
2 Day Pass of Disney Resort Line

If you make a reservation at a Disneyland Hotel (other than the Celebration Hotel) through the official website, you can receive a Day Pass at the Welcome Center or front desk when you check-in. Make sure you don’t buy your ticket before you check-in.

The Day Pass has a limited-period design, so check the website for details. Some Resort Line fans even collect the tickets.

The Resort Line also offers other tickets, such as coupon tickets, commuter tickets, and group tickets, but I won’t go into those here. If you are interested, see the website.

How to buy a ticket

Ticket vending machine at the Resort Gateway Station on the Disney Resort Line, Tokyo DIsney Resort
Ticket vending machine at the Resort Gateway Station on the Disney Resort Line

You can buy tickets for the Disney Resort Line from the ticket machines at each station.

You’ll find the ticket machines in front of the ticket gates. The machines are multilingual, so don’t worry if you can’t read Japanese.

Day passes with limited-period designs, ticket vending machines, Tokyo Disney Resort Line

The design of the ticket you can buy depends on the ticket vending machine, so please check the display carefully.

There are cast members near the ticket machines, so please ask them if you have any questions.

If you live in Japan and have electronic money such as SUICA, you don’t need to buy a regular ticket from a ticket vending machine. But you do need to buy a free ticket from a ticket machine.

How to ride the Disney Resort Line

How to pass through the ticket gate, Disney Resort Line

After buying a ticket and passing through the ticket gate, go to the platform to board the Resort Line.

The ticket you bought at the ticket machine is magnetic, so put it in the slot of the ticket gate. The touch panel of the ticket gate is for IC cards.

How to enjoy the Disney Resort Line

The Disney Resort Line is a public transportation system, but it’s not a means to an end. You can enjoy it as if it were one of the attractions in the park.

The Resort Line is automated, and there is no driver. So if you get in the front seat of the monorail, you can feel like you are the driver. My child is too, but your child would be happy to be a driver.

Resort Gateway Station, Disney Resort Line, Tokyo Disney Resort
Platform of the Resort Gateway Station on the Disney Resort Line

To get a front-row seat on the monorail, you need to ride in the first car. If you’re at the Resort Gateway Station, stay at the end of the platform on the Tokyo Disneyland side, and the first car will come.

The front seat of the Disney Resort Line, Tokyo Disney Resort

But the front seats are trendy, and sometimes there are already guests sitting there. In that case, if you buy a free ticket, you can do as many laps as you want and wait for a seat to become available. I’ve never been able to sit in the front seat from the beginning, but after one lap of the resort line, most of the guests get off, and that’s when I get a front-row seat.

The new model (Type C) of the Disney Resort Line

The new model (Type C) of the Resort Line debuted in July 2020.

Changes from the old model
  • The waves on the car’s body are now two different colors, so it looks like the waves are shaking.
  • The shape of the chair has changed, so the cabin is more spacious.
  • The windows are more oversized, so it’s easier to see the scenery outside.
  • There are now three different heights for the straps, so it’s easier to reach.
  • The barrier-free space makes it easier for strollers and wheelchairs to get in.
  • LED and indirect lighting for a warmer atmosphere.

For more details, please see the official video.

Colors of the Disney Resort Line

The Resort Line is currently available in the following five colors.

  • Yellow(Type-C, from July 2020)
  • Pink(Type-C, from January 2021)
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Green

The pink monorail is the newest, and it debuted in January 2021. It’s fun to wait at the platform and see what color the train will come in.

Duffy Liner (a limited-time Disney Resort Line)

Duffy Liner, Limited-Period Decorations on Disney Resort Line Monorail Trains, Tokyo Disney Resort
Limited-Period Decorations on Disney Resort Line Monorail Trains

During special events for Duffy, the Tokyo DisneySea bear, you can ride the Resort Line with the Duffy & Friends design on the body.

You can see Duffy & Friends inside and outside the train, so it’s adorable. Each car has a different character that you can see, so you’ll want to ride in the back of the train and the front!

Riding the Duffy liner will make you feel excited and happy even before you enter the park. However, please note that not all of the trains will be Duffy Liner. If you want to ride the Duffy Liner, you’d better have plenty of time.

If you’re interested in trains, you can also check out the previous Limited-Period Wrapped Disney Resort Lines.

Disney Resort Line’s Souvenir Medal

Medallion Maker at Disney Resort Gateway Station, Tokyo Dinsey Resort

One of the features of Tokyo Disney Resort is that you can buy souvenir medals.

You can find souvenir medals at the parks, hotels, and Resort Line stations. There are Medallion Maker near the ticket gates of the Resort Line, so check them out.

Souvenir Medal at Tokyo Disneyland Station on the Disney Resort Line
Tokyo Disneyland Station Souvenir Medal

If you want to make a souvenir medal, you’ll need to have 100 yen coins ready. At another theme park in Japan, they cost 300 yen, so souvenir medals at Tokyo Disney Resort are inexpensive.

Resort Line Goods Available at Tokyo Disney Resort

At Tokyo Disney Resort, there are goods designed for the Resort Line. The toys are especially popular with children.

Where you can buy
  • Von Voyage
  • Grand Emporium(World Bazaar at Tokyo Disneyland)
  • Toy Station(World Bazaar at Tokyo Disneyland)
  • Emporio(Meditteranean Harbor at Tokyo Disney Sea)
  • Sleepy Whale Shop(Mermaid Lagoon at Tokyo DisneySea)
  • Disney Fantasy(Stores at official hotels)


I shared the Tokyo Disney Resort Line with you this time.

The Resort Line is convenient for traveling between the parks and going to the official hotels.

But the Resort Line isn’t just convenient. The train itself has a lot of fun features. I hope you will pay attention to the Resort Line when you visit Tokyo Disney Resort.

For more information on the Disney Resort Line, please read the Overview of Tokyo Disney Resort.

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