A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of staying at Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel for a few days during Mr. Panda’s short summer vacation. (Yes, summer vacation in October.) I had been looking forward to this staycation for ages and was super bummed when I realized that it would be raining all 3 days. We made the most of it though and we even got up (sorta) early on one of the days to ride as many attractions as we could until our feet gave out.
The one good thing about a rainy weekday at Disneyland is the fact that it will most likely be pretty empty. This was the case for us and fortunately, it wasn’t even raining that hard. We’re umbrella people because taking off a soggy poncho every time we get on a ride or go into a building isn’t our idea of fun. Thankfully the Tokyo Disney Resort umbrellas are cheap and large enough that we were comfortable sharing one between the two of us.
Here’s a peek at what we did! Note that the park opened at 08:00!
08:00 Arrive at Tokyo Disneyland
08:10 Get FastPass for Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters (Return time 09:00 – 10:00)
08:15 Standby for Pooh’s Honey Hunt (14-minute wait)
08:30 Standby for Haunted Mansion Holiday Nightmare (13-minute wait)
08:45 Standby for Peter Pan’s Flight (20-minute wait)
09:05 Get FastPass for Splash Mountain (Return time 09:45 – 10:45)
09:15 Use Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters FastPass
09:25 Standby for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (5-minute wait)
09:50 Get FastPass for Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek! (Return time 14:20 – 15:20)
10:05 Use Splash Mountain FastPass
11:00 Standby for Woodchuck Greeting Trail: Daisy (20-minute wait)
11:30 Standby for Country Bear Theater: Vacation Jamboree (10-minute wait)
We could have gotten on a lot more rides, but ended up going back to the hotel for a nap until it was time for our lunch reservation at 14:00. I still think 8 attractions (including the meet and greet) in 3 1/2 hours is a pretty decent record. One of these days I’m going to attempt to do a full day of attractions from rope drop to closing. Would anyone care to join me?
The skies cleared up a bit just in time for our lunch reservation at The Blue Bayou, but unfortunately, we had to head to Tokyo after we ate. Rainy days that turn into sunny days are actually one of my favorite kind of Disney days because it can really keep the crowds down!
What do you like to do on a rainy day at a Disney park? Leave me a comment down below!