Tokyo Disney Resort now requires hotel guests to register ‘park ticket purchase plans’ to gauge attendance

As Tokyo Disney Resort moves to reduce attendance from before the pandemic and more accurately assess who will visit the parks in advance, guests staying at on-site Disney hotels are now required to register “plans purchase of park tickets” when making their reservations.

Guests staying at any of the five Disney hotels in Tokyo Disney Resort are allowed to purchase park tickets at the front desk during their stay, even if they are fully booked. Now the Oriental Land Company is set to track attendance more in advance, instead requiring customers to register now if they will be visiting a park, which one and how many tickets they will buy.

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The change has yet to be reflected on the English site, but the Japanese site with Google Translate shows how the system will work. You are asked to choose whether you will buy tickets or not. Then you select the park you intend to visit and the number of tickets you will purchase.

These plans can always be changed up to and including the time of purchase, so it’s not difficult to determine in advance which parks you’ll visit.

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Measures such as stopping physical ticket purchases, ending the conversion of digital tickets and convenience stores to standard paper tickets in business card size, and requiring the Tokyo Disney Resort app for ticket purchases. show how far the Oriental Land Company will try and understand attendance further. Prior to the pandemic, a significant number of guests purchased their park tickets at the gate with cash on the same day, but tickets are no longer available for purchase in person since the pandemic.

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Herman C. Harkins