Disney Resort Line
A train leaving Resort Gateway Station.
Overview
LocaleTokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba
Transit typeStraddle-beam monorail
Number of lines1
Number of stations4
Operation
Began operation27 July 2001; 20 years ago (2001-07-27)
Operator(s)Maihama Resort Line Co., Ltd.
Technical
System length5.0 km (3.1 mi)
Track gauge400 mm (16 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC
Top speed50 km/h (30 mph)[1]

The Disney Resort Line (ディズニーリゾートライン, Dizunī Rizōto Rain), officially called Dizunī Rizōto Rain-sen (ディズニーリゾートライン線, "Disney Resort Line Line"), is an automated monorail in Japan, which operates between Maihama Station and the Tokyo Disney Resort. The system is operated by Maihama Resort Line Co., Ltd. (舞浜リゾートライン, Maihama Rizōto Rain), the subsidiary of Oriental Land Co., Ltd. that operates the resort.

Legally speaking, the line is built as a "railway", just like ordinary rapid transits or commuter rail lines. As such, season tickets are available, and Pasmo and Suica IC cards can also be used on this line.[1] In reality, the line mostly functions as the gateway attraction of the Disney Resort, and all of the stations are located on the private property of Oriental Land.

Stations

Disney Resort Line
Train transfer
(via short walk from Resort Gateway Station)
Resort Gateway
Tokyo Disneyland
Maintenance facility
(not open to public)
Tokyo DisneySea
Bayside

Trains on the loop line travel in one direction only, taking approximately 13 minutes to make one circuit.[1] All trains stop at all stations.

Resort Gateway Station

Resort Gateway Station
Resort Gateway Station
Japanese: リゾートゲートウェイ・ステーション駅   First train 06:00
Last train 23:55
Location Urayasu, Chiba, near to Maihama Station on the JR Keiyō Line Layout One track, platforms on either side equipped with automatic platform gates. Passengers enter the train from the right and exit to the left.
Transfers JR Keiyō Line (Maihama Station) Nearest
facilities
Disney Ambassador Hotel, Hotel Dream Gate Maihama, Ikspiari, Tokyo Disney Resort Welcome Center, Urayasu City Maihama Station Administrative Service Center

Tokyo Disneyland Station

Tokyo Disneyland Station
Tokyo Disneyland Station
Japanese: 東京ディズニーランド・ステーション駅   First train 06:02
Last train 23:57
Location Urayasu, Chiba, in front of Tokyo Disneyland Layout One side platform with automatic platform gates
Transfers none Nearest
facilities
Bon Voyage!, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Tokyo Disneyland Parking

Bayside Station

Bayside Station
Bayside Station
Japanese: ベイサイド・ステーション駅   First train 06:04
Last train 23:59
Location Urayasu, Chiba Layout One side platform with automatic platform gates
Transfers none Nearest
facilities
Tokyo Disneyland Official Hotels (Hilton Tokyo Bay, Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay, Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel, Sunroute Plaza Tokyo, Tokyo Bay Hotel Tokyu, Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel)

Tokyo DisneySea Station

Tokyo DisneySea Station
Tokyo DisneySea Station
Japanese: 東京ディズニーシー・ステーション駅   First train 06:08
Last train 00:04
Location Urayasu, Chiba, in front of Tokyo DisneySea Layout One track, platforms on either side equipped with automatic platform gates. Passengers enter the train from the right and exit to the left.
Transfers See below Nearest
facilities
Tokyo DisneySea, Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta, Resort Parking, Urayasu City Clean Center, Urayasu Civil Sports Park, Urayasu Funeral Hall, Urayasu Heliport

Officially, it is not possible to leave the resort from this station, but an exit does exist (from DisneySea itself), allowing access to Urayasu Heliport, Urayasu City Clean Center, Urayasu Civil Sports Park, and Urayasu Funeral Hall.

Rolling stock

Disney Resort Line Peach Train
Disney Resort Line Peach Train

The line is operated using a fleet of five unclassified 6-car "Resort Liner" monorail trains.[1] Each train is finished in a different colour.[2] Up to four trains operate on the loop at one time, running with a minimum headway of approximately 3 minutes.[1] Starting in 2020, the trains will be replaced with new sets featuring the same exterior colours.

Type X (10 series)
Car No. x1 x2 x3 x4 x5 x6 Remarks
Blue 11 12 13 14 15 16 Replaced by new blue set (type C) in March 2021[citation needed]
Yellow 21 22 23 24 25 26 Replaced by new yellow set (type C) on 3 July 2020[3]
Purple 31 32 33 34 35 36
Green 41 42 43 44 45 46
Peach 51 52 53 54 55 56 Replaced by new pink set (type C) on 23 January 2021[4]
Type C (100 series)
Car No. 1x1 1x2 1x3 1x4 1x5 1x6 Remarks
Yellow 111 112 113 114 115 116 Replaced original yellow set (type X) on 3 July 2020
Pink 121 122 123 124 125 126 Replaced original peach set (type X) on 23 January 2021
Blue 131 132 133 134 135 136 Replaced original blue set (type X) in March 2021[citation needed]

History

The line opened to passengers on 27 July 2001, coinciding with the opening of Tokyo DisneySea.[1] The Pasmo IC card ticketing system was introduced on the line from 14 March 2009.[1]

Fares

The line charges a flat fare of 260 yen per passenger for any trip. Guests aged 6–11 ride at half fare and under-6s may ride for free (two per paying adult). Passes valid for unlimited rides for one to four days and one, three, and six months are also sold.[5]

Ridership statistics

The annual ridership figures for the line are as shown below.[1]

Fiscal year Passengers per year
2002 19,374,000
2007 15,370,000
2009 16,700,000

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 57. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
  2. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2010 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2010]. Japan: JRR. August 2010. p. 35. ISBN 978-4-330-15310-0.
  3. ^ "鉄道ファン:ディズニーリゾートライン、ピンクの新型車両「リゾートライナー(Type-C)」を1月23日運行開始".
  4. ^ "ディズニーリゾートライン、ピンクの新型車両「リゾートライナー(Type-C)」を1月23日運行開始".
  5. ^ "東京ディズニーリゾート・オフィシャルウェブサイト".