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East Meets ACE

  Event date: 9/22/2018 - 10/3/2018

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Host Parks

  • Central Park (Himeji, Japan)   
  • Fuji-Q Highland (Fujiyoshida City, Japan)   
  • Hakkeijima Sea Paradise (Yokohama, Japan)   
  • Hanayashiki (Taito-ku (Tokyo), Japan)   
  • Higashiyama Animal Park (Nagoya, Japan)   
  • Hirakata Park (Osaka, Japan)   
  • Nagashima Spa Land (Kuwana (Nagoya area), Japan)   
  • Parque España-Shima Spain Village (Shima, Japan)   
  • Tobu Dobutsukoen (Zoo) (Minami, Saitama, Japan)   
  • Tokyo Disneyland (Urayasu-shi, Chiba-ken, Japan)   
  • Tokyo DisneySea (Urayasu-shi, Chiba-ken, Japan)   
  • Tokyo Dome City (Bunkyo, Japan)   
  • Tokyo Joypolis (Odaiba, Minato, Japan)   
  • Toshimaen (Mukouyama, Nerima, Japan)   
  • Universal Studios Japan (Osaka, Japan)   
  • Yokohama Cosmo World (Yokohama, Japan)   
  • Yomiuriland (Inagi, Tokyo, Japan)   

    Change Log

  • 10/13/2017 - Event added to events calendar
  • 10/15/2017 - Event news added or updated
  • 10/17/2017 - Event name, event date, and/or host parks/locations updated

    Please note: The park list is in alphabetical order and is subject to change.


    It's official folks! Are you ready to join us in Japan to experience coasters in the Tokyo and Osaka areas and all points in between? The dates for East Meets ACE are set – Saturday, September 22 (arrival day with evening check-in) to Wednesday, October 3. Given the time and date change (you're going to lose a day flying over the International Date Line), that likely will mean you will need to depart the United States no later than Friday, September 21. Returning flights and/or post-event travel should be planned for Thursday, October 4 (Wednesday will include a park visit and Wednesday night's lodging will be included in the trip).

    No official add-on will be offered beyond the Japan trip, so after the official trips ends on October 3, we encourage you to extend your vacation on your own, as you see fit! If you would like to add a few days and extend your time in Japan, great! If you would like to head over to Seoul and experience Lotte World or Everland, awesome! If you've been excited to visit Disney's newest park in Shanghai, groovy! (Note that China may best be enjoyed before the trip so as to avoid the country during a very busy national holiday the first week of October.) The choice is yours on how you may want to extend your trip. And if your travel time is limited, we understand. In fact, if you can only spare a week, we'll also offer a shortened version of the trip just covering the Tokyo-area parks in the first week (departure date for the week-long option would be Sunday, September 30).

    So it's happening! The dates are confirmed! Airlines will soon be opening flight reservations for next September (usually 11 months out), so if you were thinking about using points for a flight or two, it might be good to start shopping.

    Arigato. - updated 10/15/17