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BREAKING: Tokyo Disney Resort Closed Until March 15th Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

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As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, the situation in Japan has worsened, and the Oriental Land Company has given us some sad news today. For the safety of Guests and Cast Members, the Tokyo Disney Resort will be closed from February 29th through March 15th. This is the first closure of the resort since Typhoon Hagibis last year, and the first long-term closure since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.

This closure applies to both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. The Ikspiari shopping mall adjacent to Tokyo Disney Resort will also be closed during this time.

Guests with the following types of tickets are eligible for a fee-free change to a ticket valid through March 31st, 2021, or for a full refund:

  • Fixed date tickets with a Park admission date within the period from February 29 to March 15, 2020.
  • Park tickets with an expiration date within the period from February 29 to March 15, 2020.

Guests will be able to request these changes between March 6th and April 1st, 2020.

In addition, Guests with dinner show, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, or Vacation Package reservations will be refunded in full.

The Disney Resort Line is scheduled to operate as normal. Operations related to the Disney Hotels will be slightly adjusted as necessary.

While we’re very disappointed to see this development, it’s for the best. The safety of Guests and Cast Members is the highest priority, and it’s critical that the COVID-19 situation remain under control, especially with the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics looming. With this closure, there are no Disney parks currently operating in Asia.

Be sure to keep your eyes on a trusted global news source and check with your doctor and the US State Department before travel to Japan and China. If you choose to come, wash your hands as often as possible, use hand sanitizer, and consider wearing a mask and/or touching your face as little as possible.

We’ll keep our eyes on developments here as well as in Shanghai and Hong Kong regarding the COVID-19 situation’s effect on Disney Parks operations. Are you disappointed that Tokyo Disney Resort is closed? Will you be visiting in 2020? Let us know below or on Twitter!

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Alonso
Alonso
8 months ago

We had a trip planned for March 12-14th :( definitely sad. We were looking forward to change the dates but now we dont even know if the closure dates could be extended :/

Disney Denise
Disney Denise
8 months ago

We have a Disney package starting for arrival on 3/16 and 3/17 being the first of 3 days in park. All the package was booked through the Disney site. They are not allowing us to cancel without a 20% of our entire package fee. They are also indicating that they don’t know and can’t guarantee that the park will be open. This fee is not insignificant it is ~$500.

Is anyone else running into these issues? So frustrating. Especially since airlines are now cancelling flights and we now have no way to get to Japan.

Kelly
Kelly
7 months ago
Reply to  Disney Denise

I’d keep asking the question. I don’t see how they can expect to charge for that if they can’t provide the service purchased in the first place. Did you get travel insurance? Or pay with a credit card? It might be worth looking into the terms of your credit card to see if they can help at all.

Jason K
Jason K
8 months ago

They made the right call, We don’t want people getting sick at Disney.