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BREAKING: Tokyo Disney Resort Closure Extended Through April 20th

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, the situation in Japan has worsened, and the Oriental Land Company has given us even more sad news today. For the safety of Guests and Cast Members, the Tokyo Disney Resort  closed on February 29th. Originally, the park was set to re-open on March 15th. Then it was extended through early April. But it seems this will not come to pass once again, as it was announced today that the closure will extend through at least April 20th, 2020.

The opening of the vast New Fantasyland expansion is still set for an unspecified date in mid-May 2020.

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. However, Ikspiari announced today that they are tentatively set to reopen on April 13th.

Guests with unused tickets dated or expiring between February 29th-May 31st, 2020 can have their ticket changed to an open-dated ticket expiring March 31st, 2021. Guests with Annual Passports will have the expiration date extended. Details will be released later.

Events scheduled to end during the closure, including Fantasmic!, Very Very Minnie, and Pixar Playtime were not extended. Ariel’s Greeting Grotto, Lilo’s Luau and Fun, and other offerings set to close March 31st also were not extended. However, souvenir food items and event merchandise will be sold for a short period after re-opening. Details will be announced later. No word on how this will affect the planned Disney Easter event set to begin March 27th at Tokyo DisneySea.

The Disney Resort Line is scheduled to operate as normal. The Disney Hotels will be closing on April 1st, however.

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 gets closer to under control. No Disney parks are currently operating across the world.

Be sure to keep your eyes on a trusted global news source and check with your doctor and the US State Department before travel. 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 worldwide regarding the COVID-19 situation’s effect on Disney Parks operations.

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