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Tokyo Disney Resort Closure Extended Until “External and Internal Conditions Have Been Readied”

While the COVID-19 situation has improved in Japan, we aren’t out of the woods just yet it seems. The State of Emergency was lifted across Japan last week, but it seems Tokyo Disney Resort still isn’t ready  to reopen yet. In a rather vague statement on the official TDR website, the Oriental Land Company stated:

Although the government’s state of emergency declaration regarding the new coronavirus (COVID-19) has been lifted, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will temporarily remain closed.

The reopening of the Parks will be determined when external and internal conditions have been readied, including the phased easing of closure requests from the government and local municipalities, as well as preparations for Park operations. The reopening date will be announced once it has been decided.

The opening of the vast New Fantasyland expansion is now still set for an unknown date to be determined after the parks reopen.

This closure still applies to both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. But the Ikspiari shopping mall did reopen today after several months of closure.

Guests with unused tickets dated or expiring between February 29th-June 30th, 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. Generic merchandise is currently being sold through the Official TDR App for Japanese residents.

The Disney Resort Line is scheduled to continue limited operations. The Disney Hotels closed on April 1st.

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 best the parks remain closed until such time as it’s safe. Currently, only Shanghai Disneyland is open. Walt Disney World is scheduled to begin reopening on July 11th.

We’ll keep our eyes on developments worldwide regarding the COVID-19 situation’s effect on Disney Parks operations.

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