Tokyo Disney Resort Shortens Restaurant & Ikspiari Operating Hours Amid Upcoming State of Emergency
Note: The Oriental Land Company once again adjusted operating hours for Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, and Bon Voyage as of January 8th. Updated restaurant operating hours for January 12th onward will be released on January 9th.
Hot on the heels of Tokyo jumping from 1591 to a record 2447 new cases of COVID-19 in just one day, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has officially declared a State of Emergency from January 8th through at least February 7th in the four prefectures around Tokyo, including Chiba Prefecture, which is the home of Tokyo Disney Resort. In light of this decision, the Oriental Land Company is making some operating changes to both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, including closing two hours earlier starting January 12th.
In an effort to comply with the Japanese government’s request for all restaurants to close by 8pm and halt alcohol sales at 7pm, the resort will be shortening the operating hours of all restaurants within the resorts. In addition, Guests with Priority Seating reservations made for January 8th and after may not be accommodated due to these new restrictions. The reservation cutoff times from January 8th through 12th are as follows:
Center Street Coffeehouse—6:50pm
Crystal Palace Restaurant—5:10pm
Blue Bayou Restaurant—6:20pm
Polynesian Terrace Restaurant—4:50pm
The Diamond Horseshoe—6:20pm
La Taverne de Gaston—6:50pm
The Big Pop—7:20pm
Ristorante di Canaletto—6:50pm
S.S. Columbia Dining Room—6:40pm
Horizon Bay Restaurant—6:20pm
Teddy Roosevelt Lounge—5:10pm
Guests with reservations at any of these restaurants after the listed times cannot be accommodated, but they can visit the Tokyo Disney Resort Online Reservations & Tickets website to cancel it and make a new reservation, or change their dining time through though My Bookings page, pending availability. Additionally, alcohol sales at all restaurants will end at 7:00pm regardless of seating time.
Bon Voyage, the park merchandise store located between Maihama Station and Tokyo Disneyland, will also close at 8pm instead of at 10pm starting January 8th, and will move back to 7pm starting January 12th. Guests have been able to enter without a reservation since December 7th, and that system will continue for the time being.
Ikspiari, the shopping center adjacent to JR Maihama Station and Tokyo Disneyland, will close at 8pm instead of at 10pm as it does now. Operating hours may vary from store to store as well, so be sure to check on the Ikspiari website (in Japanese) before your visit, just in case.
As Japan struggles against its worst outbreak of COVID-19 yet, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have no imminent plans to close their gates as of right now. Amusement and theme parks are permitted to remain open under the current standards but that could change in the future. Be sure to stay tuned to WDWNT for the latest information regarding the Tokyo Disney Resort during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
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