Tokyo Disney Resort Cancels New Years Eve Party for Third Year in a Row

For the third year in a row, Tokyo Disney Resort has cancelled their annual New Years Eve party.

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The party, which was an annual tradition from 1993 through 2020, has been cancelled under the premise of COVID-19 prevention since the 2020-21 event. The last party was held on December 31, 2019 through January 1, 2020.

The event took place every New Year’s Eve from 8:00p.m. and carried on through 10:00p.m. the next day (except in 2019-20, when the parks closed from 6:00a.m. through 8:30a.m.), and guests holding special New Year’s Eve Passports could spend the New Year in one park before hopping between the two parks from 2:00a.m. Special performances of “Dreaming Up!”, “Fantasmic!”, and other entertainment programs would be presented along with a special fireworks spectacular over both parks exclusive to the New Year’s Eve event right at midnight.

As Tokyo Disney Resort has been notably slow in restoring its full slate of events and entertainment compared to other parks both in Japan and around the world due to cost-cutting measures ongoing at the Oriental Land Company, this is not a surprising move. The experience at the Tokyo parks remains barebones and noticeably cut-down even as Universal Studios Japan hosts a full Halloween Horror Nights this year and other parks (including those under far more COVID restrictions in Hong Kong and China) revive their full slate of events and entertainment.

Both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will close as scheduled at 9:00p.m. on December 31, 2022 and open again on January 1, 2023 at 9:00a.m. Universal Studios Japan has not given word on whether their annual Countdown Party will return this year.

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