Following Friday’s earthquake in Japan which prompted the closing of Tokyo Disneyland for inspection, today Disney announced the entire Tokyo Disney Resort will be closed until further notice, citing the “scheduled blackout and reduced power supply” as the reason for the closure. The reopening date will not be determined for at least a week.
The closed facilities include the Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea theme parks as well as Disney’s Ambassador Hotel, Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta, Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, ticket, reservation, and information centers, online reservation and support, the Tokyo Disney Resort Guest Relations Center, nearby Cirque Du Soleil Theater Tokyo, and all other related facilities.
The closings essentially amount to a complete evacuation of the Tokyo Disney Resort, with no employees scheduled to work until another announcement is made. No damage reports for Tokyo Disneyland have been released since the earthquake, but early reports indicate the effects were minimal. The closure of the resort instead is due only to the needed power consumption for it to operate.