Tokyo Disney Resort closes due to Typhoon Hagibis

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Credit: Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disney Resort announced this weekend that it would close and adjust its operating schedule due to Typhoon Hagibis affecting Japan.

The resort was closed all day on Saturday, October 12, due to Typhoon Hagibis. The storm was forecasted to be the worst Japan has faced in 60 years, with the death toll continuing to rise and numerous people still unaccounted for. The typhoon roared through the country all day Saturday, and at this time the country is beginning to recover in the aftermath of the storm.

Saturday was the first time Tokyo Disney Resort had closed since back in 2011 when an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan and killed nearly 20,000 people. All bullet trains and most of the flights in and out of Tokyo were cancelled on Saturday as well.

At the time of this article’s publication, Tokyo Disney Resort was scheduled to open at noon on Sunday, October 13. Both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea are scheduled to resume their normal park operating hours on Monday, October 14.

Tokyo Disney Resort also announced that Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea guests will not be charged a fee if they decide to change the dates of their fixed-date tickets for October 12-14, as long as the tickets are still unused and not expired.

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Below is the current announcement on the Tokyo Disney Resort official website, as it was written at the time of this article’s publication:

(Updated: 11:00 a.m. October 13, 2019)

Tokyo Disneyland® and Tokyo DisneySea® Park Operations on October 13, 2019

Tokyo Disneyland:
October 13: Scheduled to open at 12:00 p.m.
(Park operating hours before the change: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

Tokyo DisneySea:
October 13: Scheduled to open at 12:00 p.m.
(Park operating hours before the change: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

– Both Parks are scheduled to operate until 10:00 p.m. on October 13.
– From October 14, both Parks are scheduled to resume normal operations.
– There will be no handling fee for changing the date of fixed-date tickets for October 12, 13 and 14, 2019. Tickets must be unused and within the expiration date.
– For other details, please check the Tokyo Disney Resort Official Website. Information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

We hope everyone affected by Typhoon Hagibis is staying safe during this time. This is a developing story and we will update this article as more information becomes available.

Source: Tokyo Disney Resort, The Guardian

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