This just in — Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea has officially announced the extension of their temporary park closures. The last we heard, Tokyo Disney was set to reopen on March 22nd, which was then extended to April 20th but now the Tokyo Disney Resort has made the decision to extend the reopening until at least mid-May.
Tokyo Disneyland expects to not reopen the theme parks until at least May — but the current announcement sets the stage for the theme parks reopening date to be extended again depending on the current status of the outbreak.
According to the official Tokyo Disney Resort website:
The reopening of the Parks, which had been planned for April 20 or beyond, has been extended further. The reopening date will be determined in mid-May, after which a new announcement will be sent out. Additionally, the opening of the Tokyo Disneyland Expansion new area will be determined and announced once the Parks have reopened.
When discussing special events and programs which were scheduled to begin during the temporary closure period, here is what is now “to be determined”:
- Disney Easter (Tokyo DisneySea)
- CookieAnn’s Greeting Drive (Tokyo DisneySea)
- Details will be announced after the Park reopens.
Many have also been wondering what is going to happen with the new area in Tokyo Disneyland. The official Disney website touches on these details as well, stating: “The opening of the new area in Tokyo Disneyland, originally scheduled for April 15, has been postponed to mid-May or beyond. Furthermore, the previews of the area that were part of marketing and other campaigns planned for April have been canceled.”
Precautions To Take
Inside the Magic wants to remind everyone to take the necessary precautions during this unfortunate time. Please stay at least six feet away from others, practice social distancing, stay home if you can, and continue to wash your hands. Other ways to care for your health and protect others:
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
- Stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider
Do these extended closures affect your vacation travel? Let us know in the comments below.
**Updated 4/8/20. The orginal article announced park closure through April 20th.