Tokyo Disney Suspends Fireworks, Adjusts Park Hours Amid COVID-19 Spike in Japan

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Tokyo Disney Resort will suspend its fireworks spectacular and shorten Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySEA operating hours as Japan faces a spike in COVID-19 cases.

According to the resort’s website, beginning January 8, park hours will be decreased, moving the closing time from 9 PM to 8 PM.

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Tokyo Disney Resort park hours updated.
Credit: Tokyo Disney Resort

Operations at restaurants will also change. Tokyo Disney’s website states, “Due to the change taking place for the Park closing time, the restaurants inside the Parks will also close at an earlier time.”

The sale of alcoholic beverages will also cease earlier, being suspended by 7 PM at all restaurants.

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Tokyo Disney Restaurant details
Credit: Tokyo Disney Resort

Also beginning January 8, Tokyo Disneyland’s fireworks spectacular Disney Light the Night will be suspended with no return date set as of now. Tokyo Disney’s nighttime parade, “Tokyo Disney’s Electrical Parade Dreamlights” remains suspended along with shows such as Dreaming Up!, Jamboree Mickey!, Let’s Party Gras!, and Mickey’s Rainbow Luau.

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Tokyo Disney Fireworks Suspended
Credit: Tokyo Disney Resort

It is too soon to tell at this time if Disney’s first overseas resort could follow Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris in closing a second time. Tokyo Disney is owned and operated by the Oriental Land Company (OLC) and works with The Walt Disney Company via licensing agreements. This means that the OLC gets to determine if Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySEA close again — if the local or national Japanese governments don’t order a closure first.

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We at Inside the Magic will continue to keep our ears to the ground and update our readers on Tokyo Disney Resort as more information comes to light. As of now, Shanghai Disney Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort are the only other resorts open. Three Disney resorts around the world are closed: the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland.

Are you looking to plan a trip to Tokyo Disney Resort? Our friends at Academy Travel are standing by ready to help you make this Disney vacation as magical as possible.

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