Disney Park Steps Back to Stop New Coronavirus Spread

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The Disney Parks have constantly had to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that their operations are what is most safe for Guests and Cast Members. Now, Tokyo Disney, which includes Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea has had to make another change, due to the State of Emergency in Tokyo, Japan.

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At the moment, the park operating hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., but now that the Chiba Prefecture local government is vowing to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, a lot more restrictions are being put in place. First off, park hours will be reduced by three hours and will now run from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., to keep up with the 5,000 Guest capacity limit. This will begin on May 17 and last through to May 31. Tokyo Disneyland has also noted that park hours could still change each day, and to always check their website in the morning to ensure they have not.

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Along with this, Early Entry Tickets will not be on sale. Typically, Early Entry Tickets are sold exclusively for Guests staying at a Disney hotel, but those will also be suspended for admissions from May 17 through 31.

Also, as we previously mentioned, capacity is being once again reduced to 5,000 Guests. This is something that the parks have had to adapt to in the past, considering the same rules and limitations that were put in place during the State of Emergency in January, which shortly followed the closure of the park. Hopefully, the park does not face the same fate that it did previously.

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Nightfall Glow will, unfortunately, be suspended during this time, however, that will be the only parade fully canceled due to this new change, and for a logical reason. The parade needs some sort of evening darkness to run, and closing the park at 7:00 p.m. is not conducive to having a glow-up parade ride through the park.

Although the Toyko park run by the Oriental Land Company is having to take a few steps back, they still are ahead of many Disney Parks like Disney World and Disneyland who have yet to bring back any parades, and really, shows (except for Festival of the Lion King officially returning to Animal Kingdom next week).

For all of Tokyo Disneyland’s health and safety measures, click here to get all the information.

What do you think of this new change at Tokyo Disneyland? Do you think other Disney Parks should also be making these changes?

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