Universal Studios Park Announces Reopening

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On February 29, 2020, Universal Studios Japan officially shut down due to the spread of COVID-19 cases throughout the country. The theme park reopened in a limited capacity on June 19, 202o. The reopening paved the way for the grand opening of Super Nintendo World at the theme park on March 18, 2021.

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Unfortunately, COVID-19 saw a resurgence in Osaka, Japan — where Universal Studios Japan is located — and the theme park was once again forced to shut down on April 25, 2021 when the Japanese government issued a state of emergency. The shutdown was originally scheduled to last through May 11 but was extended indefinitely on May 7 when Japan’s state of emergency was also extended.

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Well, it looks like things are finally improving in Japan. On June 20, Japanese officials will lift the state of emergency that suggested large-scale facilities like Universal shut down. While Universal Studios was not required to shut down, the theme park erred on the side of caution and closed. With the upcoming removal of COVID-19 restrictions, Universal Studios has finally announced another reopening date!

[Notice of business resumption] Universal Studios Japan has decided to resume park operations only on weekdays from June 1, 2021 (Tuesday).

When the theme park resumes operations, it will only be open on weekdays. Weekend operating dates have not been announced at this time. Universal Studios Japan shared more reopening information on its website — including health and safety protocols that will be in place when the theme park opens.

As we reopen the park, the health and safety of our guests and crew members will be given top priority and we will operate in accordance with the Guidelines for Prevention of the Spread of COVID-19 in Amusement Parks. Furthermore, we will take thorough sanitation measures in accordance with the situation at home and abroad and the guidance of health authorities and medical professionals. Please read the “New Park Operation” before visiting the park.

  • Guests are required to wear a mask at all times in the park.
  • Guests will have their temperature taken at the entrance gate.
  • We ask guests to wash and disinfect their hands frequently during their visit.
  • We ask that guests avoid crowding and maintain a distance between themselves and others
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Universal Studios Japan has not announced what its operating capacity will be upon reopening, but the theme park stated that park admission will be limited social distancing measures can be followed. Ticket sales will be suspended and Guests will not be allowed in if crowd capacity gets too high and restricts distancing.

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