Thursday, February 27, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo and DisneySea to Close From Tomorrow Saturday March 1st Through March 15 Over Coronavirus Outbreak in Japan

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will close from tomorrow Saturday March 1st through March 15 over coronavirus outbreak in Japan. This makes four Disney theme parks - though the ones of TDR are not owned by Disney - who are now closed in Asia. All of them will reopen some day, hopefully soon, but no dates were announced, even the March 15 date for the two TDR parks might be changed in one month, if necessary.

More from the Tokyo Times article HERE:

The operator of Tokyo’s two Disney resorts, Disneyland and DisneySea, said Friday the parks would be closed for around two weeks on fears over the outbreak of the new coronavirus. The Ikspiari shopping mall of Tokyo Disney Resort will also be closed.

“Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have decided to proceed with an extraordinary closure from Saturday February 29, 2020, through Sunday March 15” after the government urged measures to limit the spread of the virus, the operator said in a statement.

The Oriental Land Co. said it currently hoped to resume operations from March 16.

“Currently, we plan to reopen on March 16. But we’ll decide when to open by looking at the situation and developments. We’ll also consult (official) agencies concerned,” a spokesman said.

More than 30 million visitors flood into the two parks per year, and they are among the most popular destinations for tourists coming to Tokyo.

The move comes as the government steps up measures to tackle the outbreak of the virus, which has been linked to at least four deaths in the country and nearly 200 infections.

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