Tokyo Disney Resort closed indefinitely
Written by Robert Niles
Following last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Tokyo Disney Resort announced today that it is closing its theme parks and all other facilities, including the hotels, indefinitely.Tweet
The resort cited the scheduled blackouts and reduced power supply in announcing the decision. Previously, Tokyo Disney had declared it would remain closed for 10 days after the quake.
In addition to the ongoing recovery efforts in the Tokyo area and northern Japan, the nation is facing a power crisis due to explosions at one nuclear power plant and failures at another. The spread of radiation after the plant explosion has forced evacuations of hundreds of thousands of people in one Japanese province, even as many others remain homeless due to the tsunami.
Clearly, this isn't the right moment for tourism in Japan. Fortunately, many Tokyo Disney cast members are remaining busy. Tokyo cast member Jarrod Lentz posted this photo last night (US time) of folks heading out to help dig out the elderly and others in their community.
Best wishes and hopes for the recovery of everyone in Japan.
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