Tokyo Disney Resort Extends its Theme Parks' Closure

April 8, 2020, 10:05 PM · The Tokyo Disney Resort announced today that it will not reopen April 20, as earlier planned.

In a statement released on the Oriental Land Co. website, the owner of the Tokyo Disney Resort said that a determination about an opening date for Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will not be made until mid-May.

The Tokyo Disney parks closed in late February, with plans to open in the middle of March. But the resort extended the downtime and now has extended it again, this time with no planed reopening date.

Japan earlier this week declared a month-long state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures that made an extension of the theme parks' closure inevitable. The postponement of Tokyo Disney's reopening also effectively postpones the debut of the expansion at Tokyo Disneyland, which will include a new Beauty and the Beast-themed trackless dark ride, a Big Hero 6-themed spinner ride, and a Broadway-style theater for new musical productions.

With this action today, all Disney theme parks around the world are closed now until further notice, with no announced reopening dates.

Replies (3)

April 9, 2020 at 12:26 AM

Wow, how surprising! “Sarcasm”

April 9, 2020 at 12:52 AM

Universal Studios Japan also just announced that it will delay its reopening, with a decision on a target date to come in mid-May as well.

April 9, 2020 at 4:39 PM

CRAP!! June 1 is now looking optimistic. Although, the rate of ICU admissions is going slowing down now in most american states. I think the ICU admissions is the most important stat because that it more of a current read than new deaths. Also, it's difficult to quantify the cost to society of the death number, because many (hard to know exactly what percentage until months from now) will have died anyway in 2020 or 2021 from pre existing conditions. It will be very telling how different the raw death total from all causes is in the US for 2020. But. That figure will not be compiled and release until mid 2021 probably.

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