Tokyo Disney Theme Parks to Reopen July 1

June 22, 2020, 10:13 PM · Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will reopen on July 1, the Oriental Land Co. announced Tuesday in Japan.

As has been the case at other Disney theme parks opening around the world, guests will be required to pass a temperature check to enter and the park will be supporting safe physical distancing in queues, attractions, stores and dining area. Enhanced sanitation and cleaning also will be implemented throughout the resort. Park hours will be 8am-8pm.

Tokyo Disney also will require guests to wear masks, although its reopening guidelines say that guests who maintain proper physical distance will be allowed to remove their masks while outside during the summer to avoid heat-related ailments.

Date-specific tickets will go on sale Thursday. Only date-specific tickets will be honored at this time. There will be a lottery system announced at a later date to determine visit dates for annual passholders. Tickets without dates may be extended or refunded.

The Disney Ambassador Hotel, Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta, and Tokyo Disneyland Hotel will reopen to guests the evening before, on June 30. And there's still no word on an opening date for the Tokyo Disneyland expansion attractions, including the new Beauty and the Beast ride.

The Tokyo Disney Resort parks are the last of Disney's theme parks to announce their reopening date, although they will not be the final parks to return. That designation will go to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, which are slated to reopen on July 17, pending state of California approval. Whether they get it or not, they still will be the last Disney parks to reopen, as Shanghai and Hong Kong already have returned, and the Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World parks all are scheduled to have opened by July 15.

Replies (2)

June 22, 2020 at 11:15 PM

Ready to go by July 1st... that's a quick turn around. I'm sure they have been busy prepping the park for this no doubt. I believe the Japanese visitor will be well prepared for the park. I went to Tokyo Disney a few years ago and the Japanese public is very well at "theme parking". I'm sure they will do well in abiding by the new safety standards.

June 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Don´t forget the huge difference in the infection baseline. I´m sure Japanese will do a better job with disclipned distance and mask wearing than anyone in the west. That is not the decisive factor anymore at those levels however. Once the baseline is as low as in Japan, rigorous contact tracing can do a large part of the job no matter how careless people are. On the flipside, its not like Japanese had no infection spikes. They were always good with the mask and disclipine in general - but they are still imperfect humans as anyone else and there are still situations where you just can´t avoid a certain infection risk.

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