A reopening date has been announced for Tokyo Disney Resort! Both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will begin a phased reopening on July 1st.
The announcement for the reopening of Tokyo Disneyland followed the news that Disneyland Paris will welcome guests once again starting July 15th. And, as is the case with Disneyland Paris, we also have information about health protocols that will be implemented when Tokyo Disney Resort reopens in order to promote the safety of guests and cast members.
While you can explore the full list of measures on the Tokyo Disney Resort website, we’ll take a look at some of the protocols here, noting that Tokyo Disney Resort shares the following statement:
“We will be deliberate in our operations, thoroughly implementing health and safety measures such as controlled capacity through limits on attendance, limited visitors in attractions, shops, restaurants, and other facilities, regular cleaning and sanitization, proactively requesting guests to maintain social distancing, among other things. “
Tokyo Disneyland will be reducing capacity in both parks as well as in attractions, entertainment, shops and restaurants upon the July 1st reopening and “until further notice.”
Of course, capacity limitations will begin with ticket sales, with tickets available to guests starting at 3PM on June 25th (available via the Tokyo Disney Resort Online Reservations & Tickets website). Also “until further notice,” only guests who have bought fixed date tickets will be able to enter the parks. (Tickets will be available to purchase up to approximately a month ahead of time.)
Guests will be able to choose from among three types of tickets: a 1-Day passport (with an entry time of 8AM), a Fixed Date Time Passport starting at 11AM, or a Fixed Date Time Passport stating at 2PM.
And when it’s time to visit, guests will notice enhanced measures as well.
In the Parks
New health protocols will begin upon entering the parks, as guests will undergo temperature screening upon entrance to the parks, and will also be required to wear masks.
Hand sanitizer will be spotted in several locations throughout the park, including attractions, shops, restaurants, restrooms and other locations.
Guests will also see markings to designate a safe distance in places around the park including — but not limited to — attraction queues. Speaking of queues, Single Rider and FASTPASS will both be suspended until further notice, and guests will also note hand sanitizers at attraction exits.
As we have experienced in Walt Disney World as select Resort hotels have started reopening as of yesterday, beloved Disney Characters will still be part of the park experience! Physical distancing, however, will be incorporated, as character greetings that include direct contact with guests will be suspended.
Additionally, entertainment which encourages large group gathering will be impacted, with productions including Disney Light the Night fireworks, the Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights, and various shows suspended for the time being.
Restaurants and shops will incorporate additional measures, too, of course, including increased sanitation and the encouraged use of cashless payment, among others.
Again, you can find the list of measures and operational updates with a visit to the Tokyo Disney Resort website. But this gives you an idea of how Disney is taking a similar approach to Disney Parks and destinations worldwide in order to promote safety. And we have been covering the reopening of Walt Disney World Resort, which has reopened select Resort hotels to guests as of yesterday. To find out more about our experiences — and to catch up on the latest about the reopening of the Disney destinations — you can visit any of the links below.
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