Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have officially resumed operations after four months of closure. The theme parks at Tokyo Disney Resort reopened yesterday, 1 July, with protective measures to contain further spread of the virus.
According to Disney Parks Blog, Tokyo Disney Resort is implementing enhanced health and safety measures following local government guidance, to ensure health and safety of guests and cast members.
The theme parks will have a limited capacity with enhanced cleaning and physical distancing will be promoted due to the pandemic. To keep the number of visitors to less than half of pre-COVID times, the parks’ operator Oriental Land Co. will limit entry to fixed-date tickets purchased online in advance.
The operating hours at the parks in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, which had been closed since 29 February, have been limited between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Attractions and restaurants will also cater to a smaller number of visitors, while most entertainment shows and parades, including the nighttime Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights, will remain stalled.
A Tokyo Disneyland staff member said, “We will consider restarting the parades and increasing the number of visitors allowed inside the park as we monitor this new way of operating.”
Undergoing temperature checks and wearing a face mask is mandatory for visitors to enter the park and will have to maintain social-distancing from Disney characters during meets.
Disney also shared a video a special sunrise from Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea on 30 June to mark the reopening.
Meanwhile, Disneyland Paris will also reopen as previously announced 15 July onwards, with extensive safety measures in place based on guidance from the French government and health authorities.