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The final Disney Resort, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, have just released their reopening dates. Read all about how the reopening of Tokyo Disneyland is a bit different than the phased reopening and reservation system that we are experiencing with Walt Disney World including no entrance for Annual Passport holders.
Tokyo Reopening Date
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea both closed indefinitely on February 29, 2020. Since that time we have shared the reopening of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris.
Today we learned that a reopening date has been set for both Tokyo Disney Parks for July 1, 2020.
As with Walt Disney World some attractions and Guest experiences will be modified during this phased reopening. One of the most notable is the closure of Beauty and the Beast Expansion at Tokyo Disneyland.
Here is a list of the phased reopening protocols:
Parks will operate at a reduced capacity of about 15,000 Guests. These parks usually see 50,000-60,000 Guests on the weekends.
A travel ban is still in effect as of June 22, 2020 restricting travel from various countries and at this time we have no word of when these bans may be lifted.
Reduced Park hours 8:00am until 8:00pm.
Day tickets must be purchased online only.
Tickets are only available 30 days in advance and you can only purchase 5 tickets at one time.
All purchased tickets are dated with entry times for Guests. These tickets are priced based on time of Park entry (1-Day Passport 8,200 yen, after 11:00 passport 7,300 yen, after 2:00pm passport 6,300 yen.)
Disney Resort Guests and Partner Hotel Guests are not guaranteed admission.
At this time park admission is limited to day tickets holders only. Annual Passport Holders are unable to use their annual passport to enter the Park during this time.
For future dates, a lottery system will be in place for entry into both Parks.
Annual Passport holders can receive an extension or request a refund if they choose.
Health and Safety Protocols
Just like with the other Disney Parks and Disney Springs, Guests can expect to have a mandatory temperature check prior to Park admittance. They also request that Guests follow the COVID-19 Health advisory as shared from Walt Disney World Resorts.
They have also increased their hand washing stations, social distancing measures are in place, and they encourage contactless payment.
Masks May Be Removed
What is interesting is that although masks remain mandatory, there has been an exception made for the wearing of masks.
According to this website, “Wear a mask at all times. To avoid heat stroke during Japan’s extremely hot and humid summer, you may remove the mask when outdoors, provided you keep sufficient distance from other visitors.”
We have heard concerns from many Disney fans regarding the wearing of masks in the humid, Florida heat. Kenny the Pirate even shared his experience of wearing a mask during the reopening of Universal Orlando.
“To avoid heat stroke…you may
remove the mask
What do you think of this exception to the wearing of masks outdoors? Do you think this may be something that Walt Disney World may consider due to the hot and humid summer heat of Florida? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.