Tokyo Disneyland to remain shuttered, but Universal Studios Japan will reopen June 19
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TOKYO — Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea in Chiba prefecture will remain closed despite the lifting of a state of emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The parks will reopen when “external and internal conditions have been readied,” according to a Monday statement on the parks’ websites. Park management will consider the government’s request to ease out of their closures in phases.
Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea have been closed since Feb. 29.
Meanwhile, Universal Studios Japan in Osaka announced Monday it will resume operations on June 19. It also closed Feb. 29.
“This comes as Japan lifts its state of emergency and a call for the closure of large-scale facilities,” the park’s website stated.
Admission to Universal Studios Japan will be limited to residents of Osaka and five surrounding prefectures, but also season pass holders who live outside that area.
Annual pass holders from Osaka may register for park admission between June 8-18, before the general opening. The park will also offer special admission for residents of Osaka prefecture who are not regular pass holders from June 15-18.
Visitors will be asked to wear face masks in the park, cooperate with temperature screenings at the entrance, disinfect their hands often while in the park and keep social distance, the website said.
Japan counted 16,930 coronavirus cases and 894 deaths as of June 1, according to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.