After a four-month closure, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea reopened their magical doors to visitors on July 1. But while the parks continue to encourage visitors to have fun, they’ve set the stage for visitors to have responsible fun — the official announcement of the reopening comes with a list of new policies and guidelines, as well as an instructional video for guests, to help ensure that the parks stay virus-free.
Some of the new safety measures at the Tokyo Disney parks include the purchase of tickets in advance, enhanced cleaning and sanitation, temperature screening, social distancing, wearing of masks and cashless payments. Guests are also encouraged to download the Tokyo Disneyland app to check wait times at the various rides and reserve tables at restaurants.
Tokyo Disney joins the two other Disney parks in Asia that have reopened in previous months: Shanghai Disneyland, which started welcoming guests in May, and Hong Kong Disneyland, which opened to the public in June. Both theme parks are operating at a controlled capacity, have enhanced health and safety procedures (a health declaration, the usual temperature screening, social distancing and use of masks) and likewise require the advanced purchase of tickets.
Unfortunately, social distancing measures mean that you can’t hug Mickey or any of your other favorite characters for now. But you can give the cast members a friendly wave from afar as you enjoy the park’s other attractions!