Tokyo Disney Resort & Hotels Closure Extended – Beauty and the Beast Expansion Delayed

UPDATED: May 8, 2020

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Tokyo Disney Resort has announced on May 8 that it’ll wait for the state of emergency in Japan to be lifted before deciding on an opening date.

Originally, an opening date was going to be determined by mid-May.

Japan has extended its state of emergency until May 31, 2020. We’d expect a new announcement in June.

The Disney Hotels have also temporarily closed on April 1. This also includes all the Tokyo Disney Resort Hotels (Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Disney Ambassador Hotel, Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel, and Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta).

The grand opening of Tokyo Disneyland’s expansion has been delayed further. OLC says they’ll determine an opening date when both Parks are open.

Full details regarding the extension are on the official Tokyo Disney Resort website.

Originally opening on April 15, 2020, the huge expansion includes the new Beauty and the Beast attraction, Baymax ride, Minnie’s Style Studio and Fantasyland Forest Theatre.

Exact dates for the parks’ reopening and the opening of the new attractions are not confirmed. 

Unfortunately, the early April reopening means that guests will be unable to see the final weeks of the Very Very Minnie event or the final ever performance of Fantasmic!, which were both scheduled for March.

Read our post on the coronavirus and travel to Japan for the latest information from trusted sources and government agencies.

Also, check our List of Major Tourist Attraction Closures in Japan for more information on what to expect during your trip.

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Information from the Tokyo Disney Resort media release and official website statement.

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