Disney & Universal Studios Close Japan Theme Parks Due To Coronavirus

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As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues, actions are being taken in an effort to prevent it from spreading. In late January, Disney announced it was closing its Chinese parks–Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland–indefinitely. Now, Disney has taken its efforts one step further, closing Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Additionally, Universal Studios Japan and Legoland Japan have also closed their doors temporarily.

At the moment, the Japanese parks are tentatively scheduled to stay closed until March 15, though that date could change depending on how the situation evolves. A date hasn’t been announced for the parks in China to tentatively re-open.

What remains to be seen is what impact, if any, the closure will have on the construction of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan. The new land is set to open this summer ahead of the Olympics in Tokyo. As it stands, there’s been some discussion about what impact the outbreak could have on the Olympics, though no cancellation or postponement plans have been announced.

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