The Tokyo Disney Resort announced today that it will reopen Tokyo Disneyland Park on 15 April 2011. Both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea Parks have been temporarily closed from 12 March following the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Tokyo Disneyland Park will reopen while making every effort to conserve the use of electricity in its operations. Furthermore, a portion of the ticket price will be donated toward the relief and recovery of the disaster-affected areas.
Tokyo DisneySea Park remains temporarily closed for the time being, but they are aiming toward the earliest reopening of this Park as well.
The Oriental Land Co. Ltd the operators of the Tokyo Disney Resort, sent it’s heartfelt condolences to all who have been affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake in a statement published today. “We would also like to take this opportunity to express our apologies and gratitude to all who have been concerned by the temporary closure of the Parks”. “We will continue to strive toward providing an experience filled with dreams and happiness to as many guests as possible, and will make our best corporate effort to answer the needs and expectations of as many people as possible”.
Tokyo Disneyland Reopening Details
Reopening Date: 15 April 2011
Operating Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ticket Prices: Regular prices
For each guest admitted to the Park through 14 May 2011, 300 yen will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society toward the relief and recovery of the disaster-affected areas.
The operating conditions of the Park may change without prior notice depending on the situation of the power supply at the time. Also, some facilities may be temporarily closed for regular inspections or for minor earthquake-related repairs.
A number of efforts are being made to conserve electricity in the Disney theme park operations, as follows:
Shortened Park Operating Hours:
Usually at this period of the year, the Parks are open until 10:00 p.m. However, in an effort to save power, Tokyo Disneyland will close at 6:00 p.m. for the time being.
Reducing the Use of Park Equipment:
Indoor and outdoor lighting in the Park will be reduced, but without compromising the safety of our guests. Also, the use of escalators and water fountains will be restricted, the temperature of air conditioning units will be adjusted, and electric hand dryers in the restrooms will be turned off.
Conservation Efforts in the Offices:
Efforts are being made in the back offices to conserve energy, such as reducing lighting in the offices, lobbies and corridors; adjusting the temperature of air conditioning units; suspending the use of electric hand dryers in the restrooms; limiting the use of elevators, etc.
Implementation of generators is currently being studied as one measure to cover possible power shortages.
Other Facilities in Tokyo Disney Resort
Tokyo DisneySea Park
The Park is ready to welcome guests, and is aiming for reopening at the earliest possible date.
Disney Ambassador® Hotel and Tokyo Disneyland® Hotel will reopen on April 15. With the reopening, both hotels will donate 1,000 yen per room per night of stay through May 14 to the Japanese Red Cross Society for the relief and recovery of the disaster-affected areas. Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta® is scheduled to reopen at the same time as Tokyo DisneySea Park.
Ikspiari has been open since March 28 with shortened operating hours.
Cirque du Soleil® Theatre Tokyo
Shows will begin again on April 23.
Disney Resort Line
The monorail has been in operation since April 2 under a reduced operating schedule.
Note: Tokyo Disney Resort recommends that guests use public transportation to come to the Resort.
Source: The Oriential Land Company