Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
have temporarily closed to help quell the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
In a statement on the Tokyo Disney Resort website, Disney
said, “As a precautionary measure in line with prevention efforts taking place
across Japan and in response to the recommendations of appropriate authorities,
we are temporarily closing Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea out of
consideration for the health and safety of our guests and cast members from Feb.
29 to March 15. We remain in close contact with related government agencies
about the situation.”
Shanghai Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland have been
closed indefinitely since mid-January.
The parks in Tokyo are scheduled to reopen on March 16 but
further information will be announced at a later date, Disney said.
Earlier this month, Disney estimated
two-month closures of the parks in Hong Kong and Shanghai could cost a combined
$280 million in operating income.