The Oriental Land Company last week shared that their New Fantasyland expansion would be open on September 28th. This area includes Belle’s Village as well as the highly anticipated E-Ticket attraction, Enchanted Tales of Beauty and the Beast.
Now a pair of Disney Imagineer’s are giving us a first look at Belle’s Village and the brand new area so check out the video below!
The last International Disney park has a reopening date and it is July 1st which is only a week and half from now. The Ikspiari shopping area surrounding the resort has already reopened to guests with the enhanced safety measures.
The new expansions at Tokyo Disneyland will not open with the park and will be announced at a later date. The expansion at Tokyo DisneySea has been delayed by one year. As with the other Disney parks, guests wishing to attend must book a reservation at first. Annual passholders will be able to book a lottery for admission and Disney will release more information on that at a later date.
Shanghai Disneyland Resort has been closed since late January because of the coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China and has spread to many different countries including the United States. Disney announced that beginning yesterday, the resort will be a phased reopening starting with Disneytown and the hotel. No word at this time about when the theme park is going to reopen.
The resort posted this statement to their social media pages:
“In accordance with relevant regulations, every guest entering Shanghai Disney Resort will be required to undergo temperature screening procedures upon their arrival and will need to present their Health QR Code when entering dining venues, and are required to wear a mask during their entire visit. Guests will also be reminded to maintain respectful social distances at all times while in stores, queues and restaurants.”
When guests come to the resort, they will be required to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer. Other International Disney parks are still closed such as Honk Kong and Tokyo. Tokyo reopens on March 15th, while Hong Kong has no end date as of yet. A Disneyland Paris employee tested positive for the virus and France is advising going to large gatherings, but so far Disneyland Paris has not announced any closures yet.
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The Oriental Land Company has announced that Tokyo Disneyland Resort will close until March 15th, due to the corona-virus situation. This is in part due to Japan’s government ordering all major tourist and government destinations to close until March 15th so they could get a handle on the virus. More updates to the story will come when they are announced.
Every single Star Tours at Disney Parks are getting an enhancement starting today. New scenes from The Rise of Skywalker will be locked into the Star Tours ride sequences for the next few months.
These new scenes include riding the waves of the Endor moon Kef Bir (shown above) and a special transmission from Lando as you are mid ride about to jump into hyperspace. This new scene joins previous Sequel Trilogy scenes such as Battu (Galaxy’s Edge), Crait (The Last Jedi), and Jakku (The Force Awakens).
Do you like that they updating Star Tours? Would you like to see the ride replaced at Disneyland? Do you like Smuggler’s Run or Star Tours more? Discuss in the comments below!