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Tokyo Disney Resort cancels all special events in both parks until March 2021

Halloween and Christmas events have been cancelled at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea

Written by
Tabea Greuner

[Update, August 20] On top of cancelling all seasonal events until March 21 next year, Tokyo Disney Resort is also asking its visitors to forgo dressing up as their favourite Disney characters for Halloween. Tokyo Disney Resort's Halloween special is usually the most popular event of the year, because adults are allowed to enter the park in full costume. This year, however, visitors aged 12 and above who show up in full costume during the Halloween period (Sep 11-Nov 1) will not be admitted into the park. The only exception is that children aged 11 and younger can still do cosplay year-round.


[July 13] Tokyo Disney Resort, which is made up of Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, attracts hordes of Disney fans year round with its seasonal events, including special parades and shows, limited-time food promotions and exclusive souvenirs. Even though both parks resumed business on July 1 with limited entry, the company that runs Tokyo Disney Resort has announced the cancellation of almost all special events until March 2021 due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. 

The following events are suspended:

Tokyo Disneyland

  • Disney Halloween (Sep 11-Nov 1)
  • Disney Christmas (Nov 10-Dec 25)
  • New Year's, including the New Year’s Eve countdown (Jan 1-5, 2021)
  • Untitled Beauty and the Beast programme (Jan 13-Feb 14, 2021)               

Tokyo DisneySea

  • Duffy and Friends’ Sunny Fun (Jun 4-Aug 26)
  • Disney Pirates Summer (Jul 1-Sep 2)
  • Disney Halloween (Sep 11-Nov 1)
  • Disney Christmas (Nov 10-Dec 25)
  • New Year's, including the New Year’s Eve countdown (Jan 1-5, 2021)
  • Untitled Duffy and Friends programme (Jan 13-Mar 25, 2021)

For now, fans will also have to forgo the opening of Tokyo Disneyland’s upcoming extension, ‘New Fantasyland’. Originally scheduled to open in April, the attraction’s new opening date remains undecided. The only special event which has not yet been officially cancelled is Tokyo Disneyland’s ‘Happy Fair with Baymax’. The event was originally set for June 4 to November 1 but has been postponed until further notice.   

We can only hope that both Disney parks will resume their seasonal events from spring 2021, just in time for Easter celebrations. 2021 also marks the 20th anniversary of Tokyo DisneySea, but only time will tell if it will be possible to celebrate the occasion on a large scale. 

Before visiting Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea, watch these videos to learn more about the new safety measures.

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