7+ Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Disney Resort

Tokyo Disney Resort
Credit Disney (left); Shutterstock (right)

Disney Theme Parks and Resorts are spread out across the world and often find themselves in nature’s crosshairs.

As the Walt Disney World Resort undoubtedly begins preparations for another hurricane season, we at Disney Fanatic have just learned that a 7.4 magnitude earthquake was detected off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, on Wednesday, March 16, and we began to think about Tokyo Disney Resort.

According to CNN,

The quakehitaround 12:30 a.m. local time (11:30 a.m. ET) off the coast of Fukushima, north of the capital Tokyo.
It was originally designated a 7.3-magnitude quake, but was upgraded to 7.4 on Thursday.
As of Thursday, all tsunami warnings issued after the quake have been lifted.
The epicenter of Wednesday’s earthquake was about 89 kilometers (55 miles) fromthe center of the devastating 2011 quake.
Japan Earthquake 2022

Credit: CNN

Despite the epicenter being well offshore, the quake was felt in Japan’s Capital, shaking apartment buildings and cutting people off from power. At the time of this reporting, all tsunami warnings have been lifted, but seismologists expect aftershocks to be felt in the coming days.
“Yesterday’s earthquake is a good reminder for people in Japan to remember that Japan is earthquake-prone and that earthquakes can strike at any time,” Said Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. “So people should be prepared.”
The news of the earthquake turned our attention to the Tokyo Disney Resort and its Theme Parks Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySEA, remembering the 9.1-magnitude earthquake of 2011 that decimated the country and left almost 70,000 Guests stranded in the Parks.
Tokyo Disneyland

Credit: TokyoDisneyResort

Related: What Happens When a Tornado Hits Walt Disney World?

However, there have been no official reports by the Resort or any unofficial reports on the Twittersphere to confirm that there was any serious damage to Disney’s Japanese Theme Parks. All posts from inside Tokyo Disney Resort appear to showcase a normal, magical Disney Park day.
Tokyo DisneySEA

Credit: TW: @Mukatium

It should be noted that, as it proved during the 2011 earthquake, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disneysea, and the rest of the Tokyo Disney Resort is built to withstand even the strongest of earthquakes with Cast Members on hand to ensure everyone has a safe and magical experience.

We at Disney Fanatic will keep our eyes on Tokyo Disney Resort, and we will update our readers as more news come to light.

More on Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disney Resort

Credit: Tokyo Disney Resort

Owned and operated by the Oriental Land Company in cooperation with the Walt Disney Company, Tokyo Disney was the first Disney Resort built outside of the United States, predating Disneyland Paris by nearly ten years. It is home to its own magic kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Tokyo Disneysea, which faces out over Tokyo Bay and several Resort hotels. It is the second Disney Resort to be accessible by train–on the East Japan Railway Co–and offers Theme Park and Resort Hotel access via its own monorail line like the Disneyland Resort in California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. All Guests looking to visit should visit the Tokyo Disneyland website for the lates information regarding the enduring pandemic-inspired restrictions.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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