For nearly three years, Disney Parks around the world have been working hard to keep Guests safe when they visit. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way Guests experienced Disney, from social distancing to face mask requirements, and more. While the height of the pandemic is behind us, Guests at certain Disney Parks are still having to abide by certain health and safety guidelines.
However, a big change is coming to yet another Disney Resort.
Disney’s Asian theme parks — Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disneyland Resort, and Tokyo Disney Resort — have always been the strictest when it comes to health and safety guidelines. Just one week ago, Hong Kong Disney announced that it would be ending its face mask requirement. Now, a second Asian Disney is ending its face mask requirement — Tokyo Disney Resort.
Tokyo Disney Resort consists of Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, and Ikspiari (its version of Downtown Disney). Beginning March 13, masks will be optional at all those locations.
According to the Tokyo Disney Resort website, face masks will become optional at the Resort beginning March 13.
Due to a revision in the “Amusement Park and Theme Park New Coronavirus Infection Containment Guidelines,” requests to guests regarding wearing masks at the Parks will change from March 13, 2023.
- Guests are requested to make the decision as to whether or not they will wear a mask at the Park (optional for all guests, including children who have not yet entered elementary school).
- Wearing masks at the Parks will be up to the decision of individual guests, but there may be cases when guests will be requested to wear a mask due to reasons associated with preventing infections, operational purposes, etc.
- Please follow the instructions of the Cast Members during photo shoots for Disney Character Greetings, regardless of whether the venue is indoors or outdoors.
At this time, Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disney also do not require face masks. Shanghai Disneyland Resort is the only Disney Resort left where Guests are required to wear face masks while visiting. The Hong Kong Disney Resort currently requires Guests to provide proof of vaccination, but Disneyland Paris, Disneyland Resort, and Walt Disney World Resort do not require proof of vaccination.
Shanghai Disney has been one of the Disney Resorts that has struggled the most during the pandemic. The Parks have shut down with Guests stuck inside as everyone was tested for COVID-19. Guests must also maintain proper social distance, and they must have proper hygiene, which includes frequent hand sanitizing.