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Disney Park Installs COVID-19 Passport Requirement This Month

As the world continues to endure and recover from the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions are regularly lifted and imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

For Disney Parks and its partners such as The Oriental Land Company that operates Tokyo Disney Resort, COVID-19 protection guidelines are constantly changing. Now, in a new announcement, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will require specific elements from guests to experience the Disney Resort.

Mickey Mouse at Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea closed their doors last February, along with many of the other Disney Parks worldwide. The Disney Resort reopened in July and guests can return to the theme parks and experience their favorite attraction or see their favorite Disney characters again.

Tokyo Disneyland has themed lands like Adventureland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and Toontown, for example — just like the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida or Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. As one of the world’s most visited theme parks, Tokyo Disneyland is joined by Tokyo DisneySea, which includes areas such as Mermaid Lagoon and Arabian Coast. The parks are joined by the shopping district, Ikspiari, as well as numerous Disney and non-Disney hotels.

Tokyo Disneyland Entrance
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In news coming straight from the Tokyo Disney Resort website, the Disney vacation destination will now require certain things from guests who choose to visit the parks for a certain period of time. They state:

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will collaborate on the Japanese government’s technical demonstration on the use of COVID-19 vaccine certificates and negative test results during the limited period from November 22 to 28, 2021.

For this purpose, guests who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 test result can purchase specific park tickets for entry to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea during this period.

tokyo disneysea
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The information explains what the Disney Resort – which recently increased its park capacity – needs to access Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea:

On the day of your visit, bring (1) a certificate (verification of vaccination or negative test result) along with (2) personal identification. The cast member will check your certificate at the Park entrance gate.

Tokyo Disneyland
Credit: Tokyo Disneyland

It is specified that the Cast Members must have a vaccination certificate, a negative PCR test within three days of entering the Park or a negative antigen result within one day of entry. Vaccination status or test results must be accompanied by an identification document such as a passport or driver’s license. The website reminds guests that these are the conditions of participation:

Please note that you cannot enter the Park without the required certificate and ID. Guests aged 12 and under are not required to present a certificate if accompanied by a guardian.

Mickey at Tokyo Disneyland
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This limited-time technical demonstration in late November could be a sign of the future for the Tokyo Disney Resort. We’ve seen similar park entry requirements at other Disney parks, such as Disneyland Paris, that require a health pass for entry, as well as mandatory masks for guests aged six and over.

Limitations aside, Tokyo Disney Resort recently made an attempt at inclusivity in its parks when the Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights returned to the park with a new welcome message that removes all gender-based language. The parade’s triumphant return saw the Disney magic spread across the land and around Cinderella Castle in the nighttime show.

Dreamlights Parade at Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disney Resort will also soon be welcoming an all-new Toy Story Hotel!

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