Over the past month, all the world is abuzz regarding the outbreak and growing spread of the coronavirus which originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
Corporations and the Travel Industry are all reacting, trying to help prevent the spread.
On January 24, 2020, Shanghai Disney Resort closed it’s gates and made the announcement on its official website on Friday, saying the closure was “in response to the prevention and control of the disease outbreak.”
On January 26, 2020, Hong Kong Disneyland also shut its gates announcing on their Instagram site: “Disneyland Hong Kong posted the announcement to their Instagram page, where it noted, “As a precautionary measure in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, we are temporarily closing Hong Kong Disneyland park starting from Jan 26, 2020, out of consideration for the health and safety of our guests and cast members.“
On January 28, 2020 Starbucks announced they would temporarily be closing more than half of its stores (over 2,000 stores) in mainland China as an outbreak of coronavirus has surged through the country, affecting thousands of people.
On January 29, 2020, Google announced it is temporarily closing its China offices and restricting travel amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, a spokesperson confirmed to CNBC.
On January 30, 2020 Cost Cruise Line’s “Costa Smerelda” with over 6000 passengers and 1000 crew members on board was docked just north of Rome with no one being allowed to leave ship due to a 54 year old Chinese National suspected of having the new Wuhan Corona Virus.
Now, the Tokyo Disney Resort which consists of Tokyo Disneyland Park and Tokyo DisneySea Park has now begun taking precautions for its guests while still remaining open.
According to an article in USA Today, ( https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2019/05/23/disney-world-magic-kingdom-world-most-visited-theme-park/1206310001/ ) Tokyo Disneyland At Tokyo Disney Resort, Tokyo and Tokyo DisneySea At Tokyo Disney Resort, Tokyo are the 3rd and 4th highest visited theme Parks in the world proceeded by #1: Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and #2 Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California
The Tokyo Disney Resort’s Official Web Site has now posted:
“To Our Guests
Tokyo Disney Resort requests the cooperation of all our Guests in helping to prevent contagion and stop the spread of the new coronavirus by following the points below.
▪When using the restrooms in the Parks, please wash your hands and use the supplied disinfectant.
▪If you feel unwell or your physical condition worsens, please contact the nearest Cast Member.
Starting January 28 Cast Members will be wearing face masks.“
Additionally, Twitter User @TearsoftheMoon_ posted a photo of the signs at the entrances to the Tokyo Disney Resort & Parks::
Also, Twitter user, @riotadisney posted a photo of the letter being distributed to guests the Tokyo DisneySea Resort, The Hotel Miracosta at
While the Resort remains open, they will contain to take Guests & Cast Members health into the utmost care.
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