Tokyo Disney Resort will reopen open its Disneyland theme park on Friday, one month after the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan forced the park to close.
Tokyo Disney posted a notice on its official website yesterday, adding:
'Tokyo Disney Resort will donate as relief money to the Japanese Red Cross ¥300 per Guest entering the Park and the proceeds from the sale of charity wrist bands available in the Park from April 22.'
The resort, which is actually in the town of Urayasu near Tokyo, suffered minor damage because of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. But power problems partially caused by the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has led to energy shortages. Disney says it will open the park for only part of the day, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Normally the park is open until 10 p.m. It will also take other measures to reduce energy consumption.
Disney says it will also reopen its Ambassador and Tokyo Disneyland hotels on Friday. Tokyo DisneySea, however, will remain closed at least until the end of the month.