Tokyo Disney Parks Housing Guests Stranded by Quake


City News Service

BURBANK — The Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. announced Sunday it will keep its two amusement parks in Japan closed for about 10 days, as word came that the parks had become a tent city for guests stranded by the massive earthquake.

And a Disney cruise ship, the Disney Wonder, cancelled a port visit to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, this weekend because of tsunami warnings along the entire North American west coast, a park official said.

Minor injuries were reported at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea as the magnitude 9.0 quake shook the area. The parks are on a peninsula in Tokyo Bay, far away from where severe damage occurred.

“Cast members at the Tokyo Disney resort are providing humanitarian aid in the form of blankets, food and water for the guests who are still at the resort due to the transportation challenges that associated with the quake,” wrote Disney social media director Thomas Smith in a company blog.

New York Post travel writer David Landsel, tweeting from inside DisneySea, said that park was full of people stuck because the Tokyo transit systems had stopped running. Snow was falling and people were cold, others reported.


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  1. Keruma, Yoshihiro on

    今夜 Mr。サンデー、を見ていましたが凄い感動しました。東京 Disney Resort の皆さんお疲れ様でした、I live on the Island of Okinawa, Japan and was wachting tonights news of a program called Mr. Sunday, and they were showing the clipping of the earthquake that struck the mainland Japan area, and was touched by the actions taken by the Tokyo Disney Resort personel,

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