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Universal Studios Japan closes due to coronavirus

by Brittani Tuttle

Following other theme parks in Asia, Universal Studios Japan has announced a closure due to the ongoing threat of coronavirus.

UPDATE: 03/12/20 – Universal Studios Japan has extended its closure through March 22, per the government’s request. A reopening date will be announced as soon as it is determined.


The park released the following statement regarding the closure:

“Universal Studios Japan announces the temporary closure of our park in order to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus within the nation. We will carefully monitor the situation. The period that we are closed may change according to the situation and in that case we will make further announcement.”

The park will be closed from Saturday, Feb. 29 through Sunday, March 15. All tickets for this time are refundable by your travel agent only; refunds will not be available in the park.

Universal Studios Japan is the latest in a series of theme park closures in Asia. In late January, Shanghai Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland closed, and Tokyo Disney Resort and Legoland Japan Resort also closed today through March 15. It’s unknown when the parks in China will reopen.

Universal Studios Singapore, run by Resorts World Sentosa, is currently open, but their website includes a message about how they are protecting against the virus. They have even produced a video showing how they are protecting the whole resort:

Resorts World Sentosa | Strengthening our efforts against COVID-19

Stay tuned for more updates on theme park closures related to the spread of coronavirus. To learn more about Universal Studios Japan, visit USJ.co.jp/e.

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