Universal Studios Japan Will Reopen on June 19th With Soft Opening on June 8th

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Universal Japan will be reopening on June 19th but will begin soft openings on June 8th. Annual Passholders that live in the Osaka Prefectures can attend the “soft opening” on June 8- June 18th, but you will need advance registration.

Here’s their video announcement:

Here’s more info from the site:

“The park will resume general operations on June 19, 2020 (Fri). This comes as Japan lifts its state of emergency and a call for the closure of large-scale facilities. The park has been closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Japan.

Park admission will be limited to the following guests until further notice. This is based on a request by the Japanese government.

  • Annual passholders who reside in Osaka Prefecture are invited to attend the park’s “Soft Opening” June 8 (Mon) – June 18 (Thu). Advance registration is required. Special Studio Passes are also available for residents of Osaka Prefecture to enter the park June 15 (Mon) – June 18 (Thu). Advance purchase is required
  • After general operations begin on June 19 (Fri), admission will be limited guests with an annual pass or other studio pass who live in one of the 6 prefectures in the Kansai area.
  • In order to maintain appropriate social distancing, we may restrict park admission. In the event of such measures, new guests will not be admitted to the park and ticket sales at ticket booths and other locations will be suspended. This will be announced on our official website and at major stations in Osaka city.
  • Registration QR Code handouts for the OSAKA COVID-19 Tracing System are available at locations throughout the park.

Requirements for Entry:

Park Entry
  • We require face masks to be worn in the park at all times. Guests are responsible for providing their own face masks. Please note, we reserve the right to refuse admission to any guests who do not follow this guideline.
  • All guests will be subject to a temperature check prior to park entry. Please note that guests experiencing a fever or other health conditions will not be admitted.
  • In addition, please note that the following guests will not be admitted to the park:
    – guests who have been in close contact with patients testing positive for COVID-19.
    – guests with family members or close friends who have high risk of infection
    – guests who in the last 14 days have been to areas or countries from which the government has banned entry or in close contact with persons to which the above is applicable
  • We ask guests with the following symptoms to refrain from visiting the park:
    – chills
    – fever (37.5°C or higher)
    – cough
    – runny nose
    – fatigue
    – headache
    – impaired sense of taste or smell
    – diarrhea
    – muscle aches
    * If you feel unwell after entering the park, please notify a crew member immediately.
    * We ask that guests who have a higher risk of complications from COVID-19, such as seniors and persons with chronic diseases, only visit the park after careful consideration ahead of time.
  • We ask that guests sanitize their hands at the designated station before entering the park. Please note, we reserve the right to deny entry to any guests who do not follow this sanitation procedure. In addition to the sanitation station at the park entrance, we have also installed hand sanitizer at various facilities throughout the park. We ask that guests sanitize their hands before entering each facility.
    * Please note, we reserve the right to refuse admission to any guests who do not follow this guideline.
    * Chloric disinfectant or rubbing alcohol is used in sanitation throughout the park.
  • Please avoid crowding and maintain social distancing practices.
Attraction and show experiences
  • At attractions, we ask that guests sanitize their hands.
  • Masks must be worn at all attractions, in line and for the duration of the experience.
  • In the queue line of each attraction, every other row will be left open. We ask that guests maintain social distancing practices while in line.
  • We ask that guests maintain social distancing from other guests while enjoying shows. For the health and safety of yourself and those around you, we also ask that guests face the same direction for the duration of the performance.
  • We ask that guests avoid direct contact with performers and maintain distance from them as they go on and off set.
Restaurants and shops
  • We ask that guests sanitize their hands before entering shops and restaurants and wear face masks at all times except when enjoying food or drink.
  • While waiting for a seat at restaurants, we ask that guests maintain social distancing from other parties.
  • When entering shops or restaurants or while waiting in line to make a purchase, we ask that guests maintain social distancing from other guests.

Enhanced Sanitation Measures:

Park-wide
  • We are currently enhancing sanitation practices, paying particular attention to high guest-contact areas through the use of alcohol-based solutions and cleaning agents.
Attractions and shows
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer has been placed at each attraction.
  • In the queue line of each attraction, every other row will be left open. We have also placed marks in the queue to help guests maintain social distancing from other parties.
  • At indoor theater attractions, guests will be seated in every other row. The attractions have air circulation equipment to ensure adequate ventilation.
  • Character meet and greets as well as stage and street shows may be cancelled or modified.
Restaurants and Shops
  • Entry to restaurants and shops may be limited based on crowd levels.
  • We have placed marks in restaurant waiting areas to help guests maintain social distancing from other parties while waiting for a seat. Please maintain social distancing from other parties when sitting at restaurants.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer has been placed at the entrances of restaurants and shops.
  • Sanitation of all equipment used by guests including tables, chairs, and menus has been enhanced.
  • Cash trays are used at all cashiers. Crew members conduct hand sanitation after each transaction.
    *Shopping baskets have been removed.
    *Entrance doors are kept open at all times for ventilation.
    *Some seasonal merchandise may be unavailable.

Keep all of this in mind if you plan of visiting.

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Source: Universal Japan, Universal Japan YouTube, A Friend

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