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Tokyo Disney knows fans will return but question is when

Japanese resort not expected to follow Shanghai's reopening lead soon

Tokyo Disney Resort has been shut down since February. New Fantasyland, which took three years and 75 billion yen to build, will have to weather social distancing and other virus-fighting measures if it is to earn back that money.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Takahiro Suzuki, 27, isn't afraid to show his yen for Disney.

In 2019 he took his family to Tokyo Disney Resort nearly 10 times. In late February, he spent 198,000 yen ($1,850) on annual passports to the parks for himself and his wife. Days later, operator Oriental Land announced it would close the resort due to the new coronavirus.

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