Disney Temporarily Closes 2 Amusement Parks In Tokyo

BURBANK (CBS) — Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. announced its plans to keep 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.

Minor injuries were reported at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea as the magnitude 8.9 quake shook the area.

“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,” Disney Social Media Director Thomas Smith wrote on the company blog.

Meantime, the Disney Wonder cancelled a port visit to Cabo San Lucas this weekend in the wake of tsunami warnings along the entire North America west coast, a park official said.

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