The Tokyo Disney Resort appears to have escaped major damage from the earthquake that rocked Japan last week, but is set to remain closed for 10 days to allow inspections to be carried out.
Around 20,000 guests spent the night at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea on Friday after the earthquake caused massive disruption to public transport systems. No injuries were reported to visitors or staff, with damage appearing to have centered on the resort's car park and monorail system.
In total, around 69,000 visitors were at the resort when the earthquake struck. Staff followed planned procedures and evacuated the guests to safe areas, providing supplies for those who needed to stay overnight. This included food, water, blankets, heaters and even free merchandise to help entertain and calm frightened children.
The Tokyo Disney Resort was closed to the public on Saturday, and is not expected to reopen for at least 10 days. This will allow time for the theme parks and other infrastructure to be be checked for damage, and for the local area to begin to recover from the effects of the earthquake.
A number of the guests present at the Tokyo Disney Resort captured the impact of the earthquake and its aftershocks on camera. A selection of YouTube videos showing the effects on Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea and the resort's car park are embedded below: