- Universal Studios Japan will reopen this month with a series of soft openings before opening to the public on June 19.
As restrictions have begun to be lifted in Japan, Universal Studios Japan has announced its plan for reopening that will take place this month.
Universal Studios Japan has announced that it will first do a “soft opening” for annual pass holders who reside in Osaka that will begin on June 8 through the 18. Pass holders must reserve an advanced registration to attend. Universal will also offer Osaka residents without annual passes a special “studio pass” that will allow them access to the parks on June 15 through the 18. Passes would have to be purchased in advance.
The park will fully reopen to the public on June 19. Universal will limit admissions to guests with annual passes and the “studio pass” once it reopens.
Universal will also implement safety guidelines for guests to follow. Guests admission will be limited and registration QR Code handouts for the OSAKA COVID-19 Tracing System will be available throughout the park.
Guests and employees must wear face masks at all times and hand sanitation stations will be added to attractions. Meet and greet and street shows are canceled. Guests must practice social distancing meaning rows will be left open. The website specifically states that the following guests will not be admitted:
– 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
Universal’s rules are more specified in Japan and visitors should analyze their website before attending.
Universal Orlando is the only other Universal property reopening this month. Universal Studios Hollywood and Singapore had no reopening date as of yet.
More information is available on the Universal Studios Japan website: https://www.usj.co.jp/e/