Toshimaen amusement park in Japan closes, Harry Potter theme park to open soon

Toshimaen amusement park, a popular Tokyo amusement park closed its doors after 94 years of being in business. The amusement park will be turned into a Harry Potter theme park by 2023.

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Visitors enjoy an attraction, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Toshimaen amusement park which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site to be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023, in Tokyo, Japan August 9, 2020. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

Visitors enjoy an attraction, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Toshimaen amusement park which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site to be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023, in Tokyo, Japan August 9, 2020. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

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Visitors watch fireworks, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Toshimaen amusement park which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023, in Tokyo, Japan August 21, 2020. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

Visitors watch fireworks, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Toshimaen amusement park which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023, in Tokyo, Japan August 21, 2020. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

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Visitors swim in a swimming pool, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Toshimaen amusement park which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site to be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023, in Tokyo, Japan August 11, 2020. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

Visitors swim in a swimming pool, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Toshimaen amusement park which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site to be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023, in Tokyo, Japan August 11, 2020. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

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Employees of Toshimaen amusement park Junko Abe, 62, and her daughter Hikari, 30, conduct a cleaning work together, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the park which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site to be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023, in Tokyo, Japan. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

Employees of Toshimaen amusement park Junko Abe, 62, and her daughter Hikari, 30, conduct a cleaning work together, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the park which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site to be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023, in Tokyo, Japan. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

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Visitors enjoy a swimming pool at night, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Toshimaen amusement park which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site to be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023, in Tokyo, Japan August 21, 2020. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

Visitors enjoy a swimming pool at night, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Toshimaen amusement park which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site to be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023, in Tokyo, Japan August 21, 2020. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

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Visitors enjoy an attraction, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

Visitors enjoy an attraction, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

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Visitors enjoy an attraction, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Toshimaen amusement park which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site to be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023, in Tokyo, Japan August 9, 2020. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

Visitors enjoy an attraction, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Toshimaen amusement park which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site to be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023, in Tokyo, Japan August 9, 2020. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

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People visit Toshimaen amusement park, which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site to be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

People visit Toshimaen amusement park, which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site to be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

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An employee of Toshimaen amusement park wearing a protective mask disinfects a seat of a wooden carousel "Carousel El Dorado" which was built in Germany in 1907 and is believed to be one of the oldest working carousels in the world. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

An employee of Toshimaen amusement park wearing a protective mask disinfects a seat of a wooden carousel "Carousel El Dorado" which was built in Germany in 1907 and is believed to be one of the oldest working carousels in the world. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

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Visitors enjoy doughnut-shaped pool, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Toshimaen amusement park which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site to be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023, in Tokyo, Japan. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

Visitors enjoy doughnut-shaped pool, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Toshimaen amusement park which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site to be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023, in Tokyo, Japan. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

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