has announced it will once again welcome through its gates beginning April 21.
According to ‘s website, the Resort will reopen later this month, but with restrictions:
- “ will reopen on April 21. are required to make visit reservation with valid tickets. Magic Access members can begin reservation from April 14, after which the system will open to the public from 12:00 noon on April 16.
- are required by law to use the “LeaveHomeSafe” app and fulfill the “Vaccine Pass” requirements upon entering the and specified premises.
The site also informs that there will be “special arrangements for unused tickets, date-specific products, hotel bookings, and Magic Access memberships.”
On January 6 of this year, in Florida and in California, , located on , closed for the fourth time since the coronavirus pandemic began in early 2020. Since that time, the has extended its closure several times as management continually reevaluates the risks associated with the COVID-19 virus. Unlike has failed to remain open continually to since its initial reopening.
According to Variety, the local government said in March that current travel restrictions and requirements related to quarantine could be reduced beginning in early April of this year. Further, there was an indication that social distancing measures could allow for cinemas, theme parks, and other entertainment facilities to reopen by April 21.
was hit hard by the absence of related to the ordering closures and restricting travel because of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and 2021. In 2021, hosted fewer than 92,000 tourists, most of which were not traveling for leisure.
In March, ‘s Tourism Board predicted that the number of visitors to this year will approach 10 million, despite first-quarter closure and restrictions in the country.
reported a loss of HK $2.4 billion, or almost $307 million USD, for its last financial year, bringing the ‘s number of years in a row with no profit to seven. The ‘s financial year runs from October to September, and profits reports from 2021 were disappointing, but in line with the previous six years.
Per the South China Morning Post, “the results for the financial year ending on September 30, 2021, revealed by the company on Monday, were 12% lower than the HK $2.66 billion shortfall recorded for the preceding 12 months.”
A message on Disney’s website reads:
“Due to the current pandemic situation, Shanghai Disney Resort, including , Disneytown, and Wishing Star has been temporarily closed from Monday, March 21, 2022. The two resort hotels are also closed to the public.
There is currently no confirmed date for the re-opening of our operations. We will continue to monitor the pandemic situation and in consultation with local authorities update our as soon as we have more information.
All ticket sales and hotel reservations have been suspended until the Resort reopening date is announced. We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide refunds or exchanges for all impacted during this period.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation! We look forward to seeing you soon!”