Disney Park finally reopens after extended closure by government mandate

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After an extended closure required by local government, a Disney Park is finally reopening.

Visitors wearing protective face masks pose for a picture at Shanghai Disney Resort as the Shanghai Disneyland theme park reopens following a shutdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai

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On Tuesday, Shanghai Disneyland announced it will reopen to the general public on June 30, following a months-long closure that began earlier this year in response to a growing number of cases of coronavirus in the region that led to a government-mandated shutdown of businesses in Shanghai.

On March 21, the Shanghai Disney Resort closed to Guests as coronavirus cases in the region began to spike. The city was put into a two-month-long COVID-19 lockdown that was only lifted on June 1. The following week, some parts of the Shanghai Resort opened, including DisneyTown, while theme park operations remained paused.

According to a statement released by Shanghai Disney Resort, ticket sales will resume on Wednesday with a limited number of tickets available for purchase each day per the Resort’s website, and Shanghai Disney will operate at controlled capacity levels, but there were no specifics about those capacities. Some Guest experiences like Marvel Universe, Explorer Canoes, and Selfie Spot with Mickey at the Gardens of Imagination will remain closed for the time being.

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Guests must comply with health and safety policies in order to be admitted. This includes producing results from a negative nucleic acid COVID test within 72 hours of a Guest’s visit to the Resort, presenting a green Shanghai Health QR Code, called a Suishenma, at the gate, and wearing a mask during the entirety of each visit, whether indoors or outdoors. The Resort’s website also stresses that social distancing must be strictly adhered to.

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On the Shanghai Disney Resort official website, a lengthy notice about its planned reopening, requirements for admission, and health and safety measures that will be in place when the Disney Park reopens, part of which reads as follows:

Shanghai Disneyland will reopen on June 30, 2022. Tickets for Shanghai Disneyland are available for purchase beginning June 29. During the initial park reopening phase the resort management will implement enhanced health and safety measures and undertake a careful ramp-up of operations. Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel have resumed operations.

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In accordance with government regulations and guidance, Shanghai Disneyland will resume operations with limited daily capacity and enhanced health and safety protocols. During the initial reopening phase, the majority of Shanghai Disneyland’s exciting attractions, rides, shows and shopping and dining locations will resume operations with controlled capacity. Some experiences such as Explorer Canoes, Selfie Spot with Mickey at the Gardens of Imagination and Marvel Universe will remain closed. Additional operational measures may also be adopted to accommodate social distance. Guests are advised to check the resort’s official website and app for details on attraction and entertainment availability and operations.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!