Shanghai Disney Resort begins journey back from closure to prevent Coronavirus spread

The good news for the people of Shanghai is that the Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) has begun to subside in that region of China. That’s also good news for Disney’s newest theme park as Shanghai Disney Resort has begun the process of reopening to guests.

It was more than a month ago when the Shanghai Disneyland theme park, Disney’s resorts and the shopping district – Disneytown, closed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Now, the park has begun a phased reopening with a “limited number of shopping, dining and recreational experiences” open at Disneytown, Wishing Star Park, and Shanghai Disney Hotel.

The main theme park, Shanghai Disneyland, itself will remain closed while health and safety conditions are looked after, but the parking areas for the hotel and Disneytown are expected to reopen. Hours of operation will be reduced and capacity is limited at this time.

Shanghai Disney Resort states that it is continuing to provide an extensive range of health and safety measures for all guests, Cast Members, and the employees of third party vendors.

All cast will be trained on sanitization, disinfection and cleanliness. Masks will be required and guests entering the resort will also have to follow temperature screening procedures and preent their Health QR code when entering dining venues.

Guests will also be reminded to maintain respectful social distances at all times while in stores, queues and restaurants.

The next big event scheduled for Shanghai Disney Resort is the Marvel themed 2020 Spring Disney Inspiration Run on April 18-19, 2020.

The park has also started construction on its second big expansion – a Zootopia themed land.

The full announcement is below:

Shanghai Disneyland remains closed as we continue to closely monitor health and safety conditions and follow the direction of government regulators. However, as the first step of a phased reopening, Shanghai Disney Resort will partially resume operations on March 9, 2020 with a limited number of shopping, dining, and recreational experiences available in Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel. Each of these resort locations will operate under limited capacity and reduced hours of operation. The Disney Car and Coach Park and the Disneytown Parking Lot will also reopen.

The resort will provide an extensive range of measures, designed to ensure a safe and healthy experience for all guests, Cast Members and Disneytown tenant employees, including strict and comprehensive approaches on sanitization, disinfection and cleanliness. In accordance with relevant regulations, every guest entering Shanghai Disney Resort will be required to undergo temperature screening procedures upon their arrival, will need to present their Health QR Code when entering dining venues, and will be required to wear a mask during their entire visit. Guests will also be reminded to maintain respectful social distances at all times while in stores, queues and restaurants.

Please refer to the Shanghai Disney Resort official website and app for the operation hours of Disneytown and Wishing Star Park.

– Shanghai Disney Resort, March 11, 2020