The Shanghai Disney Resort has reopened Shanghai Disneyland today. According to an agreement with the government, capacity is limited to just 30%, but demand was high and tickets for the day sold quickly.
Reports from guests and local news organizations and bloggers on site, report that crowds levels are very low, but that all tickets, including the half-day tickets, are gone for the day.
One local news team, on site when the park reopened, has been livestreaming events on Twitter.
There was a brief reopening ceremony this morning and the park’s mobile app shows wait times for attractions that are open to be short.
For now, shows in theatres, daily pardes, and areas where high contact, like play areas, are closed.
Guests entered the park through a corridor of applauding cast members. Everyone was wearing masks, although some guests were seen removing them temporarily when taking photos.
To ensure social distancing, ride vehicles, like on Pirates of the Caribbean, are restricted to loading every other row.
Additionally, the park added things like stickers on the ground and hand sanitizers near entrances and exits of attractions to help guests and cast members stay safe.
Having a Disney theme park open again is surely good news for The Walt Disney Company, which has had all of its theme parks closed for more than the last 50 days. Shanghai Disneyland was the first to close 108 days ago.