Shanghai Disneyland reopened its gate this morning, June 30, welcoming guests of all ages back after being closed for several months due to the pandemic.
Earlier this month, other areas of the resort reopened, like Disneytown and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel.
But today is the day for actual park to reopen.
It’s a Big Reopening Day
To give new and returning guests a warm Disney welcome, the resort’s leadership and Cast Members lined up along Mickey Avenue as the park’s gates reopened.
“I would like to thank all of our guests and fans for your support and passion for Disney. Throughout this period, you kept the magic of Disney alive with your optimism and community spirit, and we are excited to welcome you back to a place full of happiness and wonder,” said Joe Schott, President and General Manager of Shanghai Disney Resort.
“I am also very appreciative of our Cast Members who worked tirelessly throughout our closure to ensure a safe and magical return for our guests. I look forward to seeing you all very soon!”
Many guests arrived dressed in their Disney finest, too:
Working to Get Ready
In preparation for the park’s reopening, Cast Members at Shanghai Disney Resort have been hard at work to provide guests with a safe and magical experience.
They have conducted extensive testing for every attraction and added magic with fresh paint, decorations, and landscaping throughout the park.
Shanghai Disneyland has also implemented a comprehensive series of measures to promote safe, healthy visits with initiatives in place to support guests throughout their visit.
In accordance with government regulations and guidance, Shanghai Disneyland will resume operations with limited daily capacity and enhanced health and safety protocols.
All guests, regardless of age, will be required to present a green Shanghai Health QR Code (“Suishenma”) and a negative Nucleic Acid Test taken within 72 hours prior to entering any area of Shanghai Disney Resort.
Proof of the test is mandatory. Temperature checks, masks and social distancing are also required.
Additionally, all guests visiting Shanghai Disneyland Hotel are required to present a green Telecommunication Data Based Travel Itinerary Card and complete the Health Declaration Form during check-in at the Front Desk and Magic Kingdom Lounge.
Operational measures may also be adopted to accommodate social distancing.
Visit the Shanghai Disney Resort website for all safety regulations in the top bar.
Dated tickets (including two-day tickets) during March 21 to June 29, 2022 will be extended six months starting from the park’s reopening day.
Guests holding these dated tickets may choose to visit the park on any other day from June 30 to December 30, 2022.
A Shanghai Disneyland General Admission ticket, which was still valid on and after March 21, 2022, will be accepted after park reopening and the validity period will be extended.
All Shanghai Disneyland General Admission ticket holders are required to make a reservation for their visit date via the resort’s official online channels
A Shanghai Disneyland Annual Pass, which was still valid on and after March 13, 2022, will be extended and the validity of the general benefits will be extended accordingly for the days missed.
Those looking to experience the thrilling attractions throughout Shanghai Disneyland can opt for the Disney Dream Day Package.
Available for purchase across a number of official channels, this package offers guests faster access to some of the park’s most popular rides.
The Disney Dream Day Package includes a one-day dated ticket plus Disney Premier Access in bundles of either three or six different attractions.
Guests planning a multi-day visit or a family vacation to the resort can book a stay at Shanghai Disneyland Hotel with the Disney Magic Vacation package.
Available for purchase across a number of official channels, the package includes: a one-night stay for two guests at Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, two standard single-day Shanghai Disneyland tickets, breakfast for two at the hotel, plus special room decorations.
Guests who purchase this package will also receive either a one-day Disney PhotoPass or a Disney birthday cake.
Opening in Stages
During the initial reopening phase, the majority of Shanghai Disneyland’s attractions, rides, shows and shopping and dining locations will resume operations with controlled capacity.
Some experiences, however, such as Explorer Canoes, Selfie Spot with Mickey at the Gardens of Imagination, and Marvel Universe will remain closed at this time.
With the reopening of Shanghai Disneyland today, the majority of the resort is open, with the main exception of the Toy Story Hotel.
The Pandemic Closure
China has a zero-tolerance policy for COVID, which has resulted in Shanghai Disney closing several times in the last few years.
The resort first closed for the pandemic January 26, 2020, and reopened on May 11 the same year.
Hopefully this is the last time the park will have to deal with pandemic closures. They’re definitely taking all precautions to make sure they stay open.
Welcome back Shanghai Disneyland!