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Shanghai Disney Resort Reopens After Another Pandemic Closure

Shanghai Disney Resort

Shanghai Disney Resort has fully reopened to visitors today (Nov 25, 2022) after a nearly month-long closure due to COVID.


The Details

The theme park was shut down on Halloween, October 31, 2022, soon after a Guest tested positive.

Some facilities that are part of the larger Shanghai Disney Resort, like Disneytown and the Wishing Star Park area, reopened Nov. 17, 2022.

But today Shanghai Disney Resort reopened the theme park and the Toy Story Hotel, which were the last two places to remain closed.

Shanghai’s lower daily caseload of COVID, compared to Beijing and other large Chinese cities, prompted the park’s decision to reopen.

While Guests were welcomed back this morning, Shanghai Disneyland is limiting the number of visitors, and those admitted must show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken in the previous 48 hours.

Some attractions, shows, shops, and restaurants will remain suspended temporarily, or will run at limited capacity to comply with pandemic rules, as well, the theme park said.

Shanghai Disney Resort also said in a separate statement that visitors coming from outside Shanghai can enjoy most of the park experiences, but are barred from dining in indoor restaurants or shopping at retail locations for the first five days. After the first five days, they can move inside the resort freely.

Shanghai reopens

The Closure

Shanghai Disney Resort abruptly suspended operations on Monday, October 31, 2022, at 11:39am local time (03:39 GMT) to comply with China’s strict COVID-19 prevention measures.

All Guests inside the park at the time had to undergo testing and were not allowed to leave until they were cleared of the virus.

With China’s zero-tolerance COVID policies, Shanghai Disney has been closed several times during the pandemic.

It closed earlier this year on March 21, reopening after three months on June 30.

And a year ago, a COVID scare on Halloween 2021 caused Shanghai Disney to also abruptly close, trapping guests inside until each person had a negative test result.

Let’s hope Shanghai Disney Resort can avoid any more closures due to the pandemic.

Shanghai Disneyland characters

The Memo

Here is the official memo announcing the reopening that was posted to the Shanghai Disney website:

“Shanghai Disneyland Resumed Operations on November 25, 2022 as Shanghai Disney Resort Returned to Full Operations

Dear Guests,

Shanghai Disneyland has resumed operations on November 25, 2022. For ticket information, please refer to the Shanghai Disney Resort official website, app, Weixin/WeChat account, the resort’s Reservation Center, or contact the resort’s official travel trade partners.

Toy Story Hotel also resumed operations, with reservation services available for guest check-in from 15:00 onwards on November 25.

The re-opening of Shanghai Disneyland and Toy Story Hotel, together with the recent re-opening of Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel marks Shanghai Disney Resort’s return to full operations.

We continue to operate with limited daily capacity and to implement enhanced health and safety measures. Select attractions, live entertainment, restaurants and retail locations may not be available or will operate at reduced capacity. Please check the resort’s official app for the most up-to-date information.

Guests are required to strictly follow the pandemic control measures. On arrival each guest must undergo a temperature check, display their green Shanghai Health QR Code, scan venue codes when entering the theme park and other designated locations, and during their visit wear masks and follow social distancing requirements.

According to the latest direction from the new district pandemic prevention authority, all guests entering Shanghai Disneyland will be required to display their negative Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) taken within 48 hours (from result time), effective November 25, 2022. All guests entering other areas of Shanghai Disney Resort will continue to be required to display negative NAT taken within 72 hours (from result time).

For guests whose travel plans were impacted during the closure period, you may contact the original purchase channel with your enquiries or to request a refund or exchange.

The Cast and Imagineers of Shanghai Disney Resort thank you for your patience and understanding and we are excited to welcome you back!

Shanghai Disney Resort
November 25, 2022″