This is feeling a bit like deja vu, but Shanghai Disney Resort has announced it is reopen after yet another pandemic-related closure.
The latest closure occurred on November 29 this year, after only being open four days from a previous closure. The closure, as with the others, was due to COVID policies in China, but Shanghai Disney resort was able to reopen to guests yesterday, December 8.
The decision was made after Chinese authorities issued a new 10-point pandemic plan earlier this week that marked a sudden shift away from the country’s previous zero-COVID policy.
Shanghai Disney Resort said Shanghai Disneyland park would be open from 8:30am-8pm this weekend, and that its control measures “will be updated in accordance with the latest local government guidelines and guests should check and strictly follow them.”
They also stated select attractions, live entertainment, restaurants, and retail locations may not be available, or may operate at reduced capacity for a while.
As with the previous reopenings, there are still COVID policies in effect, including temperature checks, masks, social distancing, and more.
The park currently has a “Avatar: Explore Pandora” limited-time attraction, meant to help promote the new “Avatar: The Way of Water” film, which launches worldwide, including China, on December 16, so it’s very fortunate the park has reopened in time to help promote the film in the Chinese market.
Here is the memo Shanghai Disney Resort posted to its website for guests:
Shanghai Disneyland Reopened on December 8, 2022
Shanghai Disneyland resumed operations on December 8, 2022, operating from 8:30 to 20:00 on the reopening day, marking Shanghai Disney Resort’s return to full operations.
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.
The resort’s pandemic control measures will be updated in accordance with the latest local government guidelines and guests should check and strictly follow them. Select attractions, live entertainment, restaurants, and retail locations may not be available or may operate at reduced capacity. Please refer to our official app for the latest operational information.
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
December 8, 2022