Shanghai Disneyland officially reopened today to a reduced number of visitors after being closed for over three months as Shanghai weathered its worst COVID 19 outbreak of the pandemic.
“I would like to thank all of our guests and fans for your support and passion for Disney,” 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.”
The park is reopening with strict restrictions in place. Visitors will have their temperature checked before entering. Upon arrival, their first stop will be a health screening checkpoint where they’ll show their reservations to employees and have their temperatures checked. Admission will be denied to anyone whose temperature is over 99.3℉ or 37.3℃.
Guest will also need to wear masks at all times. The park is also keeping visitor numbers “far below” 24,000 people, or 30% of the daily capacity, a level requested by the Chinese government.
During the initial reopening phase, the majority of the park’s attractions, rides, shows and shopping and dining locations are resuming operations with controlled capacity.
With the reopening, guests are also invited to take part in a month-long celebration of style and fun, inspired by the popular “Light Is In You” song that opens the park’s famed nighttime spectacular. Guests can also enjoy the return of all-day entertainment offerings such as “Mickey’s Storybook Express,” the spectacular “Mickey’s Storybook Adventure,” the must-see “ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration,” and the Mickey Avenue hit “Color-Fest: A Street Party!” for a limited time.