See you real soon! We can finally put a date to some of the “when will Disney re-open it’s parks?” questions. Breaking news of the Disney Parks variety: Shangai Disney Resort announced that Shanghai Disneyland will re-open this month. Here are all the details and what the new parks experience will entail for guests.
Y’all, a Disney Park is FINALLY RE-OPENING!
No, it’s not one of our domestic parks, but we needed this glimmer of hope.
Shanghai Disney Resort announced today that Shanghai Disneyland will re-open to the public on May 11, 2020.
This means that starting May 11th, “it’s a small world” will finally be playing somewhere in the world (and not just in my own house).
What Does Shanghai Opening Mean For Walt Disney World and Disneyland?
What does this mean for Walt Disney World and Disneyland?
Well, nothing exactly, yet.
But taking a look at their approach to re-opening Shanghai Disney Resort will give us some idea of things that might happen when our parks are ready to welcome us.
Shanghai Disneyland Reopens with Controlled Capacity on May 11
From Disney Parks News:
During this initial re-opening phase, Shanghai Disney Resort instituted enhanced measures and procedures that comply with government directives and focus on the needs of guests and cast members. The initial park re-opening will demonstrate a deliberate approach, drawing on the experience from the successful re-opening of Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel in early March, and implement enhanced health and safety measures.
At opening, these measures and procedures include:
- Limited and pulsed attendance with an advanced reservation and entry system: Guests are required to purchase admission tickets valid on a selected date only and Annual Pass holders must make a reservation prior to arrival.
- Controlled guest density: Capacity will be recommended and managed in queues, restaurants, ride vehicles and other facilities. Queues will be structured and ride vehicles will be loaded to promote social distancing.
- Implementing required government health and prevention procedures: This includes temperature screening and the use of the government-issued Shanghai Health QR code, a contact tracing and early detection system used in China. Additionally, guests must wear a mask during their visit, except when dining.
- Increased sanitization and disinfection measures: Hand sanitizers will be available at queue entries and attraction exits. High-touch locations, such as ride vehicles, handlebars, queue railings and turnstiles will have increased sanitization.
- Training for cast members: Cast members will receive training on procedures with an emphasis on contactless guest interaction, cleaning and social distancing and will receive additional protective equipment including masks.
Shanghai Disney Resort plans to recognize and celebrate the contributions of medical professionals, with additional details announced soon.
More details from Disney Parks Chief Medical Officer, Pam Hymel
I’m curious to see how this opening goes.
First priority is always the safety of every cast member and guest.
But I know we are all wishing to get back to our new version of our magical lives.
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Jane can be found living at Walt Disney World. Okay, so not quite inside the magic but just outside the gates in Celebration. Follow her magical adventures on Instagram @realmousewifewdw