Shanghai Disneyland Reopens After 4 Month Closure Due to COVID-19

Shanghai Disneyland Park reopens on May 11, 2020, after closing on January 25, 2020, due to the COVID-19 concerns. The resort began their phased reopening on March 9, 2020, with partial reopenings at Disneytown, Wishing Star Park, and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel.

Walt Disney CEO Bob Chapek mentioned during the company’s second-quarter earnings call that there are “encouraging signs” of China returning to normalcy.

Shanghai Disneyland is said to open with 20% capacity and implement strict social distancing measures, sanitization of surfaces, masks for employees and guests, temperature checks, and other early detection systems (such as the Shanghai Health QR code). Cast Members are also being trained on how to have contactless guest interaction. 

This gives a good idea of what to expect when Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disneyland reopen eventually.

Before you get too excited and want to book a trip to Shanghai. Mainland China still has, as of May 6, 2020, suspended all foreign nationals from entering the country even with a valid travel visa. It’s not clear when that ban will be lifted.

I’m looking forward to seeing the Parks slowly reopen when it’s safe to do so. We’ll have to see how Shanghai Disneyland does.

Other Parks Still Closed

Both Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort, and Universal Studios Japan remained closed. For more information see our COVID-19 post regarding closures for more information.



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  1. Connie Bennett

    Thanks for keeping us informed. I am anxiously waiting to see if I should cancel my trip July 9.

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