It was announced today during Disney's quarterly earnings call that Shanghai Disneyland will begin to reopen to the public on May 11th, 2020.
As previously reported, areas of Shanghai Disneyland Disneytown, Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, and Wishing Star Park opened earlier in March with new safety and health measures in place. The same health and safety precautionary measures will be taken as the theme park reopens.
During the first phase, Shanghai Disneyland will open with limited attendance, and tickets and reservations will be required, and must be booked in advance. Social distancing will be observed in queues for attractions, and restaurants, other facilities throughout the park, as well as on attraction vehicles. Both guests and cast members will be required to wear face masks.
Tickets will be available on Shanghai Disneyland website beginning on May 8th at 8am. A limited number of daily tickets will be available during the first phase of re-opening. On May 11th, some of the shows, attractions, and shopping and dining locations will be operating with “controlled attendance.” Normal daily attendance is 80,000, and the government has approved 30% capacity, so the projected allowed attendance will be 24,000.
Nighttime spectaculars and parades will return at a later date. During the initial reopening phase, Mickey and Friends Express, a “special Disney character procession" will take place throughout the day. Disney characters will make appearances in the park's themed lands throughout the day as well. There will be no character meet and greets or close-up photos with the characters during the first phase of reopening.
Additional guest requirements to be observed will be:
- Purchase dated admission tickets for Shanghai Disneyland prior to their arrival, as on-site sales will not be available. Annual Pass holders must make a reservation for their visit date and time through Shanghai Disney Resort’s official online channels before their visit to the park. During this “Advanced Reservation Period,” General Admission tickets for Shanghai Disneyland will not be accepted;
- Provide basic personal information for each guest visiting the park, including name, phone number, ID type and ID number via Shanghai Disney Resort’s official online channels after purchasing a ticket and prior to arriving at the resort. A Shanghai Disneyland Reservation QR Code will be provided after the successful submission of the required identification information, and guests will be required to present the code before entering the theme park;
- Register for the Health QR Code prior to their arrival, which will be required to be presented upon entering any location at Shanghai Disney Resort. Only guests with a green Health QR Code will be allowed to enter the resort;
- Be prepared to present a China government ID card, or valid travel document, for each guest at the park turnstiles (photos or printed copies will not be accepted);
- Undergo temperature screening procedures upon arrival; and
- Wear an approved mask during the entire visit to the resort except when dining.