Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in China, Shanghai Disney Resort has been closed since late January. Today, via their website, Shanghai Disney Resort announced some operations will tentatively resume on March 9th. While Shanghai Disneyland Park will remain closed, the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, Disneytown, and Wishing Star Park will resume limited operations.
The full statement from Disney is as follows –
Shanghai Disneyland remains closed as we continue to closely monitor health and safety conditions and follow the direction of government regulators. However, as the first step of a phased reopening, Shanghai Disney Resort will partially resume operations on March 9, 2020 with a limited number of shopping, dining, and recreational experiences available in Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel. Each of these resort locations will operate under limited capacity and reduced hours of operation. The Disney Car and Coach Park and the Disneytown Parking Lot will also reopen.
The resort will provide an extensive range of measures, designed to ensure a safe and healthy experience for all guests, Cast Members and Disneytown tenant employees, including strict and comprehensive approaches on sanitization, disinfection and cleanliness. In accordance with relevant regulations, every guest entering Shanghai Disney Resort will be required to undergo temperature screening procedures upon their arrival and will need to present their Health QR Code when entering dining venues, and are required to wear a mask during their entire visit. Guests will also be reminded to maintain respectful social distances at all times while in stores, queues and restaurants.
Please refer to the Shanghai Disney Resort official website and app for the operation hours of Disneytown and Wishing Star Park.
As they said, Shanghai Disneyland Park will remain closed until further notice. There’s still no new information regarding Hong Kong Disneyland operations, and Tokyo Disney Resort is tentatively scheduled to reopen March 15th. We’re pleased to see operations inch towards normality once again and hope this situation will come under control soon.
Be sure to keep your eyes on a trusted global news source and check with your doctor and the US State Department before travel to Japan and China. If you choose to come, wash your hands as often as possible, use hand sanitizer, and consider wearing a mask and/or touching your face as little as possible.
We’ll keep our eyes on developments here as well as in Tokyo and Hong Kong regarding the COVID-19 situation’s effect on Disney Parks operations.