Shanghai Disneyland Reportedly Testing Parade and Nighttime Shows for Reopening

Stateside, we’re looking at everything from financial projections to medical models for hints at potential reopening dates for Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland resort, but with regards to actual protocol once the parks and resorts do open, we look to Shanghai Disney Resort. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in China, Shanghai Disney Resort has been closed since late January. However, the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, Disneytown, and Wishing Star Park resumed limited operations on March 9, with health protocols in place to keep guests safe and prevent the further spread of the virus.

Mickey's Storybook Express at Gardens of Imagination, Shanghai Disneyland, Summer 2018.

So far, we’ve seen character dining resume at Lumiere’s Kitchen in Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, plus the use of expanded Health QR Codes at all resort venues. Now, reports are coming in from within Shanghai Disneyland of Cast Members testing parade and castle light shows for reopening.

Additional reports from Twitter user @gourmetdyy show that testing within indoor theaters took place just yesterday. Cast Members and their guests were seated at every other row, with each party separated by a few seats in order to maintain their distance. Details on how guests will be distanced for parades and nighttime spectaculars have yet to be released. If you’re looking to enjoy Shanghai Disneyland’s Mickey’s Storybook Express Parade and “Ignite the Dream” nighttime spectacular from the comfort of your home, you can watch the full videos below:

Mickey’s Storybook Express Parade – Shanghai Disneyland

Ignite The Dream Nighttime Spectacular Fireworks – Club 33 View

No official reopening date has been released for Shanghai Disneyland, but with schools set to reopen across Shanghai from April 27 through May 11, many are anticipating a full reopening soon.

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