VIDEO: Shanghai Disneyland Releases Guest Tutorial on Advanced Reservations, Temperature Checks, Social Distancing, Dining, Ride Vehicle Loading, Character Meets, and More

Ahead of its grand reopening on May 11, Shanghai Disneyland has released a tutorial video of sorts featuring instructions on how to access the park once it reopens, and how to go about the process of entering the park and getting your temperature and bag checks, plus how attraction vehicle loading will work and how dining in restaurants will function. Given that many if not all of these components may be implemented in the U.S. parks upon reopening, it’s important to begin familiarizing ourselves with this process as we near our own phased reopenings. You can watch the video below, and check out our step-by-step screenshots below that:

After you’ve secured a reservation, as soon as you enter the resort, you will pass through a health screening point.

Follow any markings on the ground to determine appropriate social distancing between other parties.

Temperature screenings in Shanghai seem pretty seamless, with a scanner displaying each guest’s temperature as they walk through.

Upon checking in with a Cast Member, you are then sent to bag check.

Again, maintain social distancing at all times.

Bag checks will continue (at least at Shanghai Disneyland) throughout the phased reopening. As always, please have your bag open and ready to show the contents as you near the Security cast member.

Once inside, attractions, dining, and entertainment will be available, albeit at limited capacities.

Social distancing will be marked through signage along queues, and large ride vehicles will have empty seats and rows in between parties to ensure a safe distance.

Hand sanitizer will be available at the exit of each attraction.

Character meet and greets will be reduced to “interactions” for now, where characters will pose at a safe distance from guests.

In restaurants, tables will be marked with cards in order to ensure that some tables remain empty. Tables with cards are considered unavailable.

In stores, guests are encouraged to only touch merchandise that they intend to purchase to avoid unneccessary contact.

Upon exiting the park, disposable bins for face masks will be available if you choose to discard or swap out your face mask for a fresh one.

With these steps, you too can enjoy a day back in a Disney Park! What do you think of all the guidelines? Will you be braving the socially distanced lines to get your Disney fix, or is it too much to handle for a vacation or leisure trip? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. This seems all pretty doable and easy. I wonder if the US parks will have the same temperature check tent as you walk by – this would make it painless to check temperatures

  2. Can handle most, but forget the face masks. Have DW Florida reservations but if they don’t lose the face mask requirements then not going!

    1. If they don’t lose the face mask requirements, then don’t pretend you have a choice. You won’t be permitted to go, which is how it should be.

    2. Why is the Face mask bothering you. it prevents you from being a spreader of the virus.

    3. John – I am with you on the face masks, and I’m sure A LOT of people are. Without a doubt, they will not work in the Florida heat of the summer months ahead, and we’ll be seeing people pass out and have adverse effects. There is even new evidence (which the media won’t show us, of course) that face coverings are doing more harm than good, in that breathing in your own CO2 in detrimental to good respiratory health. Combine that with 90-degree temperatures and Disney will have a catastrophe on their hands. I’d rather not go at all than be “forced” to put on a face covering.

  3. What about children? I have a 3 year old and 10 month old and there is no chance I can get them to wear a face mask all day!

  4. The way I see it, if everyone has to wear a mask, then there’s not really a reason to distance yourself. Nobody is going to hold onto other people while they ride (I hope not, anyway), and unless they wipe down the lapbars and other parts of the vehicle that everyone touches in between the load and unload for every transition, then everyone is just going to touch the same surfaces anyway.

  5. I think it’s great that they’re looking for ways to re-open safely. The reservations would probably not work for our family, as we try to go when we have more time since we live close-by. There’s also no way to eat or truly stay apart from other people in these scenarios. Even in the pictures above people are too close to each other. We miss our visits to Disney very badly.

  6. It’s not Disney’s job to keep us safe. They are incapable anyway. No one should expect any of these steps to keep you safe. You are in control of your own immune system. If temperature checks are mandatory, we are not coming. We aren’t wearing masks either.

  7. Are we expected to wear masks while on rides? My hat flew off on the incredicoaster so a mask will probably do the same. I know why they are doing all of this, but this takes all the fun out of the Disneyland experience. I can do everything but the masks. It won’t be a relaxing, fun, and care free vacation. Wasn’t there talk about signing a waiver? I would do that. I’ll wait until there is some resemblance of normal.

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