BREAKING: Shanghai Disneyland Temporarily Closed Due to COVID-19 Case, All Guests Being Tested Before Exiting Park

China has been well-known for their zero-tolerance policy against COVID-19, maintaining that a zero-COVID future is still possible and refusing to change their direction as other countries worldwide open up and learn to live with the virus. The latest example of this came today after one Guest visiting from Hangzhou tested positive for COVID-19 upon returning home. In line with China’s policy regarding COVID-19 containment, the resort has been sealed effective immediately, and the park will reportedly close from November 1st until further notice.

Shanghai Disney Resort released a statement today on their official website:

To cooperate with the pandemic investigation in other provinces and cities, we have temporarily suspended entry into Shanghai Disneyland and Disneytown, and some attractions inside the park will also temporarily stop operating. Outdoor entertainment will continue as scheduled. Guests who are inside the park are reminded to strictly comply with pandemic prevention measures including wearing a mask and maintaining social distance at all times.
Guests will be required to undergo nucleic acid testing at the exit when leaving the resort, and follow Centre for Disease Control guidance.
We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide information on ticket refund and exchanges for all guests impacted. Thank you for your cooperation.

Many indoor attractions were closed early at the park as a result, although outdoor performances like ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration continued as scheduled. According to Sina Finance (in Mandarin Chinese), those who are not already inside the resort are not permitted to enter Shanghai Disneyland or Disneytown, and all Guests and Cast Members leaving the resort are required to take a nucleic acid COVID-19 test on the way out of the resort before they are permitted to leave, and take another test 24 hours later. During this time, they are not to leave their homes in compliance with the Chinese CDC’s regulations. After, they are encouraged to monitor their health and take further follow-up tests for the next 12 days.

According to some Guests on Twitter, Shanghai Disneyland will not be open on November 1st due to this incident, although the resort has not made an official announcement to this nature yet.

One Japanese Guest shared photos of police guarding the park’s entrance to prevent further Guests from entry as well as manage the exiting crowd. Photos also depicted the COVID-19 testing in progress for all exiting Guests.

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1 month ago

ugh, this is why everyone must be really careful!

Last edited 1 month ago by Fabian
1 month ago

China has a zero-tolerance for Covid. Suuuuurree