Although today is meant to be a festive occasion as Disney fans all over the world are celebrating Halloween, Disney Guests visiting the Shanghai Disney Resort will not be experiencing the same celebrations. Apparently the Shanghai Disney Resort, which is “home to Shanghai Disneyland, Disneytown, and the magical Enchanted Storybook Castle, has temporarily stopped entry to the theme park due to a reported positive case of COVID-19.”On the Shanghai Disney website, Disney’s statement about the closure says that “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.”
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The statement also says that “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.” Supposedly “the nighttime spectacular ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration at the Gardens of Imagination is set to still go ahead”, and even though “it is not exactly known which attractions will face closure per the official statement”, they are “likely to be indoor experiences”.
According to Tweets cited by Inside the Magic, “there are 60,000 Guests waiting in line for testing”, with the reason being that “one positive person was found among the guests who entered the park on October 30th. All the guests and cast members in the park went to the PCR test.” Needless to say, it is unfortunate that Shanghai Disney Resort Guests are not getting as carefree a Halloween celebration as they had most likely hoped for. We will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds.