After a short-lived attempt at offering a limited Guest experience, Shanghai Disney Resort has announced that it will close indefinitely once again in response to the lingering spread of COVID-19 in Mainland China.
Shanghai Disney states on its website,
In order to follow the requirement of pandemic prevention and control, Shanghai Disney Resort, including Shanghai Disneyland, Disneytown and Wishing Star Park will be closed starting Monday, October 31, 2022, with immediate effect. We will notify guests as soon as we have a confirmed date to resume operations.
We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide refund or exchanges for all guests impacted during this period.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Disney Fanatic reported yesterday that Shanghai Disney Resort would implement extensive restrictions on the Guest experience once again to cooperate with Xi Jinping’s “Covid Zero” policy. However, it appears that those restrictions were not enough.
Shanghai Disney Resort’s closure follows close behind the closure of Univeral’s Resort in Beijing.
This is the fourth time that Shanghai Disney Resort has announced an indefinite closure justified by the state of COVID cases. It was the first Theme Park domino to fall at the start of the global shutdown, and while it was the first one to reopen, it was not long until it felt compelled to suspend entry and operations briefly. Then, they shuttered once again in March of this year. That latest closure only ended this summer.
At this time, it is also unclear if construction projects like the additional Zootopia-themed land will continue under these conditions.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.