Disney Resort Announces “Phased Reopening” After Yet Another Covid-Blamed Closure

Shanghai Disney Closure

The Shanghai Disney Resort shuttered once again on October 31 because one person who had recently visited Shanghai Disneyland tested positive for covid-19. After more than two weeks of closure in cooperation with Xi Jinping and the CCP’s “Covid Zero” initiative, The Walt Disney Company’s youngest Resort announced its plan to reopen to the public once again. However, the Theme Park, Shanghai Disneyland, will continue to remain closed until further notice.

Shanghai Disney

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Shanghai Disney Resort posted the following message on its website today:

Dear Guests,
Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and patience during the suspension of operations of Shanghai Disney Resort for pandemic prevention and control purposes.
We are pleased to announce that Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel will resume operations on November 17, 2022, with hotel reservation services restarting today.
On November 17, Disneytown will operate from 10:00 to 20:00, and Wishing Star Park will operate from 9:00 to 17:00. The Disney Car and Coach Park, the Disneytown Parking Lot and Wishing Star Ferry will also resume operations during these hours.
Shanghai Disneyland will remain temporarily closed until further notice. Toy Story Hotel will also remain temporarily closed at this time.
For guests whose travel plans were impacted during this period, you may contact the original purchase channel with your enquiries or to request a refund or exchange.
Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Tron, Shanghai Disneyland

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Since the covid outbreak began in 2019, spreading across the world from Wuhan, China, Shanghai Disneyland has been closed more than any other Disney Theme Park in the world. It was the first to close and then experienced multiple shorter closures over the following three years. Disney Fanatic reported that this latest closure resulted in thousands of Guests being held on the property against their will until they were able to provide authorities with a negative covid test. Many Guests were not released until late that night.

Police at Shanghai Disney

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Read More: Report: Thousands of Guests Locked in Disney Park Over ONE Covid Case

Shanghai Disney Resort is operated by Disney in partnership with the government-backed Shanghai Shendi Group, which is the majority owner of the Resort.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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