After yet another reactionary multi-month closure, the Shanghai Disneyland has announced its reopening, signally that every Disney Theme Park around the world will be open to some capacity for the first time since February 2022.
On June 28, the Shanghai Disney Resort shared the news that its Castle Park will reopen on June 30 with Theme Park Ticket and Annual Pass sales resuming as soon as June 29 with what appear to be date-specific Theme Park Tickets and a reservation calendar for Annual Passholders with a preliminary 30-day calendar window.
The statement reads, in part:
Shanghai Disneyland will reopen on June 30, 2022. Tickets for Shanghai Disneyland are available for purchase beginning June 29. During the initial park reopening phase the resort management will implement enhanced health and safety measures and undertake a careful ramp up of operations. Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel have resumed operations.
In accordance with government regulations and guidance, Shanghai Disneyland will resume operations with limited daily capacity and enhanced health and safety protocols. During the initial reopening phase, the majority of Shanghai Disneyland’s exciting attractions, rides, shows and shopping and dining locations will resume operations with controlled capacity. Some experiences such as Explorer Canoes, Selfie Spot with Mickey at the Gardens of Imagination and Marvel Universe will remain closed. Additional operational measures may also be adopted to accommodate social distance. Guests are advised to check the resort’s official website and app for details on attraction and entertainment availability and operations.
But with this reopening there are intense “health and safety measures.” All locations within Shanghai Disneyland and the surrounding Resort will be operated at a controlled capacity, and all guests will be required to meet certain protocols. In order to enjoy the magic, all Guests of every age must present a green Shanghai Health QR Corde as well as a negative Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) taken within 72 hours from sampling time. A green “venue code” must also be able to be presented to Cast Members. Guests intending to stay at the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel must also present a green “Telecommunication Data Based Travel Itinerary Card (Travel Itinerary Card)” as well as complete a “Health Declaration Form” when they check-in.
The Shanghai Disney Resort will also require all Guests to wear face coverings in all areas, practice social distancing requirements, and undergo temperature screenings. All Cast Members, Disneytown employees, and third-party vendors working onsite will also face similar requirements.
Shanghai Disney Resort was shuttered in March 2022 as part of an intensely draconian lockdown of Mainland China instituted by the Chinese Communist Party in reaction to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. It joined Hong Kong Disneyland for some time, but Disney’s Hong Kong Resort reopened in April.
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