The first Disney park set to reopen will be Shanghai Disneyland according to Twitter. The park shuttered on January 25th due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Disney Resort in Shanghai to be reopened by mid-or late- May, preparations are undergoing.
Source tells 21 Caijing that visitors need to make prior appointments and the resort is required to control the number of visitors.$DIS #Disneyland #ShanghaiDisneyland #Shanghai pic.twitter.com/VhrqEc70MZ
— CNYer (@CN_wire) May 5, 2020
The post says:
“The Disney Resort in Shanghai to be reopened by mid-or late-May, preparations are undergoing. Source tells 21 Caijing that visitors need to make prior appointments, and the resort is required to control the number of visitors.”
So Shanghai is opening this month and if you are wanting to go you may need to reserve a spot since they have to limit the number of visitors that can enter the park. Much like the capacity cuts the US parks will have upon reopening.
BREAKING：chinese social media Sina reported that #ShanghaiDisneyland #SHDL #上海ディズニーランド will reopen in the middle May，just after Labor Day holiday. will it be the 1st park to make history？ #Disney #Disneypark #Disneyland pic.twitter.com/frs9ZoTlWh
— DONGDONG (@gourmetdyy) May 5, 2020
We already knew that they were putting social distancing directions on the ground to keep people apart while waiting in lines, as you can see in the picture above.
Here’s the original source, translated:
“On May 5th, an insider revealed to the 21st Century Business Herald reporter that Shanghai Disneyland is expected to resume opening in the middle and late this month, and various work is under preparation. The person said that in order to meet the needs of epidemic prevention, after opening, Disney will take measures such as reservations and current restrictions to control the number of tourists.”
“In terms of strictly controlling the flow of tourists, Minister of Culture and Tourism Luo Shugang emphasized at the press conference of the State Council’s new office on April 30 that the scenic spots should reasonably control the flow, and the daily reception number should be controlled at about 30% of the carrying capacity.”
Apparently the date was chosen due to when schools would reopen:
“..Shanghai Disneyland is actively applying to the relevant departments for the restoration of the opening date, and temporarily depends on the opening hours of students from mainland schools. According to the statistics of the 21st Century Business Herald reporter, taking the school opening time announced in Shanghai as an example, except for the first, second, third grade and kindergarten return time of the elementary school is clear, as of May 18th, other grades and grade students Will continue to return to school to resume classes.“
As of now nothing has been confirmed, it’s just a “leak” to the 21st Century Business Herald, but it does seem likely given other areas like the Shanghai Disneyland hotel, Wishing Star Park, and Disney shopping districts have been doing business. The reporter from The 21st Century Business Herald also mentioned that resort staff told them the resort has “successively launched activities such as “Spring Day Limited Color Celebration” and “Frozen Frozen Theme Dinner” for tourists to book and participate in.”
We will keep you posted
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