Shanghai Disneyland To Reopen After COVID Lockdown Over The Weekend

Shanghai Disneyland To Reopen After COVID Lockdown Over The Weekend

The Shanghai Disney Resort had a Coronavirus scare this past weekend, and is set to reopen it’s gates this week.

The Shanghai Disneyland park shut down on Sunday (October 31) after a guest who attended the day before tested positive for COVID-19, causing over 30k attendees to be temporarily trapped in the park.

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Before leaving the park, guests were required by the Chinese government to test negative before they could leave, as to not spread the virus elsewhere.

The woman who initially caused the shut down “visited Shanghai Disneyland on Saturday either later turned up positive for Covid or came into contact with someone who had it, according to conflicting reports,” according to Deadline.

Shanghai Disneyland announced that they, as well as the nearby Disneytown, will reopen on Wednesday (November 3).

“Dear Guests, Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and patience over the past few days, as Shanghai Disneyland and Disneytown suspended operations according to directives on pandemic prevention and control,” they shared on their website.

“All Shanghai Disney Resort Cast Members and Third-Party Employees returning to work have completed two Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) tests within 48 hours per prevention and control requirements, with all results negative, and are strictly following CDC self-health monitoring guidelines. All environment samples collected have been tested negative.”

“We will continue to implement enhanced health and safety measures, including intensive cleaning and sanitization of all facilities and strict management of indoor airflow and social distancing. We will also continue to enforce strict health and safety measures for all guests, including limited daily attendance, mandatory advanced ticketing and reservation, temperature and health code checks on resort entry and staggered guest flow.”

“For guests whose travel plans were impacted, you may contact the original purchase channel with your enquiries or to request a refund or exchange.”

“We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to health care professionals and related departments for their professionalism and efficiency, and our Cast for their dedication and commitment. Their tremendous support during this period add confidence in our pandemic prevention and control measures and protocols and has facilitated our smooth re-opening.”

“We also sincerely thank our guests and the general public for your kindness and understanding and look forward to seeing you all at Shanghai Disney Resort soon!”

Shanghai Disneyland will be open 10am to 7pm, and Disneytown’s operating hours will be from 10am to 9pm.

Back in June, all of the Disney Parks were back open for the first time in over a year, due to the pandemic.

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