Shanghai is starting to reopen to its new normal as schools, restaurants, shops, and workplaces reopen.  Soon Shanghai Disney Resort will join the list of reopened facilities.

Disney today announced that the Shanghai Disney Resort will re-open to the public on May 11, 2020.

Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, said, “We know how much our guests have been looking forward to returning to Shanghai Disneyland, and our cast is excited to begin welcoming them back.  As the park reopens with significantly enhanced health and safety measures, our guests will find Shanghai Disneyland as magical and memorable as ever.”

Shanghai Disney will implement new safety procedures, based on their experience in re-opening Shanghai’s Disneytown, Wishing Star Park, and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel in early March.

Shanghai Disney Resort will reopen on May 11, 2020. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Shanghai Disney Resort will reopen on May 11, 2020. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

New Safety Procedures

Disney will institute these new procedures:

Limited and pulsed attendance with an advanced reservation and entry system: Guests will be required to buy admission tickets for a selected date only.  Annual Pass holders will also need to make a reservation prior to arrival.

Controlled guest density: Disney will manage capacity in queues, restaurants, ride vehicles, and other facilities. They will manage queues and ride vehicle loading to promote social distancing.

Implementing required government health and prevention procedures: Disney will implement temperature screening and will check the government-issued Shanghai Health QR code (a contact tracing and early detection system used in China).  Disney will require that both Cast Members and guests wear a mask during their visit, except when dining.

Increased sanitization and disinfection measures: Disney will make hand sanitizers available at queue entries and attraction exits.  Disney Cast Members will more frequently sanitize high-touch locations such as ride vehicles, handlebars, queue railings, and turnstiles.

Training for Cast Members: Disney will provide training to Cast Members on procedures with an emphasis on contactless guest interaction, social distancing, and cleaning.  Disney will also provide Cast Members with additional protective equipment including masks.

Other Disney parks around the world remain closed, and Disney has not announced when they will open.

Shanghai Disney Resort to open May 11.  Do you think US Parks will reopen soon?