An official statement from Shanghai Disneyland reveals what the park will be like once it reopens next week.
As we anticipate the reopening of Disney Parks around the world, today seems to be a pretty big news day with the announcement that Shanghai Disneyland will reopen next week and a note from the Chief Medical Officer of Disney Parks outlining some considerations for reopening the parks.
The official announcement on the Shanghai Disneyland website states (with our emphasis in bold):
Shanghai Disneyland theme park will officially reopen to the public on May 11, 2020. The initial park reopening will demonstrate a deliberate approach, drawing on the experience from the successful reopening of Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel in early March, and implement enhanced health and safety measures.
During this initial reopening phase, the park will institute new measures and procedures, including opening with limited attendance and required advanced ticketing and reservations, accommodating social distancing in queues, restaurants, ride vehicles and other facilities throughout the park, and implementing increased frequency of sanitization and disinfection.
Ticket sales will be available via the resort’s official online channels and official travel partners’ channels beginning on May 8 at 8:00 a.m., with a limited number of tickets available each day during the initial reopening.
Guests are required to purchase dated admission tickets prior to their arrival, and Annual Pass holders must make a reservation for their visit date and time through the resort’s official online channels before their visit to the park. During this “Advanced Reservation Period,” General Admission tickets for Shanghai Disneyland will not be accepted.
Please read the press release for detailed operation measures and ticketing information by clicking here.
Many guests have wondered how Disney would handle limited attendance requirements with limited capacity measures. Would it be limited to onsite guests? Florida residents? How do Annual Passholders fit into all this?
Shanghai is taking the approach of advanced dated tickets that must be purchased ahead of time. Also worth noting, Shanghai Disneyland Passholders must also make reservations for their visit date and time through the website.
Could similar measures be implemented for Disney World and Disneyland? We don’t know the answer to that yet, but we can look to Shanghai to see how they handle reopening. Let us know your thoughts on dated tickets and Annual Passholder reservations over on Facebook.