Today marks the first reopening of any Disney theme park since closure in January and Mid-March. The resort, which was the first to close out of all the Disney theme parks worldwide, reopened to limited-capacity and new guidelines for Cast Members and guests.
Even with a limited-capacity in place, Shanghai Disneyland was “sold-out” and crowds were limited to entering early in the morning. Once the park was full, guests who had tickets could only enter when guests came out. This form of entry is expected to occur at all the Disney theme parks as they reopen.
Currently, Shanghai Disneyland is the only theme park open with Disney Springs reopening May 20th at the Walt Disney World Resort. Per Disney’s websites for the U.S. theme parks, no date is scheduled for a reopening of either but when they do it will also be to a limited-capacity and in phases.
Certain requirements for guests could include temperature taking before entering the parks, a quick health questionnaire and possibly face masks.
Cast Members will be required to wear masks and gloves and seat guests 6 feet or so apart on attractions. Line queues will also be marked for 6 feet of social distancing. The same is expected for park dining and resort hotels.
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Dean has been writing and blogging for over 10 years. He specializes in Disney theme park news including updates, openings, special events and general advice for travelers. He doesn’t shy away from the good, the bad and the ugly. His previous work includes being a Cast Member at Disneyland and working as a travel agent.