Visitors with face masks entered Shanghai Disneyland this morning for the first time since January 25th. Nearly five months after the Disney park closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak in China, guests were welcomed back into the park, with conditions.
All guests must wear face masks and have their temperatures taken at the park’s security entrance. Social distancing will be enforced within the parks and extra staff was hired and will be constantly wiping down and sanitizing all surfaces of the park. As of right now, the park will be operating at a maximum of 30% of capacity. Many hand-washing and sanitizing stations have been installed for guests to use.
It is believed that the Disney Corporation will monitor the information coming out of the Shanghai, China park and use the strategies that work on their other parks throughout the work. Disney has already announced that 3rd party restaurants will be allowed to open on May 20th, with very strict rules and regulations to limit large crowds.
Disney, and the rest of the world, will be monitoring to see if the opening of Shanghai Disneyland causes another wide-scale outbreak in the area. If it does, everyone is back at square one until a reliable vaccine is developed. If an increase does not occur, then we will most-likely see other entertainment and sports venues start to very slowly open their businesses back up to customers.
As a huge fan of Disney, we here at DisneyDawgs are crossing our fingers and hoping with all of our being that this quite be the beginning of the end of this pandemic that has brought to world to a standstill.