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Shanghai Disney has been closed since January 25, 2020.
A date for limited re-opening was announced as March 9, 2020. Limited shopping, dining and recreation would be available. The resort website was updated with the following information.
As part of the reopening and to increase safety precautions taken in the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 pamdemic, Shanghai Disney Resort announced that every guest entering Shanghai Disney Resort would be “required to undergo temperature screening procedures” and would need to present their Health QR Codeat all dining locations. In addition, masks are required for every guest.
China has begun implementing Health QR codes for residents despite push back about its accuracy, fairness and effectiveness. According to South China Morning Post, “A green code shows the user is not under quarantine and can move around the city freely, but those with yellow and red codes need to quarantine themselves at home or undergo supervised quarantine respectively. The status of users’ colour codes is refreshed at midnight daily.”
Although speculation that domestic Disney parks will require the same if not similar regulations (minus the Health QR Code) upon reopening it is important to remember that The Walt Disney Company does not wholly own Shanghai Disney. The company owns a 43% stake with the majority stake of 57% owned by Shanghai Shendi Group.
We have no doubt that as the world and with that Disney parks and resorts begin to open again that new procedures will be put in place as we navigate a post-Coronavirus world. Speculation is running wild regarding what will happen here in the United States and also abroad and while Bob Iger has mentioned ideas that are being bandied about, no firm decisions have been announced at this time.
We will continue to monitor the situations abroad and will eagerly await the announcement that Disney is once again open for business world wide.
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(Note: There are portions of China, mostly in the upper Heilongjiang province of China that are going back into a mandatory isolation period of 28 days beginning on 4/17/20 following an uptick in a new wave of COVID-19 cases. There is no word on if this will spread through other areas of China and could alter the re-opening of Disney and other gathering places around the country)
(Source: ShanghaiDisneyresort.com, South China Morning Post)