With yesterday’s exciting news that Shanghai Disneyland would become the first global Disney park to re-open, we decided to take a look at where each of the other Disney Parks stand in regards to statements on their re-opening.
So far, Shanghai Disneyland is the only park with a definitive re-opening date: May 11th.
This is a limited capacity reopening, but it also gives us a preview of what the opening of other Disney parks may be like. For starters, guests will be required to make a reservation before entering the park, and will be subjected to a mandatory temperature screening. Spatial distancing measures (such as virtual queues) will also likely be in place.
Last month, Tokyo Disneyland announced its closure (intended to run through April 20th), was to be extended indefinitely, with a reopening date to be determined in mid-May. We can expect to see an announcement sometime next week.
Walt Disney World and Disneyland
No opening date has been announced for either domestic Disney park at this timeDisney Springs will begin a gradual re-opening on May 20th. However, Disney World has announced that .
Additionally, Disney Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pam Hymel shared that the parks are exploring options such as temperature screenings, virtual queues, and other protective measures for their re-opening. In that regard, they will likely look to how the measures are implemented at parks like Shanghai Disneyland.
While Walt Disney World is accepting reservations for June 1st and onward, this is in no way a guarantee that the parks will re-open on that date.
Disneyland Paris is still listed as being closed “until further notice.” This week, the park did make some changes to their online statement, changing their cancellation policy to include cancellations from June 30th to July 14th.
Additionally, the park has announced that their previously scheduled opening of the Art of Marvel Hotel would be delayed, and would not be opening in July as planned.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland is still closed at this time. Earlier this month, the Enchanted Garden Restaurant at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel briefly resumed character dining for a short period through May 3rd.
However, the park is still listed as being “closed until further notice.”
We will continue posting updates as the process of reopening the Disney parks continues. Until then, continue to follow our newsletter and social media for the latest updates.
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