Shanghai Disneyland reopens after three-month closure

 

Image: FILE PHOTO: People visit the opening event of Disney-Pixar Toy Story Land, the seventh themed land in Shanghai Disneyland in ShanghaiShanghai Disneyland-Aly Song / Reuters

SHANGHAI – Walt Disney Co. reopened its Shanghai Disneyland park on Monday to a reduced number of visitors, ending a roughly three-month closure caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

This marks a milestone for Walt Disney and provides a glimpse of how it might recover from the pandemic that has forced it to shut parks in Asia, the United States and France, as well as operations at its retail stores and cruise ships.

At the Shanghai park, Disney has put in place measures, including social distancing, masks and temperature screenings for visitors and employees, and is for now keeping visitor numbers “far below” 24,000 people, or 30 percent of the daily capacity, a level requested by the Chinese government.

Tickets for the earliest days of Shanghai Disneyland’s reopening sold out rapidly on Friday.

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