Disney always has a way of bringing magic into all of our lives. That magic got a little more special today with the reopening of Shanghai Disneyland. Still nowhere back to normal, but it does give us all a glimmer of hope as to what is in store for all of us in the future. Shanghai was the first Disney park to close back in January due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shanghai opened to about 30 percent capacity. This is being done, so social distancing can still be kept in place as part of the guidelines for phased-in reopening. Facemasks are also required to be worn by cast members and park guests. Vigorous cleaning is being implemented all over the park. The staff is very well prepared to keep everything perfect as usual and abide by the strict guidelines.
Joe Schott is the president and general manager of the Shanghai Disney Resort had the following statement for the Disney Parks Blog. “For myself – and for our Shanghai Disney Resort cast members, who have taken great care to prepare the park for our guests – this is a very special moment. Making magic means even more to us today, as we reflect on the resilience of our community; our wonderful cast members who worked so diligently to preserve the park during the closure; the enthusiasm of our guests and fans; and, of course, the determination and dedication of the medical workers and first responders who helped to make this possible “.
Source: Disney Parks Blog