Ending a more than three-month closure caused by the coronavirus outbreak, Disney has reopened its Shanghai Disneyland park to a reduced number of visitors. In fact, Mickey and friends could only welcome 24,000 visitors at one time, in line with the Government regulations.
China has seen a decline in new virus cases for weeks and has been gradually easing restrictions.
This reopening however came on the same day that China reported 17 new cases nationally – the highest daily increase since 28 April.
The opening day, tickets for which were immediately sold out brought with it some changes including the wearing of protective face masks as well as strict social distancing rules.
While rides have reopened, Disney announced that, in an attempt to limit the gathering of large groups of people, its famous parades and fireworks displays will not take place for the time being. The same applies for interactive play areas and indoor live shows. Most of the bars and restaurants have been opened.
A glimpse of Disney’s new normal? Visitors holding annual passes are being asked to reserve an entry time and day in advance
Floor markings have been added to areas where people might congregate, such as shops and entertainment areas, to maintain distancing.