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Shanghai Disneyland will become the first Disney theme park to open its doors to visitors after it was forced to shut down in January because of the coronavirus outbreak. 
Disney has announced it will reopen the main theme park on May 11, after the “successful reopening” of a few shopping areas in the park earlier in March.
But park authorities have put in place new rules to ensure the safety of guests and staff, including limited attendance, social-distancing measures, and increased disinfection.
Visitors must also present a government-issued Health QR code before entering the park, and are required to wear face masks at all times, except when dining.
Staff will be given personal protective equipment (PPE) during work and will be trained on “contactless guest interaction.” 
Photos show how it plans to reopen its facilities to thousands of visitors every day.
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Shanghai Disneyland announced this week that it will reopen its main theme park, three months after it closed its doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.

But the park’s reopening is accompanied by a new set of strict measures, that include limited attendance, social distancing measures, and an “increased frequency of sanitization and disinfection,” according to a press release.

The park announced earlier this week it would reopen on May 11, and tickets for the opening day went on sale Friday at 8 a.m. local time before quickly selling out.

As one of the first theme parks to reopen around the world, Disneyland Shanghai will likely serve as an example for Disney’s and others’ parks as they plan reopenings. 

Scroll down to see how Disney’s biggest international park plans to reopen its doors during the coronavirus pandemic.

Three months after Shanghai Disneyland closed its gates to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, the theme park announced it will be reopening on May 11.
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Disney announced on January 24 that it would temporarily close its Shanghai attraction to control the COVID-19 outbreak. 

CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Chapek, said in a press release cited in CNN: “We know how much our guests have been looking forward to returning to Shanghai Disneyland, and our cast is excited to begin welcoming them back.”

“As the park reopens with significantly enhanced health and safety measures, our guests will find Shanghai Disneyland as magical and memorable as ever,” Chapek added.

Source: CNN



The opening of Shanghai Disneyland’s main theme park comes after it already allowed visitors to enter certain shopping and dining attractions at a limited capacity in March.
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According to the company website, the decision to open the main part of the theme park —which includes all the rollercoasters — came after the “successful reopening” of a few shopping areas including Disneytown, Wishing Star Park, and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel on March 10.

Source: Shanghai Disneyland

But the reopening will come with a new set of rules for both guests and staff, with the company ensuring its visitors that it will only run under “enhanced safety measures.”
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Source: CNN

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