When the pandemic started, even the happiest place on earth took a hit. All of the Disney World and Disneyland parks closed back in March 16 in an effort to curb Coronavirus infections among park-goers and staff.
Two months after, Disney Springs plan to conduct a phased reopening starting on May 20. But unlike the Disneyland people knew before, opening its doors to the masses also means that only a number of shopping and dining experiences owned by third-party operators will be accessible to guests.
All resorts, hotels, and attractions will remain closed until further notice.
The park will only be able to cater to a limited capacity so that social distancing may still be practiced.
They will also limit parking and operating hours. Disney Springs also commits to increased cleaning procedures, limited contact among guests and staff, and additional safety training for its employees.
In other parts of the world, Shanghai Disneyland reopens on May 11. They aim to follow the success of Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and Shanghai Disneyland hotel—the first few Shanghai Disneyland spots to open back in March since the pandemic forced all other parks to close.
The government aims to get the economy back on its feet, especially since the spread of the virus dramatically slowed in China. This gave the Shanghai branch the opportunity to welcome guests once again, albeit on a limited capacity.
Changes in Shanghai Disneyland include required advanced booking and reservations, strict social distancing in queues, and increased frequency of disinfection.
A health QR code will also be provided before a guest’s arrival. The park will only allow those with a green QR code to enter. The park will also strictly implement temperature scanning. All guests are required to use face masks during the entire visit.