Theme parks are looking to reshape their operations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and Central Florida parks are looking toward Shanghai Disney as an example. The good news: tickets for the limited capacity reopening sold out within minutes. There’s pent-up demand from the coronavirus lockdowns.
Shanghai Disneyland reopened today with a limited crowd and lots of new restrictions. While the Disney park in Shanghai can accommodate 80,000 daily guests, China is restricting admission to 24,000 guests per day initially. Disney hopes to build up to that number.
“As we welcome guests back to the park, we will draw on the learnings from the reopening of Disneytown and Wishing Star Park, and we will implement new and enhanced health and safety measures reflecting the guidance of our local health and government authorities,” said Joe Schott, President and General Manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. “While some things will look a little different, know that that a magical experience awaits you at Shanghai Disneyland. Now, more than ever, Shanghai Disney Resort is a special place for families and fans to create joyful memories and celebrate being together once again.”
No word yet on any reopening dates for the theme parks in Orlando, but the local economy is counting on it happening soon. Stay tuned.