Coronavirus: Shanghai Disneyland Resort to partially resume operations

The resort has been closed since January 25 to prevent the spread of the virus

FILE PHOTO: People visit the opening event of Disney-Pixar Toy Story Land, the seventh themed land in Shanghai Disneyland in Shanghai, China April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

Shanghai Disneyland Resort has announced that it will partially resume operations on Monday, March 9. The park and resort have been closed since Saturday, January 25, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

As the first step towards a phased reopening, the resort will see a “limited number of shopping, dining and recreational experiences available in Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and within the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel”. However, these resort locations will operate under limited capacity and reduced hours of operation, Shanghai Disneyland said in a statement on its website. The Disney Car and Coach Park and the Disneytown Parking Lot will also reopen.

In order to make the phased relaunch as safe as possible, a number of measures are being taken to limit the spread of the virus. All guests entering the Shanghai Disney Resort will have to undergo temperature screening procedures upon arrival, present Health QR Code while entering dining venues and be required to wear a mask during their entire visits. Guests are also being reminded to “maintain a respectable social distance” while in stores, queues and restaurants.

Meanwhile, the main theme park will remain closed as officials continue to "monitor health and safety conditions and follow the direction of government regulators". Tokyo Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland have also been temporarily closed due to the outbreak.