Disney has reopened its Shanghai theme park with new physical distancing rules more than three months after the coronavirus pandemic forced its closure.
Visitors must wear face masks, undergo temperature checks on arrival and be given timed entry slots in a much changed theme park experience. Only visitors with a green rating on China’s health QR code app will be allowed through the gates.
Tickets for the reopening on Monday went on sale on Friday and sold out within minutes. Visitor numbers are limited to 30% of the park’s 80,000 usual capacity, and some facilities- such as children’s play areas and theatre shows – remain closed. No parades or night shows will run either. Shanghai Disney Resort said in a statement, “close interaction and close-up photos with characters will be suspended during the initial phase of reopening.”
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