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Shanghai's Disneyland opens after 3 month break

May 11, 2020 09:06 IST
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After a three-month hiatus, the Walt Disney Company's largest Magic Kingdom in Asia is back in business.

The Shanghai Disney Resort threw open its doors Monday -- albeit with strict social distancing and public safety measures in place.

Tickets for the earliest days of Shanghai Disneyland’s re-opening sold out rapidly on Friday.

Visitors wear Minnie Mouse ears at Shanghai Disney Resort as the Shanghai Disneyland theme park reopens following a shutdown due to the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters
 

Visitors wearing protective face masks walk along the Shanghai Disney Resort. The first group of 200 lucky visitors were allowed into the park at the usual opening time of 9:30 am. Guests are being granted entry in staggered batches, based on predetermined times printed on their tickets. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse greet vistors at Shanghai Disney Resort as the Shanghai Disneyland theme park. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

A visitor dressed as a Disney character takes a selfie while wearing a protective face mask at Shanghai Disney Resort. Due to social distancing requirements, posing for pictures with Disney characters in costume will be no-go for the foreseeable future. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

A worker wearing a face mask prepares social distancing markers at Shanghai Disney Resort. Disney has capped attendance at 30 per cent of usual capacity, or approximately 24,000 people, to keep guests safe and to help staff adjust to new safety procedures. Working with Chinese public health officials, the company has implemented a range of new safety measures, including social distancing in lines, required mask wearing for staff and patrons, frequent cleaning and a temperature check upon entry. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Men wearing face masks are seen under balloons for sale at Shanghai Disney Resort. Disney's theme parks in Hong Kong, Japan, Europe and the US remain closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, with no date yet set for reopening. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters
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