Shanghai Disney Resort closes due to COVID-19

Oct 31, 2022 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Monday October 31, 2022 9:27am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Shanghai Disney Resort has closed its gates once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The closure goes into effect today, with no reopening date yet available.

Here is the full statement from Shanghai Disney Resort.

In order to follow the requirement of pandemic prevention and control, Shanghai Disney Resort, including Shanghai Disneyland, Disneytown and Wishing Star Park will be closed starting Monday, October 31, 2022, with immediate effect. We will notify guests as soon as we have a confirmed date to resume operations.
We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide refund or exchanges for all guests impacted during this period.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Shanghai Disney Resort

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IanDLBZFMar 03, 2023

Hong Kong's mask mandate has now been officially lifted!

IanDLBZFJan 07, 2023

Here's what those planning to visit China need to know....

HaymarketJan 07, 2023

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HaymarketJan 07, 2023

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IanDLBZFJan 07, 2023

In addition, as of December 23, 2022, the US Department of State issued the following travel advisory (Level 3) for Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau... Reconsider travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and the Macau SAR, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, arbitrary enforcement of local laws, and COVID-19-related restrictions. See specific risks and conditions in each jurisdiction below. Access to medical care, including treatment in hospitals and ambulance service, may be delayed or limited. Commercial transportation options are available. Exercise increased caution in the PRC due to wrongful detentions. The U.S. government is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and may change this guidance again quickly in response to emergent concerns. Please check back frequently for any changes.

IanDLBZFDec 31, 2022

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HaymarketDec 30, 2022

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IanDLBZFDec 30, 2022

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HaymarketDec 28, 2022

It could happen, if Beijing backs it, for stimulus. That's how it's done in East Asia; if you know, you know.

TalkToEthanDec 28, 2022

A second HK park? They haven't been filling the first...far from it actually

HaymarketDec 28, 2022

I really hope they build that second park (yes, I know about denial of the option renewal), and a Disneytown-like area. If there's a second park, I hope they'll go all-out, and avoid the initial mistakes they made with HKDL.

J4546Dec 28, 2022

theres a few very large expansion pads left in HK, a big 1 in tomorrowland where the avengers ride was gonna go, concept art for the ride looked amazing facade wise. theres also a large expansion plot where our adventureland is. and a few more. Plus the expansion plot for the 2nd park beside it but who knows if that will ever happen

OzAnDec 28, 2022

Don't know what the make-up is like now after COVID, but when I visited HKDL in 2017, I heard more guests talking in Japanese than Chinese in the park. The "English" skipper line for the Jungle Cruise had a 10 min waiting time, whilst the "Cantonese" skipper line was literal walk on. Locals were really scarce. But I consider HKDL a little gem for this reason. Despite it has less attractions, I managed to achieve more than any other park because you can go on every ride with little to no waiting, arrive at parades and firework just before they start and be in front row spots, plus fit in sit downs for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, with plenty of shopping time. Easily one of the best days I had in a Disney park. I too scratch my head at that idea international tourist in LA wouldn't think of visiting the original Disney. If anything I feel like Disneyland is a main attraction for LA even more so than Hollywood related tourist spots, which has been poorly maintained and lost a lot of its luster. And yes percentage can be deceiving, and the same can be said for Tokyo. Despite TDR does not rely on international tourism that doesn't mean it does not have a lot of international tourist based on absolute numbers. That is good to hear as that place deserves more love. Although I have a selfish conundrum of wanting it to remain crowd-less if I ever have the chance to revisit again.