Shanghai Disneyland Issues Temporary Refunds Due to Concerns Over Coronavirus Outbreak in China
UPDATE: The company officially announced that they will be closing Shanghai Disneyland. The closure will take effect starting on Saturday and will also affect Disneytown, Walt Disney Grand Theatre and Wishing Star Park according to representatives from Shanghai Disney.
With the growing concerns of the Coronavirus outbreak in China, Shanghai Disneyland will be offering refunds to guests who have prepurchased tickets.
In response to the prevention and control of the disease outbreak and in order to ensure the health and safety of our guests and Cast, Shanghai Disney Resort is temporarily closing Shanghai Disneyland, Disneytown including Walt Disney Grand Theatre and Wishing Star Park, starting January 25, 2020. We will continue to carefully monitor the situation and be in close contact with the local government, and we will announce the reopening date upon confirmation.
Shanghai Disney Resort will assist in the refund for guests who have purchased tickets for admission to Shanghai Disneyland, have booked a resort hotel, or have booked tickets for Beauty and the Beast Mandarin Production through the original ticket purchase channel, and we will introduce the detailed procedure and guidelines via the resort’s official platforms as soon as possible.
We wish our guests a healthy and happy Spring Festival!
Shanghai Disney Resort
January 24, 2020
As of going to print, hundreds of cases of this new respiratory illness have been confirmed in China. The virus is believed to have originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The illness is a new kind of coronavirus. This is a large family of viruses of which the common cold is one but can also be linked to stronger strains such as SARS and MERS.
Confirmed cases currently sit at 830 with 26 deaths as a result. As a precautionary measure, Wuhan has suspended all inbound and outbound flights as well as trains, buses and ferries. 9 other cities in the province of Hubei have done the same. Other cases of the virus have been reported in South Korea, Singapore, Japan and there is currently one expected case in the state of Washington in the U.S.
As of going to print, there is no indication of how long the Shanghai Disneyland closure will last but keep following along with MickeyBlog and we promise to keep you posted!
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