Tickets To A Reopened Shanghai Disneyland Sell Out Within Minutes
Many people have been wondering whether demand will be there when Disney theme parks around the world do re-open and at least as far as Shanghai Disney is concerned, the answer is a resounding YES!
As we previously reported here at MickeyBlog, Shanghai Disney is the first theme park to re-open after the COVID-19 crisis saw theme parks shuttered worldwide. They announced this week that they would begin welcoming guests on May 11th but with new safety protocols in place! And according to a recent piece on Bloomberg/Quint, people are excited to get back to the theme parks.
Tickets for opening day sold out within minutes of going on sale, a sign that at least in China consumers are ready to spend as the nation and the economy recovers post-pandemic. According to Bloomberg, the sellout was confirmed on the website within minutes after booking opened up at 8am this morning. Tickets were priced at 399 yuan ($56) for regular days and 499 yuan for weekends.
The theme park is implementing safety measures which provide guests stateside with a pretty good indication of what the re-opening of both Walt Disney World and Disneyland may look like. Upon reopening, Shanghai Disneyland will limit visitors to one-third of its normal capacity. Additional measures to keep guests safe include social distancing queues, upping the frequency of sanitization and disinfection and more.
It would appear that Shanghai Disney is being used to test and inform how Disney parks worldwide will re-open. Though as of going to print none of the other theme parks have set an opening date. It should be noted however that Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, which is the property’s downtown shopping district announced that they will resume some operations beginning on May 20th.
Next to open may very well be Tokyo Disneyland which has been closed since February 29th. The company has already announced plans to re-open the park when the country’s state of emergency has been lifted. The current state of emergency is set to run until May 31st.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on reopening news at all of Disney’s theme parks worldwide. Readers are encouraged to keep following along for the latest updates!
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