Check Out Some Incredible Photos From Shanghai Disney’s Opening Day
Today was a big day as the Walt Disney Company looks to slowly re-open its theme parks post-COVID-19 crisis. Leading the pack is Shanghai Disneyland which officially opened its gates to guests today (May 11th). As this is the first Disney theme park in the world to reopen, Disney is using it as a chance to try out new methods to keep guests safe and healthy at the parks.
Shanghai Disney opened today with numerous policies and procedures in place to keep guests and cast members safe. This includes the park putting a cap on attendance at 30% of the usual capacity. Other measures included enhanced sanitation procedures, updated queueing systems and temperature checks, health screenings and more.
It’s hard to comprehend what the theme parks might look like in a post coronavirus world so the best way is to show you some of the incredible photos that have been shared on the newswire today.
Here is a look at the temperature check-point guests must pass through before entering the park. Guests showing evidence of high temperatures will be turned away.
As a precaution, guests entering Shanghai Disneyland have been asked to show a green health QR code on their mobile phones as well to gain access to the theme parks.
Cast members lined the side of the walkways when guests entered the parks this morning to wave “Hello!”
The image above was taken at one of Shanghai Disney’s shows. As you can see, squares now appear on the floor where guests stand to keep in line with social distancing policies.
Cast members also held up signs that read “Please maintain a respectful social distance from other guests.”
Here’s a look at what the ride queue lines look like which indicates how far apart guests should stand.
Riders on the Tron Coaster were only allowed to ride as single riders.
The same policies have been put into place at the restaurants where guests are told to keep every other table empty with red signs.
Cast Members, like the security guard above, are being required to wear facemasks as are guests! Bob Chapek confirmed during an interview on CNBC today that this policy is likely to carry over to the US theme parks as well.
Though the image above actually shows guests leaving at the end of a day at the parks, it also shows how the main gate of the parks have stickers indicating to guests waiting in line to get in to the parks in the morning where they should stand.