Shanghai Disneyland tickets sell out as park prepares to re-open

Tickets for the earliest days of Shanghai Disneyland’s re-opening in China sold out rapidly on Friday, according to the park’s website, as it prepares to next week end a three-month shutdown because of the coronavirus outbreak. Shanghai Disneyland

Tickets for Monday, May 11, the first day the park will welcome guests again, through May 14 were no longer available on the park’s online booking service.

They also sold out for the weekend dates of May 16 and 17.

Chinese third-party ticket vendors Fliggy and MeiTuan also confirmed that their allotted tickets for re-opening day had sold out. Shanghai Disneyland

According to Fliggy, the platform’s tickets for May 11 and May 16 sold out within three minutes.

The Chinese government has asked Disney to cap attendance of the re-opened park at 30 percent of capacity, or roughly 24,000 people, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said.

Ride vehicles, lines and restaurants will be set up to follow social distancing guidelines. Guests and employees will be required to wear masks, which guests can remove when dining.

Guests’ temperatures will be screened and the park will use the government-issued Shanghai Health QR code, a contact tracing and early detection system used in China. Sanitization and disinfection will occur more frequently, the company said.

Disney Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pam Hymel said the company is exploring ways to use technology such as its Play Disney Parks App to help with those efforts, according to a Disney blog post on Tuesday. Reuters previously reported that guests could be notified via app or another technology when they can go on a ride or in a restaurant to eliminate lines.


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