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Shanghai Disneyland Reopening November 3rd After Closure Do to COVID-19 Case

We shared that Shanghai Disneyland closed down on November 1st and 2nd due to a COVID-19 case. All Guests and Cast Members were tested before leaving the Park. Cast Members and third-party employees completed two Nucleic Acid Tests within 48 hours, and all came back negative. The Park was also swept for the virus and deep cleaned, and they were not able to find any more traces of COVID-19. Reports state that almost 34,000 Guests were tested, and that all of those results came back negative. Guests were then allowed to return to their homes or hotel rooms, there was no mass quarantine. This may seem extreme, but they are very serious about not allowing this virus to take over their country again.

Shanghai Press Release @jordiepoblete

That being said, Shanghai Disneyland will be open tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Disneytown will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Here’s the official statement on their website:

Shanghai Disneyland and Disneytown to Resume Operations on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 – November 03, 2021

Dear Guests,

Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and patience over the past few days, as Shanghai Disneyland and Disneytown suspended operations according to directives on pandemic prevention and control.

Shanghai Disneyland and Disneytown will resume operations on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, with Shanghai Disneyland operating from 10:00 to 19:00, and Disneytown operating from 10:00 to 21:00.

All Shanghai Disney Resort Cast Members and Third-Party Employees returning to work have completed two Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) tests within 48 hours per prevention and control requirements, with all results negative, and are strictly following CDC self-health monitoring guidelines. All environment samples collected have been tested negative.

We will continue to implement enhanced health and safety measures, including intensive cleaning and sanitization of all facilities and strict management of indoor airflow and social distancing. We will also continue to enforce strict health and safety measures for all guests, including limited daily attendance, mandatory advanced ticketing and reservation, temperature and health code checks on resort entry and staggered guest flow.

For guests whose travel plans were impacted, you may contact the original purchase channel with your enquiries or to request a refund or exchange.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to health care professionals and related departments for their professionalism and efficiency, and our Cast for their dedication and commitment. Their tremendous support during this period add confidence in our pandemic prevention and control measures and protocols and has facilitated our smooth re-opening.

We also sincerely thank our guests and the general public for your kindness and understanding and look forward to seeing you all at Shanghai Disney Resort soon!


Out of all the Disney Parks, Shanghai Disney was the first to close due to COVID-19. They closed on January 25th, 2020, and remained closed until May 11th, 2020. Here in Central Florida, cases have been down and the positivity rate is 3.0%. Although this is great news that cases have been lower, we are still in a pandemic, so we all need to do our part to protect ourselves and others. Make sure to follow all safety guidelines that Walt Disney World has in place and be kind to all Cast Members.

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