According to Deadline, the park will open with restrictions and follow health regulations to ensure social distancing among guests. The park will only operate at 30 percent capacity — it can hold up to 80,000 attendees — and guests must purchase tickets in advance. Annual Pass holders will also have to make reservations.
Rides, restaurants and attractions will promote social distancing through queues, temperature screenings will be given, contact tracing will be implemented and guests will be required to wear masks while in the park unless they are eating. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the park and high-touch locations will be consistently cleaned. Finally, employees — or as Disney calls them, cast members — will be trained for contactless guest interaction, cleaning and social distancing.
The news comes shortly after a report stated that the park would reopen this month. Disney did not provide an update on its other parks, including Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney World Resort in Orlando.
This is not the first Disney location to open after being shuttered by the coronavirus. Sections of the Shanghai Disney Resort, including Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and Shanghai Disney Hotel, reopened in early March.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced that, despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Shanghai Disneyland will reopen on May 11.