Shanghai Disneyland Reopening Ceremony

Shanghai Disneyland President and General Manager Shares Message of Celebration

Shanghai Disneyland is now open again after being closed for three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is the first Disney theme park to reopen globally with the rest remaining closed currently. As the park reopened, Joe Schott, President and General Manager, Shanghai Disney Resort shared a message where he celebrating the reopening of the Shanghai Disney Resort.

Celebrating the Magic at Shanghai Disneyland

by Joe Schott, President and General Manager, Shanghai Disney Resort

A Disney park is a place unlike any other – where we are transported to wondrous worlds of fantasy and adventure to create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Today, we marked a return to those worlds, as Shanghai Disneyland reopened its gates to welcome guests and fans.

For myself – and for our Shanghai Disney Resort cast members, who have taken great care to prepare the park for our guests – this is a very special moment. Making magic means even more to us today, as we reflect on the resilience of our community; our wonderful cast members who worked so diligently to preserve the park during the closure; the enthusiasm of our guests and fans; and, of course, the determination and dedication of the medical workers and first responders who helped to make this possible. 

For Shanghai Disney Resort, while this is a key step in our phased reopening, there are many more milestones to come for us and our sister parks around the world. I invite you to learn more about our approach to reopening our parks here.

Thank you all for helping the magic live on, in your homes and imaginations, during these challenging times. I hope you enjoy these moments of joy and excitement from the first day of our reopening at Shanghai Disneyland!


Shanghai Disneyland reopened with a much lower capacity for the safety of guests and Cast Members. It also modified procedures to accommodate social distancing guidelines. Currently, no other Disney theme parks have opening dates scheduled. However, Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort will begin a phased reopening starting on May 20.

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