Shanghai Disneyland will begin a phased reopening on May 11th and tickets went on sale the morning of the 8th. Within minutes, tickets for the day sold out. The tickets purchased were dated. Annual Passholders were allowed to make reservations for a date and time to return to the park that has been closed since January.

Ticket sales and admission to the park will be a bit different for the foreseeable future. Shanghai Disneyland is limiting the number of tickets being sold each day to control capacity. Both full-day and half-day tickets are being sold when the park reopens. Tickets will not be sold on-site when Shanghai Disneyland opens. Guests will be given both a date and a time to enter. All of this is to help create a safe environment for guests and cast members when the park reopens. Guests will also be required to prove they don’t provide a coronavirus risk through temperature screening and also a personal QR code that will indicate if they are “red” or “green” status. This is required currently for travel and other activities in China. “Only guests with a green Health QR Code will be allowed to enter the resort,” Disney says.

The experience inside the park will be a bit different as well. Guests will be required to observe physical distancing. Some of the experiences, like the children’s play areas and some of the theatrical shows will not be open immediately. Parades and nighttime spectaculars will also not be available initially upon the park’s reopening.

Character interactions will also be changing to create experiences for guests to observe and enjoy that will also observe social distancing. Throughout the day, characters will be making “surprise appearances” throughout the park. According to a release by Shanghai Disneyland, “guests will have the opportunity to see Mickey and his friends, along with Duffy and his friends dressed in their new costumes inspired by the colors of the season as they welcome and wave to guests from atop the park’s Entry Portal. Disney Princesses will wave to guests from the balcony of the Enchanted Storybook Castle and Marvel Super Heroes will gather on the Pepsi E-stage to bring additional power and energy to guests.”

During this opening phase, there will also be some other special moments offered. There will be a Disney character procession, Mickey and Friend Express, presented multiple times each day. This will give guests a chance to see their favorite Disney characters. The Enchanted Storybook Castle will also come to life in the evenings with magical moments accompanied by both music and light. As guests depart at night, Mickey and the gang will also be found on the Entry Portal waving goodbye to guests as they say goodnight.

Here are the official details on ticket sales for the reopening of Shanghai Disneyland:

Ticket sales are available via the resort’s official online channels and official travel partners’ channels starting today at 8:00 a.m., with a limited number of tickets available each day to control capacity. During the initial reopening phase, guests will be able to enjoy a special price of RMB 499 for weekends, and regular date ticket prices will continue to be RMB 399. From May 8, 2020, guests may also purchase a Half-day dated ticket, which is valid for entry to Shanghai Disneyland from 14:00 on any pre-selected date from May 11 through June 9, 2020.

All guests are required to purchase dated admission tickets for Shanghai Disneyland prior to their arrival, as on-site sales will not be available. Annual Pass holders must make a reservation for their visit date and time through Shanghai Disney Resort’s official online channels before their visit to the park. During this temporary “Advanced Reservation Period”, General Admission tickets for Shanghai Disneyland will not be accepted. Guests must provide basic personal information for each guest visiting the park, including name, phone number, ID type and ID number via Shanghai Disney Resort’s official online channels after purchasing a ticket and prior to arriving at the resort in order to generate a Shanghai Disneyland Reservation QR Code, and guests will be required to present the code before entering the park.

With all the amazing activities and offerings on their way, the Shanghai Disneyland Annual Pass makes for the perfect cost-effective choice for guests to enjoy endlessly fun and exciting activities throughout the year. Annual Pass holders can also make full use of a wide variety of unique and exclusive benefits, including special discounts on dining and merchandise, and at hotels and Disneytown.