Business Insider reports that Disneyland Shanghai is bucking fears spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic by opening its doors to visitors on May 11, with all tickets sold out on May 8.
Prices vary by day, from 399 yuan to 499 yuan (about $56 to $70), wrote Bryan Pietsch, and Disneyland Shanghai’s reopening signals the company’s confidence that the threat of the pandemic, which roils the US, has gone for good.
Despite such confidence, Disneyland Shanghai will operate with limited capacity using a "deliberate approach," including social distancing, increased cleanings, and other safety measures in a park that can accommodate 80,000 people.
However, China has limited the park to carry only 30% of capacity, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said, adding “"We're going to actually open up far below that just to have our training wheels on with our new procedures and processes." #coronavirusimpact #COVID19