Photos: Shanghai Disneyland reopens with restrictions in place

Updated On May 12, 2020 10:40 AM IST

The Shanghai Disneyland park reopened on Monday after almost four months of coronavirus lockdown. Facemasks and temperature checks were made mandatory at the entrance. The reopening is one of the largest test cases yet of whether mass gatherings can take place safely amid the virus pandemic.

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Visitors take a selfie with a giant Donald Duck installation in Disneyland theme park in Shanghai. The park reopened on May 11 after almost four months since it was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Chen Si / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 12, 2020 10:40 AM IST

Visitors take a selfie with a giant Donald Duck installation in Disneyland theme park in Shanghai. The park reopened on May 11 after almost four months since it was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Chen Si / AP)

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People queue to enter Shanghai Disneyland. To reach the gates of the park, guests had to pass through body temperature checks and show that their health status has been confirmed using a smartphone app for tracking infected persons. Masks were mandatory, despite the muggy 23 degree Celsius (73 degrees Fahrenheit) weather. (Hector Retamal / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 12, 2020 10:40 AM IST

People queue to enter Shanghai Disneyland. To reach the gates of the park, guests had to pass through body temperature checks and show that their health status has been confirmed using a smartphone app for tracking infected persons. Masks were mandatory, despite the muggy 23 degree Celsius (73 degrees Fahrenheit) weather. (Hector Retamal / AFP)

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A child looks on while standing inside a marker meant for proper adherence of social distancing in Shanghai Disneyland. Parks, factories and restaurants in cities and countries around the world are reopening under rules to keep customers and workers apart amid the threat of second waves and flare-ups of the virus. (Aly Song / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 12, 2020 10:40 AM IST

A child looks on while standing inside a marker meant for proper adherence of social distancing in Shanghai Disneyland. Parks, factories and restaurants in cities and countries around the world are reopening under rules to keep customers and workers apart amid the threat of second waves and flare-ups of the virus. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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A woman wearing a face mask takes a selfie during her visit to Disneyland. Shanghai Disneyland was the first of the entertainment giant’s parks to close on January 25 as the coronavirus began to spread from the Chinese city of Wuhan, 520 miles (840 kilometers) west of the country’s business capital. (Hector Retamal / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 12, 2020 10:40 AM IST

A woman wearing a face mask takes a selfie during her visit to Disneyland. Shanghai Disneyland was the first of the entertainment giant’s parks to close on January 25 as the coronavirus began to spread from the Chinese city of Wuhan, 520 miles (840 kilometers) west of the country’s business capital. (Hector Retamal / AFP)

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A marching band welcomed visitors to the Shanghai park. Disney is struggling to recoup earnings at its theme park and film businesses pummeled by the virus crisis, while China’s government is grappling with the challenges of incrementally reopening the country. (Hector Retamal / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 12, 2020 10:40 AM IST

A marching band welcomed visitors to the Shanghai park. Disney is struggling to recoup earnings at its theme park and film businesses pummeled by the virus crisis, while China’s government is grappling with the challenges of incrementally reopening the country. (Hector Retamal / AFP)

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Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are seen entertaining the crowd. Live theatre shows, areas where children would come into close contact, such as water play spots, and parades have been suspended during the initial reopening to avoid raising infection risks. (Aly Song / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 12, 2020 10:40 AM IST

Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are seen entertaining the crowd. Live theatre shows, areas where children would come into close contact, such as water play spots, and parades have been suspended during the initial reopening to avoid raising infection risks. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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Performers dressed as Disney characters are seen during the reopening of the park. Disney said it is limiting access to the Shanghai park to a fifth of normal capacity, below the government-mandated 30%, during the initial reopening phase, reported Bloomberg. (Hector Retamal / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 12, 2020 10:40 AM IST

Performers dressed as Disney characters are seen during the reopening of the park. Disney said it is limiting access to the Shanghai park to a fifth of normal capacity, below the government-mandated 30%, during the initial reopening phase, reported Bloomberg. (Hector Retamal / AFP)

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The Shanghai Disneyland Park is seen in the background as park staff walks in a line while maintaining social distance. The reopening of the park is one of the largest test cases yet of whether mass gatherings can take place safely amid the virus pandemic (Aly Song / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 12, 2020 10:40 AM IST

The Shanghai Disneyland Park is seen in the background as park staff walks in a line while maintaining social distance. The reopening of the park is one of the largest test cases yet of whether mass gatherings can take place safely amid the virus pandemic (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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