Shanghai Disneyland, the first of the Disney Parks to close amid the global spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, reopened its gates today and Shanghai Disney Resort President and General Manager Joe Schott was oh hand for the joyous but measured occasion.

1920-24tuh354tdfx-768x1151-1In a statement released today on the DPB, Schott shared thoughts the reopening.

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.

As of yet there are no official reopening dates set for Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World in the US although the latter destination has begun a phased reopening of its Disney Springs retail and dining center. Details are also not clear at this point as to when , Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland or Disneyland Paris will find themselves returning to operation.

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