Shanghai First Disneyland Park To Reopen Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

Shanghai First Disneyland Park To Reopen Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

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Shanghai Disneyland reopened to the public on May 11, following the three-month closure for the coronavirus outbreak.

Shanghai First Disneyland Park To Reopen Amidst Coronavirus OutbreakHu Chengwei / Getty Images

“We hope that today’s reopening can serve as a beacon of light across the globe, providing hope and inspiration for everyone, and can demonstrate that we can overcome any challenge together,” Joe Schott, president and general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort, said at a ceremony.

The park opened at 30% capacity for the time being. Tickets for the day sold out soon after going on sale.

Company executives estimate Walt Disney Co lost over $1.4 billion in profits during the last several months, dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek released a statement last week announcing the losses: “While the COVID-19 pandemic has had an appreciable financial impact on a number of our businesses, we are confident in our ability to withstand this disruption and emerge from it in a strong position. Disney has repeatedly shown that it is exceptionally resilient, bolstered by the quality of our storytelling and the strong affinity consumers have for our brands, which is evident in the extraordinary response to Disney+ since its launch last November.”

As for the remaining parks, return dates for each are still up in the air.

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