Shanghai Disneyland becomes 1st Disney park to reopen amid pandemic

Visitors to Shanghai Disneyland on Monday.
(Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images)

Shanghai Disneyland reopened on Monday, after being shut down for three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Friday, tickets went on sale for the first few days of the reopening, and quickly sold out. Shanghai Disneyland has implemented social distancing guidelines, and is conducting temperature screenings for workers and visitors. People must also wear masks in the park, and at the request of the Chinese government, Shanghai Disneyland is limiting the number of guests to "far below" 24,000 people, or 30 percent of daily capacity, Reuters reports.

"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. Disney's other parks remain closed.

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