Shanghai Disney Resort closes due to COVID-19 on Halloween

  • Shanghai Disney Resort is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 issues.
  • The theme park says on its website that it will provide refunds or exchanges to anyone affected.
  • Reuters reports that people in the park should stay there until they test negative for the virus.

Shanghai Disney Resort in China is temporarily closing due to COVID-19.

The theme park’s website was updated on Monday with a note alerting visitors that effective today, Shanghai Disney Resort will be closing “to meet pandemic prevention and control requirements.”

Closed areas include Shanghai Disneyland, where all the rides and attractions are located, a shopping and dining center called Disneytown, and a recreation area called Wishing Star Park.

“We will notify guests as soon as we have a confirmed date to resume operations,” the Shanghai Disney Resort website says. “We apologize for the inconvenience and will issue refunds or exchanges to all affected customers during this time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!”

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Reuters reported on Monday that the Shanghai government wrote about shutting down messaging app WeChat, saying people currently at the theme park should stay there until they test negative for the virus.

The government message, according to Reuters, also said anyone who visited the theme park on October 27 or later is required to test for COVID-19 three times in three days.

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The theme park was in the midst of its Halloween celebrations this weekend, which included themed fireworks, characters in special costumes and festive decorations around the park.

It’s unclear if any of the celebrations will continue on Monday, although Reuters reports that “limited deals” are being offered to those stuck at the theme park.

Shanghai Disney Resort previously closed due to COVID-19 concerns for three months this year, and at the height of the pandemic.

Herman C. Harkins