PHOTOS: Shanghai Disneyland is first Disney Park to reopen following COVID-19 coronavirus closures
May11

PHOTOS: Shanghai Disneyland is first Disney Park to reopen following COVID-19 coronavirus closures

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. In 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...

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Shanghai Disneyland sets capacity controlled re-opening date for May 11, 2020
May05

Shanghai Disneyland sets capacity controlled re-opening date for May 11, 2020

Shanghai Disneyland was the first of the Disney Parks to close earlier this year (January 23 if you can believe it) and today Disney has confirmed its plans to begin a gradual return to normalcy in step with the rest of the country’s workplaces, schools, shops, restaurants, and entertainment destinations. May 11, 2020 is confirmed as the official reopening date for Shanghai Disney but this will hardly be a return to...

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CONFIRMED: Global Disney Parks, including Disney Cruise Line, to close temporarily amid growing coronavirus concerns
Mar12

CONFIRMED: Global Disney Parks, including Disney Cruise Line, to close temporarily amid growing coronavirus concerns

After confirming today that the Disneyland Resort in California would be closing amid concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus, the Walt Disney Company also confirmed via ABC that the remaining Disney Resorts in Florida and Paris will also be closing along with the Disney Cruise Line. Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Paris Resort will be closed from Sunday, March 15, 2020 through the end of the month. However, at both...

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Disneyland Resort in California confirms temporary closure in response to coronavirus
Mar12

Disneyland Resort in California confirms temporary closure in response to coronavirus

Amid growing concerns regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus, Disneyland Resort in California confirmed that it will temporarily be ceasing operations. The closures will begin the morning of March 14 through the end of March. The Hotels of Disneyland Resort will remain open until Monday, March 16. Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has not confirmed any closures. The closure joins other Disney properties worldwide including Tokyo Disney...

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Tokyo Disney Resort joins Shanghai and Hong Kong parks with temporary closure in response to coronavirus
Feb27

Tokyo Disney Resort joins Shanghai and Hong Kong parks with temporary closure in response to coronavirus

Amid the latest concerns over the spread of coronavirus, Tokyo Disney Resort confirmed that it it will be closed temporarily from Saturday, February 29, to Sunday, March 15, 2020. UPDATE, 6 pm 03/11/20: Tokyo Disney confirmed an extension of the closures with a less specific time-frame of “early April.” The closure joins other Disney properties Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disney Resort which closed last month in...

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Bob Iger steps down, Bob Chapek named CEO for The Walt Disney Company
Feb25

Bob Iger steps down, Bob Chapek named CEO for The Walt Disney Company

After years of will-he-or-won’t-he debate, Robert A. Iger will officially be stepping down as CEO for The Walt Disney Company. In his place, effective immediately, will be Bob Chapek who most recently served as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. In his new role as CEO, Chapek will directly oversee all of the Company’s business segments and corporate functions. He will report to the Executive Chairman, Mr. Iger,...

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Disney Parks expecting 2-month closure and combined ‘$175MM adverse impact’ from coronavirus precautions
Feb04

Disney Parks expecting 2-month closure and combined ‘$175MM adverse impact’ from coronavirus precautions

Today during the Disney Q1 FY20 earnings call it was confirmed that Disney Parks are expecting a 2-month closure for their Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disney Resorts which ceased select operations last month in response to the global spread of the Wuhan corona virus. The closure is expected to bring a combined $175MM adverse impact to earnings for both locations. During the call, it was confirmed that the closures come during...

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Hong Kong Disneyland joins Shanghai Disney Resort with temporary closure amid worldwide spread of Wuhan coronavirus
Jan26

Hong Kong Disneyland joins Shanghai Disney Resort with temporary closure amid worldwide spread of Wuhan coronavirus

Hong Kong Disneyland has confirmed that it will be joining Shanghai Disney Resort with closures of the Disney parks in response to the very serious threat of the spread of Wuhan coronavirus in China. Following guidance from China’s National Health Commission and in step with other public facilities — including movie theaters — both Resorts are temporarily ceasing select operations to help discourage the further spread of...

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Shanghai Disney Resort temporarily closing in response to spread of coronavirus; refunds to be issued
Jan23

Shanghai Disney Resort temporarily closing in response to spread of coronavirus; refunds to be issued

In response to the very serious threat of the spread of Wuhan coronavirus in China, the Walt Disney Company has confirmed that it will be temporarily closing the Shanghai Disney Resort. Following guidance from China’s National Health Commission and in step with other public facilities including movie theaters, the entire Resort will be ceasing operation to help discourage the further spread of the virus which has reportedly been found...

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Spring Festival 2020 at Shanghai Disneyland celebrates ‘Year of the Mouse’ with special entertainment, food, shopping
Jan17

Spring Festival 2020 at Shanghai Disneyland celebrates ‘Year of the Mouse’ with special entertainment, food, shopping

Shanghai Disneyland is ready to celebrate in a big way this Chinese New Year in celebration of the Year of the Rat Mouse! The 2020 Spring Festival features the return of beloved entertainment shows, new merchandise, dining and decorations. Check out below all the details for the Shanghai Disney Resort 2020 Spring Festival! Entertainment Our Families Firework Celebration – Following Ignite the Dream – A Nighttime Spectacular of...

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