Much of Disney’s parks and resorts remain closed worldwide, but there are some places that are open to guests right now!
Around the globe, we are beginning to see Disney make gradual steps towards reopening some of their parks and resorts. Let’s take a look at each of the resorts and see exactly what is open and available for guests.
The Shanghai Disney Resort closed its gates on January 25, the first of the Disney resorts to do so amidst the global health crisis. Since then, they have made the most progress amongst all of the Disney resorts when it comes to reopening.
On Monday, May 11, Shanghai Disneyland park REOPENED! Signs pointed to an impending reopening soon after reports emerged of their fireworks show being tested as well as quiet testing of new safety protocols.
While the park has opened its gates for the first time in over 100 days, several entertainment offerings will not be available initially for guests.
Their shopping and dining district, Disneytown, Wishing Star Park, as well as the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, have been open since March 9.
The hotel’s character dining location, Lumiere’s Kitchen, resumed business operations, initially open for brunch and dinner on weekends.
Walt Disney World
There are a number of services currently available in Disney World, despite the parks being closed since March 16.
On May 20, Disney Springs began a phased reopening. During this initial phase of reopening, only a limited amount of third party retailers and restaurants were open, with limited capacity and hours.
We have full coverage of opening day, including restaurant reviews and shopping updates.
There are various health and safety protocols put in place during Disney Spring’s initial reopening phase. These include required face masks for both Guests and Cast Members, temperature screenings upon entering, increased sanitization, and physical distancing efforts.
Several locations in Disney World have remained open throughout the duration of the park and resort closures. The golf courses have remained open (including FootGolf!). This does not include both of Disney World’s mini-golf courses.
The other following services at the resort are also open:
- The Speedway gas station near Magic Kingdom is open from 5AM til 11PM daily.
- The Best Friends Pet Care Center is open daily from 9AM til 5PM Monday-Saturday. Note that there are no overnight services at this time.
Hong Kong Disneyland
The Hong Kong Disney Resort closed shortly after Shanghai on January 26.
Since then, character dining has resumed at Enchanted Rose Garden in the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel with limited character appearances.
Currently, all three Hong Kong Disney Resort hotels are accepting future bookings. The Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre is also currently open.
As of this writing, all of Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Tokyo Disney Resort, and Disneyland Paris remain closed at this time. When the Tokyo Disney Resort first closed, it was announced that their hotels would remain open, but they have since closed. Currently, there is no timeline for any anticipated announcements regarding an opening for any of these three resorts.
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How soon will you want to visit your favorite Disney resort as things begin to reopen? Let us know in the comments!