“I want to take every ride!” says a girl visiting Shanghai #Disneyland on the first day of its reopening. This is the first Disneyland in the world to reopen after the #COVID19 outbreak. Queuing areas have been rearranged so as to ensure #socialdistancing. https://t.co/VVNXQDPrYH pic.twitter.com/cOQCihxinV— The Paper 澎湃新闻 (@thepapercn) May 11, 2020
"We have a very dedicated team of custodial cleaners that we've increased the number of those throughout the park that are constantly wiping down all the surfaces," explains Andrew Bolstein, SVP of Operations for Shanghai Disney Resort.
"We'll be able to strike that right balance between the safety and health and confident side, and then the magic that we're able to deliver every day."
Disney will implement that capacity will only be at 30 percent, the cast members outnumber visitors and due to current travel restrictions the visitors were primarily residents of Shanghai and the surrounding provinces.
On the ground, bright yellow tape marked 1.5-meter (6-foot) distances to help families separate from each other while waiting in line for rides or watching some of Disneyland's live shows.
No longer can guests give a high-five or big hug to characters in costume. Instead, they must rely on a safe selfie distance for a photo.