Drone Photos Show an Empty Shanghai Disneyland; Closed Due to Coronavirus

    Drone photos posted by Twitter user @gourmetdyy show Shanghai Disneyland from the air as the park remains closed due to the Coronavirus.

    Shanghai Disneyland welcomed about 11.8 million guests in 2018 according to the Themed Entertainment Association. Disney estimates that they will lose about $135M if the park remains closed for two months. Disney estimated an additional $40M loss at Hong Kong Disneyland, which also remains closed.

    Shanghai Disneyland closed in late January out of an abundance of caution, offering the following official statement:

    In response to the prevention and control of the disease outbreak and in order to ensure the health and safety of our guests and Cast, Shanghai Disney Resort is temporarily closing Shanghai Disneyland, Disneytown including Walt Disney Grand Theatre and Wishing Star Park, starting January 25, 2020. We will continue to carefully monitor the situation and be in close contact with the local government, and we will announce the reopening date upon confirmation.

    Shanghai Disney Resort will assist in the refund for guests who have purchased tickets for admission to Shanghai Disneyland, have booked a resort hotel, or have booked tickets for Beauty and the Beast Mandarin Production through the original ticket purchase channel, and we will introduce the detailed procedure and guidelines via the resort’s official platforms as soon as possible.

    A final photo shows Roaring Rapids, a water ride that has been drained during the closure.

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