Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek announced plans on Wednesday to gradually reopen Shanghai Disneyland starting on Monday.
Closed since Jan. 25, the park will be Disney's first to reopen since pandemic closures began, and will limit capacity while requiring visitors to wear a mask. There were no reopening plans or dates announced for other parks, stores or cruise ships, including Walt Disney World, which has been closed since March 12.The announcement was made on a corporate earnings call, reports CNBC, followed by a message on Disney Parks' blog from chief medical officer Dr. Pamela Hymel, who called it "an encouraging sign for Disney parks and retail locations all over the world."
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