Shanghai Disneyland Resort is planning to reopen on May 11 with controlled capacity and other renewed safety guidelines.

During the initial reopening phase, the park will have limited attendance with an advanced reservation and entry system.

The resort will also be implementing controlled guest density with numbers managed in queues, rides, restaurants and other facilities. Social distancing will be set out around the park.

Temperature screening, hand sanitisation and disinfection measures will also be in place,, particularly in high-touch points, such as queue railings, handlebars and turnstiles.

Employees and members of cast will undergo training on social distancing, cleaning and contactless guest interaction procedures. Masks and additional protection equipment will be handed out to members of staff and cast.

Bob Chapek, chief executive officer at the Walt Disney Company, commented on the imminent opening of Shanghai Disneyland Resort. “We know how much our guests have been looking forward to returning to Shanghai Disneyland, and our cast is excited to begin welcoming them back,” said Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company.

“As the park reopens with significantly enhanced health and safety measures, our guests will find Shanghai Disneyland as magical and memorable as ever,” Chapek added.



Bob Iger has stepped down as CEO of the Walt Disney Company (DIS). The position is being filled by Bob Chapek, who recently served as chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Iger has assumed the role executive chairman, directing Disney’s creative activities, a position he will maintain until his contract ends on December 31, 2021.

In a statement about the announcement, Iger commented: “With the successful launch of Disney’s direct-to-consumer businesses and the integration of Twenty-First Century Fox well underway, I believe this is the optimal time to transition to a new CEO.”

Bob Iger added that he had the “upmost confidence” in Chapek and looks forward to “working closely with him over the next 22 months as he assumes this new role.”

Chapek said: “I am incredibly honoured and humbled to assume the role of CEO of what I truly believe is the greatest company in the world.

“Bob Iger has built Disney into the most admired and successful media and entertainment company, and I have been lucky to enjoy a front-row seat as a member of his leadership team,” Chapek added.

ob Iger is one of the most respected and credible CEOs in the United States. He took over from Michael Eisner as Walt Disney Company CEO in 2005. During his 15 years of leadership, Iger oversaw the acquisition of Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm, procurements that lead to the production of box office record-breaking films. Iger’s tenure also involved 21st Century Fox coming into Disney’s fold, a move which resulted in the company acquiring a new roster of intellectual property.

Last year, Iger unveiled Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Though in what’s described as being one of the most important achievements of his tenue, was the launch of Disney+, a streaming service that broadcast exclusive programs, rivalling Netflix.

Iger said he’s stepping down as CEO so he can concentrate on the more creative side of the business.

“I’ve been with the company for 45 years, and was in the CEO job for 15 of those years. It’s been a fun run,” said Bob Iger.