China’s Shanghai Disney Closes Over COVID, Visitors Forced To Stay

Shanghai's Disney Resort suspended operations Monday to comply with COVID-19 prevention protocol, resulting in visitors being told to stay in the park until they return a negative test for the virus.
SHANGHAI, CHINA - JUNE 10: A visitor holds two Mickey mouse dolls at a Disney store at the Disney town on June 10, 2022 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disney Resort is resuming partial operations, with reduced capacity and opening hours, as COVID-19 cases ease in the city. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)

At a glance

The resort reportedly made the announcement shortly before noon local time that it would immediately shutter until further notice to comply with virus protocol.

The main theme park and surrounding areas including a shopping street were closed.
The Shanghai government said the park was barring visitors from entering or exiting and that everyone already inside would have to wait the results of their tests before leaving.

Posts on social media said the theme park continued to operate rides for visitors stuck there.

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