Disney Parks Gears Up to Reopen After Typhoon Causes Multiple Day Closure

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The Disney Parks are typically open 365 days a year, but as we saw with the pandemic, Disney is not invincible. We have also seen the Disney Parks shut down in the past due to weather conditions.

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When we have seen the Walt Disney World Resort close down in the past, but when it comes to weather, it has only shut down 6 times in 50 years. Shanghai Disneyland recently altered Guests that Typhoon Chanthu had caused the Park to close after the Shanghai Flood and Typhoon Emergency Response urged them to do so. The park shut down on September 13 and 14 alongside Disneytown and Wishing Star Park. Guests with tickets for the two days will still be able to use their tickets through to March 14, 2022. Guests who will not be able to visit again before then will be refunded.

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Now, it seems that Shanghai Disneyland is continuing on their reopening plan for September 15, as long as the weather conditions continue to improve. However, Wishing Park will not reopen and a reopening date is not listed.

Their website notes: 

With Typhoon Chanthu decreasing in strength in Shanghai, and after having reviewed the most recent weather forecast, we will resume operations as planned on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, with Shanghai Disneyland opening from 10:00-20:30, and Disneytown opening from 10:00-21:00. Wishing Star Park will remain closed.

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We are continuing to closely monitor weather conditions, and will notify guests if there are any further changes to our operation hours. Please understand that select outdoor attractions and entertainment across the resort, including Shanghai Disneyland, may be suspended during poor weather conditions. We encourage our guests to check the resort’s official app for all the latest operational information, including the most up-to-date schedules for attractions and shows.

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For guests whose travel plans were impacted by the inclement weather, you can contact the original purchase channel with your enquiries or to request a refund.

Thank you for your understanding and support! Please travel safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Related: Shanghai Disney Resort closes because of Typhoon Lekima

As we reported, “Chanthu, known as Kiko in the Philippines, was one of the strongest storms this year, with sustained winds of 260 kph (160 mph) before landfall — equivalent in strength to a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane at its peak.” We are happy to hear that the weather conditions are continuing to improve and that Guests can safely return to the magic!

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