Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park reopens after short-term closure

As attractions begin to temporarily shut down in the US and UK amid the global outbreak of coronavirus, theme parks and museums are reopening across China. Chinese authorities in Wuhan have reported no new cases of COVID-19.

More than 180 museums in China reopened this week according to a post published by the Museums Association. These include the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai History Museum, and China Art Museum.

Legacy Entertainment, too, has announced that Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park will resume limited operations beginning Friday, March 20 after a short-term closure. The park had ceased operations on January 24 as a preventative safety measure in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This phased roll-out will feature a number of new safety precautions, including limited capacities in both indoor and outdoor areas and temperature checks, as well as a suspension of cash transactions.

“These last two months have been among the most challenging our industry has ever encountered,” said Barry Kemper, Legacy’s chief operating officer. “We deeply admire the leadership shown by our Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park partners and clients in the face of this great adversity. Their thoughtful and carefully considered actions are setting a model for the rest of the world to follow. We are confident that other theme park and themed entertainment owners and operators will soon be looking to Haichang and others as they cautiously take the first steps back towards normalcy.”


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