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Guangzhou Chimelong Resort partially reopens after Coronavirus closure
The Guangzhou Chimelong Tourism Resort in southern China, one of the world’s most visited attractions, has partially reopened with precautions in place to protect visitors and staff.
Elements in the tourism hub including Guangzhou Chimelong Wildlife World, Guangzhou Chimelong Panda Hotel and Zhuhai Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, and the Chimelong Penguin Hotel Zhuhai reopened as of 30th April with visitor numbers to the parks limited to 30% of the maximum capacity.
At the park entrance, visitors must have their temperature taken, have their identification documents validates and have their health codes verified. These documents must be prepared before the visit. Tickets must be booked online before visiting.
Mask have to be worn by all visitors, and social distancing must be observed within the parks. When queuing, visitors will have to observe guidelines and follow staff’s instructions when necessary.
While outdoor attractions have reopened, Chimelong's indoor stadium and some performing arts projects are not in operation. Closed attractions also include the 5D Castle Theatre, 4D Cinema and Koala Garden Indoor Pavilion.
LED screens throughout the park, as well as broadcasts, will provide up-to-date information for visitors during their visit.
Park opening hours are also modified. Guangzhou Chimelong Wildlife World is scheduled to open from 9:30am to 6pm while Zhuhai Chimelong Ocean Kingdom will open from 10am to 7pm daily.
The validity of annual passes will be extended in light of recent closures.
The park urges all guests to “wear masks, wash hands and keep a distance to create a civilised, safe and hygienic tourism atmosphere.”
Meanwhile, more Fantawild Holdings theme parks are also reopening in China. They are also checking temperatures and limiting capacity to 30%.
Image: Guests at Guangzhou Chimelong Wildlife World prior the Coronavirus shutdown.
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