The platform's growth has trounced expectations, and has come at a time when Disney's parks, travel and film businesses are hobbled by the pandemic.
The changes follow a cultural reckoning in the United States over systemic racism that has led to overhauls of several television shows and movies.
Disneyland and other US Disney parks will be furloughing thousands of employees due to Covid-19 restrictions and limited attendance.
"Mulan" was scheduled to debut in March but was postponed until July 24 when the coronavirus outbreak forced theatres around the world to close. It's now moving to August 21.
While Mickey Mouse joined Disney characters welcoming the crowds, the Shanghai experience will not be as it was: Instead of parades and fireworks, there are mandatory masks, temperature screenings and social distancing for visitors and employees.
The move came as city leader Carrie Lam faced criticism in some quarters over her administration's response to the crisis, including calls to halt, or limit, arrivals from the Chinese mainland where the epidemic began.
How much of the public embraces Galaxy's Edge is important to Disney. The theme parks division is the company's largest by revenue.
Opening Dates announced for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The highly anticipated Star Wars expansion opens at Disneyland on May 31, 2019, and Disney's Hollywood Studios on August 29, 2019.
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