We’ve seen LOTS of news about Hong Kong Disneyland this year.
Hong Kong Disneyland was among the earlier parks to close due to the COVID-19 outbreak, originally shutting down in January 2020. The park reopened in June only to close again in July because of a rise in Coronavirus cases in the area. On September 25th, the park reopened for a second time, remaining open for the last two months. Disney CEO Bob Chapek reported that Hong Kong Disneyland was one of the parks to actually achieve a net positive contribution in Q4, AND the park recently unveiled its Castle of Magical Dreams. But now, things are changing at Hong Kong Disneyland again as Disney has announced that the park will closing for a third time this year.
We began to hear reports that the park may close again due to a rise in COVID-19 case numbers, but those rumors have just been confirmed with an official announcement from Disney Parks News via Twitter. As the announcement notes, Hong Kong Disneyland will be temporarily closing again on December 2nd “as required by the government and in line with preventative efforts taking place across Hong Kong.” No reopening date has specifically been set. Instead, Disney has noted that it is in close contact with health authorities and the government and will announce a reopening date once they determine it is advisable.
The park is also scheduled to be closed on December 1st. So, the park will essentially be temporarily closed from now until a reopening date is officially set. The Hong Kong Disneyland website has also been updated to reflect this temporary closure.
Update: The Hong Kong Disneyland website has now been further updated to note that “the resort hotels and Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre will remain open with adjusted level of services.” Enhanced health and safety measures, including social distancing and increased cleaning and disinfecting, will remain in place.
We’ll keep an eye on any further news about Hong Kong Disneyland, as well as the other international parks. At the moment, Walt Disney World Resort, Shanghai Disneyland, and Tokyo Disney Resort are open. Disneyland Resort in California is currently unable to reopen under the state’s theme park reopening guidelines. Disneyland Paris reopened earlier this year, but has recently closed for a second time due to Coronavirus cases in France, and has announced that it will be closed throughout the holiday season. Stay tuned to DFB for the latest in Disney parks reopening (and re-closing) information.
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