The park’s return will mean that most of Disney’s theme parks around the world are welcoming guests again. Hong Kong Disneyland is set to reopen – on Friday, Disney Park announced Wednesday. Hong Kong’s theme park has closed three times in response to waves of COVID-19 infection in the city, with its most recent closing taking effect on December 2, 2020.
When it reopens on Friday, Hong Kong Disneyland will inevitably implement a number of safety precautions to prevent the spread of the virus, including wearing masks, social disturbances, and hygiene measures.
Capacity will be limited according to local government guidance – an exact percentage has not been provided – and the park will operate just five days a week, closing on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All guests will be required to provide their contact information to Disney Parks in the event of an outbreak, which requires contact tracing.
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first closed on January 26, 2020, during the early days of the epidemic. It reopened on 18 June before closing again on 15 June and reopening on 25 September. The latest resumption of trade has begun in Hong Kong amid continued improvement in public health conditions.
On Tuesday, the city reported just eight new cases of infection, prompting officials to give an official green light to reopen the local cinema and theme park. Movie theaters in Hong Kong were closed from December 2, but there are plans to welcome cinema-goers on Thursday.
Hong Kong Disneyland’s reboot means that most of Disney’s theme parks around the world are back in business, including Shanghai Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort, and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Only in California the Disneyland Paris Resort and Disneyland remain closed indefinitely due to local government restrictions, although Disneyland has unveiled plans for some activities to return inside Disney California Adventure next month.
“To welcome guests to experience our new Castle of Magic and magical dreams of our 15th anniversary, our park will reopen on 19 February. I want to thank my fans and the countless efforts of our cast members during this challenging time, ”Michael Disneyland, Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, said in a statement on Wednesday.