Hong Kong Disneyland Will Open After 5 Months Of Closure Due To Coronavirus

Tess Koman
Photo credit: Disney Parks Blog
Photo credit: Disney Parks Blog

From Delish

Just about five months after closing, Disney confirmed via their official parks blog and social media accounts that Hong Kong Disneyland would be re-opening later this week. "Today, as our surrounding community takes steps towards recovery, I’m thrilled to announce that Hong Kong Disneyland will also reopen to the public on June 18," managing director Stephanie Young wrote in a statement.

Young notes that there will be a significant amount of new safety measures in place beginning on Thursday in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus:

During this initial reopening phase, the park will open with limited attendance. The park will implement social distancing requirements in queues, restaurants, attraction vehicles and at other facilities throughout the park, and will increase the frequency of sanitization and disinfection in high-guest contact areas.

These measures, she notes, are drawn from "the learnings from the recent reopening of Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World." Still, Hong Kong Disneyland's re-opening will make it the second actual Disney park to do so (Shanghai Disney re-opened its gates early May and Florida's Disney Springs began its phased opening on May 20—both Disney World and Disneyland are currently set to re-open in July,).

Per CNN, guests will have to book their reservations at least a week in advance of coming to the resort and Annual Passholders will be given priority for booking. Like the measures in place elsewhere, all cast members and guests will be required to wear masks and many crowd-drawing activities (like character photo opps) will not be available for now.

You can read more about Hong Kong Disneyland's plans for re-opening here.

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