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Disney Park reports $300 million in losses, hasn’t made a profit in 7 years

The Walt Disney Company reported more than $7 billion in theme park revenue for the fourth quarter of 2021, but one Disney Park isn’t making money at all.

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Hong Kong Disneyland Resort reported a loss of HK $2.4 billion, or almost $307 million USD, for its last financial year, bringing the Disney Park‘s number of years in a row with no profit to seven.

Per the South China Morning Post, “the results for the financial year ending on September 30, 2021, revealed by the company on Monday, were 12% lower than the HK $2.66 billion shortfall recorded for the preceding 12 months.”

On January 6 of this year, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort closed for the fourth time since the coronavirus pandemic began in early 2020. Since that time, the Disney Park has extended its closure several times as park management continually reevaluates the risks associated with the COVID-19 virus. Unlike Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has failed to remain open to Guests since its initial reopening.

According to reports from Hong Kong Disneyland Resort management, the park, which is located in Penny’s Bay on Lantau Island in Hong Kong, was not in operation for approximately 40% of the calendar days over the last financial year because of the government requirements regarding COVID-19 procedures and protocol.

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Though the park saw a significant loss in revenue because of a low number of operating days, its total attendance did see a rebound of 64% to 2.8 million Guests year on year, according to the South China Morning Post. The majority of those visitors were Hong Kong residents.

Revenue loss at Hong Kong Disneyland was not only due to the low number of park operating days during which Guests could visit the park, but also because the country saw a “near-absence” of tourism, which usually accounts for at least a part of the Disney Park‘s revenue.

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Hong Kong Disneyland remains closed and is poised to keep its gates locked until at least April 20. However, that date could be extended if it is determined that the risk of spreading COVID-19 is too great with the park open.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!