Hong Kong Disneyland to Shut Down Due to COVID

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Some Disney Parks have had it worse than others when it comes to closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Walt Disney World Resort in Florida was only closed for a few months before it was able to open again. Disneyland Resort in California was closed for more than one year, but was able to open in April 2020 and has remained open since. Other Parks and Resorts have been forced to close multiple times over the course of the past couple of years — including Disneyland Paris and the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

Hong Kong Disneyland

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Hong Kong is currently battling its fifth serious wave of COVID due to the Omicron variant and, in order to help combat that, Hong Kong Disneyland has announced that it will be closing down for at least two weeks, per new government regulations. The Hong Kong Disneyland website states:

  • As required by the government and health authorities and in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland Park will temporarily close from Jan 7 to 20, 2022.
  • The resort hotels will remain open with adjusted level of services. Service at restaurants and recreation facilities in hotels will be adjusted according to the latest regulations.
  • These arrangements will be adjusted from time to time with reference to the latest government requirements.

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Hong Kong Disneyland originally opened its gates to Guests in June 2020, after having to close down the first time because of COVID. The Park was open for less than a month before it had to close again as another surge hit the area. The Park once again opened but was forced to close in November, but then opened again in February 2021.

While Hong Kong Disneyland has said that the closure is scheduled to last for two weeks, the theme park has removed all of its operating hours through March 26, in case they are forced to extend the closure.

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All other Disney Parks remain open at this time, although you can be sure they are all monitoring the Omicron situation in their areas. Disneyland Paris currently requires all visitors to provide proof of vaccination before they are allowed to enter. Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort do not require proof of vaccination, but all Guests must wear masks at all indoor locations — including ride queues — regardless of vaccination status.

Disney Dining will keep you updated on any other changes in theme park operations.

About Krysten Swensen

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