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Disney Park now set to remain closed through February 23

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is now set to remain closed to Guests until February 23.

Last month, the Disney Resort announced its COVID-related closure effective January 7, marking the fourth COVD-related closure of the ResortAs required by authorities, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort was already remaining closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays so that cleaning could take place, according to Variety.

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Now, per the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort website, the closure has been extended to February 23, 2022. However, the Resort’s hotels will remain open during the parks’ closure, but with modifications in the services they offer. The following points are currently posted on the website:

  • 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 January 7 to February 23, 2022.
  • The resort hotels will remain open with an 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.
  • Unused Park Tickets and/or Designated In-Park Products with expiration dates falling within the Park’s temporary closure period (from January 7 to February 23, 2022) will be extended. For hotel bookings with check-in dates falling within this period, free cancellation can be arranged if required. The validity date for Magic Access Memberships will also be extended. More details will be communicated through our official website when park reopens.

In January, a post on the Resort’s Facebook page cited the latest surge in coronavirus cases and a concern for the health and safety of Cast Members as well as Guests of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort as the reasons behind the closure.

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“HKDL has been in close contact with the relevant government departments and will continue to implement health and safety measures with reference to their guidelines to promote health and safety of our Guests and Cast Members,” part of the post reads.

When the closure of the Resort was first announced, the hope was to be able to reopen on January 20. but that was not the case. The closure of the Hong Kong Disney Park was just one of the casualties of new restrictions implemented by authorities. At the time, news circulated about a new two-week ban on flights from eight countries, including the United States in an attempt to curb an outbreak from the newly-identified omicron variant of the coronavirus.

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“We have to contain the pandemic to ensure that there will not be a major outbreak in the community again,” said Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam during a news conference. Lam then added that Hong Kong was currently “on the verge” of another surge in coronavirus cases because of the new variant.

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort says it will continue to make adjustments as time goes on, in accordance with guidance from local authorities. For the latest updates about the park’s closure, you can visit the Resort’s website here.

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