As much as we’d all love to be DONE with words like COVID-19, Coronavirus, Omicron, and Variant… it looks like the reality is, it’s going to be sticking with us for now. So much so that one Disney Park has decided to extend its Park closure due to the spread of the virus.
While (knock on wood) we have been fortunate to have Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort stay open amidst the COVID variant resurge, Disney fans visiting Hong Kong Disneyland Park aren’t so fortunate. For now, they’ll need to put away the Mickey ears.
We previously shared the news that Hong Kong Disneyland announced they would be closing their gates on January 7, 2022, due to government and health authorities’ guidelines. Now, according to the Hong Kong Disneyland Park website, the Disney Park will remain temporarily closed at least through February 3, 2022.
The Disney Park’s website goes on to say, “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 Feb 3, 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. Unused Park Tickets and/or Designated In-Park Products with expiry dates falling within the Park’s temporary closure period (from Jan 7 to Feb 3, 2022) will be extended. For hotel bookings with check-in date 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.”
Back in the states, Walt Disney World and Disneyland are still following several safety guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID. Face coverings are still required at all indoor locations and Disney is continuously evaluating the next step in returning experiences that have been closed since the start of the pandemic in 2020.
Do you expect other Disney Parks to follow Hong Kong Disneyland’s example? Or do you believe we are clear from more COVID Disney Park closures?