BREAKING: Hong Kong Disneyland Reopening February 19th
After 79 days of its latest closure, Hong Kong Disneyland will reopen for the third time starting February 19th. Along with this, a number of new initiatives will be instituted to further strengthen measures against COVID-19 at the park. The park has been closed since December 2nd due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong. February 19th marks the park’s third reopening, following those in September and June of last year.
Among the new measures includes mandatory COVID-19 testing for all Cast Members every 14 days, as required by the latest regulations in Hong Kong.
Additionally, all Guests must scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code at the park entrance, or register their names, contact numbers, and date and time of visit on the official Hong Kong Disneyland website before entering the premises. All visiting Guests will be required to provide their names and contact numbers on the Hong Kong Disneyland Park Reservation website when reserving their visit date with valid tickets or membership cards prior to arrival. Additionally, “LeaveHomeSafe” QR codes will be displayed across the resort, such as the entrance of the park, restaurants and hotel recreation facilities.
The park also provided a new video themed to The Incredibles to explain the latest safety procedures at the park.
Reservations for all guests will begin from 10 a.m. on February 18. Guests are also required to make a health declaration as part of their reservation process.
The resort will continue with its health and safety measures including temperature screening, the wearing of face masks, social distancing, and increased cleaning and sanitization in accordance with the latest regulations and guidance from the Hong Kong government and health authorities.
Similar to park operations prior to the recent closure, a five-day per week operation will remain in place, with the park closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays (except public holidays and special days designated by the resort from time to time) until further notice. Additionally, the park will control capacity as required by government regulations.
Park operations and processes for both guests and cast members will continue to be reviewed on an ongoing basis and adjusted as necessary to take into account the latest government regulations.
Michael Moriarty, Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, offered the following statement:
From everyone at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, we wish you good health, happiness and prosperity in the year of the Ox. Every cast member has been putting tremendous effort in preparing our park reopening. I could not be more thrilled to announce that our park will be reopened on February 19, to welcome guests to experience the magic of our 15th anniversary and our new Castle of Magical Dreams. I want to give thanks for the support of our guests and the countless efforts from our cast members during this challenging time.
Now, the final resorts to remain closed are Disneyland and Disneyland Paris, the latter of which is currently slated to reopen on April 2nd. Stay tuned to WDWNT for further updates regarding COVID-19 operations at the Disney Parks worldwide.