Sad news from Hong Kong Disneyland today. As COVID-19 cases begin to slightly increase in the city, Hong Kong Disneyland will be forced to close again. Here’s what we know.
As a fourth wave of COVID-19 hits the city of Hong Kong, new restrictions are being put in place to prevent the virus from spreading.
On November 30th, the city recorded 76 new cases of COVID-19.
According to the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced today that a fourth wave of COVID-19 has hit the city, forcing a number of restrictions.
Among those restrictions, there will be a forced closure of theme parks.
Other restrictions include a required 10pm closing time and a limit of two guests per table at restaurants.
Arcades, lounges, mahjong parlors, and swimming pools are among other locations that also close.
Other Closures for Hong Kong Disneyland
This closure will be Hong Kong Disneyland’s third in response to the global pandemic.
The park originally closed January 25th through June 18th.
The park reopened on June 18 with safety precautions and limited capacity in place. These new policies were similar to the new procedures we are seeing in Walt Disney World here in the United States.
Hong Kong Disneyland then faced another forced closure from July 15th through September 25. This time, the city had 175 new cases of COVID-19, prompting the shutdown.
The new restrictions forcing the closure of Hong Kong Disneyland will go into effect on Wednesday and are expected to last 2 weeks.
Hong Kong Disneyland now joins Disneyland in California and Disneyland Paris in being closed.
Be sure to keep checking back here at Kenny the Pirate for all updates regarding all Disney Parks closures.
With 76 new cases prompting the closure of Hong Kong Disneyland, it leads many to wonder if Disney World will see another closure if cases continue to spiral.