- Hong Kong Disneyland will reopen on June 18 with limited capacity and new safety precautions.
Hong Kong Disneyland finally has a reopening date. The park will reopen on June 18 after being closed since January due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The reopening of the park will follow Shanghai Disneyland’s steps and the ones planned for the U.S. parks. Limited capacity will be implemented to prevent crowds. Social distancing must be followed in queues, restaurants, attraction vehicles, and at other facilities throughout the park. Disney will increase sanitation and disinfecting practices. Advanced reservations will be in place and guests must wear face masks.
Even though parades and firework shows may be paused, the park has continued to work on the renovation of its castle. “We’re thrilled to share a sneak peek of magic in the making as we enter into the final stage of our Castle of Magical Dreams transformation, which will be a magnificent centerpiece of the park,” said Stephanie Young, Managing Director, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
Ocean Park announced it would reopen last week which sparked hope on when Hong Kong Disneyland would reopen. Hong Kong Disneyland had begun going character breakfasts at some restaurants but guests could only see and take pictures of characters from far.
Although just announced, Hong Kong Disneyland will be the second park to fully reopen. Shanghai Disneyland reopened in May. While Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida both have planned dates in July. Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland have not announced when they will reopen.
Disneyland in California has sparked petitions from park goers who think its too early to reopen. All while Universal Orlando has fully reopened to the public without a reservation system. Universal Studios Hollywood has reopened its CityWalk but has not given a date for the theme park to reopen.
As coronavirus cases continue to rise in the U.S., park officials will need to assess the situation and see what will be better for the public and for the company.