Hong Kong Disneyland closes for 2 weeks amid global Covid-19 outbreak

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(CNN) – Hong Kong Disneyland announced the temporary closure of the park from Friday January 7 to Thursday January 20.

On its website, the park highlighted the latest global wave of Covid-19, saying the move was “required by government and health officials and in line with ongoing prevention efforts in Hong Kong.”

The move affects the theme park itself, but not its resort hotels.

Hong Kong Disneyland said the hotels “will remain open with an adjusted level of service. Service in restaurants and leisure facilities in hotels will be adjusted in accordance with the latest regulations.”

For people holding tickets during the temporary closure, the park has said it will extend tickets and said more details will be forthcoming.

He also said that “special treatment will also be given to hotel bookings entering this period.”

Previous closures

Park openings and closings are starting to become a routine now in the pandemic.

More recently, Hong Kong Disneyland was briefly closed in November after a visitor tested positive for the coronavirus. Staff and visitors have been subjected to Covid testing.

The park was closed for months at the start of the pandemic, but reopened in June 2020 with precautions now common at theme parks around the world: Guests should book in advance, have temperature checks, and wear face masks.

This most recent closure now makes it the fourth time the park has been closed during the pandemic.

Top image: The Magic Dream Castle at Disneyland in Hong Kong on June 18, 2020, after the theme park officially reopened after nearly five months of closure. (Photo by Anthony Wallace / AFP via Getty Images)


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