Coronavirus: HK Disneyland to close a month after reopening


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Hong Kong Disneyland is closing again less than a month after it reopens following a new coronavirus epidemic in the city.

The theme park was closed in late January as the pandemic spread across Asia.

Disney decided to reopen the park on June 18, with Hong Kong keeping coronavirus cases low.

But the doors will close again on Wednesday as social distancing measures are re-imposed.

“As required by government and health officials in accordance with Hong Kong prevention efforts, Hong Kong Disneyland will temporarily close on July 15,” Disney said in a statement.

Hong Kong Disneyland was the second Disney park to reopen, after Shanghai Disneyland in May.

But an outbreak of infections has forced city officials to take action to contain the new epidemic.

Hong Kong officials said that activities, including large social gatherings, restaurant dinners and gymnasium outings would be temporarily suspended.

The Disney theme parks in Hong Kong and Shanghai have limited the number of daily visitors and increased health and safety measures after they reopened to the public.

Its Shanghai theme park remains open with numbers limited to less than half its normal capacity.

Disney said the closure of the Hong Kong park would have no impact on Walt Disney World in the United States.

Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom of Walt Disney World reopened in Florida last week with improved disinfection and limited capacity.

Its Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood studios are scheduled to reopen on Wednesday.

The entertainment company holds a 47% stake in the Hong Kong theme park, a government entity holding the remaining part.

Which Disney theme parks have reopened?

Walt Disney World:

Magic Kingdom – reopened

Animal Kingdom – reopened

EPCOT – reopening on July 15

Hollywood Studios – reopens July 15

Disneyland Paris – reopened

Hong Kong Disneyland – currently closed

Shanghai Disneyland – reopened

Tokyo Disneyland – reopened


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