The theme park shut down in December 2020 for the third time due to the pandemic.
Hong Kong Disneyland has announced its reopening, once again, today, February 19, 2021. This will be the third time the theme park is reopening following a shutdown in December due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic.
Today, Hong Kong Disneyland announced their park reopening for Feb. 19. We thank all of our dedicated cast members for their efforts in preparing for the reopening and we look forward to welcoming guests and bringing back the magic: https://t.co/KEbtFgNlh7 pic.twitter.com/LjyN9TjUUj— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) February 17, 2021
The park announced in a statement about the reopening and its 15th-anniversary celebrations where guests can enjoy the new Castle of Magical Dreams. The castle is a reimagined centerpiece of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and will be undoubtedly the major center of attraction. As part of celebrations, guests can enjoy new exhibits, audio tours of the castle, and a varied range of merchandise, food, and beverages of the resort.
Castle of Magical Dreams, Courtesy of Disney (via YouTube)
The park will continue to follow government officials' safety measures, which include temperature screenings, face coverings, enhanced sanitization, and social distancing. Every cast member will be tested once every 14 days for COVID as part of the safety protocols.
Guests will also be required to scan the LeaveHomeSafe QR code at the park entrance or register their names and contact details on the park's official website before arrival. The LeaveHomeSafe QR codes will also be displayed across the resort including restaurants, and hotel recreation facilities. Visiting guests also need to provide a health declaration while reserving their dates on the website.
“I’m very proud of our Cast Members for their dedicated efforts in preparation for our reopening, especially during this trying time for all of us,” said Michael Moriarty, managing director of Hong Kong Disneyland. “Our recovery will be an important part of revitalizing the tourism industry in Hong Kong–serving as a beacon of hope, courage and possibility, much like our Castle of Magical Dreams.”
With Hong Kong Disneyland's reopening, the park is joining other Disney park resorts that have already opened, including Shanghai Disneyland, the Tokyo Disney Resort, and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
The park will operate five days a week and will remain closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays (except public holidays). Also, park adjustments and capacity control will follow government regulations.
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