As we try to push COVID into the back of our minds as we embark on a new year, we’re finding it to be more and more difficult as case totals continue to rise once again across the globe. Now, we’ve learned a Disney Park will be temporarily closing its gates due to the resurgence of cases.
COVID is at the forefront of our Disney minds as most recently the Disney Cruise Line had to deny Guests aboard the Disney Fantasy permission to disembark in St. Thomas due to COVID-19 cases on board. Not only is COVID hitting the cruise industry once again, but we’re seeing it in live stage performances as Broadway shows like ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Frozen’ are having to close.
With several COVID hot spots across the globe, officials in Hong Kong are taking major precautions due to the COVID resurge, including the temporary closure of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
As updated on the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort webpage, “Hong Kong Disneyland Park will temporarily close from Jan 7 to 20, 2022. As required by the government and health authorities and in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland Park will temporarily close from Jan 7 to 20, 2022. The Resort hotels will remain open with adjusted level of services. Service at restaurants and recreation facilities in hotels will be adjusted according to the latest regulations. These arrangements will be adjusted from time to time with reference to the latest government requirements.”
@DLPReport confirmed the closure is due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases as noted in the tweet: “Due to a resurgence in Covid-19 cases, Hong Kong Disneyland will be closing temporarily on January 7, 2022 for 14 days.”
Now, we’ll need to wait and see if Hong Kong Disneyland can truly open after the 14-day period which will all depend on how the COVID cases decrease or climb in the area.
In the meantime, our thoughts are with all the Cast Members, along with the Disney fans that have planned a magical visit to Hong Kong Disneyland. Let’s just hope the Theme Park closure doesn’t spread to other Disney Parks!