The Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Paris Resort, and Disneyland Resort in California continue to return Magic to normal levels either through loosening mask mandates or revitalizing long-closed shows and nighttime spectaculars, or both. But, it appears that one member of the Disney Parks family is still forced to keep gates closed.
According to insider @hkdlfantasy, The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will extend its current closure from the end of February until mid-April, tweeting:
“The Hong Kong Government has extended social-distancing rules again, Hong Kong Disneyland will be forced to close for two more months until 20 April 2022.”
⚠️⚠️ The Hong Kong Government has extended social-distancing rules again, Hong Kong Disneyland will be forced to close for two more months until 20 April 2022.#hongkongdisneyland #hkdisneyland #hkdl #disneyparks #香港ディズニーランド #ディズニー pic.twitter.com/AFOxrxIExl
— HKDL Fantasy (@hkdlfantasy) February 22, 2022
It should be noted that at this time–February 22–that Hong Kong Disney’s website still states that the Park will reopen on Thursday, February 23, stating:
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 Feb 23, 2022.
There appears to be no official word otherwise at this time.
Hong Kong Disneyland was forced to close yet again by its local government on January 6, 2022, due to a stark increase in COVID-19 cases despite enforcing strict preventative measures. It now appears that the city-state will continue its shut down.
Meanwhile, neighboring Disneyland Shanghai at Shanghai Disney Resort and Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disney Resort remain open to Guests at this time. Both Disneyland in California and The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, have made face masks optional in all indoor and outdoor locations save for enclosed public transportation. And Disneyland Paris has begun to bring back Illuminations and other stage shows.
We at Disney Fanatic will keep our eyes on Disney’s first Chinese Resort, and we will update our readers as more information comes to light.