Hong Kong Disneyland announced its reopening date over the weekend, signaling yet another return to (somewhat) normal amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- Hong Kong Disneyland said it plans to reopen June 18.
- The park said it will use lessons learned from Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World to reopen.
- “At Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, it is my privilege to work with an incredible team of cast members to help share the magic with our guests. Over the past few months, we’ve been moved by your understanding and patience as we navigated an unprecedented closure. During this time, we took measured steps to maintain guest offerings at our hotels, with adjusted levels of service, and in May we reopened additional dining experiences.” — Stephanie Young, managing director of Hong Kong Disneyland
What to expect:
- New health and safety measures will be added in accordance with local government and health care official guidelines.
- The park will have limited attendance as it opens up.
- Social distancing will be required in queues, restaurants, attraction vehicles and other facilities.
- Disinfection and sanitization will increased, especially in high-contact areas.
Other parks prepare to reopen
Disney parks in the United States are still preparing to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- Disneyland will begin a phased reopening plan on July 9 with the Downtown Disney district. Meanwhile, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will all reopen on July 23. Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park will reopen on July 17. These dates are tentative, pending local and state approval.
Walt Disney World still plans to reopen in July with social distancing and safety guidelines, as I reported for the Deseret News. At Disney World, Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will reopen on July 11. Epcot and Hollywood Studios will reopen on July 15, which I reported on for the Deseret News.