Hong Kong Disneyland To Close For The Third Time Due To COVID-19

Based on information released by Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam and reported in the South China Morning Post, Disney will likely be forced to close Hong Kong Disneyland.  The Special Administrative Region of China will impose new restrictions which include the closure of theme parks.  The restrictions also call for limiting restaurants to two customers per table and closing swimming pools, karaoke lounges, arcades, and mahjong parlors.

Some locations will stay open. Gyms, beauty parlors, and sports venues will remain open but will have new restrictions.

The new arrangements become effective Wednesday, but since this is breaking news, Disney has not announced a closure date for its park.

Lam described the latest COVID-19 cases as “very severe.”  Hong Kong had 76 new cases of COVID-19 on November 30th.

This will be the third time Hong Kong Disneyland has been forced to close.  The Disneyland Resort in California and the Disneyland Paris parks are currently closed, while Walt Disney World in Florida, Shanghai Disneyland, and Tokyo Disney Resort are open.

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Sad to hear Hong Kong Disneyland will be forced to close again?