Disney parks overseas are slowly starting to open back their gates to guests. The first park to reopen was Shanghai Disneyland, which reopened on May 11th to very limited guest capacity and with added social distancing restrictions and safety measures in place. Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort have also announced their reopening plans, though they will not be reopening until next month.
Hong Kong Disneyland just announced a reopening date for June 18, making it the second Disney Park to reopen!
Below is the official announcement from Disney:
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.
Today, as our surrounding community takes steps towards recovery, I’m thrilled to announce that Hong Kong Disneyland will also reopen to the public on June 18.
We are proud to be part of the Hong Kong community, which has worked hard and shown fortitude in how it has handled the pandemic. As we carefully welcome guests back to our park, we will draw on the learnings from the recent reopening of Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. Similarly, we will also implement new and enhanced health and safety measures following the guidance of our local government and health care officials.
If you haven’t already, we encourage you to read the recent blog post from the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pamela Hymel to learn more about our approach. While some things will look and feel different than before, the magic continues and we’re excited to once again share our park with you because the magic begins with you.
During this initial reopening phase, the park will open with limited attendance. The park will implement social distancing requirements in queues, restaurants, attraction vehicles and at other facilities throughout the park, and will increase the frequency of sanitization and disinfection in high-guest contact areas.
As Hong Kong becomes the second Disney park to reopen, the rest of the Disney Parks family around the world continues to believe in magic and prepare for their own reopening moments. Like us they’re eager to welcome guests back to reunite with family and friends – to imagine all that is possible regardless of the situation, to celebrate postponed milestones and to make magical, new memories.
We’re also thrilled to share a sneak peek of magic in the making as we enter into the final stage of our Castle of Magical Dreams transformation, which will be a magnificent centerpiece of the park.
Stay tuned for more Disney Parks news and stories from Hong Kong Disneyland on reopening day! And remember, you can always experience the magic of Disney from anywhere you are on DisneyMagicMoments.com and share your stories with #DisneyMagicMoments on social media.
See you real soon!
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Health Screening and Socal Distancing Preparation
Early pictures shared by the Hong Kong Main Street Gazette showed the resort preparing for the reopening. Tented checkpoints for health screenings and social distancing floor markings lining up the outside of the resort were already in place prior to the resort announcing their reopening date.
Disney takes guest and cast safety as a top priority so it’s no surprise they were gearing up well in advance to the announcement in order to be ready to welcome guests again.