Although Hong Kong Disneyland is currently temporarily closed to Guests, theme park officials have been testing fireworks over the Castle of Magical Dreams.
YouTube Channel HKDL Fantasy shared a video titled “New Nighttime Spectacular Fireworks Testing”, in which viewers can see dozens of fireworks going off over the recently renovated Hong Kong Disney castle.
At the time of the Chinese Disney theme park’s second temporary closure, there were questions about whether or not other properties, including the flagship Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, would also close again as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Disney World, however, has remained open along with Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland/Tokyo DisneySea, and Shanghai Disneyland.
As of today, both Shanghai and Tokyo have restarted their nighttime spectaculars and entered Phase 2 of their phased reopening processes. Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World remain in Phase 1, with strict social distancing regulations in-place and nighttime fireworks and light shows suspended for the time being.
What could Hong Kong’s fireworks testing mean?
There are several possible reasons Hong Kong Disneyland might have decided to test fireworks right now. There is the potential, of course, that they are preparing to reopen to the public again. There has been no word from Disney Parks executives regarding this, however.
It could also be that the theme park is simply testing the new show that is intended to debut with the official unveiling of the completed Castle of Magical Dreams.
The latest update on the Hong Kong Disneyland website reads:
As required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland Park is temporarily closed until further notice. The resort hotels remain open with adjusted level of services. Enhanced health and safety measures that reflect the guidance of health and government authorities have been put in place, such as social distancing measures and increased cleaning and sanitization. We are in contact with health authorities and the government about the situation.