Which Disney Park Had the Shortest Closure?

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Disneyland Resort has been closed for almost eight months, over 220 consecutive days. Since the world saw every single Disney park and resort closed due to the pandemic by March 16, 2020, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are the only two theme parks yet to reopen, clearly setting the record for the longest consecutive closure of any Disney parks.

But which Disney park had the shortest closure time?

The answer: Shanghai Disneyland.

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Closing its gates on January 25, 2020, and reopening on May 11, the Shanghai Disney Resort only endured slightly over 100 days of closure. Park officials have already raised capacity limits, and brought back character interactions, stage shows, and fireworks to some extent. This means Shanghai Disneyland is also the furthest along in its reopening process.

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Coming in second for the shortest total shutdown is the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Shutting its gates to Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom on March 16, Disney World was also the last Disney resort to announce a closure. Reopening its theme parks on July 11, it remained shuttered for just 10 days longer than its younger sister in Shanghai.

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Tokyo Disney Resort reopened before Disney World, but due to its operators, the Oriental Land Company closing the gates on February 29 and remained closed until July 1, its closure time was 122 days. Disneyland Paris tied that time, closing on March 14 with the Disneyland Resort, and reopening on July 15.

The most interesting case, however, is Hong Kong Disneyland. Beating Disney World to reopening, Disney’s least-successful park remained closed for 147 straight days closing January 26, and reopening on June 18. But its resurgence was short-lived. After 27 days, the government closed Hong Kong Disneyland again, and it remained closed for another 73 days. It reopened for the second time on September 25.

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But even counting both closures together, Hong Kong Disneyland was still closed for a shorter amount of time than the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. One can only hope that the situation can arise that the gates finally reopen and every Disney park around the world is free to welcome Guests and spread magic once again.

Related: ‘Best-Case Scenario’: When Can Disneyland Reopen?

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