Disney Park Closes as Extreme Weather Alert is Issued

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If you plan to visit Hong Kong Disneyland on October 13, please be advised that you will not be able to.

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Disney Parks tend to rarely close, and although we all collectively experienced each Disney Park close for the pandemic, before then, seeing Mickey Mouse shut his gates was a rare occurrence. When a closure of a Disney Park does happen, it typically is due to weather. In Orlando, the leading cause is typically a hurricane. Most recently, Shanghai Disneyland had to close for a typhoon for multiple days. 

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Hong Kong Disneyland has taken to their website to alert Guests that the Hong Kong Observatory has issued a Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 8 or above as Tropical Cyclone Kompasu approaches.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 8 or above has been issued by the Hong Kong Observatory. The Park will delay opening until approximately 2-3 hours after Gale or Storm Signal Number 8 is cancelled, and will have limited operations. If this signal is cancelled when the park’s operation hours will be less than approximately 7 hours, the Park will close for the rest of the day. Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre will remain closed until further notice. 

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Hong Kong Disneyland has been running on a modified schedule where the Park reminded closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. As we can see in the below Park calendar, they have now shifted their operational days this week due to Tropical Cyclone Kompasu. On October 13, the Park will remain closed even though that was an operational day as the level 8 warning is intact. To make up for the day, it will be open on October 14, a day where the Park typically closes.

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Below is a full explanation of Hong Kong Disneyland’s policy for dealing with typhoons, including ticket refunds. As Signal #8 is the third-highest that can be issued, the weather is severe.

Typhoon Signal #8 or #9 or #10 

(Issued Before Park Opens)

  • Park opening will be delayed for approximately 2 to 3 hours after the signal is lowered. If this signal is cancelled when the park’s operation hours will be less than approximately 7 hours, the park will remain closed for the rest of the day.

(Issued During Park Hours)

  • The park closes.

  • If the Hong Kong Observatory issues the advance notice of Typhoon Signal No. 8 on or before 4:30 PM:

    • The validity of the used tickets will be extended for 6 months starting from the day of the inclement weather. Different ticket types may have different arrangements, please call +852 1-830-830 for enquiries or visit our website for details. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
    • Please retain and bring your original tickets to the following location (within 6 months starting from the day of the inclement weather) to exchange for a new ticket of the same day type:
      • Guest Relations locations at Hong Kong Disneyland Park

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  • If the Hong Kong Observatory issues the advance notice of Typhoon Signal No. 8 after 4:30 PM:

    • No ticket exchange is allowed.

    • Guests with unused tickets can visit the park on another day within ticket valid period.

Have you ever wanted to go to a Disney Park but ended up visiting while it was closed due to extreme weather?

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