What a difference it can make depending on where you are standing. While the United States continues to reopen while being ravaged by new Covid-19 cases by the truck-load, Hong Kong seems to be shutting everything down again due to 52 new cases being reported on Monday (41 local transmissions).
“As required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland park will temporarily close from July 15.”
Hong Kong Disneyland was the second park to reopen on June 18th after the initial bout with Covid-19 following Shanghai Disney Resort. Although the move doesn’t come as a surprise for Hong Kong to react quickly and swiftly, it does shed some doubt on the fleet of Disney parks set to open on July 15th (Disneyland Paris, Hollywood Studios, Epcot). Despite the shut down of Hong Kong Disneyland, it appears that it is a short-term decision and that the park should open again by the end of the week…
The Hong Kong theme park had introduced many rules and regulations ahead of reopening to ensure guest safety including social distancing, temperature screening, and mandatory face masks while Disney characters were unable to physically interact with guests.
Meanwhile, Walt Disney World in Florida continues it’s reopening phases despite breaking new daily corona-virus numbers by the day. They set a single day record on Saturday with over 15,000 new cases and another 12,000 yesterday showing no signs of slowing down the spread. Be sure to follow JustDisney for more details on parks reopening or shutting their gates.