Hong Kong Disneyland has reopened its doors for a third time in less than a year.
The resort will officially welcome back guest from today (Friday) as Covid-19 cases continue to fall. Health authorities found just eight new cases on Thursday.
Disney’s reopening comes as Ocean Park, which recently secured a government bailout and announced plans for a business overhaul, reopened its doors on Thursday.
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Hong Kong Disneyland said it will maintain a “measured approach” to health and safety measures. Guests will be asked to leave contact details prior to arrival and use the LeaveHomeSafe app during their visit.
A range of new measures have also be implemented, including mandatory Covid-19 tests for cast members every 14 days.
“Every cast member has been putting tremendous effort in preparing our park reopening,” said Michael Moriarty, managing director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
“I could not be more thrilled to announce that our park will be reopened on February 19.”
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Similar to operations prior to the recent closure, a five-day per week operation will remain in place, with the park closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Additionally, the park will control capacity as required by the government regulations. Operations for both guests and cast members will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
The government’s easing of social restrictions came into force yesterday. Under the new measures, long-standing restrictions on dine-in services have been eased. A total of four people will can now gather for dinner, with restaurant opening hours extended to 10pm.
The reopening of gyms, beauty and massage parlours and cinemas will all be allowed.