Unfortunately it appears that Hong Kong will be without Disney Magic a little while longer as its recent closure has been extended for an additional two months.
Earlier in the year a breakout of cases in COVID-19 in Hong Kong had forced the local government to implement strict social distancing rules, forcing the closure of Hong Kong Disneyland on January 9th.
Originally the park was meant to reopen on January 20th, then it was extended to February 23rd but according to a recent announcement via HKDL Fantasy Twitter Account that reopening date has been extended once more.
⚠️⚠️ The Hong Kong Government has extended social-distancing rules again, Hong Kong Disneyland will be forced to close for two more months until 20 April 2022.#hongkongdisneyland #hkdisneyland #hkdl #disneyparks #香港ディズニーランド #ディズニー pic.twitter.com/AFOxrxIExl— HKDL Fantasy (@hkdlfantasy) February 22, 2022
“The Hong Kong Government has extended social-distancing rules again, Hong Kong Disneyland will be forced to close for two more months until 20 April 2022.“
The local Hong Kong government has been extremely strict when it comes to controlling the spread of COVID-19. Though its sister park, Shanghai Disneyland, remains open. Shanghai Disneyland did close briefly for two days this past November due to a handful of breakout cases in the park, leading to the evacuation of over 30,000 park guests for their own safety.
Park closures have affected the Walt Disney Company greatly over the past two years. The theme parks are one of the biggest revenue streams for the entertainment giant. Both major North American Resorts, Disneyland and Walt Disney World, both closed in 2020. Walt Disney World reopened in July of that year to limited capacity while Disneyland remained closed for an entire year. Disneyland Paris also closed in early 2020 but reopened in June of 2021, but it closed again from October 2021 – December 2021.
The closures caused great financial harm to the company, putting hundreds of cast members out of work. It is believed that had it not been for the Disney Plus streaming service the company would be in a far worse financial situation. Thankfully as the virus is being handled better over time we shouldn’t have to worry about these closures for much longer.
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