Come Friday, 19 February, Hong Kong Disneyland will be reopening its doors again — following three closures last year.
As part of its continued efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic, park entry requirements include purchasing tickets in advance — slots open from 10am on 18 February — reserving a visit up to seven days ahead, submitting mandatory health declarations and personal details while booking online, and once at the park, adhering to temperature checks and wearing masks at all times except when eating or drinking.
What's new in Hong Kong Disneyland's latest reopening: mandatory Covid-19 testing for cast members involved in operation once every 14 days, and for all guests to scan the LeaveHomeSafe QR code as part of the enhanced park visit reservation process. The codes can be found at prominent areas, such as the park entrance, restaurants and hotel recreation facilities.
Just like the recent closure, the park will operate on a five-day work week, and will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays — except public holidays and special days designated by the resort from time to time, until further notice.
As the park's latest reopening falls within the Lunar New Year season, Hong Kong Disneyland is offering a “Double Celebration” ticket which allows two entries for HK$688 (US$88.70) to entice fans to make return visits.
The iconic attraction in Hong Kong first closed in late January 2020 and then again on 15 July, barely a month after reopening in June. Disneyland waited for more than two months amid a third wave of coronavirus infections in Hong Kong, before finally opening to guests on 25 September.
The September reopening coincided with the park's 15th anniversary celebrations, which included the opening of its reimagined Castle of Magical Dreams on 21 November. That happiness was, however, short-lived once more when a fourth virus wave shut its doors on 2 December.