Disney Park Unexpectedly Extends Closure, Opening Date Seems Indefinite

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Characters at Hong Kong Disneyland. Credit: Disney Magical Kingdom Blog

It seems Hong Kong Disneyland’s fate continues to remain uncertain at this time, as the closure due to the ongoing COVID-19 spread continues to extend past the original goal of two weeks. 

Mickey and Minnie at Town Square in Hong Kong Disneyland
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On January 5, we announced that Hong Kong Disneyland would be closing for two weeks starting on January 7 to try and halt the pandemic spread in the area. The closure was only meant to last for 14 days, but now we can see that the Park has extended that closure for another two weeks after only one week of closure.

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The Hong Kong Disneyland website notes:

Hong Kong Disneyland Park will temporarily close from Jan 7 to Feb 3, 2022

  • As required by the government and health authorities and in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland Park will temporarily close from Jan 7 to Feb 3, 2022.
  • The resort hotels will remain open with adjusted level of services. Service at restaurants and recreation facilities in hotels will be adjusted according to the latest regulations.
  • These arrangements will be adjusted from time to time with reference to the latest government requirements.
  • Unused Park Tickets and/or Designated In-Park Products with expiry dates falling within the Park’s temporary closure period (from Jan 7 to Feb 3, 2022) will be extended. For hotel bookings with check-in date falling within this period, free cancellation can be arranged if required. The validity date for Magic Access Memberships will also be extended. More details will be communicated through our official website when park reopens.
Hong Kong Disneyland
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As noted above, Hong Kong Disneyland is now set to reopen on February 3, 2022. That being said, considering how quickly two weeks became four, it seems that Guests should not look at February 3 as a guaranteed date for reopening as things are very volatile at the moment. On the original announcement, the opening date was set for two weeks and that quickly changed.

Hong Kong Disneyland
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Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is home to Hong Kong Disneyland Park and is located near Penney’s Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. It was also just announced that Hong Kong will suspend for a month transit flights from around 150 countries and territories considered high risk because of the coronavirus, deepening the global financial hub’s isolation.

Hong Kong Disneyland is an incredibly popular Park that brings in millions of Guests each year. After opening in 2005, Guests quickly came to love the theme park as much as Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort! Much like its American counterparts, Hong Kong Disneyland has a ton of Disney Hotels to visit!

  • Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
  • Disney’s Hollywood Hotel
  • Disney Explorer’s Lodge
Enchanted Garden
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With fireworks (Cherish the Memories) returning to the Castle of Magical Dreams in Fantasyland next year and international travel reopening, there will surely be a lot more tourism in 2022 to Hong Kong Disneyland! Plus, who would not want to check out Arendelle: World of Frozen, a new land with amazing attractions that are currently under construction.

Below is a full list of the attractions and entertainment not available at this time due to the current closure of the Park.

Main Street

Animation Academy
Art of Animation
Flights of Fantasy Parade
Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad – Main Street Station
Main Street Entertainment
Main Street Vehicles
Meet Chip and Dale in Main Street
Meet Daisy at Town Square
Meet Donald at Town Square
Meet Duffy and Friends at Main Street Cinema
Meet Goofy in Main Street
Meet Mickey and Minnie at Town Square
Meet Pluto in Main Street

Fantasyland

Cinderella Carousel
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Fairy Tale Forest – presented by PANDORA
Fantasy Gardens
Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad – Fantasyland Station
It’s a Small World
Mad Hatter Tea Cups
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Meet Rapunzel at Fantasyland
Meet Tinker Bell at Fairy Tale Forest
Mickey and the Wondrous Book
Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Character Greeting
Snow White Grotto
Street Entertainment at Fantasyland
Sword in the Stone
The Royal Reception Hall
Castle of Magical Dreams
Royal Princess Garden

Tomorrowland

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! (relocation to Stark Expo)
Hyperspace Mountain
Heroic Encounter with Iron Man at Iron Man Tech Showcase (relocation to Stark Expo)
Iron Man Experience – Presented by AIA (relocation to Stark Expo)
Iron Man Tech Showcase – Presented by Stark Industries (relocation to Stark Expo)
Orbitron
Street Entertainment at Tomorrowland

Adventureland

Festival of the Lion King
Jungle River Cruise
Karibuni Marketplace
Liki Tikis
Meet Aladdin at Karibuni Marketplace
Meet Baloo at Karibuni Marketplace
Meet Carl Fredricksen at Karibuni Marketplace
Meet Genie at Karibuni Marketplace
Meet Judy Hopps at Karibuni Marketplace
Meet King Louie at Karibuni Marketplace
Meet Lilo Pelekai at Karibuni Marketplace
Meet Nick Wilde at Karibuni Marketplace
Meet Princess Jasmine at Karibuni Marketplace
Meet Russell at Karibuni Marketplace
Meet Rafiki at Karibuni Marketplace
Meet Stitch at Karibuni Marketplace
Meet Timon at Karibuni Marketplace
Moana: A Homecoming Celebration,[1] at Jungle Junction
Rafts to Tarzan’s Treehouse
Street Entertainment at Adventureland
Tarzan’s Treehouse

Toy Story Land

Barrel of Fun
Cubot in Toy Story Land
Meet Buzz Lightyear at Barrel of Fun
Meet Jessie at Barrel of Fun
Meet Woody at Barrel of Fun
RC Racer
Slinky Dog Spin
Toy Soldier Boot Camp
Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop

Grizzly Gulch 

Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars
Geyser Gulch
Welcome Wagon Show
Wild West Photo Fun

Mystic Point

Garden of Wonders
Mystic Manor
Mystic Point Freight Depot

Hong Kong Disneyland Floral Mickey
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At this point in time, Tokyo Disney Resort – comprised of Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea remain open, as well as Shanghai Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris Resort, and Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Hong Kong Disneyland! Or what about Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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