LIVE VIDEO: Hong Kong Disneyland is Open Again!
The next Disney theme park to open is Hong Kong Disneyland. And, In just a few minutes (on June 18, Chinese time), Mickey returns.
Even CNN is treating the reopening as a big story – because it is!
One of the smallest Disney theme parks, it closed on January 26 due to the global coronavirus crisis and has remained shut since then, with a few exceptions — namely its hotels and a few on-site restaurants.
Shanghai Disneyland was the first park to reopen, welcoming guests back on May 11. Its reopening gave clues as to what Disney parks around the world would look like post-coronavirus, with social distancing regulations enforced and both guests and employees (aka cast members) sporting face masks.
And it looks like Hong Kong Disneyland will follow similar procedures.
Celebrating in China!
Our own Melissa Roden broke down Hong Kong Disneyland earlier today!
“We are proud to be part of the Hong Kong community, which has worked hard and shown fortitude in how it has handled the pandemic,” Stephanie Young, the park’s managing director, said in a statement reported by CNN.
Meanwhile, fans are counting down the seconds:
And you can watch guests heading into the park, here:
We’ll be on the lookout for changes in the Disney experience.
However, and thankfully, Hong Kong employed techniques that kept the pandemic in check.
Since the virus was first identified in January, Hong Kong was quick to enact social hygiene measures. Currently, the city has recorded only 1,110 cases and just four deaths.
Keep it on MickeyBlog.com for all of the opening day coverage from all the Disney Parks!