Following a closure of nearly five months, Hong Kong Disneyland will officially reopen to the general public on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Closed since January 26, Hong Kong Disneyland will be the second Disney theme park to reopen, following Shanghai Disneyland last month. Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort are expected to reopen in July.
During this initial reopening phase, all guests, including park ticket holders, Magic Access members, and complimentary ticket holders, will be required to make a reservation for their visit date with their valid tickets or membership cards through the Hong Kong Disneyland Park Visit Reservation website. Magic Access members may make a reservation beginning eight days prior to their visit. General guests may make a reservation beginning seven days prior to their visit. Guests with reservations are required to present valid tickets or membership cards for entry. A reservation is not required for children below three years of age and they can enjoy free park admission as usual.
The park reopening will demonstrate a deliberate approach with new and enhanced health and safety measures, reflecting the guidance of health and government authorities.
The majority of Hong Kong Disneyland’s attractions, shopping, and dining locations will resume operations, with controlled capacity. The park will implement social distancing in queues, restaurants, attraction vehicles, and other facilities throughout the park. Selected experiences that traditionally include close-up interactions, such as with characters, will remain unavailable at this time. The resort is also gradually resuming its hotel services.
Disney asks for guest’s understanding of and compliance with the following requirements when Hong Kong Disneyland reopens. Guests must:
- Purchase their ticket in advance and reserve a visit up to seven days in advance of their visit online via the Hong Kong Disneyland reservation process. Magic Access members must also make a reservation prior to visiting, while they can enjoy the benefit of reserving eight days in advance.
- Make a required health declaration as part of the Hong Kong Disneyland reservation process.
- Undergo temperature screening procedures upon arrival.
- Wear a mask during their visit, except when enjoying food and beverage at catering premises.
These measures will continue to be reviewed as the situation warrants and will be adjusted as necessary.
Guests will get a sneak peek of the magic in the making with the transformation of the Castle of Magical Dreams, a magnificent centerpiece of the park. The Castle now enters its final stage of transformation before opening later this year bringing new magic to Hong Kong Disneyland.
Visit Hong Kong Disneyland for more details on tickets, hotels, dining, and transportation to the resort.
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