Roller coaster continues for Disneyland Hong Kong as park closes for third time in 2020

There is no reopening date in sight for Hong Kong Disneyland, after being forced to close again last week.

This is the third time in 2020 that the park has closed its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, with local health authorities facing multiple waves of infections.

The latest cluster of COVID-19 cases began to emerge in mid-November, shortly after the easing of tougher measures in place since June.

As group gatherings anywhere in Hong Kong were reduced to just two people, Disney decided to shut down.

According to Disney officials, the closures are particularly disappointing as the Hong Kong resort didn’t unveil its new centerpiece – the reimagined Magic Dream Castle – to the public until November 21.

Magic Castle is at the heart of a six-year HK $ 10.9 billion (€ 1.16 billion, $ 1.4 billion, £ 1.04 billion) investment in the park .

“As required by the government and in line with prevention efforts in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland Park is temporarily closed from December 2, 2020,” the park said in a statement.

“We are in close contact with health authorities and the government regarding the situation and will announce a reopening date once they determine it is desirable.

“Resort hotels and the Inspiration Lake recreation center will remain open with an adjusted level of service.

“Enhanced health and safety measures that reflect guidance from health and government authorities will remain in place, such as social distancing measures and increased cleaning and disinfection. “

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