According to WESH 2 News, Hong Kong Disneyland is closing again after another COVID-19 outbreak in China. Visitors and staff were required to wear face masks, submit to temperature checks and maintain social distancing. The safety measures taken were similar to those in place at the recently reopened Central Florida parks.
“As required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland park will temporarily close from July 15th. The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort hotels will remain open with an adjusted level of services. They have put in place enhanced health and safety measures that reflect the guidance of health and government authorities, such as social distancing measures and increased cleaning and sanitization,” a Disney spokesperson told CNN.
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Hong Kong Disneyland recently reopened on June 18th and it was the second Disney property to reopen after Shanghai Disneyland.
On Saturday, July 11th, the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, concerning health experts who are urging people not to gather in groups. Guests at the park said that people were wearing masks and social distancing, and videos showed near-empty parks. Epcot and Hollywood Studios will reopen on Wednesday, July 15th.