Word comes that Disney is shuttering its Hong Kong Disneyland park through January 20, 2022, due to current Omicron fears in the country.
“As required by the government and in line with preventive efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland park will temporarily close from January 7 to 20,” management said in a statement.
“Guests who planned to visit the Park on above dates are advised to visit on another day. HKDL has been in close contact with the relevant government departments and will continue to implement health and safety measures with reference to their guidelines to promote health and safety of our guests and cast members.”
Under current operations, the park already closes every Tuesday and Thursday for cleaning measures, meaning that the official closure will actually take effect a day earlier.
Hong Kong has been operating a zero-COVID policy, and in response to a recent spike in cases, including Omicron, the government said Wednesday said that it is taking drastic measures that will close much of daily life, but fall short of a full lock down.
The closure is the fourth time that the pandemic has brought park operations to a halt at Hong Kong Disneyland. The park hopes the closure will not need to be extended.