Hong Kong Disneyland shutting down again this week

©Orlando Sentinel

AYAKA MCGILL/AFP/Getty Images North America/TNS

Hong Kong Disneyland theme park will close down again because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Monday.

“As required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland will temporarily closed from July 15,” a Walt Disney Co. spokesperson said. The resort’s hotels will remain open at “adjusted levels of service,” the spokesperson said.

Hong Kong Disneyland’s second shutdown comes amid Walt Disney World’s phased reopening of its theme parks. Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom park’s reopened to the public amid new restrictions and attendance capacity on Saturday; Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are scheduled to reopen Wednesday.

Hong Kong Disneyland had reopened on June 18, after closing in late January.

Disney’s theme parks in Shanghai and Japan are open, but its parks in California remain shuttered. The Downtown Disney District, a shopping and entertainment complex adjacent to the California attractions, started reopening last week.

———

©2020 The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.)