Shanghai Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland Are Now Both Closed Indefinitely

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Closed until further notice.

Hong Kong Disneyland has joined Shanghai Disneyland in closing indefinitely amid the Coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 100, infected thousands and restricted millions from traveling to China tourist destinations during the Lunar New Year holiday.

Hong Kong Disneyland announced that the theme park would be temporarily closing indefinitely on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

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The streets are deserted.

“As a precautionary measure in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, we are temporarily closing Hong Kong Disneyland park from January 26, 2020 out of consideration for the health and safety of our Guests and Cast Members,” the park said in a statement posted on its website. “We are in close contact with health authorities and the government about the situation and will announce a reopening date once they determine it is advisable.”

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Notice from the Hong Kong Disneyland website.

Coronavirus symptoms include fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing. Most of the fatalities from the outbreak have been from pneumonia in elderly patients with preexisting conditions, according to the World Health Organization.

The Coronavirus outbreak and a fear of a spike in the infection rate has forced the closure of tourist destinations across China and put airlines and hotels on high alert during the Lunar New Year when hundreds of millions of Chinese travel domestically and internationally.

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Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Hong Kong.

The closures of Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland comes during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, one of the busiest travel seasons of the year in China.

Some of China’s best-known tourist attractions have also been closed by the Coronavirus outbreak, including the National Museum of China on Tiananmen Square, a section of the Great Wall of China near Beijing, and the Forbidden City.

Airlines suspending flights into and out of China today, Jan 29th:

US carriers:  United, American

British Airways

Air Canada

Air France

Air India

South Korean budget carrier Seoul Air

Indonesia’s Lion

Finnair

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific

Singapore-based Jetstar Asia

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Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland closed its doors Saturday 1/25/2020 in reaction to the spread of the Coronavirus that has now killed over 100 people in mainland China.

The resort complex, which normally operates 365 days per year and welcomes more than 10 million visitors annually, announced last Friday afternoon local time that it will shutter the Shanghai Disneyland theme park, the Disneytown retail and dining area, the Walt Disney Grand Theatre, and Wishing Star Park.

It did not give a date for their reopening.

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They have new costumes to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

This week is the Chinese Lunar New Year.  Chinese Lunar New Year is the peak time of year for internal travel within China, when typically half of the country’s 1.4 billion population travel to their home towns to be reunited with family. Seven cities – over 11 million people – have been placed under lock down measures to prevent the spread of the disease, and vast numbers of cinemas have also closed their doors.

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Visitors to Shanghai Disneyland Resort’s website can find the following message:

In response to the prevention and control of the disease outbreak and in order to ensure the health and safety of our guests and Cast, Shanghai Disney Resort is temporarily closing Shanghai Disneyland, Disneytown including Walt Disney Grand Theatre and Wishing Star Park, starting January 25, 2020. We will continue to carefully monitor the situation and be in close contact with the local government, and we will announce the reopening date upon confirmation.

Shanghai Disney Resort will assist in the refund for guests who have purchased tickets for admission to Shanghai Disneyland, have booked a resort hotel, or have booked tickets for Beauty and the Beast Mandarin Production through the original ticket purchase channel, and we will introduce the detailed procedure and guidelines via the resort’s official platforms as soon as possible.

We wish our guests a healthy and happy Spring Festival!

Shanghai Disney Resort

January 24, 2020”

shangaiThe resort is issuing refunds to guests looking to cancel their trip due to the outbreak.

Cast members can’t use self admission or guest passes through at least the end of the month.

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Expect the park to be closed at least until February 29, 2020.

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Expect the park to be closed at least until February 29, 2020.

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