Hong Kong Disneyland Reopens Following COVID-19 Shutdown

Published Categorised as Photo, University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Disneyland has reopened its doors to the public on February 19 following a government-mandated closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The park was closed for more than two months in response to the fourth wave of the virus. Here a selection of photographs showing how the reopening unfolded.

Visitors line up outside the entrance of Hong Kong Disneyland in preparation for the park’s reopening on Friday, February 19, 2020. The park was closed since December 2, 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Staff members welcome visitors back to Hong Kong Disneyland on the first day of the park’s reopening on Friday. The park was closed for more than two months to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A staff member holds a sign reminding the public to maintain social distancing during the first day of Hong Kong Disneyland’s reopening on Friday. Additional safety measures have been put in place at the park to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Michael Moriarty, greets the media during the reopening of Hong Kong Disneyland on Friday. A significant fall in the number of visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the park’s financial viability.
A staff member cleans a bench on the first day of Hong Kong Disneyland’s reopening on Friday. According to Hong Kong Disneyland, the frequency of cleaning has increased in the park to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse greet a child from a distance during the first day of Hong Kong Disneyland’s reopening on Friday. Visitors are required to maintain social distancing when meeting and greeting their favourite Disney characters.
A visitor wearing a mask riding an attraction at Hong Kong Disneyland during the park’s first day of reopening on Friday. Visitors must wear a face mask throughout their whole visit to the park, except when eating or drinking at designated venues.
Staff members hold up QR codes outside a restaurant at Hong Kong Disneyland during the park’s first day of reopening on Friday. Upon entering a restaurant in the park, visitors are required to register using the Hong Kong Government’s “LeaveHomeSafe” App or Disneyland’s own contact tracing form.
A visitor scans a QR code when entering a restaurant at Hong Kong Disneyland during the park’s first day of reopening on Friday. Some visitors found using the government’s contact tracing app, known as “LeaveHomeSafe”, troublesome.