Written by: Chen Jingqi
2020-01-26 09:21Last updated: 2020-01-26 12:15
The outbreak of "Wuhan pneumonia" caused by a new coronavirus has continued to spread. Ocean Park announced that it will be closed from today (26th) until further notice. Disney also announced that due to the safety of guests and entertainers, it will be temporarily closed from now on; hotels in the resort will remain in operation.
"Hong Kong 01" broadcast live situation of Ocean Park.
Ocean Park and Disney announced today that the park will be temporarily closed until further notice. (Profile picture)
Ocean Park said this morning that in view of the government's promotion of Wuhan pneumonia's emergency level to emergency level, and considering the safety of visitors and employees, it announced that it will be temporarily closed until further notice. Visitors who hold standard tickets, evening admission tickets / package tickets, student tickets or animal event tickets on the affected dates can reserve the tickets for future ticket exchange or refund. The reopening date, ticket exchange and refund details of the park will be announced later.
Regarding Disneyland, it also stated that in line with the existing anti-epidemic measures in Hong Kong, it was announced that it would be closed from today, but the hotels in the resort area would continue to operate. Disney also said that it will maintain close contact with the government and health departments, and announce the reopening date as appropriate. During this period, guests who have booked tickets or resort hotels will be refunded. For details, please call 1830830.
The reporter visited the Ocean Park in the morning and found that many tourists did n’t know the park ’s “touch door nails”, and some foreign tourists said that they bought tickets on the Internet a few days ago and later learned that the Ocean Park was closed and they were worried about refunds.
Mrs. Lee went out with the 7-year-old to Ocean Park at about 9 am this morning. She said that she had made a special trip from Tsing Yi to Ocean Park for her birthday today. She had watched the information about the opening of the park webpage at about 9 o'clock. Li Li bluntly said: ｢唔 happy to play｣.
Many tourists show disappointment
Miss Ye from Zhuhai also went to the park with several relatives and friends this morning. She pointed out that the ticket was purchased one month ago, but she was worried about the epidemic situation. The park had been asked whether the money could be refunded a few days before the Lunar New Year. She said that due to the epidemic situation, she had already wanted a refund, but the garden side refused and decided to go to the park this morning.
Ms. Ip said that she always thought that the arrangements in Hong Kong were more humane, but she said frankly: I was disappointed with the arrangement of the Ocean Park. She criticized that it was not known how to refund the money. She immediately received the money, and the refund was in place immediately. She believed that the Mainland arrangements are better and the local people can refund the money immediately. She also said that if the park decides to close, passengers should be notified in advance, otherwise it will affect the itinerary, and ask reporters where to go today.
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