PARIS, KOMPAS.com - On July 15, Disneyland Paris reopened its doors after a four-month closure resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
Excited visitors trickled in to Europe’s most frequented theme park with one group wearing Mickey Mouse ears while gleefully dancing.
The reopening of Disneyland Paris comes with a set of new health protocols such as mandatory face masks and physical distancing.
Visitors looking to visit the European theme park are required to make an advance booking given that Disneyland Paris is operating under limited capacity.
Park visitors were asked to maintain a distance of one meter from others.
Disneyland Paris also provided hundreds of handwashing stations and sanitizing gels throughout the park.
No tickets were sold at the entrance, while playgrounds and make-up workshops remained closed.
Walt Disney World also reopened its two most popular parks in Orlando, on Saturday, despite a surge of new infections in Florida.
But in Hong Kong, the company has decided to temporarily close its Disneyland park amid rising coronavirus cases in the Chinese-ruled city.
The reopening of Disneyland Paris is in line with the reopening other key tourist attractions in France’s capital city such as the Versailles Palace and the Louvre Museum.
Upon announcing a date for its reopening, Disney explained that no tickets will be sold at the entrance.
Disney also stated that rides, where physical distancing is difficult to implement, will not yet reopen.
Playgrounds and make-up workshops are among the other Disneyland Paris attractions that will remain temporarily closed to ensure optimal public health and safety of the theme park’s visitors.