Disneyland of Paris, which remained closed due to the coronavirus epidemic for four months, resumed its work on Wednesday: the wearing of masks and booking tickets online became mandatory; hugs with Disney characters are temporarily banned.
The management of the newly opened amusement Park decided to limit the number of visitors daily, so that it was possible to observe barrier measures, in particular, the social distance on rides, in queues, restaurants, according to the communique.
Now everyone who wants to visit Disneyland must book tickets in advance on a unique online platform and choose a specific date for a visit. It is also mandatory to wear masks for all visitors over the age of eleven. On the territory of the complex, there are 2000 points with antiseptic for hands, in particular, at the entrance and exit to attractions, in boutiques, restaurants, and concert halls.
To avoid crowding people, the administration decided not to hold parades of Disney characters and evening shows yet. Close interaction with Disney characters, including hugs, is also currently prohibited.
Restaurants will still be open in the Park, but the number of seats there has been reduced, so visitors are advised to book a table in advance. “The new takeaway offer will allow visitors to sit in the open space of theme parks,” the communique says.
Cleaning and disinfection on the territory of the Park will be carried out more often. “Standards of cleanliness and hygiene have been strengthened throughout the Park, with special attention paid to rides, queues, restaurants, hotels, and transport,” the communique says.
Disneyland Paris, which opened in 1992, was visited by 320 million people, most of them foreign tourists.
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, self-isolation was introduced in France in mid-March. The country gradually began to remove restrictions. In June, the French authorities said that the epidemic was under control. However, no one can rule out the possibility of a second wave. On Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron said the country would be ready in the event of a second wave of COVID-19. According to the latest data, more than 30 thousand people have become victims of the coronavirus in France, and more than 172 thousand cases of the disease have been registered.