Masks and Mickey: Disneyland Paris reopens after four-month closure

Masks and Mickey: Disneyland Paris reopens after four-month closure
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Disneyland Paris welcomed back visitors on Wednesday after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus outbreak, with face masks and social distancing the order of the day. Image Credit: REUTERS
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A steady stream of visitors trickled in during the morning, with one group wearing Mickey Mouse ears and dancing with glee as they entered Europe';s most visited theme park. Image Credit: REUTERS
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Masks were mandatory and advance booking required. Visitors to the park, which has imposed a limited capacity, were told to keep a metre away from others, and hundreds of sanitising-gel and hand-washing stations were scattered around. Image Credit: REUTERS
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The park in Marne-la-Vallee, to the east of the French capital, is opening its doors in a phased way starting Wednesday with Disneyland Parks and the Walt Disney Studios. Image Credit: REUTERS
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It will feature enhanced safety measures including managed attendance, reduced capacity to support social distancing, and bolstered cleaning and disinfection of rides and spaces. Image Credit: REUTERS
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No tickets were sold at the entrance and rides where social distancing is difficult have not yet reopened. Playgrounds and make-up workshops also remained closed. Image Credit: REUTERS
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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. Image Credit: AFP
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First visitors arrive at Disneyland Paris as the theme park reopens its doors to the public in Marne-la-Vallee, near Paris. Image Credit: REUTERS
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Visitors buy souvenirs at Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee. Image Credit: REUTERS
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Chefs welcome the first visitors arriving at Disneyland Paris. Image Credit: REUTERS
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Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie welcome visitors at Disneyland Paris. Image Credit: REUTERS
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Visitors enjoy the Indiana Jones carrousel at Disneyland Paris. Image Credit: REUTERS
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Mickey Mouse poses in front of the castle of Sleeping Beauty at Disneyland Paris. Image Credit: AP
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First visitors arrive at Disneyland Paris. Image Credit: REUTERS
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Visitors wearing protective face masks, walk down the Main Street of Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, near Paris. Image Credit: AFP