Disneyland Paris has closed on March 13, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now the European tourist magnet is planning to re-open under special hygiene regulations.
Disneyland Paris will re-open next month after a coronavirus related shutdown. From July 15, the amusement park in Marne-la-Vallée at the gates of the French Capital City will gradually re-open its doors. The number of visitors allowed in the park is drastically reduced, and a protective face mask is mandatory from age eleven. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and a new reservation system will be introduced at the beginning of July.
The park operator also said that all employees are required to wear a face mask. Hugs and other close interactions with actors dressed up as, for example, Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck are not allowed. However, the visitors will still have the opportunity to take photos with the characters at the newly installed selfie spots.
Disneyland is one of the largest tourist attractions in Europe. According to the French Tourism Association, it recorded around 15 million visits back in 2018. The last visitors to the amusement park left on March 13, and a few days later, a strict curfew came into force in France.