A big announcement for Disneyland fans; the Disneyland Paris amusement park, the leading private tourist destination in Europe, officially reopened to the public on Wednesday, July 15, after four months of closure due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The park has opened following strict hygiene measures implemented by the administration of the park. Everyone visiting the park must wear the face mask, including children and adults.
There would be hand sanitizers that everyone has to use and there would no long queues. For some time, the visitors would not be able to watch the day parades and they can take photos from a certain distance.
All the meals and catering would be self-served. Those who are visiting outside the city must be seeking a place to live. So, the first hotel New Bay Club has also opened its doors to tourists. It is expected that other hotels would also follow during the summer.
On the morning of Wednesday, thousands of visitors, including many families, crossed the gates of the park with a cautious step, telephone in hand to be part of this memorable moment.
The park had already welcomed visitors on Monday and Tuesday, with an annual subscription. The site, located in Marne-la-Vallée, near Paris, had attracted 14.8 million people in 2015, according to the latest data communicated.
Since Saturday, Walt Disney World has also been welcoming visitors to its park in Orlando (Florida), despite the sharp rise in cases of coronavirus in this state. On the other hand, in Hong Kong, the park, which had reopened in June, is again closed, due to a renewed epidemic in the city-state.
“We will observe,” said Philippe Descrouet. “It is important for local economic life: Disneyland represents, for us, significant tax revenue: it is practically 75% of the territory’s revenue.
As we are the first tourist and commercial destination in Europe, imagine what the complete closure can represent… There is Disney, but also everything that goes around.”