Disneyland Paris Will Reopen On 15 July
Disneyland Paris has announced that it will reopen on 15 July after being closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Paris theme park will open just days after the company plans to open its parks in the US, it announced today (Monday).
From 11 July, it will open its parks in phases, with new measures in place to keep guests and staff safe.
In a statement on the Disneyland website, president of the Paris park, Natacha Rafalski said: "As we approach this day, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our cast members and guests.
"In line with French government and health authorities' recommendations, the phased reopening of Disneyland Paris will present a deliberate approach with enhanced health and safety measures tailored to our specific environment.
"This will include limits on attendance and require advanced ticketing and reservations to accommodate controlled guest density that aligns with government guidance on physical distancing."
She added: "I'm very much looking forward to the day when our guests and cast members can celebrate being together again. Until then, stay safe, keep dreaming, and see you soon at Disneyland Paris! After all, there is no magic without YOU!"
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And while the new measures will include all the usual social distancing we've become used to, theme parks in Japan, including Tokyo Disneyland, will be urging visitors not to scream while on the rollercoasters.
If you think of your average response to being on a roller coaster, you'd probably think 'screaming, shouting, yelling' - but all of these things should be avoided, according to the new guidelines from national theme park industry group The East Japan and West Japan Theme Park Associations.
According to CNN, the association represents several major theme parks in the country, including Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan.
The new guidelines, given the snappy title Guidelines to Prevent the Spread of Infection of the Novel Coronavirus, will also suggest that visitors should wear protective face masks.
While most of us probably scream our heads off on a roller coaster, the concern is that tiny droplets of saliva could fly from people's mouths and land on either their fellow riders or the seats, presenting a potential risk of infection.
It's not confirmed whether the rules will be put in place in any other parks, or if it will just be in Japan.
Featured Image Credit: PA
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