Disneyland near Paris reopened today after being closed for nearly eight months due to the pandemic, but visitors still need to take safety measures to fight the virus.
Citizens can take photos with the mascots of favorite Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie and Silgio, but they cannot hug them due to physical distance.
According to the park’s new code of conduct, “intimacy interactions, including hugs, are temporarily prohibited,” and visitors over the age of six must also wear protective masks.
Upon entering the park, the tourists made no secret of their excitement. 22-year-old Émeline N’Zalakanda was a frequent visitor before the pandemic and lacked such experience.
“I think I have been waiting for this all my life. I have been waiting for months,” she said. “It’s amazing. I am very excited to see all these people again.”
Disneyland director Natacha Rafalski (Natacha Rafalski) said that the reopening of the park is a turning point for the entire tourism and hotel industry in France.
“We are all looking forward to this moment,” she said. “Restaurants, hotels, theme parks and restaurants are the key to French life.”