Popular children’s holiday resort Disneyland Paris has revealed that it will begin a phased reopening from July 15. The theme park closed its doors temporarily in March this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
She said: “As President of Disneyland Paris, I’ve been fortunate to work alongside our team of dedicated cast members who have demonstrated tremendous commitment to preserving the magic for our guests and fans during our unprecedented closure.
“The last several months have tested us and our community – both personally and professionally – but together we have persevered with optimism and determination.
“We are grateful for the resilience of our cast members and local community, the enthusiasm of our guests and fans, and the positive momentum of the many reopenings in the tourism industry throughout Europe.
“We’ve been so touched by our guests around the world who’ve found creative ways to maintain their connection to Disneyland Paris from home.”
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The park will also be allowing visitors to visit its iconic ‘Sleeping Beauty Castle’ on July 15.
Ms Rafalski said that the health and safety of guests and cast members remains the priority as they begin their phased reopening.
The park will be following measures that are in line with the French government and health authorities’ recommendations.
She added: “…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.”
The statement added that there will be “visible changes” in the resort which will accommodate social distancing.
Disneyland Paris’ president added: “As we are taking a phased approach, some experiences will change and others will return at a later date, but the magic that our cast is world renowned for will remain.
“We know it will take all of us working together, both cast members and guests, in this shared responsibility to promote a healthy and safe environment.”
According to Disneyland’s website, there will be a variety of preventive measures put in place.
Some of the measures include training cast members , defended cycles for frequent cleaning and disinfection of targeted areas, easy access to hand washing facilities and hand sanitisers, quick response to spills and rubbish, end of day sanitation procedures for restroom, kitchen and other facilities and frequent washing down of outdoor locations.
Cast members will have to refrain from shaking hands, hugging or kissing when meeting someone.
They will also have to follow procedures to stop the spread of germs.
These include staying at home if they are sick, washing hands regularly with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand sanitiser, coughing and sneezing into upper sleeve or tissue (not hands), avoiding close contact with people who are sick, avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth.