Hundreds of people line up for reopening of downtown Disney as coronavirus cases appear in California

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Hundreds of people queued as early as 5 am – and some the day before – for the 10 am reopening of downtown Disney on Thursday, even as cases of coronavirus are skyrocketing in California. According to the photos, most of the clients seemed to be socially behind.

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Hundreds of people lined up at 5 a.m. – and some the day before – for the 10 a.m. reopening of downtown Disneyland on Thursday.
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Downtown Disney officially reopened Thursday after a four-month shutdown due to a coronavirus. But it’s not the same downtown area – which is near the entrances to Disneyland and California Adventure parks – Disney fans may remember, that only a limited number of restaurants and retail stores make up the reopening of the district.

Guests should undergo temperature checks at the entrance and wear a mask, but that doesn’t seem to deter fans.

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The reopening of the theme park itself has no date yet after the scheduled reopening on July 17 has been delayed indefinitely due to the pandemic.

The reopening of the theme park itself has no date yet after the scheduled reopening on July 17 has been delayed indefinitely due to the pandemic.
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“Personally, I’ve been here for 11 hours,” said a woman at the local KTLA news network about her early start to queue.

Another woman allegedly drove 90 minutes from her home to bring her daughter to the opening date event.

“She is bored at home. She can’t wait to go out. That is why she is delighted to be here, ”said Joselyn McCuthcean, a visitor to KABC.

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The reopening of the theme park itself has no date yet, after the reopening scheduled for July 17 has been delayed indefinitely. California has experienced peaks in coronavirus cases, with more than 8,000 recorded on Monday. More than 300,000 positive cases were confirmed in the state on Friday morning.

Guests were required to undergo temperature checks at the entrance and wear a mask.

Guests were required to undergo temperature checks at the entrance and wear a mask.
(Mario Tama / Getty Images)

Anaheim Disneyland is the only Disney park that does not have a scheduled reopening date.

Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland and Tokyo Disney have all reopened with enhanced security measures against coronaviruses. Meanwhile, Disney Paris and Disney World in Florida have each planned to reopen completely next week.

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Downtown Disney is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

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