Disneyland Paris reopens after 8 months as France returns to normal life – .

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Disneyland Paris reopens after 8 months as France returns to normal life – .


The French tourism sector is taking a new step towards normality with the reopening of Disneyland Paris, two weeks after the country reopened its borders to vaccinated visitors from around the world.
Europe’s busiest theme park in Marne-la-Vallée, east of the French capital, opened on Thursday after nearly eight months of closure.

A crowd of smiling visitors were greeted by Disney characters dancing to cheerful music.

“Amazing,” said Debbie Tater. The Delaware resident came from the United States to visit her family, including her daughter and two granddaughters, who live in France and whom she had not seen for a year and a half.

“The happiest place on earth,” she said with tears in her eyes.

“We couldn’t miss the reopening,” said Elodie Piedfort, from the Haute-Loire region in central France. “Because I’m a nurse, it’s been a very difficult year and being here with my son is great. And the reopening, moving on is also great. “

Visitors must wear masks inside the park and other measures are in place, including a cap on the number of visitors to ensure distancing.

Pauline Baudouin, Disney fan from Angoulême in western France, said: “We missed the magic because it was already a complicated time and we needed to recharge our batteries in this magical world. “

Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Wednesday that France was returning to “a normal form of life”, announcing that people would no longer have to wear masks outdoors except in crowded places.

The government has confirmed that children can remove masks in school playgrounds – but they remain mandatory in class for ages 6 and up.

The 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew will be lifted on Sunday.

Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Thursday nightclubs will be able to reopen in July under strict regulations – a first since France’s initial lockdown in March last year,

The French tourism industry hopes to rebound in the summer as the country welcomes foreign visitors again – provided they have received one of four vaccines approved by the EU. Travelers are banned from 16 countries, including India, South Africa and Brazil, which are struggling with virus outbreaks and disturbing variants.

France began to gradually reopen its economy last month. Monuments and museums, including major sites like the Louvre and Versailles, are open, as well as hotels, cafes and restaurants.

Tourists will still have to wait for the Eiffel Tower, which will reopen on July 16 after major renovations.

The government said the easing of restrictions is due to a drop in daily infections and a vaccination campaign that has seen more than 59% of the French adult population receive at least one injection. The country opened vaccination to people aged 12 to 18 this week.

The French tourism sector is taking a new step towards normality with the reopening of Disneyland Paris, two weeks after the country reopened its borders to vaccinated visitors from around the world.

Europe’s busiest theme park in Marne-la-Vallée, east of the French capital, opened on Thursday after nearly eight months of closure.

A crowd of smiling visitors were greeted by Disney characters dancing to cheerful music.

“Amazing,” said Debbie Tater. The Delaware resident came from the United States to visit her family, including her daughter and two granddaughters, who live in France and whom she had not seen for a year and a half.

“The happiest place on earth,” she said with tears in her eyes.

“We couldn’t miss the reopening,” said Elodie Piedfort, from the Haute-Loire region in central France. “Because I’m a nurse, it’s been a very difficult year and being here with my son is great. And the reopening, moving on is also great. “

Visitors must wear masks inside the park and other measures are in place, including a cap on the number of visitors to ensure distancing.

Pauline Baudouin, Disney fan from Angoulême in western France, said: “We missed the magic because it was already a complicated time and we needed to recharge our batteries in this magical world.

Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Wednesday that France was returning to “a normal form of life”, announcing that people would no longer have to wear masks outdoors except in crowded places.

The government has confirmed that children can remove masks in school playgrounds – but they remain mandatory in class for ages 6 and up.

The 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew will be lifted on Sunday.

Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Thursday nightclubs will be able to reopen in July under strict regulations – a first since France’s initial lockdown in March last year,

The French tourism industry hopes to rebound in the summer as the country welcomes foreign visitors again – provided they have received one of four vaccines approved by the EU. Travelers are banned from 16 countries, including India, South Africa and Brazil, which are struggling with virus outbreaks and disturbing variants.

France began to gradually reopen its economy last month. Monuments and museums, including major sites like the Louvre and Versailles, are open, as well as hotels, cafes and restaurants.

Tourists will still have to wait for the Eiffel Tower, which will reopen on July 16 after major renovations.

The government said the easing of restrictions is due to a drop in daily infections and a vaccination campaign that has seen more than 59% of the French adult population receive at least one injection. The country opened vaccination to people aged 12 to 18 this week.

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