Paris icon Eiffel Tower closed its gates to vistors more in Mid March as France battled the coronavirus pandemic. With more than three months to that day, the 10-tonne metal landmark is now ready to emerge from its longest closure since World War II.In a statement on its website, the operators said that the icon will be open to the public from June 25, albeit with restrictions. There will be a limit on the number of visitos, face masks will be mandatory for all, and visits will be by stairs only and not be the elevator to ensure social distancing. … [Read more...] about No fireworks, parades or meet-and-greet sessions with Mickey Mouse as Disney World reopens
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“Knowing Disney, they will be careful. Financially, it will not make a difference,” said one Wall Streeter. Disney shares popped more than 2% Friday on “sentiment,” he said, adding, “It’s a pathway to them getting back to normal. But near term, I wouldn’t be changing my estimates for the September quarter if they open tomorrow or open on October 1. I think it’s rounding errors.” … [Read more...] about Walt Disney World, Prize Asset, Juggles Highly Anticipated Opening With Capacity Constraints, Caution
While CNN says that Disney will cap the parks at half capacity for the foreseeable future to ensure social distancing measures can be enforced (EPCOT and Hollywood Studios will be reopening on July 15), guests and reporters have been weighing in on social media about various reopening day issues. Rides have reportedly not been as frequent with cleanings as promised, hand-sanitization dispensers are slow to be refilled, and employees aren’t actively trying to require social distancing among visitors. … [Read more...] about Disney World Reopens Amid Coronavirus Surge, Because It’s a Perverse World After All
“haven’t even made it in the gate yet and my heart is pounding out of my chest. just had to squeeze past a lane of opposite traffic while there’s this densely packed line for guest services. this is unacceptable — and I haven’t even made it into the park yet,” Theme Park journalist Caryle Wisel documented, expressing concern over what she was experiencing. … [Read more...] about Thousand Pour Into Disney World for Grand Reopening After Coronavirus Shutdown
Most visibly, all guests over 2 years of age will be required to wear masks in the parks. Capacity will be limited; you’ll have to make a reservation in advance to show up to the park, even if you have a season pass; and events that draw crowds, like parades and fireworks, will be suspended. Attractions that involve close personal contact, notably the greeting of costumed Disney characters, will also be off the menu for now. Water parks won’t reopen with the main theme parks. … [Read more...] about Walt Disney World Is Preparing to Reopen. It’s Gonna Be Weird.