Disney’s California theme park reopening could also be delayed, by a coronavirus. But hundreds lined up early Thursday to search for Mickey Mouse merchandise from the nearby retail plaza.
Downtown Disney District, which borders the world-famous Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks near l. a. — is that the first a part of the sprawling resort to reopen.
After nearly four months of coronavirus-mandated limbo, it opened its shops and restaurants to eager fans.
“I’ve been here since 11 p.m.,” one woman told the local news network KTLA.
Visitors, often sporting bright Disney outfits as well as mandatory face masks, had their temperatures tested at the door, the AFP writer said.
Yet with amusement parks now closing as coronavirus cases increase within the US population, guests were relegated to the Disney Souvenir Store world and several other cafes and shops.
A scheduled July 17 reopening date for the rest of the park scrapped last month and no new date announced.
Disneyland is that the world’s second most-visited amusement park, trailing only its sister park in Florida, and draws tens of thousands of tourists every day. It remains the sole Disney amusement park without a scheduled reopening date.
Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disney have now reopened their operations.
Disney’s Paris and Orlando parks decide to begin within the subsequent week.
California, the foremost populous US state, is recording quite 8,000 new COVID-19 cases every day, with nearly 290,000 infections confirmed so far.