In pictures: Disneyland Paris reopens four months after closing due to coronavirus

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PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 13: People with annual passes wearing protective face masks arrive to visit Disneyland Paris on July 13, 2020 in Marne-la-Vallee, near Paris, France. After four months of closure, the amusement park officially reopens its doors on Wednesday July 15 with compulsory reservations online. The Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney studio parks have been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus epidemic (COVID 19). (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
Disneyland Paris reopened on Wednesday. (Getty Images)

Disneyland Paris has reopened to the public after being closed for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The theme park officially welcomed back visitors on Wednesday, with face masks and social distancing strictly adhered to.

A steady stream of people visited in the morning, with one group wearing Mickey Mouse ears and dancing with excitement as they entered Europe’s most visited theme park.

Masks were mandatory and an advance booking was also required.

On Monday, the park was open to a limited amount of people who had an annual pass.

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Visitors wearing protective face masks, walk down the Main Street of Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, near Paris, on July 15, 2020, as Disneyland Paris begins phased reopening after months-closure aimed at stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Aurelia MOUSSLY / AFP) (Photo by AURELIA MOUSSLY/AFP via Getty Images)
Visitors wear protective face masks on Main Street in Disneyland Paris. (Getty)
Visitors and staff wearing protective face masks, walk down the Main Street of Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, near Paris, on July 15, 2020, as Disneyland Paris begins phased reopening after months-closure aimed at stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Aurelia MOUSSLY / AFP) (Photo by AURELIA MOUSSLY/AFP via Getty Images)
The theme park has been closed for four months. (Getty)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 13: People with annual passes wearing protective face masks arrive to visit Disneyland Paris on July 13, 2020 in Marne-la-Vallee, near Paris, France. After four months of closure, the amusement park officially reopens its doors on Wednesday July 15 with compulsory reservations online. The Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney studio parks have been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus epidemic (COVID 19). (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
Social distancing is being observed at the theme park. (Getty)

Visitors to the park, which has imposed a limited capacity, were told to keep at least a metre away from each other, and hundreds of sanitising-gel and hand-washing stations were scattered around.

No tickets were sold at the entrance, while playgrounds and make-up workshops remained closed.

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Walt Disney World also reopened its two most popular parks in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, despite a surge of new infections in the state.

But in Hong Kong the company has decided to temporarily close its Disneyland park amid rising numbers of coronavirus cases in the Chinese-ruled region.

The resort hotels will remain open with adjusted services.

They have put in place enhanced health and safety measures, the company said.

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PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 13: People with annual passes wearing protective face masks arrive to visit Disneyland Paris on July 13, 2020 in Marne-la-Vallee, near Paris, France. After four months of closure, the amusement park officially reopens its doors on Wednesday July 15 with compulsory reservations online. The Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney studio parks have been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus epidemic (COVID 19). (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
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PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 13: People with annual passes wearing protective face masks arrive to visit Disneyland Paris on July 13, 2020 in Marne-la-Vallee, near Paris, France. After four months of closure, the amusement park officially reopens its doors on Wednesday July 15 with compulsory reservations online. The Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney studio parks have been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus epidemic (COVID 19). (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
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PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 28: A general view of the Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney studio parks closed due to the Coronavirus epidemic on May 28, 2020 in Paris, France. The Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney studio parks have been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus epidemic. With a number of visitors per day around 27,000 people, the two Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studio parks are by far the leading tourist destination in Europe. Reservations are possible from July 15 but with no certainty that the park will be open on that date. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
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Hong Kong recorded 52 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, including 41 that were locally transmitted, according to health authorities.

Since late January the region has reported 1,522 cases, and local media reported an eighth death on Monday.

Florida has emerged as an epicentre of US COVID-19 infections.

In Orange County, where Disney World is located, cases rose by 623 to a total of 18,624, the fifth-highest outbreak in the state.

Disney’s reopening of its parks in Asia helped provide assurance about moving ahead in Florida, Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney’s parks, experiences and products division, said in an interview on Saturday.

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