World Disneyland Paris shuts again as France enters new lockdown
California lays out strict conditions for theme park reopenings
California health officials on Tuesday set out strict conditions for the reopening of theme parks such as Disneyland that were forced to shut down because of the coronavirus crisis, with the new guidelines likely extending the closures for several more weeks. California's theme parks were forced to shut down in March. Disney in September announced it would cut 28,000 jobs, blaming California officials for refusing to ease restrictions that would allow Disneyland to reopen.The company's Florida theme park reopened in mid-July with boosted health and safety measures and reduced capacity.
Paris is temporarily closing again as France enters a second to curb a surge in coronavirus infections.
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The closure starts at the end of the day on Thursday and is "in line with the latest direction from the French authorities," Disneyland Paris said in a.
It hopes to open for the holiday season and will be taking reservations from December 19 through January 3 "based on prevailing conditions and government guidance at that time," it added. The theme park will be shut from January 4 through February 12.
France's President Emmanuel Macron announced a new nationwide lockdown on Wednesday that he said will last until December 1 "at minimum." Non-essential businesses, restaurants and bars will be closed starting Monday as the country battles a surge in coronavirus cases that hospitals warn could cause capacity issues.
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Like the groundhog that peeks out and then retreats until winter is over, Wales has been forced back underground by the shadow of the coronavirus. © Rebecca Naden/Reuters` A social distancing sign is seen in an empty street during the first evening of the welsh lockdown, in Tenby, Wales on October 23 Friday nights are usually heady and vibrant in the Welsh capital; its people are famous for being fiercely proud and incredibly hospitable. Cardiff, then, is a good place to welcome the weekend.
The shutdown will come as a fresh blow to Disney's Parks, Experiences and Products business, which suffered a $6.2 billion decline in revenue in the first half of the calendar year, compared to the same period in 2019. All 12 of its parks in North America, Asia and Europe were closed between March and May.
While Disney has since reopened theme parks inand , Disneyland in California. The company said last month that it is laying off 28,000 people, or more than a quarter of workers in its parks and resorts business.
Earlier this month, Disney unveiled aof its media and entertainment business, highlighting the company's focus on growing its streaming service .
— Frank Pallotta contributed reporting.
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