Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea reopened on July 1 after a four-month suspension over coronavirus, its operators said Tuesday, as Japan gradually reopens its economy.
Visitors reflected on their experiences at Disneyland amidst the pandemic.
"I'm glad I came," a visitor said in tears.
"As this is my first visit, I want to enjoy thoroughly," a 21-year-old man who came with his romantic partner from Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, said with a smile.
A 24-year-old woman from Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo, expressed concern about possibly catching the virus."I'm a little worried as people can visit Disney from far away while some amusement parks are open only to local people," the woman said.
Mickey Mouse and other characters will entertain visitors from a distance. "I'm sad for not being able to interact with characters, but I have no choice" another visitor said.
The number of people visiting amusement parks in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture is limited to half the normal capacity in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Visitors are required to purchase online tickets beforehand, designating the date and time of their planned visit. Currently, online reservations are available for visits until the end of this month.
Before entering the parks, visitors are asked to undergo temperature checks. Entry is denied to anyone with a temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher. There are restrictions on the number of people on individual rides, and shows and parades do not take place. Inside the parks, visitors are asked to wear face masks except when having meals or if they have kept a sufficient distance with others in an outdoor setting.
Oriental Land Co., the operator of the Disney parks, did not disclose the number of visitors on Wednesday.