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No More Crowds? Reopened Disneyland Will Include Physical Distancing, Chief Medical Officer Says

ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — What will the Magic Kingdom look like when it reopens?

A man takes a photo outside the gates of Disneyland Park on the first day of the closure of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks as fear of the spread of coronavirus continue, in Anaheim, California, on March 14, 2020. - The World Health Organization said March 13, 2020 it was not yet possible to say when the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 5,000 people worldwide, will peak. "It's impossible for us to say when this will peak globally," Maria Van Kerkhove, who heads the WHO's emerging diseases unit, told a virtual press conference, adding that "we hope that it is sooner rather than later". (Photo by DAVID MCNEW / AFP) (Photo by DAVID MCNEW/AFP via Getty Images)

Disneyland has no specific date of reopening, but Disney's chief medical officer says visitors will see a phased reopening, more cleaning, and physical distancing to avoid the further spread of coronavirus. The theme park is also looking into ways to manage the density of guests, possibly with an app to help people line up for rides and attractions virtually.

In recent years, Disneyland has become known for its crowds, and raised prices in anticipation of surges of interest in new attractions, like the Star Wars-themed "Galaxy's Edge," which opened last year.

Shanghai Disneyland will reopen next week, and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district in Orlando will reopen later this month.


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