Efteling reopened to the public today, becoming the first major theme park in Europe to return following the pandemic shutdown.Dutch theme park
The park is requiring visitors to make advance reservations, including specific arrival times, as it looks to limit its capacity to help promote social distancing inside the park. Once inside, the park has extended its queue, marking them with red and white tape to denote where visitors should and should not stand as they wait.
Efteling also is encouraging visitors to use contactless payment in stores and restaurants and is using clear plastic barriers in some shops, food stands, and queues. The park also has installed many hand sanitizing stations, but it is not requiring the use of masks. Here's the park's new safety video. (Now updated with an English-language version.)
Crowds in the park seemed to be adhering to social distancing today, with wait time for its most popular attractions, including Symbolica and Baron 1898, ranging around 30 minutes, as capacities are reduced to allow social distancing on many rides. Here's a video report from the park today.
Elsewhere in Europe, Europa Park will reopen to the public on May 29. The Disneyland Paris parks remain closed until further notice.
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