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Tokyo Disney Resort takes on social distancing

Japan theme parks review everything from business models to roller-coaster screams

No more high-fives: Characters will greet Tokyo Disney Resort visitors by waving to them from parade vehicles.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Tokyo Disney Resort reopened on Wednesday after a four-month suspension due to the coronavirus, but the number of attractions was limited, and visitors were kept at less than 20% of pre-pandemic levels.

The resort and other theme parks in Japan must balance the need to attract visitors with a duty to help prevent the virus's spread. They are also under pressure to review their business models, including by stepping up their online presence.

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