Photos show crowds returning to Disney parks around the world, from Paris to California

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This image shows people walking through Disneyland.
For the first time since early 2020, all Disney resorts around the world have reopened. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo; Marc Piasecki/Getty Images
  • Disneyland Paris reopened on Thursday after being closed for almost eight months of the pandemic.

  • The park's reopening marks the first time all six Disney resorts have been open since January 2020.

  • Photos show what Disney resorts around the world look like as crowds have returned to the parks.

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Visitors returned to Disneyland Paris as the resort reopened on Thursday.

This image people walking towards the castle at Disneyland.
Visitors at Disneyland Paris on June 17, 2021, in Paris, France. Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

Source: Reuters

Disneyland Paris was the last of Disney's six main resorts to reopen. It's the first time all Disney parks have been fully open since January 2020.

This image shows employees on the left waving at at passing visitors at Disneyland Paris.
Disney employees welcome visitors as Disneyland Paris reopens on June 17, 2021, in Paris, France. Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

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With mask mandates in place, people excitedly entered the park on opening day, according to Reuters.

This image shows two people waving their arms at Disneyland Paris from inside a tunnel where crowds are behind them and lights are above them.
Visitors wear protective face masks at Disneyland Paris as the theme park reopens its doors to the public on June 17, 2021. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Source: Reuters

In April, Disneyland reopened to California residents on April 30. The park was closed for over a year.

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People enter Disneyland Park as it reopens on April 30, 2021 in Anaheim, California. David McNew/Getty Images

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Some rides, like Indiana Jones, reopened with plastic partitions between rows of seats.

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Visitors on the Indiana Jones Adventure ride at Disneyland on April 30, 2021. Photo by Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

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On Tuesday, Disneyland opened its gates wider to include out-of-state visitors and made masks optional for vaccinated guests, as Insider previously reported.

People line up at Disneyland on June 15.
People arrive at Disneyland on June 15. Christy Foster

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Disneyland Shanghai was the first Disney resort to reopen on May 11, 2020, according to a Reuters report published by Insider.

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Tourists visit Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020. Hu Chengwei/Getty Images

Source: Reuters

On Wednesday, the resort celebrated its five-year anniversary with a colorful cake installation, performances, and fireworks.

this image shows a cake installation at disneyland shanghai with crowds of people lined up behind it and a castle in the background
Tourists look at a birthday cake installation at Shanghai Disneyland theme park during on June 16, 2021. Tang Yanjun/China News Service via Getty Images

The Shanghai resort currently requires guests to wear masks in lines, indoor spots, and crowded areas, according to its website.

This image shows a child peering through a window shaped like Mickey Mouse.
Visitors ride the Disney theme MTR subway train line which takes them to the Disneyland Resort in Hong Kong on September 25, 2020. Miguel Candela Poblacion/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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Tokyo Disneyland reopened its doors July 1, 2020, according to CNN. On opening day nearly a year ago, crowds were separated with social-distancing measures.

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People arrive at Tokyo Disneyland during the reopening day of the park on July 1, 2020. PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images

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Also in early July 2020, fans again flocked to Disney World in Florida, which reopened two of its parks - Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom - at limited capacity.

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Disney World's Hollywood Studios park in August 2020. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

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Disney World's Epcot and Disney Hollywood Studios parks reopened on July 15, 2020, with visitors shown wearing masks on rides and around the resort.

This image shows four people riding down a water attraction at Disneyland.
Guests sit rows apart on a Disney World ride in summer 2020. Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service/Getty Images

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Parkgoers were allowed to return to Hong Kong Disneyland in February after the resort closed two separate times in 2020.

This image shows kids on a ride with face masks on.
Guests on a ride at Hong Kong Disneyland on February 19, 2021. Isaac Wong/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Source: Variety

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