Attraction movie fans who can’t wait to get to the movies on Friday night have been clamouring for an opening weekend opening to be announced, with fans having set up Facebook groups and online petitions for the chance to see their favourites in the spotlight.
But in a bid to prevent such an event from happening, the entertainment giant Disney has issued a blanket ban on all its attractions in the United States until April 13, when a new attraction will be added to the park.
The US is one of the few major markets where Disney has yet to announce any new attractions.
And while the parks have been running at capacity for much of the summer, it appears the company may have decided to move on from the theme park.
While the decision to close all attractions in North America is still in effect, Disney’s theme parks in Europe have been allowed to reopen.
So why is the Disney-Disney theme park in the US being closed in Europe?
The US has a very high percentage of people who are not born in the country, which is one reason why Disney decided to close its theme parks.
But there are other factors that may have influenced the decision, including the increasing numbers of families travelling from Europe to the US, and the fact that the company has been trying to attract a younger demographic to its parks.
So while the Disneyland theme park is open, it is only a few weeks before the new attraction is due to open.
What are the attractions currently open in the world?
Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The world’s largest Disneyland park is already open, but Disney has said it will reopen to allow families to visit other attractions in 2018Image copyright PAImage caption In China, the world’s biggest Disneyland park has already openedImage copyright AFP/GettyImagesImage caption China has a large population of tourists and Disney has not said if it will open in 2019Image copyright ReutersImage caption Japan’s theme park, Osaka’s Toho, opened in 2017 and opened in 2018 and will open the world next yearImage copyright EPAImage caption Mexico’s Grand Floridian, Mexico City’s Alamo Square, opened last year and will also open in 2018 – the country’s largest theme park will close in 2019Source: Getty Images