Gardaland claims to have become the first Italian amusement park to re-open after Covid-19 the lockdown.

Entrance numbers are being limited to a maximum daily number of 10,000.

The ‘reboot’ in safety mode is designed to protect all employees and visitors to the park adjacent to Lake Garda in northern Italy.

New health and safety guidelines include markers for social distancing, an online booking system where visitors must specify the date of their visit as part of the limited admission numbers policy, temperature scanning before entering the park, compulsory wearing of masks for all visitors over the age of 6, and supply of personal protective equipment for employees.

Disinfection of common areas and attractions will be carried out after each ride while some seats will be removed to enable social distancing.

Apps to book attractions creates ‘virtual queuing’ to reduce the physical waiting time in line and potential crowding.

Tables at restaurants can also be reserved via app.

Chief executive Aldo Maria Vigevani said: “We are very happy to be back welcoming our visitors. Our motto this year will be ‘Fun with Safety’.

“We are emerging from a period that has been difficult for everyone, but we are sure that we can once again have fun. 

“The park will be a little different, with very specific rules being applied across the entire premises, but the overall ambience will still be of serene enjoyment and relaxation.”

He added: “We have set a maximum daily number of around 10,000 people.

“Obviously this will mean a reduction in our usual visitor numbers, but we are feeling positive about this season.

“In addition, we have recently introduced an online booking service and the initial feedback is very satisfactory.”