Disneyland Paris is the next Disney park to reopen. Disney has officially announced the park will begin its phased reopening on July 15.
“As President of Disneyland Paris, I’ve been fortunate to work alongside our team of dedicated cast members who have demonstrated tremendous commitment to preserving the magic for our guests and fans during our unprecedented closure. The last several months have tested us and our community – both personally and professionally – but together we have persevered with optimism and determination,” said Natacha Rafalski, President, Disneyland Paris. “We are grateful for the resilience of our cast members and local community, the enthusiasm of our guests and fans, and the positive momentum of the many reopenings in the tourism industry throughout Europe. We’ve been so touched by our guests around the world who’ve found creative ways to maintain their connection to Disneyland Paris from home.”
The phased reopening will allow guests back to Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney’s Newport Bay Club hotel, and Disney Village. The parks will follow the French government and health authorities’ recommendations which will implement enhanced safety and sanitation, advanced ticketing, and limited capacity to allow social distancing.
Although Disney’s announcement didn’t specify, certain experiences will not be available. Which presumably can be parades, meet and greets, and firework shows which were canceled in the other parks.
Disneyland Paris closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World. Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disneyland closed in January.
Shanghai Disneyland reopened in May, while Hong Kong Disneyland reopened last week. Walt Disney World will reopen on July 11, while Disneyland has a proposed date of July 17. Tokyo Disneyland is currently the only park without a reopening date.
More information on the enhanced health and safety measures are available on www.disneylandparis.com.
Adriana Chavez is the editor for Vacancy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org