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Disneyland Paris Announces Reopening Date

Disneyland Paris Announces Reopening Date

Disneyland Paris has announced its plans to begin a phased reopening next month.

The world-famous theme park was closed on 15th March due to the Covid-19 crisis along with its flagship park, Walt Disney World.

As a result, all of the company's 11 theme parks were closed.

But now, with restrictions gradually lifting, staff have unveiled plans to partially reopen facilities next month.

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President of Disneyland Paris Natacha Rafalski confirmed that the reopening will begin on 15th July (Credit: Instagram / Disneyland Paris)
President of Disneyland Paris Natacha Rafalski confirmed that the reopening will begin on 15th July (Credit: Instagram / Disneyland Paris)

President of Disneyland Paris Natacha Rafalski confirmed that the reopening will begin on 15th July, when visitors will once again be able to visit Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney's Newport Bay Club hotel, and Disney Village.

Ms Rafalski went on to say that all of the reopened parks will have "enhanced health and safety measures" in place for visitors, in line with the French government's coronavirus guidance.

Those measures will include capped attendance to avoid overcrowding, along with advanced ticketing and reservations.

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The new plans aim to "accommodate controlled guest density that supports government guidance on physical distancing".

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In a statement, Disneyland Paris said: "The focus continues to be on promoting the health and safety of Cast Members and guests, as we welcome guests back to Disneyland Paris."

Visitors will once again be able to visit Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney's Newport Bay Club hotel, and Disney Village (Credit: Instagram / Disneyland Paris)
Visitors will once again be able to visit Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney's Newport Bay Club hotel, and Disney Village (Credit: Instagram / Disneyland Paris)

Further Disneyland sites around the world will follow suit, with Walt Disney Resort in Florida beginning a phased reopening on 11th July, starting with its Epcot and Hollywood Studios parks reopening on 15th July.

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Ms Rafalski closed her message, posted to the Disneyland Paris website, by saying: "As we reflect on the last several months, the magic of being able to enjoy a Disney experience means so much more.

"I'm very much looking forward to the day when our guests and cast members can celebrate being together again.

"Until then, stay safe, keep dreaming, and see you soon at Disneyland Paris! After all, there is no magic without YOU!"

It's official, Mickey and Minnie are back in business - but at a safe distance.

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Disneyland Paris will begin its phased reopening on Wednesday 15th July with enhanced health and safety measures in place.

Featured Image Credit: Needpix

Topics: Disney, lockdown, News

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.