Disneyland Paris had to temporarily close due to the current global pandemic months ago, but now Disneyland Paris is gearing up to reopen its gates as they have just officially announced a reopening date!
Disneyland Paris has been prepping for reopening for quite some time now. In fact, just last month, Disneyland Paris executives, CEO Natacha Rafalski, COO Daniel Delcourt, and VP of Parks Operations Marco Bernini, were all seen on property as they were guided through the theme park as they discussed potential reopening procedures and protocols.
And now that protocols and procedures have been put into place, the theme park is excited to reopen its gates to the public on July 15!
The official statement reads:
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. 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.
Now, as our community begins to recover, I’m thrilled to share that our iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle will once again welcome guests to its towering spires and sprawling vistas when the resort begins its phased reopening on July 15. Since its temporary closure in March of this year, guests of all ages have been eagerly awaiting the reopening of our premiere European destination. Come July 15, Disneyland Paris will begin a phased reopening with visitors able to return to Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney’s Newport Bay Club hotel, and Disney Village. We look forward to the return of our cast members and reopening our gates so that our guests may once again enjoy our resort.
As we approach this day, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our cast members and guests. In line with French government and health authorities’ recommendations, the phased reopening of Disneyland Paris will present a deliberate approach with enhanced health and safety measures tailored to our specific environment. This will include limits on attendance and require advanced ticketing and reservations to accommodate controlled guest density that aligns with government guidance on physical distancing.
We’ve been looking forward to the day we are all able to return to Disneyland Paris, and upon reopening, guests will be able to experience the guest service we are known for, our iconic attractions and entertainment, heart-warming new character moments, and even a few surprises along the way. As we are taking a phased approach, some experiences will change and others will return at a later date, but the magic that our cast is world renowned for will remain. We know it will take all of us working together, both cast members and guests, in this shared responsibility to promote a healthy and safe environment. More information on the enhanced health and safety measures are available on www.disneylandparis.com.
Over the next few weeks, our teams will be taking steps to prepare Disneyland Paris for a successful reopening, from visible changes to accommodate physical distancing, to new training for all of our cast members. We know that reopening is just the beginning, and we will continually adjust our plans as appropriate in this evolving situation with input from safety and health authorities.
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!
Other Disney Parks News
On Monday, May 11, Shanghai Disneyland reopened its gates to its guests at limited capacity. The theme park is in close contact with the local government and is following health protocols to ensure the safety of guests and Cast Members. These protocols include temperature screening tents, social distancing measures, and other protocols.
Disney Springs in Walt Disney World also initiated a phased reopening on May 20 while Walt Disney World Resort will open up their theme parks to guests beginning in mid-July — Magic Kingdom park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will reopen on July 11 with EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopening days later on July 15.
Disneyland Resort has recently submitted its plans to officially reopen their theme parks just in time for Disneyland park’s 65th anniversary! The Disneyland Resort will begin a phased reopening on July 9 with a reopening of its theme parks on July 17.
Hong Kong Disneyland is the latest Disney park to announce its reopening date, which took place on June 18.
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