If you want to head to Disneyland Paris once it reopens — there is a way you can travel to the magic, and France as a whole as early as this summer!
At the moment, aside from the fact that Disneyland Paris Resort is closed, Americans cannot currently travel to France as it is currently undergoing the countries third lockdown since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Disneyland Paris was meant to reopen on April 2, but the announcement of the third lockdown pushed that reopening date back, and now, the theme park is set to serve as a “Vaccinodrome” site, which, similar to what we have seen at Disneyland Resort in California, will be a massive vaccination site.
However, once Disneyland Paris reopens, many Americans may want to venture out of the country and head on over to the French Mickey Mouse. According to Forbes, Americans who have either been fully vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test will be allowed to travel to France with a “special pass”.
French President Emmanuel Macron stated:
“We will progressively lift the restrictions of the beginning of May, which means that we will organize in the summertime with our professionals in France for French European citizens, but as well for American citizens,” said Macron. “So we are working hard to propose a very concrete solution, especially for U.S. citizens who are vaccinated, so with a special pass, I would say.”
From this news, it also sounds like there is a chance that Disneyland Paris could be reopening as early as next month! Although nothing has been said, President Macron’s goal to progressively lift restrictions could apply to both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park.
Disneyland Paris’ website does note that they are optimistic that they can reopen soon, so we will have our fingers crossed that it will be able to join the ranks of the other Disney Resorts worldwide which have reopened, with Disneyland in California getting ready to also reopen as of April 30.
Even while they have been closed, however, Disneyland Paris has been hard at work. With refurbishments underway on the castle, to a new meet and greet system that will allow Guests to schedule interactions with their favorite characters, there is plenty to see and do at Disneyland Paris, which poses as the perfect incentive for American’s who would like to travel this summer.
We also previously reported that traveling to American from international countries is about to become a lot easier this summer as airlines open up a lot more options and flights for travelers, so, it seems that Disney fans will once again regain a variety of Disney Parks to choose from.
Would you be willing to travel to Disneyland Paris this summer?