Disney Park Cuts Hours of Operation By Nearly 4 Hours in 2022

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If you are planning on visiting Disneyland Paris in January, be sure to take a look at the theme park’s hours of operation, which will soon experience a massive change.

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As we have discussed, Disneyland Paris is going through some new pandemic alterations, at the French Government has implemented new travel restrictions, which has led to Disneyland Paris canceling their New Year’s Eve party.

The Disneyland Paris website notes:

Following the latest announcements from the French government, beginning Saturday 18 December, regardless of vaccination status, those wishing to travel to France from the UK will need to meet criteria outlined by the French authorities that the travel is essential. Currently leisure travel does not meet such criteria. To see the full list of what constitutes essential travel, exemptions, testing, quarantine and other travel requirements we invite you to refer to official sources for travel requirements.

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We continue to provide flexible commercial conditions that you can find here. We are currently experiencing high call volumes, please complete the contact form here, so that we can answer your queries.

If in France, in line with French authorities’ requirements, a Health Pass is required for any guests aged above 12 years and 2 months in order to visit the Disney Parks, the Disney Hotels and Disney Village. Please visit our Health and Safety page for more information on Health Pass, vaccination and testing.

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After all of this, we are now starting to see Disneyland Paris push for Guests to visit in 2022. A new ad shares a couple rushing through New Year’s Eve so that they can enjoy the sweet deals that January will bring to the Resort. Considering that New Year’s Eve has been canceled, this is a great move on Disney’s part as they are focusing on the positives that are to come for Guests, which include saving money. That being said, the hours of operation will soon change dramatically.
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Starting January 24, Disneyland Resort will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Walt Disney Studios Park will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For Walt Disney Studios Park, the change actually begins on January 3; however, at the end of the month, both Parks will be in sync with a closure that nears 6:00 p.m.

This is a massive change as Disneyland Park is currently open until 10:00 p.m., and Walt Disney Studios Park is open until 8:00 p.m. With these new hours, Guests will have a much shorter theme park experience. This is something that Guests should plan for when they visit. At the moment, we cannot see the hours of operation for the month of February.

More on Disneyland Paris

At Disneyland Paris, lots of changes are coming to Walt Disney Studios and their Disneyland Park, with the 30th anniversary just months away. Walt Disney Studios is adding a massive addition that will include Star Wars, Marvel, and Frozen, as well as their very own Avengers Campus, which will be the first section to open in the Park. One of the biggest changes that we have seen is on Sleeping Beauty Castle, which was covered by a box facade for months. Recently, Disney began to uncover the castle to reveal a stunning, magical masterpiece.

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We have recently seen Disney’s Sequoia Lodge reopen while the Disneyland Paris Resort continues to undergo a refurbishment. On top of that, we have seen price increases for pins and stunning snowfalls! Disneyland Paris has recently canceled their New Year’s Eve party due to the ongoing spread of Omicron in France.

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