Disney Park to Likely Change Vaccination Requirements as Omicron Spreads

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Disneyland Paris Guests wearing masks speaking with a Cast Member

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Disneyland Paris has been undergoing a lot of change when it comes to the rules and regulations that the Park has implemented to protect both Guests and Cast Members from COVID-19.

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Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park have had to close multiple times, and now as Omicron continues to surge in France, it looks like more changes will soon be made when it comes to vaccination requirements to enter Disneyland Park. Before we dive into what may come into effect, it is important to know what the current procedures are.

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When it comes to mask wear, Disneyland Paris enforces the following:

Wearing a mask for children: from 6 years old!
The wearing of an appropriate face covering remains mandatory for all our guests ages 6 and over. Guests will be required to wear a face covering at all times of the day in all areas of the resort (Disney Parks, Disney Hotels, Disney Village and Golf Disneyland). They will be able to temporarily remove their face coverings during meals and to take a picture, at the outdoor Selfie with our characters.
All Cast Members and outside contractors will continue to wear a compliant face covering in all indoor and outdoor areas of the destination.

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This is different from Walt Disney World and Disneyland which only enforce face coverings while indoors at the time of this article’s publication.

For keeping Guests and the Park clean, Disney offers the following:

Alcohol-based hand sanitising stations
More than 2,000 sanitising and hand washing stations will be available throughout the resort, especially at the entrances and exit of each attraction, boutique, restaurant and theater.

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As well as:

Enhanced cleaning procedures
Disneyland Paris will further increase the frequency of cleaning measures in addition to the standards of cleanliness already in place. Prior to reopening, the resort kitchens, sanitary facilities and attractions will undergo appropriate cleaning.

Plus, due to enforcement from the French Government, Guest’s must present a Health Pass to enter Disneyland Paris. At the moment, the following what is required in terms of a valid and acceptable Health Pass.

A Health Pass must be presented in digital or paper form, to verify one of three things:
– That a guest is fully vaccinated as defined by the French regulations
– OR that a guest has been tested (PCR or Antigen) and has a negative result within the last 24 hours;
– OR for persons who have had COVID-19: the result of a positive RT-PCR or Antigen test, attesting that the individual has been infected, and that a period of time of at least 11 days and less than 6 months has passed since the test result was obtained (considered as a recovery certificate).

Disneyland Paris Guests wearing masks speaking with a Cast Member
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Now, French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced that he is attempting to pass a bill which will change the Health Pass, requiring anyone who needs to use one to enter a location to be fully vaccinated only. The pass would change to a “Vaccine Pass”.

France 24 reported:

Castex also said France’s health pass for access to restaurants, cinemas and more would become a ‘vaccine pass’ from January 15, if the draft bill is approved by parliament as expected.

This would mean that “in places where the pass is required, you must prove that you are vaccinated to be able to enter – a negative test result will no longer be accepted”, he said.

If this goes through, it seems that changes would be put into place on January 15, 2021. Disneyland Paris has already had t o cancel its New Year’s Eve celebrations.

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!

What do you think of this possible change? Let us know in the comments below!

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