There is always something happening at Disney Parks, but it seems that despite the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida celebrating its 50th anniversary AKA The World’s Most Magical Celebration, it seems more is happening on the ground at France’s Disneyland Paris.
Now, in a random turn of events, white tents have suddenly appeared inside the Disney Park with reasons unknown.
Next year, Disneyland Paris will celebrate its 30th anniversary beginning in March. It will be a special time for Guests too as Disney will welcome its second Marvel Avengers Campus at Walt Disney Studios Park amid the celebrations. The theme park also features the fan-favorite attractions like Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain — Disneyland Park’s version of the Space Mountain attraction, Phantom Manor and Big Thunder Mountain.
There is a lot to look forward to at Disneyland Paris, however, the Park received backlash recently when the only location in, not just Disneyland Park but in the entirety of Disneyland Paris, abruptly stopped selling the iconic Mickey Waffles. The move came shortly after the Disney Earnings call which saw Disney executives outline cost-cutting measures — including food — to increase their bottom line. Fans called out the Disney Park and it was reported the following day that waffles would return at a then undisclosed location.
At this time, all Disney Parks across the world still remain open amid the growing Omicron COVID-19 variant. While some Disney Resorts have relaxed certain pandemic-level measures, Disneyland Paris — in line with the French authorities — still requires Guests to present a Health Pass in order to gain entry into Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, and Disney Village. For full enhanced health and safety measures at the Paris vacation destination, head here. The rules, in part, read:
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).
Today, as DLP Report (@DLPReport) has identified, random white tents have appeared at the Disney Park location with no purpose as of yet. They said:
Plenty of unsightly white tents have been set up in the Fantasia Gardens and Walt Disney Studio Park esplanade. Purpose unclear (they’re currently not in use):
🔧 Plenty of unsightly white tents have been set up in the Fantasia Gardens and Walt Disney Studio Park esplanade. Purpose unclear (they’re not currently in use): pic.twitter.com/lj6txvJnvd
— DLP Report (@DLPReport) December 10, 2021
As stated, the purpose for these tents is unclear at this moment in time, but one Disney fan (@wahrgenuhr_ds) suggested they could be used for something related to the mandatory Health Pass:
For the plethora of works councils that are privatizing the PDL? Check bracelets and Health Pass?
Pour la pléthore de comités d’entreprises qui privatisent le PDL ? Check des bracelets et Pass Sanitaire ?
— Wahrgenuhr (@wahrgenuhr_ds) December 10, 2021
In other news, Disneyland Paris has recently faced a number of Cast Member strikes and protests following alleged understaffing and poor working conditions. Housekeeping at the Disney Hotel, Disney’s Newport Bay Club, walked out leaving “kids sleeping on the floor”, while later CGT union members protested in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, eventually causing a portion of the hub to be shut down.
Only time will tell just what these white tents will be used for.
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