COVID-19 has been running rampant across the globe as the Omicron variant continues to spread. We recently heard the sad news that Hong Kong Disneyland would once again be shutting its gates for at least two weeks to help control the spread, but that is not the only Disney Park taking a major hit as of late.
Disneyland Paris is months away from its 30th anniversary celebration (March 6, 2022), which is a huge deal! With this big anniversary on the way, Disneyland Paris has been on its refurbishment game as of late, updating attractions like Orbitron, “it’s a small world,” and more. Fantasyland is also seeing a big change along with the newly revealed Sleeping Beauty Castle.
We recently discussed how Omicron was impacting Disneyland Paris. New Year’s Eve was canceled, and now, there is a chance vaccination passport will come into play.
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. On top of that, we have seen the following changes:
– Disney Illuminations suspended for 3 weeks
– Frozen: a Musical Invitation replaced by selfie spot for 3 weeks
– The Christmas Parade will no longer perform show stops
– table service only at bars
Now, DLP Report (@DLPReport) has noted:
“Magic Over Disney”, the 3-nights only fireworks show planned for January 14, 17 and 19, 2022 will no longer be taking place.
🎆 “Magic Over Disney”, the 3-nights only fireworks show planned for January 14, 17 and 19, 2022 will no longer be taking place. pic.twitter.com/bdjlGMkU9Q
— DLP Report (@DLPReport) January 6, 2022
At the moment, Disneyland Paris has noted that they do not plan to close either theme park.
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.
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!
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