Operating any business in the wake of the ongoing pandemic has proven to be a difficult challenge for many businesses, especially the Disney Parks.
Considering the Disney Parks need to gather many people in one area, being able to find a way to do that safely has posed to be tough, but things are starting to iron out. Depending on what Disney Park you visit, the rules may be different. At Walt Disney World Resort, for example, masks are required while indoors only, but at Disneyland Paris they are required the entire time. Disneyland Paris has much stricter measures due to the French Government enacting more protocols to help combat the ongoing spread of the Omicron variant in France.
Now, stricter measures are being put into place today due to these changes. Below is a full list of what has changed:
- Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade will no longer stop for a show stop at Central Plaza and Town Square.
- Disney’s Illuminations is on a three-week hiatus after having JUST returned.
- Frozen: A Musical Invitation will once again be transformed into a Frozen selfie spot.
- You will only be served food if sitting at a table at a bar.
These measures will be put in place for the next three weeks.
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.
As we have also discussed, 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 to 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.
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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