Disneyland Paris Passholders Plan Protest Against Park Reservations

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An edited image of Guests in yellow storming Disneyland Paris castle.

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Park Pass reservation systems were enacted at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and Disneyland Paris (EuroDisney) when the Disney Parks reopened after extended COVID-19 closures.

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However, fans worldwide are disillusioned with the Park Reservation system. Many feel it has gone on too long, especially Annual Pass and Magic Key holders, some of whom are currently suing The Walt Disney Company for false advertising.

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Now, fans in Europe are speaking out. Sandy Visonneau, an Annual Passholder at Disneyland Paris, created a Facebook event for a protest outside Disneyland Hotel and Disney Village on October 22 at 2 p.m. local time. Guests are asked to wear yellow Mickey Mouse ears and yellow clothing to the protest, which is playfully titled “Les Oreilles Jaunes” or “The Yellow Ears.”

At the time of publishing, 169 Disney fans have responded “going,” and over 1,600 have marked themselves “interested” in the event. Visonneau explicitly asks attendees to express their dissatisfaction peacefully. Additionally, she scheduled the protest for 2 p.m. to avoid disrupting families trying to enter the Disney Park on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

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“If you can’t be physically present for this first event, but you support the idea, register as ‘interested,’” Visonneau urged. “PS: no reservation needed, we won’t go to the park, just to the gardens in front of the entrance.”

In an attempt to appease dismayed Annual Passholders, Disneyland Paris instituted a Park Reservation wait-list in June. Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park regularly “sell out” of Park Passes and often hit capacity on weekends and holidays.

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Other international Disney Parks are reducing capacity even further. After reporting record profits despite COVID-19 restrictions, Tokyo Disney Resort recently announced that it would drop capacity by 20% to give Guests a more luxurious experience.

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