Disneyland - Disneyland Paris reopens July 15

By Mulder, 22 june 2020

"We are all delighted to be on the verge of reopening Disneyland Paris in the coming weeks," said Natacha Rafalski, President of Disneyland Paris. "Creating magic means even more to us today as we salute the resilience of our Cast Members, the enthusiasm of our visitors and fans, and the positive momentum of the many reopenings in the European tourism industry. We look forward to seeing our Cast Members again, and to reopening the doors of our parks to visitors.

"We are delighted to see one of Europe's leading tourist destinations and France's largest single-site employer reopen to visitors and employees," said Sophie Huberson, General Delegate of the Syndicat National des Espaces de Loisirs, d'Attractions et Culturels (SNELAC). "This is an important milestone for the tourism and leisure industry in France and will be a crucial step in the recovery of our industry. »

With family or friends, you can (re)immerse yourself in the emblematic worlds of our Parks & Hotels: board our attractions, enjoy the ambience of our restaurants, meet the Disney Characters at Disneyland Paris... And much more, in complete serenity. The Magic of Disneyland Paris does not exist without you. Disneyland has reinvented the experience to ensure unforgettable moments while protecting your health and that of our employees. It's time to dive back into incomparable universes and experience unforgettable moments with family and friends.

Disneyland Paris announced today the gradual reopening of its destination, including Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney's Newport Bay Club and Disney Village as of July 15, 2020. This reopening is in line with the standards recommended by the relevant public authorities, after discussions with union representatives from the Social and Economic Committee (CSE).

In addition, Disneyland Paris announced the gradual reopening of several other Disney Hotels and Resorts including Disney's Hotel Cheyenne on July 20, Disney's Hotel Santa Fe on August 3 and Disneyland Hotel on September 7. Disney's Sequoia Lodge and Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch will remain closed this summer and will reopen at a date to be announced.

Security Measures and Visitor Experience
The gradual reopening of the destination is based on a proactive approach, with reinforced health and safety measures for Cast Members and visitors. These measures include a limited reception capacity and the need to book one's ticket or stay in advance to allow control of the daily number of visitors, thus meeting the applicable standards of physical distancing. As a result, certain experiences, shows or events will be unavailable or may be modified at the time of reopening depending on the evolution of safety and health measures and the recommendations of the public authorities. This includes, in particular, experiences such as the Disney Stars on Parade and the Disney Illuminations night show, which will be back at a later date. The Lion King and The Rhythms of the Earth and The Rhythm of the Jungle - two shows popular with our visitors - will return later this summer. Although meetings with the Disney Characters are temporarily suspended, the Characters will be present in the parks to entertain and amuse visitors in new ways. Other experiences such as playgrounds, makeup and makeover workshops will also be temporarily unavailable. In addition, the Single Rider lines and the FASTPASS service will be temporarily suspended to allow the best possible organization of the attraction queues. Cast Members and visitors aged 11 and over will also be required to wear masks throughout the entire destination. More information on the specific measures is available at www.disneylandparis.com.

Ticketing and reservation system
As Disneyland Paris welcomed a limited number of daily visitors when it first reopened, a new online booking system will be available at the beginning of July. In order to guarantee admission, visitors who are in possession of or have purchased undated tickets, as well as holders of an Annual Pass, will have to register on this reservation platform prior to their arrival on site in order to obtain a theme park entrance reservation. Visitors who already have a dated ticket will not need to register and reserve a date. Similarly, visitors with a package holiday including park entry will be admitted for the duration of their stay and do not need to use the new online reservation system. Ticket and package sales are currently available on the official Disneyland Paris website, the central reservation system and via official travel partners, with a limited number of tickets per day during the initial reopening. On-site ticket sales will not be available during the reopening. To offer visitors maximum flexibility, new booking conditions are now available including cancellation and modification without charge (excluding transportation) on stays at Disney Hotels and Resorts at any time up to seven days prior to the arrival date. Specific details are available at www.disneylandparis.com.

As Disneyland Paris prepares to reopen its doors, visitors are invited to regularly check www.disneylandparis.com for the latest information. While waiting for the theme parks to reopen, visitors can also continue to experience the magic of Disneyland Paris on athome.DisneylandParis.com, and use the #DisneyMagicMoments hashtag on social networks to share their most beautiful Disney stories and moments.

Photos: Boris Colletier/ Mulderville

(Source: press release)