Disneyland Paris announced on Monday May 17th that after eight months of closure it will open its doors again on June 17. Disneyland Paris will welcome visitors, as Disney Village and the Newport Bay Club hotel –pending the opening of Disney’s Hotel New York, a four star completely renovated hotel inspired on the Marvel themes– from June 21, followed by the Hotel Cheyenne and the Davy Crockett Ranch on July 1 and 13. All this subject to the evolution of the health situation, announced the park.
It’s time to make our most magical dreams come true! Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney’s Newport Bay Club Hotel, and Disney Village will reopen on June 17Disneyland Paris
Several adjustments have been planned because of the pandemic: there will be no more ticket sales on site, the wearing of masks will be mandatory for all visitors over 6 years old, the health protocol put in place during the reopening last year after the first containment will be reinforced. The number of visitors will be limited and some attractions such as the parade are suspended for the time being in order to avoid gatherings of visitors. Queues are marked to space out visitors and vehicles will be filled in accordance with the rules of physical distance and groups or households. Encounters with the Disney characters are limited to selfies from afar. No more hugs with Mickey until further notice.
Last month, a large vaccination center was installed at Disney’s Newport Bay Club. It operates 7 days a week, managed by the Seine-et-Marne fire department. Since its opening on April 24th, more than 25,800 people have been vaccinated there, according to French media. “We have not thrown away any doses since the beginning,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Olivier Compta, of the Seine-et-Marne Departmental Fire and Rescue Service.
As of Wednesday 19th of May, non-essential shops will be able to reopen and cafés, bars, and restaurants can start serving people outdoors, reports the Brussels Times. As of June 9th, the use of a ‘health passport’ will be implemented, which means people will be able to prove they have either been vaccinated or had a recent coronavirus test. This procedure will be compulsory to access certain areas or events.
Also as of June 9th, France will open its borders to vaccinated non-EU tourists(or if they have tested negative for the virus). Authorities in France have been promoting the use of the TousAntiCovid tracker app, which allows test results and vaccine certificates to be scanned.