This morning, Disney announced the reopening of the premiere European Disney resort at Disneyland Paris. We’ll be strolling by Sleeping Beauty Castle again on July 15th, but in the meantime, we’re taking a look at some of the health and safety measures we can expect when we head back into Disneyland Paris.
Similar to the reopenings of the other Disney theme parks in Disneyland, Disney World, Shanghai Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland; Disneyland Paris will set limits on attendance that require advanced ticketing and reservations to follow government guidance on physical distancing.
Like the Disney Park Pass system that launched for Disney World today, Disneyland Paris will use a theme park reservation system that is set to launch in early July. Unlike Disney World though, not all guests need to have reservations to get into the park. Those with dated tickets or tickets as a part of a package will be given admission. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are on sale now.
Disneyland Paris will also be implementing physical distancing measures within the park.
In the Parks
Single Rider and FASTPASS will be unavailable as attractions are reconfigured to allow for distancing. Certain experiences such as kids’ playgrounds, traditional character meet and greets, and makeover experiences will be unavailable for a time. While there won’t be close interactions with characters, you will still see many Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel characters in the parks.
Some shows and events will be unavailable or modified for a time being. Disney Stars on Parade and Disney Illuminations nighttime spectacular are both temporarily unavailable. The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands will reopen this summer with a new seating configuration.
In the Hotels and Resorts
Guests staying at Disney hotels will receive Extra Magic Time to access the park areas before park hours. There will be a variety of health measures within the Disneyland Paris accommodations as well. Elevators will be used for one family at a time, sneeze guards will be installed, there will be accelerated check-in procedures, and room service will be adapted.
Shopping and Dining
Restaurants will see reduced seating and improved takeaway offers. Buffets will switch to a family-style serving model. With limited capacities, reservations are highly recommended for all table-service dining.
Boutiques will be reconfigured to allow for more space for traffic flow. Cast Members will be charged with encouraging physical distancing as well. You may see entry and exit paths used in different shopping and dining locations. Disneyland Paris will also be expanding contactless payments and installing sneeze guards where appropriate.
Disneyland Paris is implementing a variety of measures to promote health, safety, and cleanliness. Cast Members and Guests over 11 years old will be required to wear face coverings at all times. Guests may notice increased cleaning measures and the addition of hand-sanitizing stations.
Finally, Disneyland Paris will be providing enhanced health and safety training for Cast Members. Prior to opening, they will all undergo training to make sure that they are ready to play a role in the new protocols.
And there you have it! Disneyland Paris will reopen to the public with ALL these new health measures on July 15th. Keep an eye on DFB for all the latest updates!
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