Due to rising COVID-19 numbers across Europe, many countries are once again imposing strict lockdown measures. French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that France will once again go into a nationwide lockdown beginning October 30th. Because of this, Disneyland Paris will be closing its gates at the end of the day Thursday, October 29 and will remain closed until the restrictions are lifted.
A statement on the Disneyland Paris website reads:
“In anticipation of celebrating the Christmas holiday season we will be taking reservations from December 19 – January 3 and hope to be open based on prevailing conditions and government guidance at that time. Disneyland Paris will be closed from January 4 through February 12. Please check back on the website for regular updates. If you have a booking with us during the above-mentioned closures, we will publish updated commercial conditions by noon today. Please bear with us as we work to provide you with this information as quickly as possible. We thank you for your continued loyalty and understanding during this difficult period.”
There is a tentative plan to accept reservations for a possible reopening between December 12 – January 3 if the nation allows.
The lockdown was prompted by a large spike in COVID-19 cases this month. Daily positive case totals reached more than 50,000 cases on October 25th alone.
This will be the second closure for Disneyland Paris this year as a result of COVID-19. Disneyland Paris is also the second Disney theme park to have to reclose due to COVID-19. Hong Kong Disneyland has also closed.
According to the French government, the lockdown is scheduled to last for one month, but will be reevaluated every two weeks by French officials to see if it is safe to begin reopening again.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.