Disneyland Paris to reopen on July 15

Disneyland Paris to reopen on July 15

Disneyland Paris is set to reopen on July 15 after being forced to close due to the pandemic.

The popular theme park is now set to reopen next month, but the hotel and resorts will reopen later.

Guests over the age of 11 years old will be asked to wear masks, along with staff.

In order to comply with social distancing rules, capacity will initially be limited and people will be able to reserve tickets online as no tickets will be available on site.

The popular theme park will reopen next month

Character meet and greets will be temporarily suspended and some shows may not be available or be modified.

But entertainers will be available at the park for photo opportunities.

And guests won’t be able to use Fast Passes to skip the queues, for now.

New hygiene measures include more than 2,000 sanitising and hand washing stations throughout the resort.

Rollercoasters will run below capacity to comply with social distancing rules

Popular shows such as Disney Stars On Parade and Disney Illuminations Night Time Spectacular will return “at a later date.”

The Newport Bay Club hotel will open on July 15, followed by the Hotel Cheyenne on July 20 and Hotel Santa Fe on August 3.

Meanwhile, the Disneyland Hotel will not welcome guests until September 7 and the Sequoia Lodge Hotel and Davy Crocket Ranch will not open this summer at all.

Natacha Rafalski, president of Disneyland Paris, said: “All of us at Disneyland Paris are excited to be on the path to reopening over the next few weeks.

The park was forced to close due to the pandemic in March

“Making magic means even more, as we reflect on the resilience of our cast members and community, the enthusiasm of our guests and fans, and the positive momentum of many reopenings in the tourism industry across Europe. 

“We are looking forward to the return of our cast members and reopening our gates for guests to once again enjoy.”

Currently, the Foreign Office advice warns against all non-essential travel abroad.

And nearly all travellers entering the UK must quarantine for 14 days – or face a fine.

Brits may soon be able to visit the park

Passengers must fill out a form before leaving the airport which gives details on where they are set to stay and contact details.

Public Health England has said it will be carrying out spot checks and travellers have been warned that they could face fines if caught flouting the rules.

But Brits looking to travel to France may soon be able to enjoy a summer holiday.

Air bridges with a small number of countries, including France, are expected to be announced soon.

This would allow travellers to enjoy a holiday and dodge any quarantine rules.

Last week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed that the Government is looking to introduce air bridges with certain countries.

On Radio 4’s Today Programme, he said: “That’s the plan.

“The quarantine policy is important because there are some countries around the world where this virus is not under control, however, there’s other countries where it may be safe to be able to not have a quarantine in place.

“So ahead of the formal review of the quarantine arrangements on the 29th of June, I’m working with Grant Shapps on whether there are countries that have a low rate of infection where we can come to an agreement on a travel corridor.”

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