With masks mandatory and advanced booking required, Disneyland Paris will join a few of their sister parks and reopen their gates on Wednesday, July 15th. Similar to other major attractions reopening strategies in Paris, Disneyland will limit their attendance and enforce a social distancing policy (one meter). Other changes are expected to be made such as the elimination of single-riders, closures of make-up workshops and playgrounds as well as changes to the health and safety procedures at Disneyland’s hotels and properties.
Disneyland Paris will become the 5th Disney park to reopen amid the Covid-19 pandemic following Disneyland Shanghai, Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort and Walt Disney World. Disneyland in California was slated to reopen July 17th (two days after Paris) but has been pushed back until at least August.
After 122 days of being vacant, Disneyland Paris will come back to life with a new look including over 2,000 hand sanitizing stations, plexiglass setup in countless locations and alterations to experiences such as buffets and ride queues.
One notable difference between the reopening strategies of Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris is the age requirement for mandatory masks. In Florida, children aged 2 and up must wear a mask where the Paris park only requires children aged 11 and up to wear one. Reusable Disney masks will be available for purchase at Disneyland Paris in a four pack for 18 Euros.
To make up for the lack of character meet-and-greets, Disneyland Paris will increase general character appearances around the park (at a safe distance) and will have similar ‘Selfie Stations’ set up for guests.
The park will also debut a number of new food items throughout the park for their guests including a new show and meal at The Lucky Nugget Saloon, Jungle Book cookies, Micky Waffles, Simba Grilled Cheese, numerous ‘roarsome delights’ and the return of some favorite including themed milkshakes and Main Street champagne…
Disneyland Paris, formerly known as Euro Disney Resort is located in Chessy, France east of the center of Paris. Disneyland Paris first opened it’s doors in 1992 and was the second Disney Park to be opened outside of the United States and is the only property outside of the US that is completely owned by The Walt Disney Company. Disneyland Paris is composed of two parks, Disneyland Park (1992) and Walt Disney Studio Park (2002). Additional information about using the EuroStar to travel to Disneyland Paris can be found HERE.