Following closures in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, Disneyland Paris is now set to begin reopening in phases on July 15. Even though the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing, many businesses have already begun reopening to the public, but with several new safety measures implemented. Disney and its theme parks have been among these businesses that are figuring out how to navigate opening up again with safety as a top priority.
Several of Disney’s theme parks have already set reopening dates or have already opened their doors to the public, including Shanghai Disneyland which opened on May 11, Hong Kong Disneyland which will open on June 18 and, in the United States, both Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in California have set reopening dates for mid-July. However, it will be a long time before life returns to business as usual at these theme parks. All of these locations have put several safety measures in place for guests to ensure social distancing standards are met, including mandatory face masks, setting up more sanitizing stations, and limiting park capacity. Now, Disneyland Paris is getting ready to take the reopening leap as well.
According to Disneyland Paris, the theme park announced a “phased reopening of the resort starting with the Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney’s Newport Bay Club Hotel and Disney Village as of 15 July 2020.” The phased reopening falls in line “with guidance from French government and health authorities and has been discussed with Union Representatives from the Comité Social et Economique (CSE).” Similar to Disney’s other parks, Disneyland Paris will also have a number of safety measures implemented for “both cast members and guests.” These will include, “limits on attendance and require advanced ticketing and reservations to accommodate controlled guest density that supports government guidance on physical distancing.” Because of this, “some experiences, shows or events will not be available or may be modified upon reopening depending on the evolution of the safety and sanitary measures and recommendations from public authorities.”
Since Disneyland Paris is reopening in phases, many of the shows and events could return later down the line in the next phase of the park’s reopening. For now, this is a great start that will help encourage individuals back into the theme park. Disney’s parks will also be introducing a new Disney Park Pass system, which will be available in early July, to help limit the number of attendees during the initial reopening process and help ensure social distancing.
However, not everyone is thrilled that Disney’s theme parks will be reopening so soon. A petition recently made the rounds on the internet calling for the park’s reopening to be delayed due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Regardless, Disney Parks is continuing on with its phased reopening plans, and Disneyland Paris seems prepared to carry on with safety as its top priority.
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Source: Disneyland Paris