Europe's leading paid tourist destination will be able to welcome back its visitors. Disneyland Paris will reopen on 17 June, in accordance with the deconfinement schedule unveiled by the French government, which allows theme parks to open from 9 June. This announcement comes a few days after that of Puy du Fou, which will open on 10 June. The two other major French theme parks, Parc Astérix and Futuroscope, have not yet announced their reopening dates.
The entertainment machine revs up again
The date of June 17 allows the teams of the two Disneyland parks and Walt Disney Studios, most of whom have been working on a part-time schedule for many months, to follow training courses to prepare for this reopening, as Djamila Ouaze, a CFDT delegate, indicated a few days ago. On its official website, the venue indicates that only one hotel will be open at first, the Newport Bay Club.
Reservation and mask required
As with the short-term reopening in the summer of 2020, reservations will be required to enter the parks and no tickets will be sold on site. Wearing a mask will be mandatory in the aisles as well as in the attractions. Ground markings will be used to enforce physical separation between visitors. Finally, access to certain attractions will have to be reserved on an app to avoid physical queues.
Authorities have however considered the possibility of doing away with a health pass requirement to enter the parks.
Disneyland Paris has planned a few new features this summer to bring back visitors. In particular, the New York Hotel is due to reopen on 21 June, with a new Marvel-themed decoration, after two years of work. At Walt Disney Studios Park, the Studio Tram Tour attraction has been reimagined on the theme of 'Cars,' while waiting for the opening of the Avengers Campus area in 2022.