Disneyland Paris has announced a phased reopening of the resort that will start on July 15, 2020.
The resort originally closed on March 14, making its unprecedented closure nearly four months in length.
The reopening will begin with Disneyland park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney’s Newport Bay Club Hotel and Disney Village on July 15, followed by Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne on July 20, Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe on Aug. 3, and the Disneyland Hotel on Sept. 7. Disney’s Sequoia Lodge Hotel and Disney’s Davy Crocket Ranch will remain closed for the time being and reopening dates will be announced later.
“All of us at Disneyland Paris are excited to be on the path to reopening over the next few weeks,” said Natacha Rafalski, president of Disneyland Paris. “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.”
This phased reopening will include enhanced health and safety measures for both cast members and guests, including limited capacity and advanced ticketing and reservations to help support physical distancing. As a result of this, some experiences, shows, or events may not be available or could be modified upon reopening—including “Disney Stars on Parade” and the “Disney Illuminations” nighttime spectacular, which will return at a later date.
“The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands” and “Jungle Book Jive” will return to the parks later this summer. Character meet-and-greets will be temporarily unavailable, but the characters will appear in new ways to delight guests.
Other offerings, like playgrounds and makeover experiences, will continue to be temporarily unavailable. In addition, FastPass will be suspended. Cast members and guests ages 11 and up will be required to wear face masks while visiting the resort, as well.
Like its sister parks in the U.S., Disneyland Paris will launch a new online reservation system in early July. Guests who have non-dated tickets and Annual Passholders will need to register on this new system to get a reservation for park entry prior to arriving at the resort. Those who already have a dated ticket do not need to register and reserve their visit date; guests with vacation packages that include park admission will receive admission for the length of their stay, and don’t need to use the new online reservation system.
Tickets and vacation packages are now on sale on the Disneyland Paris website, the Disneyland Paris call center, and official travel partner channels. A limited number of tickets are available for each day during the resort’s initial reopening phase, but keep in mind that tickets will not be available for purchase on-site.
To make planning even easier, guests can now book stays at the resort’s hotels without fees for cancelations and modifications (excluding transport) any time, up to seven days before their arrival date.
For more information on Disneyland Paris’ reopening and how to book a future stay, visit DisneylandParis.com.