Disneyland Paris Announces July 15 Reopening

June 22, 2020, 11:18 AM · The Disneyland Paris Resort will begin its phased reopening on July 15 - the day after France celebrates Bastille Day - the company announced today.

That's also the day that the final two of the four Walt Disney World theme parks will reopen to the public. Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom return on July 11, while Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios reopen July 15.

In Paris, Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney’s Newport Bay Club Hotel and the Disney Village shopping and dining area will reopen July 15. Disney's Hotel Cheyenne will reopen on July 20, followed by Disney's Hotel Santa Fe on August 3 and the Disneyland Hotel on September 7. Reopening dates for Disney's Sequoia Lodge Hotel, and Disney's Davy Crocket Ranch will be announced later, the resort said today. It did not mention the rethemed Disney's Hotel New York — The Art of Marvel.

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

In order to limit capacity to promote safe social distancing inside the parks, Disneyland Paris Resort theme park ticket holders, including annual passhoders, must register online to reserve the date of their visit. Guests staying at a Disneyland Paris hotel on a vacation package will have the park dates guaranteed.

The Shanghai Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland parks have reopened already, while the Disneyland Resort in California is awaiting state approval to return on July 17 - the 65th anniversary of the original Disneyland's opening. The Oriental Land Co. has not yet announced a proposed reopening date for Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea.

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Replies (5)

June 22, 2020 at 3:26 PM

After a rough start, France has been better containing this (especially compared to US and UK) so should be able to handle the reopening better.

The concern is rushing as they just had their annual Paris music festival without thousands of folks about without masks or distancing and are ready to open schools and movie theaters sooner than U.S. Thus, concerns over a new wave even if their numbers are better than the States.

June 22, 2020 at 6:15 PM

Mike I think you have to be a little careful comparing countries. Whilst the US and UK, and many other countries, have not exactly handled the virus well, different countries record/ report the stats very differently. In no country are the stats going to be totally correct, but in France ( and quite a few european countries), the deaths in care homes are not included in official stats, they are in the UK ( though they weren’t right at the start). Yet it is estimated they could account for 40% overall. Add 40% to the stats from france and you get a similar picture. Also the USA has 5 times the population, scale it up and the stats are better than France. Stats are always wangled and can be made to look better- some countries report tens of thousands of cases but very few deaths - that’s just false of course

June 23, 2020 at 10:26 AM

It´s bad enough how many people died already in the US - the more unfortunate part are current infection trends wich strongly suggest it is only a matter of time until corona death will exceed the French ones by a huge margin.

The late reporting of elderly home death was the UK. Excess death rates confirm that the UK did worse, worse than pretty much anyone that is. Blame the week or so of herd immunity madness.
https://www.euromomo.eu/graphs-and-maps/

In a way the New York region looks like another UK - hard response after long passivity lead to a huge early spike folowed by massive decreases. Many other states got off at least moderatly good early on but got more cases than ever before now.


June 23, 2020 at 5:48 PM

Hans the UK did add care home deaths late, but they were added in to the total belatedly and have been included since. In france and spain at least they are not actually included in the official statistics. The UK was a week later going into lockdown for sure, though it was also one to two weeks behind in infections compared to mainland europe which is always overlooked, and the uk is now coming out of lockdown 1 to 2 weeks behind most of europe. So we have been in lockdown for the same amount of time, actually a bit longer than quite a few countries. The biggest mistake they made was not blocking international travel sooner, from high infected areas such as china at the time ( italy made that mistake). Unfortunately different countries record statistics differently and making accurate comparison is not easy - as time will tell on this

June 23, 2020 at 8:48 PM

Another one for excess death rates vs corona death - France actually has no missmatch in the time period here, the UK still - a huge part of the missing corona death early on were just late reports, not non reports - has a pretty big one
https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/04/16/tracking-covid-19-excess-deaths-across-countries

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