Disneyland Paris Postpones Reopening Plans Again

March 12, 2021, 9:59 AM · The theme parks of the Disneyland Paris Resort will not reopen on April 2 as planned, Disney announced today.

“We are optimistic that we will be able to reopen soon, and we will share updates when possible,” the resort posted on its website and social media this morning. The Disneyland Paris theme parks first closed one year ago today - on March 12, 2020 - due to the initial Covid outbreak, then reopened on July 15 before closing again on October 29. They have remained closed since.

This is the third time that Disneyland Paris has postponed its planned return, following announcements of planned Christmas season and mid-February reopenings.

Meanwhile, fans are awaiting word on a specific reopening date for Disneyland in California, which is targeting a late April return, according to Disney CEO Bob Chapek. All other Disney theme parks - Walt Disney World in Florida, Tokyo Disney, Shanghai Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland - have reopened to guests, though with limited capacities.

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Replies (2)

March 12, 2021 at 10:34 AM

France does have its own issues with not just Covid but sadly one of the highest rates of vaccination skepticism in the world. That's making it harder to handle it so this closure may be a while.

March 12, 2021 at 4:47 PM

It will be a couple of months until the anti-vax stuff will start to have a measurable impact unfortunately. For now, France simply does not have all too many doses. Still matters a bit when those early in the line reject the vaccine, since they are there for a reason. I´m lucky enough to get my first AstraZeneca shut tomorrow, even so we have just as few doses as France. I consider it both a privilege and a duty.

https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-data-explorer?tab=map&zoomToSelection=true&country=IND~USA~GBR~CAN~DEU~FRA®ion=Europe&vaccinationsMetric=true&interval=total&perCapita=true&smoothing=0&pickerMetric=total_cases&pickerSort=desc

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