Disneyland Paris closes again due to coronavirus as France goes into lockdown

Disneyland Paris has announced that it will be closing its doors for a second time this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The news comes after French President Emmanuel Macron announced a new national lockdown in France, which comes into effect from midnight tonight (Thursday 29th October).

Disneyland Paris released a statement on its official Twitter page in which it explained the decision to temporarily close was made “in line with latest direction from the French authorities”.

The resort, which is home to both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, will be closed from the end of the day.

However, the parks still hope to go ahead with part of the Christmas holiday season, with bookings still open from the 19th December 2020 through to the 3rd January 2021.

In a statement, the resort said it hopes “to be open based on prevailing conditions and government guidance at that time”.

The parks will also temporarily be closed from the 4th January through to the 12th February 2021.

Visitors who are affected by the closures can find out more on the Disneyland Paris website here.

Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Paris

Macron announced a second national lockdown in France in a televised statement. Businesses will be ordered to close on Friday, and movement between regions will be banned.

However, schools will be remaining open.

The French President warned that the second wave had “overwhelmed” France, and said it would be “harder, more deadly than the first”, with new cases rising above 36,000 a day.

Currently the national lockdown is set to be in place until the 1st December 2020, although Macron said that a review would happen after two weeks to decide if non-essential shops can reopen.

At the time of writing, the FCDO advises against all non-essential travel to France, and the country isn’t on the UK’s travel corridors meaning that any Brits returning to the UK will need to quarantine for 14 days. You can find out more and get new updates in the latest FCDO France advice.


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