Construction work resumes at Disneyland Paris

Construction work has resumed on all of the future projects at Disneyland Paris, including Avengers Campus, after a several month hiatus during the parks’ closure.

The resort is set to reopen on 15th July to a limited capacity with social distancing and other health and safety measures in place. Ahead of welcoming guests back this week has seen construction teams, Imagineers and related Cast Members return to their active sites making future attractions and experiences.

“As we celebrate the reopening of Disneyland Paris, I’m very happy to welcome back our Cast Members, Imagineers and contractors to restart construction work on exciting new experiences to entertain and delight guests for years to come.”

Natacha Rafalski, President of Disneyland Paris

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, all construction work was temporarily paused throughout the resort until it was deemed safe. Disneyland Paris have worked with the French government as well as health authorities and those within the industry to ensure appropriate health & safety measures, such as the required wearing of face masks and social distancing, are introduced and practiced to allow a safe return to work.

Several key projects are in the middle of construction throughout the resort. Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel was initially planned to reopen during the pandemic in June before obviously being delayed. While work has now resumed on the hotel a reopening date will not be announced until after a full assessment and progress report has been completed.

Elsewhere in Walt Disney Studios Park, work has continued on two brand new attractions still slated to open this year. Disney Junior Dream Factory and Cars Route 66 Road Trip are planned rethemings of Disney Junior live on-stage and Studio Tram Tour respectively. Although both projects have missed their Spring and Summer due dates, Imagineering is confident guests will be able to enjoy these new additions later in 2020.

Construction has resumed on Cars Route 66 Road Trip, set to open in 2020
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Last but certainly not least is the highly anticipated Marvel land, Avengers Campus. Still slated for a 2021 opening the new area will complete the first phase of the park’s €2 billion expansion and see the likes of an Iron Man retheme to Rock n Roller Coaster, the entirely new WEB-SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure as well as a new Ant-Man inspired restaurant and Marvel superheroes meet & greet location.

“We are thrilled to gradually ramp up these construction sites and do what we are passionate about – creating new Disney magic for guests to enjoy,” said David Wilson, Site Portfolio Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering.

“We are grateful for the continued dialogue with French authorities, as well as for the unwavering trust of our industry partners and vendors who have proven to be resilient and agile, enabling us to progress on other aspects of these new attractions and experiences over the past several months.”

Disneyland Paris will officially reopen to guests on 15th July 2020, with required online reservations expected to go online early this month.