Disneyland Paris could be welcoming guests sooner than expected as French government has enabled theme parks to reopen from 22nd June.
The Parisian resort is into its 11th week of closure due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The global crisis of course saw every Disney resort in the world temporary close its gates, with Shanghai returning to partial operation just 2 weeks ago.
Today French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced that, should current conditions continue to improve, locations within France’s Green and Orange zones could reopen when the country enters Phase 3 of their easing plan.
Update: theme parks could be allowed to reopen starting June 22 in the orange risk zones (Paris region, currently) under certain conditions: pic.twitter.com/gnubYSfcm0
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The Paris region (which Disneyland Paris falls under, of course) was today reduced from a Red zone to Green, with Phase 3 expected to be introduced on Monday 22nd June.
Although this allows the resort to reopen in just over 3 weeks time, it is unlikely for Disneyland Paris to begin welcoming guests from that exact 22nd June date. While French government has granted permission for theme parks to reopen from that date the decision is ultimately with The Walt Disney Company and when they believe it is safe to reopen.
This news also comes as Walt Disney World Resort revealed it will begin reopening its parks in Florida from 11th and 15th July. A number of social distancing and limited capacity measures will be implemented to ensure the safety of both guests and Cast Members. These measures are very likely to be further implemented into Disneyland Paris once it returns to operation.
Elsewhere in the resort, the dedicated golf course Golf Disneyland will reopen from Saturday 30th May. Guests looking to visit will require a reservation made via telephone beforehand and much also practice social distancing measures.
Disneyland Paris have not yet made a statement regarding the government decision to allow parks to reopen from 22nd June.