Disneyland Paris will soon be forced to shut its gates again. Find out why below.
Disneyland Paris and Curfews
Disneyland Paris closed back in March along with Disney World and Disneyland. It reopened on July 15 – the same day as both Hollywood Studios and EPCOT.
The park was open for significantly shorter periods of time. It closed as early as 6:00 pm on some nights. The president of France imposed a 9:00 pm curfew for Paris and its surrounding areas recently making it more difficult for the park to reopen later.
Coronavirus Spikes and France’s Response
Another spike in positive coronavirus cases has occurred in Europe, causing President Macron to send out new safety mandates. The average number of positive cases in France is over 38,000 per day.
The new safety measure states that, beginning October 30, people will only be allowed to leave their homes for essential work or medical reasons.
Non-essential businesses such as restaurants, bars, and entertainment options will close. Factories and schools will be allowed to remain open.
This measure is expected to last until at least December 1, and it will be re-evaluated every two weeks.
Disneyland Paris Closing
Since Disneyland Paris is non-essential it will need to close on October 30. Best case scenario – non-essential businesses (including Disneyland) can reopen in two to four weeks. However, this shut down could continue on indefinitely causing the park to remain closed for several months.
Disneyland Paris has not shared an official statement on this mandate or how the park will respond. We will continue to share updates as they come in.
Hong Kong Disneyland closed earlier this summer due to a spike in cases but has since reopened. Disneyland in California is the only park that has not reopened.