Disneyland Paris to close as France begins a second COVID-19 shutdown

Oct 29, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Thursday October 29, 2020 8:47am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disneyland Paris will close again as the French government orders a lockdown to contain a recent surge of COVID-19.

In line with latest direction from the French authorities, Disneyland Paris will be closing end of day on October 29th. In anticipation of celebrating the Christmas holiday season we will be taking reservations from December 19 – January 3 and hope to be open based on prevailing conditions and government guidance at that time. Disneyland Paris will be closed from January 4 through February 12

Disneyland Paris reopened from the original COVID-19 shutdown on July 15 2020 at the same time as Walt Disney World.

The phased reopening began with Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney’s Newport Bay Club hotel, and Disney Village.

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marni1971Aug 07, 2021

Presume it means QR Code but nonetheless good news.

DCBakerAug 06, 2021

RobbiemJul 27, 2021

Interesting I was thinking about the effects of the measure itself (stopping infection) rather than the behaviour it’s designed to encourage (getting vaccinated). Although I’d still err on the side of caution. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean that you should do it

SwissmissJul 26, 2021

There is no disputing that the measures were taken to increase vaccination rates - Macron said that during his announcement. However, some of the measures could not be implemented before the necessary legal framework was adopted.

wdriveJul 26, 2021

The measures basically exist to encourage people to get vaccinated. If you say no one can go to a shop from tomorrow if you’re not vaccinated you’ll just end up with angry people. If you say in a month from today you need to be vaccinated to go to a shop that gives people a month to get vaccinated.

RobbiemJul 26, 2021

Thanks. That makes sense, although it still sounds too late from a public health perspective

SwissmissJul 26, 2021

While this may be technically correct, it is not the practice when entering from the train station side. You first show your health pass before proceeding through security. I don’t know what the reply would have been if someone says they are only going to the Village. However, if you enter from the Disney Village parking lot side, it is correct to say that no health pass was required to enter the Village; they asked for the pass further inside as you continue towards the parks.

SwissmissJul 26, 2021

I believe it has more to do with the fact that a legal basis had to be adopted by the French legislature first so that certain measures could be implemented. Those that did not require an additional legal basis went into effect last week and those that did go into effect shortly.

RobbiemJul 26, 2021

I just don’t get it. At the moment there are less restrictions with less vaccinated people. Surely when more people are vaccinated its the time to ease the restrictions not tighten them further?

wdriveJul 26, 2021

It’s basically to allow people time to be vaccinated. They are following the governments rules. Visiting places like theme parks and zoos are less important than shops and restaurants. I get it doesn’t make much sense in the context of Disneyland but they are just doing what they’re being told to do.

OddyseyJul 25, 2021

The US Government’s message has went from “you can’t get it or spread it if vaccinated” to “you might get it but you won’t get severely ill.” Our message is not evolving as quickly as the UK message, but it is evolving. Also in today’s news according to this report immunity is waning several months after vaccination and Pfizer is already advocating for a 3rd shot or booster. https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-immunity-wanes-but-third-shot-still-rarely-needed-biontech-ceo-says-11627211359?mod=mhp

RobbiemJul 25, 2021

There a lot of ‘interesting statistics’ at work for sure. Here in the UK government messages have gone from ‘being vaccinated will stop you getting covid’ to ‘it will stop you being hospitalised/dying’ to ‘we have to live with it’. Even our own health minister has caught covid after being fully vaccinated. I suspect politicians wont share the full facts because the vaccine programs have become highly politicised and none of them want to tell people they aren’t going to be as protected as they were promised

OddyseyJul 24, 2021

First I agree that disparities in data could be a result of differing vaccine effectiveness, but the numbers are rarely reported for each vaccine and are often lumped together. This is disconcerting because it is a very important piece of the puzzle. That said, I watched the US Press Secretary state in her live conference 2 or 3 days ago that 97% of hospitalizations are a result of the unvaccinated. The UK is reporting 60% of hospitalizations are unvaccinated, and Israel is reporting that the Pfizer vaccine is 88% effective against hospitalization. These numbers are quite disparate and lead me to believe that the US reportings are potentially optimistic. 97% is also not consistent with anecdotal info I am seeing on the ground in the US in my small circle. I now know of multiples of hospitalizations of the vaccinated and if 97% is the real number, I should be hard pressed to actually know multiples of people this has happened to. I’m not saying the vaccines are not effective, but such wide variations in the reporting of the data raises my antennas a bit and causes me to dig a bit deeper rather than just trust what my government is telling me. The US may also be reporting 97% effectiveness against hospitalizations for the Alpha variant because the vaccines seem to be holding up against Alpha better than the Delta variant and possibly the Lambda variant. However, this is me speculating because they are never clear in their reporting. I wish my government would just release all the data and be clear, but that seems to be huge ask these days. I want to be able to put my full trust in them during a pandemic. That said, I hope the vaccines hold up against all variants. After all, I am a human and would prefer not to get sick or see family members get sick. I just hope we are getting real numbers and not the governments preferred numbers. Time will tell.

RobbiemJul 24, 2021

Its just nuts. When the pandemic began last year we were in Thailand. Everywhere you were temperature checked and masks and sanitizer was everywhere. When we made it back to the UK it was the start of the first lockdown. We couldn’t believe that there were no checks at all at Heathrow or on the tube when we travelled home The way the west has handled the pandemic has been bad compared to asia, I only hope we learn the lessons of those countries rather than congratulating ourselves for beating the virus