This is when Disneyland Paris could reopen to visitors - and what restrictions may be in place

Wednesday, 10th June 2020, 3:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th June 2020, 3:57 pm
Disneyland Paris will be closed until at least 14 July (Photo: Mehdi Fedouach/Getty Images)
Disneyland Paris will be closed until at least 14 July (Photo: Mehdi Fedouach/Getty Images)

The summer months are usually spent holidaying and enjoying fun-filled day trips, with many Brits packing into theme parks both at home and abroad.

While coronavirus has put a stop to many plans this year, the gradual easing of lockdown has given hope that some activities could soon be back on the cards.

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If you were planning to take a trip to Disneyland this year, here’s the latest information on when parks could be reopened.

When will Disneyland Paris reopen?

A confirmed date for the reopening of Disneyland Paris has not yet been announced, but it is expected to remain closed until at least mid-July.

The French government has said that some theme parks in the country will be permitted to reopen from 22 June, but Disneyland Paris will be closed until “at least through July 14”.

Travellers who were due to visit the park before this date should assume their trip will not go ahead, but any bookings on or after 15 July are currently still confirmed. However, this could still be subject to change.

A statement on the website reads: “We look forward to welcoming you back to Disneyland Paris and will announce our official reopening date as soon as possible.

"Our reopening plans will reflect a cautious approach intended to prioritise the health and safety of our Guests and Cast Members, while delivering our signature Disney guest experience."

Are any Disneyland parks open?

Shanghai Disney Resort has already reopened to visitors, with a limited number of advanced tickets being sold each day, while Walt Disney World theme parks in Florida will start reopening from 11 July.

As with Disneyland Paris, there are currently no set reopening dates for Disneyland California, Tokyo Disney Resort, or Hong Kong Disneyland.

These parks are expected to stay closed until at least 14 July.

When Disney resorts do reopen, they will all be subject to limited capacity and strict social distancing measures in place.

In Shanghai, only 30 per cent of full capacity is allowed, with the park only admitting people with a green QR code that uses mobile phone data to confirm they haven’t been near someone who is suspected of coronavirus infection.

All guests are also required to wear masks during their visit, families must stand three metres apart in queues for concession stands and rides, and every other row is left empty in performance venues.

However, each Disney resort will have its own rules that will be informed by local government restrictions, and it is likely that some attractions may remain closed.

What happens if my trip is cancelled?

With Disneyland Paris not expected to open before 14 July, customers who have had to cancel their trip will be offered the option of a full refund, or a voucher to the value of their original booking.

This can be used for another holiday at a later date, within an 18-month time frame.

Customers who have booked a trip for after 14 July can assume at the moment that the park will be open by this date, but bookings can still be cancelled or modified without charge.

If you have park tickets that have not been used and will expire while Disneyland Paris is closed, their expiry date will automatically be extended to 31 March 2021.