On the 14th March 2020, Disneyland Paris closed its doors due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, questions from guests and fans alike have been focused on when the resort reopens, to be clear: we do not know when the resort will reopen. However, the slow trickle of information from Disneyland Paris has given some insight as to what we can expect. Here, I’ve tried to summarise the key points in a series of questions and answers.
When will the parks reopen?
Put simply: we do not yet know. France is lifting its lockdown restrictions on Monday 11th May 2020, the parks will not reopen then. It will be a progressive return to a “new normal”.
France will communicate in late May as to when bars and restaurants will be permitted to re-open and what the rules will be on these at that time, we’re likely to see 2 metre gaps and disinfectant being used between meals. A ban on large gatherings has also been put in place until mid-July, the French President has said that this is a rolling deadline and will be revised every two weeks.
Watching for news on these items may help give an indication as to when the parks will reopen.
What about my Annual Pass expiry date?
Your Annual Pass will be extended for the number of days in which the park has been closed. As of yet, we do not know how many days this is.
This change will be done automatically, you will not receive a new pass with updated dates printed on it. We’re not yet sure how you will recieve any confirmation of new expiry dates.
I have a monthly payment Annual Pass – what happens to me?
You may have noticed that Disneyland Paris did not take any money for April 2020, this will continue until the park reopens. You pass will then be, again, extended for the number of days that the park was closed and payments will continue until expiry.
My pass expired and I couldn’t renew to get the 4 months free offer – what can I do?
The offer will still be there, waiting for you, once the parks reopen. From the day the parks open you will have a period where you will be able to go to the resort in order to take advantage of this offer.
I booked a holiday package, what do I do?
Disneyland Paris have created a holiday voucher system that allows you to rebook your trip to dates that suit you. If you can’t go during the rebooking period, then you get a refund.
For more information, please follow the instructions on the Disneyland Paris website.
I was supposed to go to Disneyland Paris Pride/Electroland this summer, what is happening to them?
The Disneyland Paris Pride and Electroland parties have been postponed until 2021 and so will not take place this year. You should have already been refunded by Disneyland Paris for these events.
Disneyland Paris Pride will now take place on Saturday 12th June 2021.
Electroland will now take place between the 3rd – 5th July 2021.
What about the Disneyland Paris Run Weekend in September?
No changes yet here, this event is currently scheduled to take place.
How can I keep the Disneyland Paris magic alive at home?
Probably not your most burning question, but this is a good way to sneak in that Disneyland Paris have launched this pretty neat ‘Disneyland Paris at Home’ portal, on there you’ll find a bunch of fun activities including colouring, cooking recipes, Zoom background and videos. It really is worth checking out.
That’s all we know for the moment, things are constantly changing and advice that is correct today may well be outdated next week. Keep an eye on DLP Town Square for updates.