Things have not been easy for Disney Parks when it comes to how they have to operate during the Pandemic. Several Parks have had to close their gates more than once due to infection surges, and some Parks like Disneyland in California were forced to remain closed for more than a year. After a while though, things were looking up, with Parks relaxing their mask mandates and social distancing guidelines, but then the Omicron variant hit.
In the past months, things have regressed at Disney Parks around the world, especially at Disneyland Paris. France has recently seen record-high numbers, which has caused the country to not allow in travelers from certain countries — like the UK — unless absolutely necessary. Disneyland Paris also announced that they would be canceling all New Year-related parties and activities in an attempt to keep people safe.
Things have gotten so bad in France that many were thinking that the Disneyland Paris Resort would be forced to shut down once again. On Saturday, December 25, France reported more than 104,000 cases, a number they have not seen since the pandemic started. However, it looks like Disneyland Paris will remain open — at least for now.
DLP Report shared on Twitter that a Disney Union had come to the decision that the Parks would remain open.
According to an official document published by union UNSA, Disneyland Paris currently has no plans to close in light of the latest governmental measures. The parade and shows continue for now with adapted measures, but the fate of Disney Illuminations has yet to be decided.
According to an official document published by union UNSA, Disneyland Paris currently has no plans to close in light of the latest governmental measures.
The parade and shows continue for now with adapted measures, but the fate of Disney Illuminations has yet to be decided. pic.twitter.com/F6oAgR3fcM
— DLP Report (@DLPReport) December 28, 2021
French officials are recommending that vaccinated adults receive their booster shot just three months after getting their second dose — which is much shorter than the US, which has been telling people to get their booster 6 months after their second dose. A health pass is also required to travel around the country — including visiting Disneyland Paris — and officials have now said that the pass will only be considered valid if people have the booster shot.
It is important to note that things are constantly evolving, and Disneyland Paris officials could decide that case numbers are too high to keep the Park open. If you are planning to travel to Disneyland Paris in the coming weeks and months, be sure to visit the Resort’s website for the most up-to-date information.