The Hotel Santa Fe at Disneyland Paris has just reopened–another sign that the pandemic is at least becoming a bit more manageable.
Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe, one of six Disney Resort Hotels at Disneyland Paris, reopened to Guests on October 23.
Aujourd'hui c'est la réouverture de l'hôtel Santa FÉ ! en compagnie de Giona Prevete et des futurs nouveaux ambassadeurs ! ✨
De nouveaux tableau CARS ont été installés à la réception 🚙#DisneylandParis #DLPLIVE pic.twitter.com/HRjy0Aig04
— InsideDlpCastle (@InsideDlpCastle) October 23, 2021
(Translation: Today is the reopening of the Santa FÉ hotel! with Giona Prevete and the future new ambassadors! New CARS switchboards have been installed at the reception.)
You can take a virtual tour of the Hotel Santa Fe here:
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Disneyland Paris was forced to halt operations and close its doors to Guests last spring, along with every other Disney Park across the globe. It reopened in July, around the same time Walt Disney World reopened, but it was forced to close again in October 2020. Planned openings for earlier this year met with delays and postponements, but Disneyland Paris was finally able to welcome Guests back in July this year, even though not all Resort Hotels were open.
In a recent interview with the New York Times about the reopening of Disneyland Paris, French tourism minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne talked about the massive impact Disney’s European theme park has on the French economy.
“The park is an economic powerhouse,” he said. “There is really a whole dynamism in the eastern part of the Pris region that has arrived because of Disney; it attracts an enormous number of foreign visitors.”
He says that the park has generated 70 billion euros, or about $83 billion, for the French economy since it first opened in the beginning of the 1990s. It sees nearly 10 million visitors each year, which is more than the number of visitors seen at the French Louvre, the Eiffel Tower or the Palace of Versailles.
Disneyland Paris’s Hotel Santa Fe gives Guests of the European Disney Park a feeling of the American West, with theming set in New Mexico, complete with Route 66, Lightning McQueen, and all the gang from the Disney/PIXAR Cars film franchise.
For more information about Disneyland Paris, Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe, or other accommodations at the European Disney Park, visit the Disneyland Paris website here.