Mickey is not about to show the tips of his ears. Disneyland Paris, the first private tourist destination in Europe, will not reopen on April 2 as it had initially planned, the amusement park announced on Friday. Since March 13, it has only been able to open from July 15 to October 30.
On January 18, Disneyland Paris had already postponed its reopening date – set for February 13 – to bring forward that of April 2, “if conditions allow”, he warned.
On Friday, on the home page of its site, the park indicates that “given the current situation and travel restrictions in Europe”, it “will not reopen on April 2 as initially planned. We remain optimistic about our upcoming reopening and we will keep you informed as soon as possible on our website, ”he said. People who have made a reservation have “the possibility of modifying their arrival date or canceling their reservation”.
Orlando remained open, but with a limited gauge
The Disney group had announced at the beginning of the week that it hoped to be able to reopen its Californian park “by the end of April”, thanks to a relaxation of health restrictions decided by local authorities following a sharp drop of Covid-19 cases in the state.
Located in Anaheim, this site is the second most visited amusement park in the world, behind Disney World in Orlando (Florida), which was able to reopen in July 2020 with a limited capacity. Other Disney parks have also resumed their activities in Asia.
In November 2020, the group – which employed some 203,000 people worldwide at the end of October – announced that it planned to cut a total of 32,000 jobs in its amusement park activities by the end of the first. semester 2021, due to the impact of the pandemic.