Disneyland Paris Postpones Reopening to April
Disneyland Paris has delayed its reopening from February to April in light of lockdown restrictions in France, after first closing in October.
Initially, the park was slated to close from Jan. 4 through Feb. 13, but the reopening date has been postponed to April 2, according to a follow-up announcement from the park.
"Due to the prevailing conditions in Europe, Disneyland Paris will not reopen on Feb. 13 as initially planned," the announcement read. "If conditions permit, we will reopen Disneyland Paris on April 2, 2021, and will welcome reservations from that date forward."
Visitors who had reservations during the upcoming closure can either postpone and rebook their trip or receive a full refund by contacting the Disneyland Paris reservation team. All dated tickets during the closure will be automatically canceled and refunded.
Disneyland Paris reopened to the public in July after shutting down in March to combat the spread of COVID-19. The reservation system, which applies to parks around the world as they gradually reopened, was put in place to help limit capacity at each location.
Disney parks in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Florida are still open, with new safety precautions. Disneyland California has remained closed since March.
France is currently under a curfew that begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 6 a.m. amid the emergence of a more contagious variant of COVID-10 surfacing throughout the UK and Europe. Residents, fearing a third lockdown, according to Reuters, are allowed to leave their homes during the curfew hours for essential needs only. Shops can stay open until 6 p.m. however bars and restaurants are closed.
France has undergone two previous lockdowns throughout 2020, one which lasted through the holidays and a previous one that was in effect in the spring.
Cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations in France have been steadily rising. In total, the country has reported more than 3 million infections and 74,000 deaths.