Similar to registration for Walt Disney World passholder previews, you will be made to wait in a virtual queue until registration fully loads:
Disneyland Paris will have its grand reopening on July 15. For full details on the reopening, click here.
Disneyland Paris Introduces New Dated, 1-Day Summer Ticket Option
When Disneyland Paris announced it would be reopening on July 15, it also detailed that park access would be determined based on a new, temporary, day-by-day reservation system. This will mean that Annual Passholders and holders of non-dated park tickets are not guaranteed park access, unless they make a specific reservation to accompany their admission.
What was explained, however, is that guests who already hold specifically-dated tickets will not need to go through this reservation system, and that their park admission is confirmed. Since this would be the preferred option for many guests planning their trips, Disneyland Paris has just rolled out a brand-new ticketing option, specifically to suit this new demand.
Titled the 'Dated 1-Day Ticket - Summer Day', this option is available for guests to purchase on the Disneyland Paris website, and is currently available for dates from park opening on July 15 through August 31. Guests who book this ticket option will be guaranteed park entry on their selected day.
Pricing for this ticket option is standard through both weekends and weekdays. The cost of a one park, one day ticket will cost €79 per adult, €73 per child (£70.31/£64.97). For admission into both parks, it will cost €99 per adult, and €93 per child (£88.11/£82.77).
Disneyland Paris Shares Look at Social Distancing and Heath & Safety Measures Within the Parks
The countdown is well and truly on for the grand reopening of Disneyland Paris, just over two weeks away on July 15. We can't wait to get back to the magic of the resort, however like we have seen in other Disney parks upon their reopening, we are expecting a lot of procedures across the site to have changed in order to help protect guests and cast members in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The second image shows guests aboard the Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril attraction. As we can see, every other row is left empty to help with social distancing. It is also clear that the guests are wearing those all-important face masks, which are a mandatory requirement across the resort.
The third photo reinforces Disneyland Paris' commitment to cleaning in the parks, as masked custodial staff are busy wiping down a teacup on the Mad Hatter's Tea Cups ride.
The final image shows a cast member helping a guest check in to Disney's Newport Bay Club Hotel. The difference here is that both parties are wearing face masks, and the cast member is stood behind a Plexiglass screen (or "Sneeze Guard"), mounted to the desk. There is a small space at the bottom of the screen for guests to pass ID or reservations details etc. through, however the screen is tall enough to protect the parties on either side. You can read more about the Health & Safety measures taken within Disneyland Paris resort hotels here.
We are glad to see that so much care has been taken by cast members to prepare Disneyland Paris ready for guests' return next month. Will you be visiting?
Disneyland Paris Shares Look at Construction on Former Catastrophe Canyon as it Transforms to "Cars" Route 66 Road Trip
It was revealed back in 2019 that the Studio Tram Tour attraction located at the back of the Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris was set to be reimagined as the Cars Route 66 Road Trip ride. As part of the new experience, guests can buckle up and join Cars stars Lightning McQueen and Mater for a fun-filled family road trip where they’ll discover natural and mechanical wonders along the legendary Route 66.
As such, the impressive rock-face Catastrophe Canyon scene from the former Studio Tram Tour will be transformed to feature a DINOCO tower, oil pump, and a truck.
Concept art of the overlay was recently released, displaying an oil truck who looks surprisingly happy despite the cascading floods and huge cliff fire.
The Cars Route 66 attraction was originally scheduled to debut this summer, however this has inevitably been delayed due to the lengthy park closures.
Construction is set to resume on numerous projects across Disneyland Paris this week, including Disney's Hotel New York - The Art Of Marvel, Disney Junior Dream Factory, Avengers Campus and, of course, Cars Route 66 Road Trip.
WDWNT Weekly Recap: Disneyland Reopening Delayed, Splash Mountain to be Rethemed, Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Reopenings, and More
Every week is a busy week when it comes to Disney news. To help you keep up with all the updates coming out of Walt Disney World and other Disney resorts, here’s WDWNT’s weekly recap of the Disney news from June 22-28 2020.
Walt Disney World
The big park news this week was the announcement that the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park Splash Mountain attractions will be rethemed to "Princess and the Frog"
A full list of dining locations set to reopen with the theme parks was released earlier in the week. However, news of menu changes sweeping the parks has been rife. The limited menus for several EPCOT restaurants have been revealed, including Coral Reef, Le Cellier Steakhouse, Rose & Crown, and more. In the Magic Kingdom, Be Our Guest Restaurant will reopen as Table Service only for lunch and dinner with a Prix Fixe menu, with breakfast discontinued
Make sure you catch up on the News Today episodes from this week!
Splash Mountain Closing for Princess and the Frog Ride at Magic Kingdom, Disneyland - NewsToday 6/26
Every Disney Park in the World Will Reopen by July - News Today 6/24
Walt Disney World Park Reservations Go Live, Resort Hotels Reopen - NewsToday 6/22
That’s all the Disney news for this past week folks! Make sure you check back at the end of each week for our weekly recaps!
VIDEO: Disneyland Paris Releases New TV Spot Ahead of Park Reopening
Earlier this week, Disneyland Paris shared the long-awaited news that the parks would be reopening on July 15, following a lengthy four-month closure.
In celebration of the news, and to share their excitement of returning, Disneyland Paris has just released this magical new TV spot, featuring the park's newest tagline: "There is no magic without you".
The advertisement shows views of the stunning Sleeping Beauty castle, with its glittering gold accents against the dreamy shades of blush pink and navy blue. On top of the tallest spire is Tinker Bell, sprinkling Pixie Dust high above the resort. In the background the song "Some Day My Prince Will Come" is sung, with the title "That day has come" finally emerging on screen, announcing that the park is soon to reopen.
We can't wait to go back to Disneyland Paris very soon, can you?
PHOTOS: New Social Distancing Markers Appear in Disneyland Paris Ahead of Reopening
Earlier this week, Disneyland Paris shared the news we've been waiting for, that it will be reopening the gates to its parks beginning July 15. With this announcement came lengthy details of the all-important health and safety protocols that will be in place throughout the parks and the hotels, similar to those we have seen in other reopened Disney resorts across the world.
Of of the most important guidelines which guests will have to adhere to is the physical distancing of no less than one meter between parties at all times. In order to help reinforce this requirement, images of new signage at the resort have been revealed, thanks to DLP Report on Twitter.
According to DLP Report, new social distancing markers have been placed on the ground throughout the resort. The markers in Disney Village are blue in color, whereas the ones in Disneyland Park are green and the ones in the Walt Disney Studios Park will be red. Let's take a closer look at the signs...
The bold floor markers clearly inform guests of where not to stand in both English and French.
The markers can be seen forming lines leading up to Annette's Diner in Disney Village, ready to direct the socially-distanced queues upon reopening.
Will you be visiting Disneyland Paris when it reopens next month? If so, be sure to remember those all-important protocols put in place to keep guests and cast members safe!
Disneyland Paris Annual Passes to be Automatically Extended by 5 Months to Make Up for Park Closures
Earlier in the week, it was announced that Disneyland Paris would be reopening on July 15, and since that point a steady stream of information has been released by the resort's Guest Services, answering all our questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic and lengthy closures will affect future visits to the resort.
A topic on many guests' minds is Annual Passes, and what Disneyland Paris will be doing to make up for the four-month losses on the pass since the resort closed back on March 15. Thankfully, it has now been revealed that the passes will be automatically extended by the number of days the parks were closed, so 123 days.
This offer is applicable to all existing Annual Passes (Discovery, Magic Flex, Magic Plus and Infinity), including those which should have expired during the closure period. If you have a pass and would like to check your updated expiration date, you can input your details to this website.
Hopefully, this will provide some positive reassurance for Annual Passholders as we all await to get back into the Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios parks. Remember however, if you are planning a trip in the reopening period to make sure to read up on the new reservation system which will need to be used to ensure admission into the parks, including for Annual Passholders.
VIDEO: Disneyland Paris Donates Over €1.5 Million in Food & Medical Supplies During Park Closures
News has finally broken that Disneyland Paris is set to reopen to guests on July 15, and we're thrilled to hear this long-awaited update. After all, it will have been a whole four months since the closure began back on March 15. But although the parks have been closed, there has been a tremendous amount of activity still going on in the resort, and Disney has just shared this amazing video look at some of the work being done by Cast Members and Disney VoluntEARS to keep the magic alive, in spite of the horrific COVID-19 pandemic.
As soon as the parks closed, the Disney VoluntEARS community banded together to help other local organizations and healthcare institutions, donating huge amounts of surplus stock from the resort to aid those in need, totaling more than €1.5 million in value.
Included within the donations were more than 100 tonnes of food, including fresh produce, meats, dairy products, snacks and even souvenir confectionery from the parks. All this was delivered to charitable organisations such as the Red Cross, Secours Populaire Français, and Restaurants de Coeur.
Not only food, but also medical equipment (including face masks, rain ponchos and other protective equipment) was donated to the Seine-et-Marne prefecture and hospitals within the Île-de-France region.
Another magical way in which the incredible VoluntEARS helped out the community was by preparing educational online tutorials from home for children, helping teachers in local schools prepare activities, and organising fun workshops. Several thousand toys were also distributed to children in hospitals across the region.
You can watch the full report below...
Both Walt Disney World resort and the Disneyland resort also helped out their local communities by donating supplies from the parks during quarantine earlier this year. Disney has said that these donations are all "part of their ongoing commitment to giving pack to the community, and were made possible thanks to the tremendous dedication of Cast Members working behind the scenes, as well as Disney VoluntEARS who volunteered during their free time to help those most in need".
New Flexible Booking Options and Health & Safety Guidelines Announced for Hotel Guests at Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris has confirmed it will be reopening July 15th, however there are still a lot of important factors to consider if you are planning a hotel stay at the resort during its initial reopening period. Therefore, Disneyland Paris has just shared an update on their booking policies for existing resort reservations, alongside a new set of guidelines for those who plan to stay at a Disneyland Paris hotel upon reopening.
Disney's Newport Bay Club will be the first to reopen with the resort on July 15th. Disney's Hotel Cheyenne will be next on July 20th, followed by Disney's Hotel Santa Fe on August 3rd and the Disneyland Hotel on September 7th. Both Disney's Sequoia Lodge Hotel and Disney's Davy Crocket Ranch will remain closed, with an opening announcement to be given at a later date.
As throughout all the Disneyland Paris resort, a mandatory requirement of face coverings to be worn by all guests aged 11 and above is in place in the hotels, and a strict 1-metre physical distancing rule should be adhered to.
Guests arriving at and departing from the hotels are encouraged to make use of Express Check-In and Check-Out services to help control crowding at the front desk, where Plexiglass "Sneeze Guards" will be installed to protect both cast members and guests. Buffet restaurants will be replaced by an all-you-can-eat table service, and the resorts which have pools and gymnasiums will be monitoring them at a reduced capacity. Around the hotels, there will be a one-family-per-elevator rule, and hand sanitizing locations will be readily available.
Guests can expect other changes in-room too. For instance, double pillow covers will be used on the beds and nonessential items such as throw pillows, pens and paper will be removed. Amenities such as cups and glasses will be individually wrapped. Most notably, housekeeping will not be cleaning rooms during a guest's stay, unless specifically requested, and to make up for this a deep, enhanced cleaning will take place between all guests. Room service will still be offered, but adapted to suit physical distancing measures.
Do you have a booking for a Disneyland Paris hotel, but aren't sure whether to cancel? For peace of mind, Disneyland Paris have introduced a "Zen Guarantee" scheme, offering flexible booking for guests who may be unsure of whether to travel in these unprecedented times. It is currently possible for guests to change or cancel their bookings with a full refund any time up to seven days prior to their arrival date. Similarly, guests are allowed to pay their booking balance in up to five instalments up to 60 days before arrival, after an initial 15% deposit payment. Terms and conditions do apply, and this is not applicable to bookings with transportation or insurance tagged on, however these are still valuable offers as the COVID-19 situation evolves.
In other news, no updates have yet been announced with regards to the opening of Disney's Hotel New York: The Art of Marvel, which has been indefinitely postponed due to the closures. You can read about how Disney are dealing with existing bookings for the resort here. As always, stay tuned to WDWNT for more details on the grand reopening of the hotel as they are announced.
To read up on the new health and safety guidelines within the Disneyland Paris parks, click here.
"The Jungle Book Jive" and "The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands" Shows to Resume This Summer at Disneyland Paris
One of the most exciting announcements made by the resort is that performances of "The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands" and "The Jungle Book Jive" shows will still be going ahead this summer. Both shows are usually part of the annual "Lion King and Jungle Festival" which takes place across the resort, and while the festival hasn't formally been announced as taking place per se, it's great to hear that these shows are still set to take to the stage.
The Lion King and Jungle Festival was originally scheduled to take place in Disneyland Paris from June 20th through September 13th. It has been confirmed that the shows will not open immediately with the parks on July 15th, but an exact date has not yet been given. It has also been announced that the theaters which house these shows will be reconfigured in advance, in order to allow for proper social distancing amongst guests in the audience.
Will you be rocking out to the rhythms of the Pride Lands, or taking a colorful voyage through the jungles of India in Disneyland Paris this summer?
Disneyland Paris to Utilize Reservation System to Ensure Admission for Limited-Capacity Park Reopenings
Disneyland Paris has finally announced that it will be reopening its parks from July 15th, with strict health and safety measures and guidelines in place. As part of the resort's ongoing efforts to ensure guest and cast member safety following the COVID-19 pandemic, a very limited capacity of 12,000 guests per park (the Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park) will be implemented. As a result of this, Disneyland Paris have issued details on a new park reservation system for guests, to ensure capacity is kept low and nobody is left disappointed.
First of all, it is important to note that guests already in possession of dated tickets, or admission-inclusive resort packages bought from Disneyland Paris (including Disney Nature Resort packages), will not need to reserve their park entry. If you have one of these things, your park entry is guaranteed. If you bought your tickets from a third-party provider, it is advisable to seek guidance from them directly.
However, guests who have open, non-dated tickets (such as Mini, Magic, or Super Magic Tickets) and Annual Passholders (on any level) are going to need to use the new online reservation system. This is set to go live in July on the Disneyland Paris website. There is currently no information as to how long this system will be utilized, but stay tuned to WDWNT for more updates as the situation evolves.
We have seen a similar ticketing reservation system used over in Walt Disney World as the resort prepares for its reopening, so read up on how that works here for more information.
Now that the parks have a confirmed reopening date, new tickets and travel packages are once more available to book on the Disneyland Paris website, call center and through their official travel partners. It will not be possible to purchase tickets on-site during this initial reopening phase.
You can read more about the reopening announcement for Disneyland Paris here.
New Health & Safety Guidelines for Park Entry and Updates on Attractions and Experiences Released for the Reopening of Disneyland Paris This Summer
Earlier today, we received the announcement we've been waiting for: Disneyland Paris resort will begin its phased reopening on July 15! As expected following the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, a list of new park regulations and guidelines have been published ahead of the resort reopening, in order to ensure safety for all guests and cast members. We have gone through the updates closely, and compiled a summary of everything you need to know here.
Health and Safety is always paramount at the Disneyland Paris resort, so we know we're going to be in good hands here. Capacity for the parks will be down to 12,000 guests per park, and capacity will be monitored within shops and restaurants too. Importantly, face coverings are a mandatory requirement for all cast members, and guests aged over 11. Also, more than 2000 hand sanitizer dispensers have been set up around the resort, as a reminder to wash hands regularly.
Another of the most important regulations to remember is that a physical distancing limit of 1 metre between guests should be adhered to at all times. As part of this, attractions which generally result in high crowd gatherings such as the daily Disney Stars on Parade and the nighttime spectacular Disney Illuminations have been suspended until further notice. The rides and attractions which will be operating have also been configured to allow for physical distancing whilst riding. FASTPASS services and Single Rider queues will not be available as part of these measures.
In the way of dining, many restaurants in the resort will be offering a take-away service to reduce capacity inside the locations. Similarly, buffet restaurants will operate a "family style" all-you-can-eat table service system.
Disneyland Paris is assuring guests that they are constantly monitoring updates from the French government, and will be adjusting park policies and procedures as the situation evolves. For more information, be sure to check out the Disneyland Paris website.
Will you be visiting Disneyland Paris when it reopens this summer? If you do, please remember to adhere to the guidelines put in place, keep your distances, and don't forget your face mask!
New Attraction Photo Emerges for Upcoming "Cars Route 66" Ride in Disneyland Paris
It was revealed back in 2019 that the Studio Tram Tour attraction located at the back of the Walt Disney Studios Park was set to be reimagined as the "Cars Route 66" ride. The attraction is set to have guests join Lightning McQueen and Mater as they tour through the wonders of the iconic Route 66.
Now, Twitter user OutsidEars have shared this press-release image for the attraction, and it looks pretty epic...
The image portrays the impressive rock-face scene known from the attraction's Studio Tram Tour days, however with the addition of a DINOCO tower, oil pump and a truck, who looks surprisingly happy despite the cascading floods and huge cliff fire.
The "Cars Route 66" attraction was originally scheduled to debut this summer, however this has inevitably been delayed due to the lengthy park closures. Stay tuned to WDWNT for updates on the attraction as it progresses!
Featured Image: OutsidEars
BREAKING: Disneyland Paris Reopening on July 15
Disneyland Paris has officially set its reopening date for July 15. Parks will reopen at a capacity limit of 12,000 guests each, for both Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park. As we reported earlier, Disneyland Paris President Natacha Rafalski has made the grand reopening announcement, and you can read her full message below.
At Disneyland Paris, we have been celebrating our Disney Parks family from around the world. From our colleagues at Shanghai Disney Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland who have reopened their gates, to Walt Disney World and Disneyland who announced their plans to reopen next month – we are inspired by their resilience and proud of what they’ve accomplished to once again welcome guests back to experience the magic of our resorts.
As President of Disneyland Paris, I’ve been fortunate to work alongside our team of dedicated cast members who have demonstrated tremendous commitment to preserving the magic for our guests and fans during our unprecedented closure. The last several months have tested us and our community – both personally and professionally – but together we have persevered with optimism and determination. We are grateful for the resilience of our cast members and local community, the enthusiasm of our guests and fans, and the positive momentum of the many reopenings in the tourism industry throughout Europe. We’ve been so touched by our guests around the world who’ve found creative ways to maintain their connection to Disneyland Paris from home.
Now, as our community begins to recover, I’m thrilled to share that our iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle will once again welcome guests to its towering spires and sprawling vistas when the resort begins its phased reopening on July 15. Since its temporary closure in March of this year, guests of all ages have been eagerly awaiting the reopening of our premiere European destination. Come July 15, Disneyland Paris will begin a phased reopening with visitors able to return to Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney’s Newport Bay Club hotel, and Disney Village. We look forward to the return of our cast members and reopening our gates so that our guests may once again enjoy our resort.
As we approach this day, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our cast members and guests. In line with French government and health authorities’ recommendations, the phased reopening of Disneyland Paris will present a deliberate approach with enhanced health and safety measures tailored to our specific environment. This will include limits on attendance and require advanced ticketing and reservations to accommodate controlled guest density that aligns with government guidance on physical distancing.
We’ve been looking forward to the day we are all able to return to Disneyland Paris, and upon reopening, guests will be able to experience the guest service we are known for, our iconic attractions and entertainment, heart-warming new character moments, and even a few surprises along the way. As we are taking a phased approach, some experiences will change and others will return at a later date, but the magic that our cast is world renowned for will remain. We know it will take all of us working together, both cast members and guests, in this shared responsibility to promote a healthy and safe environment. More information on the enhanced health and safety measures are available on www.disneylandparis.com.
Over the next few weeks, our teams will be taking steps to prepare Disneyland Paris for a successful reopening, from visible changes to accommodate physical distancing, to new training for all of our cast members. We know that reopening is just the beginning, and we will continually adjust our plans as appropriate in this evolving situation with input from safety and health authorities.As we reflect on the last several months, the magic of being able to enjoy a Disney experience means so much more. I’m very much looking forward to the day when our guests and cast members can celebrate being together again. Until then, stay safe, keep dreaming, and see you soon at Disneyland Paris! After all, there is no magic without YOU!
Of course, stay tuned with us at WDWNT as we continue to cover the Disney Parks reopening around the world.
WDWNT Weekly Recap: Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties Cancelled, EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Kicking off in July Plus Many Other Reopening Updates, and More!
Every week is a busy week when it comes to Disney news. To help you keep up with all the updates coming out of Walt Disney World and other Disney resorts, here’s WDWNT’s weekly recap of the Disney news from June 15-21, 2020.