Even the Magic Kingdom itself was not immune to the global impact of coronavirus.
The Happiest Place on Earth has closed its resorts, including iconic Orlando, Florida, the world’s largest Disney resort.
Disney only closed its parks for the fourth time in its history between March and July 2020.
With lockdown restrictions easing in countries around the world following large vaccine rollouts, will Disney fans in the UK be able to visit Disneyland Paris or Florida this year and what restrictions are in place?
Can you go to Disneyland Paris from the UK?
Disneyland Paris is still closed, and the whole of France remains on the orange list to enter England.
This means you can travel to Disneyland Paris, but you must quarantine yourself where you are staying and pass two Covid-19 tests before you are allowed to leave when you return to the UK.
Disneyland Paris will reopen on June 17.
In accordance with the physical distance recommended by the French authorities, access to the parks will be limited each day.
In addition, all visitors aged six and over, actors and service providers are required to wear a mask.
The Disneyland Paris website specifies that to visit the park, customers must confirm:
- Do not have any of the following symptoms of COVID-19, including fever (above 38 degrees) or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, aches or pains, headache, new loss of taste or odor, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
- Have not been in contact with anyone with confirmed or suspected symptoms of Covid-19 without completing a seven-day quarantine
- Not subject to self-quarantine orders
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Can you go to Disney World in Florida from the UK?
The United States was added to the orange list of countries as part of the reopening of international travel from May 17.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that, like France, the United States would not be on the green country list, saying that the removal of international travel restrictions on May 17 was “ necessarily cautious, ” adding: “ We have to make sure that the countries we reconnect with. are sure.’
The lists should be reviewed and updated every three weeks.
So, for now, you can visit Disneyland in Florida, but you’ll need to self-isolate and pass two tests when you return to England.
Will the same Disney attractions and shows take place?
In the parks, customers can expect restrictions and changes to the usual offers.
For Disneyland Paris, customers will need to book a Standby Pass through the official Disneyland Paris mobile app in order to queue up at some of our most popular attractions during a specific time slot.
Single Rider and FASTPASS services will also be unavailable.
The Disneyland Paris website also specifies that certain “experiences, shows or events” are not available or are modified according to changes in safety and health measures and recommendations from the public authorities.
“ This includes offers such as the Disney Stars on Parade and the spectacular Disney Illuminations night time which will return at a later date. ”
Similar restrictions are expected at Disneyland florida.
the Disney World website specifies that, like Disneyland Paris, park attendance and reservations will be managed through an application of the Disney Park Pass reservation system.
It is also stated that all guests aged two and over are required to cover their faces and that all members of the Disney cast will be required to wear masks.
The website includes a disclaimer, alerting customers that: “ Upon reopening, theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences and other offers are subject to change and will be limited. in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure, based on instructions from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing.
Additionally, attractions, experiences (such as shows, parades, and fireworks), services and amenities may have limited availability or may remain closed. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
Will it be more expensive than usual?
There is no mention of inflated prices for staying or visiting Disney parks.
Flight prices also vary by month and carrier.
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