NEWS: France Announces It Will Be Going on Lockdown This Week, With Likely Impacts for Disneyland Paris

While France has continued to make changes to operations in the country, Disneyland Paris has shifted the way the parks move forward with re-opening.

Disneyland Paris © Disney

After the parks originally opened back in July, they have since been affected by quarantine requirements and curfews in the country. However, the latest update to France’s health policies could mean that Disneyland Paris will be closing for a second time this year soon.

Bloomberg has provided details on the French President Emmanuel Macron‘s decision to impose a nationwide lockdown moving forward. As cases in the country have begun to rise and overwhelm healthcare institutions, the lockdown will begin this upcoming Friday, October 30th.

France Pavilion

Last week, France expanded its curfew to around two thirds of its population. However, Macron discussed the situation, stating on national television that the “Virus is circulating in France at a speed that even the most pessimistic forecast didn’t foresee. The measures we’ve taken have turned out to be insufficient to counter a wave that’s affecting all Europe.”

Disneyland Paris covered in snow © Disney

The rest of Europe have also put tighter restrictions in place as Ireland has moved to shut down the economy for six weeks and German Chancellor Angela Merkel put a one-month partial shutdown in place for the country.

Disneyland Hotel in Disneyland Paris

The biggest concern the country has is for the medical industry as hospitals are overwhelmed at this time. Frederic Valletoux, head of the federation of French hospitals, noted on France Inter radio that “We’re already in the center of the storm, in the crisis, and now we need radical measures. Hospitals won’t hold up unless we take drastic measures.”

France Pavilion

The lockdown will likely affect multiple businesses moving forward, including Disneyland Paris. Although the theme park hasn’t released an announcement about another closure, we’ll be sure to keep you updated!

Find out the details of the solar canopy plants being added to Disneyland Paris here!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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