Disneyland Paris Chief Medical Doctors Release Official Statement Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

In light of the first confirmed Coronavirus case amongst its Cast Members, Disneyland Paris’ Chief Medical Doctors have released a statement regarding the current state of the park and the measures it is taking in order to keep the park as clean and sanitary as possible.

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A Message about Coronavirus/COVID-19 from Dr. Cyril Warmberg and Dr. Nicolas Duport, Medical Doctors for Disneyland Paris

As you may know from the news, COVID-19, commonly known as novel coronavirus 2019, has become a more widespread concern. As part of our commitment to the health and well-being of our cast, guests and the larger community, we are carefully monitoring this evolving situation and are in regular contact with health agencies for information and guidance. Disneyland Paris is welcoming guests as usual and we continue to implement preventive measures in line with the recommendations of health authorities.

Disneyland Paris has high standards of cleanliness, which assists with illness prevention, and we have health and safety protocols in place, such as:

  • Training for cast members, with ongoing reinforcement on a regular basis
  • Defined cycles for frequent cleaning and disinfection of targeted areas
  • Easy access to handwashing facilities and hand sanitizers
  • Quick response to spills, trash and other situations
  • End of day sanitation procedures for restroom, kitchen, and other facilities
  • Frequent cleaning and “wash down” of outdoor locations, including walkways and queues

Additionally, our onsite health teams and leaders are communicating with our cast members about illness prevention, including the health authorities’ recommendations for everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs such as:

  • Staying home and wearing a mask when sick (upon medical prescription)
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available)
  • Following proper respiratory cough etiquette (i.e. cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or tissue, not your hands)
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Refraining from shaking hands and hugging or kissing when meeting someone

There is more detailed information about illness prevention on these health authority websites:

Thank you, 

Dr. Cyril Warmberg
Medical Doctor
Disneyland Paris

Dr Nicolas Duport
Medical Doctor
Disneyland Paris

If Disneyland Paris were to close, it would join Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disney Resort in Coronavirus-related closures. The official statement can be found via this link.

We’ll keep our eyes on developments here in Paris as well as in Tokyo, Shanghai,and Hong Kong regarding the COVID-19 outbreak’s effect on Disney Parks operations.

2 thoughts on “Disneyland Paris Chief Medical Doctors Release Official Statement Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak”

  1. I have no doubt your health and cleanliness standards will be high, however, I am more concerned about infected people visiting the site – you have no control over a Coronavirus carrier entering the site and possibly infecting other guests.

    • I couldn’t agree more, even the photos from today show crowds very close together – certainly not a metre apart. Also children are known for poor hygiene and will cause a spread.

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