France Extends Restrictions on Large Gatherings, Disneyland Paris Unlikely to Open Until September
The restrictions issued earlier this month regarding large gatherings, including cultural and sporting events across France, have now been extended from mid-July to September. These restrictions ban festivals and events that draw more than 5,000 people. The announcement was made by France’s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in an address to the National Assembly in Paris this afternoon as he outlined the government’s plan for lifting coronavirus restrictions.
Cultural and Sporting events of more than 5,000 people are banned in France until September.
Whilst it’s possible Disneyland Paris falls outside of this, it feels unlikely. We’re looking at a closure for many months yet. pic.twitter.com/5FkDiGSECu
Events affected include the 2019-2020 professional soccer season, plus a number of other sporting events, like the Tour de France, as well as summer music festivals.
It is unknown how exactly these restrictions from the French government will affect theme parks and other tourist destinations, but it may entail a delayed re-opening date for Disneyland Paris.
Currently, the plan established by the government is to begin easing the lockdown in France starting on May 11, however that is contingent on the number of new COVID-19 cases that arise in the next week.
Disneyland Paris remains closed “until further notice”, with its official re-opening facing inevitable postponement in light of these new regulations. We’ll keep you updated on any further news regarding potential closure extensions and additional regulations affecting Disneyland Paris as they are announced.