Disneyland Paris shattered again as France entered new lockdown


Disneyland Paris said in a statement, “This closure begins at the end of the day on Thursday and” is in line with the latest direction from French authorities.

It expects to open for the holiday season and will be taking reservations from 19 December to 3 January “It is based on the prevailing conditions and government guidance at that time.” The theme park will be closed from January 12 to January 4.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron announced a new nationwide lockdown on Wednesday which he said will last until December 1 “minimum.” Non-urgent businesses, restaurants and bars will start closing Monday as the country grapples with an increase in cases of coronovirus.

Disneyland isn close to reopen

The shutdown will be a fresh setback for Disney’s parks, experiences and products business, which suffered a $ 6.2 billion drop in revenue in the first half of the calendar year, compared to the same period in 2019. All 12 of its parks in North America. , Between March and May, Asia and Europe were closed.

While Disney has reopened theme parks in Shanghai and Florida, Disneyland is closed in California. The company said last month that it was laying off 28,000 people or more than a quarter of its workforce in its parks and resorts business.
Earlier this month, Disney revealed a major restructuring of its media and entertainment business, which focused the company on growing its streaming service Disney +.

– Frank Palotta contributed reporting.

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