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Disneyland Paris will close by the end of the day, the company announced Thursday morning.
The move comes after French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a national lockdown amid rising numbers of novel coronavirus cases. Only schools and daycare centers may remain open. The lockdown will last one month and then be re-evaluated every two weeks. Over the past few weeks, France has been reporting tens of thousands of new COVID-19 infections per day.
Disneyland Paris will be taking reservations from Dec. 19 – Jan. 3 as the company hopes the park will be open based on prevailing conditions and government guidance at that time. Disneyland Paris will be closed from Jan. 4, 2021 through Feb. 12, 2021.
Disneyland Paris reopened in mid-July with numerous health and safety modifications in place. Paris is the second Disney park forced to close a second time. Hong Kong Disneyland also reopened over the summer, but was forced to close a second time after cases in China began to rise. However, it reopened Sept. 25.
Domestically, Walt Disney World has been open since the summer. However, the Disneyland Resort in Southern California remains largely closed. Under the state’s tier-based system, the theme park is not allowed to be open at this time. And yet, the Downtown Disney shopping and dining district is open. And Disney recently announced it would be reopening a portion of California Adventure for shopping and outdoor dining.
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