The closure begins on the finish of the day on Thursday and is “according to the newest path from the French authorities,” Disneyland Paris stated in a statement.
It hopes to open for the vacation season and will likely be taking reservations from December 19 via January 3 “primarily based on prevailing circumstances and authorities steerage at the moment,” it added. The theme park will likely be shut from January 4 via February 12.
France’s President Emmanuel Macron introduced a brand new nationwide lockdown on Wednesday that he stated will final till December 1 “at minimal.” Non-essential companies, eating places and bars will likely be closed beginning Monday because the nation battles a surge in coronavirus instances that hospitals warn might trigger capability points.
The shutdown will come as a recent blow to Disney’s Parks, Experiences and Merchandise enterprise, which suffered a $6.2 billion decline in income within the first half of the calendar 12 months, in comparison with the identical interval in 2019. All 12 of its parks in North America, Asia and Europe have been closed between March and Might.
Whereas Disney has since reopened theme parks in Shanghai and Florida, Disneyland remains closed in California. The corporate stated final month that it’s shedding 28,000 individuals, or greater than 1 / 4 of employees in its parks and resorts enterprise.
— Frank Pallotta contributed reporting.