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Disneyland Paris is closing down due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases

France has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Now, Disneyland Paris will close for a short time.

The Sleeping Beauty castle is seen in Disneylands theme park in Marne-la-Vallee, east of Paris, Saturday March 31, 2012. This will mark the 20th year since Disneyland opened in Paris in 1992.
The Sleeping Beauty castle is seen in Disneyland’s theme park in Marne-la-Vallee, east of Paris, on Saturday March 31, 2012.
Michel Spingler, Associated Press

Disneyland Paris will close down at the end of the day Thursday as France has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Disneyland Paris issued the following statement:

  • “In line with latest direction from the French authorities, Disneyland Paris will be closing end of day on October 29th. In anticipation of celebrating the Christmas holiday season we will be taking reservations from December 19 – January 3 and hope to be open based on prevailing conditions and government guidance at that time. Disneyland Paris will be closed from January 4 through February 12. Please check back on the website for regular updates. If you have a booking with us during the above-mentioned periods, please check here for our latest commercial conditions. We thank you for your continued loyalty and understanding during this difficult period.”

France has emerged as a COVID-19 epicenter as cases continue to surge across Europe, The Wall Street Journal reports.

  • France has added earlier curfews and weekend lockdowns to help stop the hot spots from causing community spread. Hospitals are bracing for a surge of new patients.
  • France said it will impose a nationwide lockdown because of the spike. Meanwhile, Germany will close bars and restaurants, The New York Times reports.