The Walt Disney Company has just announced that Disneyland Paris (Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park) will begin its phased reopening on July 15th, 2020! However, due to the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Disneyland Paris website has updated park rules and policies to further safeguard guests and cast members. Below you will find a breakdown of some ‘know before you go!’


Park capacity will be set at a whopping total of 12,000 guests per park, with capacity supervised within the shops and restaurants, as well.


Face coverings (masks) will be mandatory for all cast members, and guests over 11 years of age.

Hand Sanitiser

More than 2,000 hand sanitiser dispensers have been set up around the resort. But, we suggest you still bring your own… just in case!

Physical Distancing

According to their website, Disneyland Paris states that France’s national social distancing protocols will be followed throughout the entire Disneyland Paris Resort, including Disney Village, Disneyland Park, and Walt Disney Studios.

“In line with guidance from French government and health authorities, physical distancing will be implemented throughout the resort in queues, ride vehicles, shops, hotels, restaurants and other facilities, and signage will be displayed as a reminder.”

A physical distancing limit of 1 metre between guests should be adhered to at all times.

Due to physical distancing, Disneyland Paris has announced that the daily Disney Stars on Parade event and Illuminations, the nighttime fireworks spectacular over Sleeping Beauty Castle, will not be available at this time.

Show Seating?

According to The Disneyland Paris website:

“The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands top-rated show will reopen during summer 2020, and theaters will adopt a new seating configuration to promote physical distancing. Guests can check the availability of attractions and entertainment through the resort’s official website and app.”


When it comes to dining, several restaurants in the resort will be offering a take-away service to help further reduce capacity inside the locations. In addition, buffet restaurants will operate a “family style” all-you-can-eat table service system.

Disneyland Paris’ onsite dining experiences now comply with Walt Disney Company’s new rules and regulations for theme park dining establishments around the world. According to The Disneyland Paris website:

Restaurants seating capacity will be reduced, while a new Take-Away offer will allow guests to enjoy eating in the many outdoor locations available in both parks. Buffet restaurants will change to a new all-you-can-eat table service offer. Booking is highly recommended for all table service restaurants.”

This new Disneyland Paris takeaway option will be reminiscent of Disney World and Disneyland’s Mobile Ordering.

Meet & Greets

Traditional character meet and greets will be temporarily unavailable when Disneyland Paris reopens. Children’s playgrounds and all makeover experiences, including the Princess for a Day makeover, will also be closed for the time being. However, a new selfie station, along with a few impromptu surprise appearances, may be added to the park. According to the website:

During the initial reopening phase, many Disney, Pixar, Star Wars Characters or Marvel Super Heroes will appear in the Parks and offer guests memorable photo opportunities. From unexpected appearances to new Selfie Spots, there’s never been a better time to see beloved Characters. Close interactions, including hugs, will be temporarily suspended.”


Disney Parks officials have temporarily suspended FASTPASS, as well as Disney MaxPass, globally. In addition, Disneyland Paris’ website states that the single-rider option will be unavailable for all attractions upon reopening.


Disneyland Paris, along with Walt Disney World, Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disneyland, and Disneyland Resort have each announced that they will utilize a Guest reservation system in an effort to limit crowds. According to the Disneyland Paris website:

“From July onwards, if you are in possession of a non-dated ticket (Mini, Magic, Super Magic Tickets) or an Annual Pass, we strongly recommend that you register on our online platform in order to guarantee entry to Disneyland Paris on the date of your choice (subject to availability). If you purchase a Ticket or Annual Pass from now on, registration will be mandatory (see Terms & Conditions).
If you are staying in a Disney Hotel or Disney Nature Resort as part of a Ticket + Hotel package, or via a Partner Hotel package bought from Disneyland Paris, or if you have a Ticket for a specific date, you do not need to register. Your entry to the Park is guaranteed.”

What do you think about the phased reopening of Disneyland Paris? Will you be first in line or waiting it out?

Visit the Disneyland Paris ticket registration page for more information!