Disneyland Paris to remain closed until April 2 as France coronavirus death toll hits 70,000

DISNEYLAND Paris is to remain closed until April 2 as France continues to see rising coronavirus cases.

The country's Covid death toll hit 70,000 this week, with total cases at 2.9m.

The theme park said in statement:"Due to the prevailing conditions in Europe, Disneyland Paris will no reopen on February 13th as initially planned.

“If conditions permit, we will reopen Disneyland Paris on April 2nd and will welcome reservations from that date forward.

“Given the current context our plans continue to evolve, but please know that we will make every effort to share with you any updates as soon as it is possible.”

The park has been forced to open and close throughout the pandemic, and welcomed tourists back in July last year.

However it was forced to close again in October with plans to reopen for the Christmas period, but was unable to do so.

The park said they then hoped to re-open by February – this has now been extended to April and may be extended once again.

France has remained off limits to the UK due to the coronavirus situation in both countries.

France has also stopped Brits from entering the country since December 20 due to the new UK Covid strain, with only French nationals allowed to return.

The Eurostar could also collapse in the next few months, with no help from a rescue package, due to the drop in passenger numbers because of coronavirus.

With trains between the UK and Disneyland Paris, this could cause further problems for families wanting to visit the theme park when it reopens.

Disney World in Florida has been able to reopen in recent weeks, while Disneyland California is still closed.

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