Experience Disney Magic in the UK this Summer

As Disneyland’s reopening in California begins to pick up steam, its sister park in Paris has decided to take a step back.

Disneyland Paris, unfortunately, announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, they were postponing their 2nd April opening. 

There’s currently no restart date for Disneyland Paris.

Due to prevailing conditions and travel restrictions across Europe, Disneyland Paris will not reopen on April 2 as initially planned. We are optimistic that we will be able to reopen soon, and we will share updates when possible. Please check back on the website for regular updates

So with a Disneyland Paris trip looking less and less likely for summer, and overseas travel to North America being an unlikely option for the foreseeable future. It’s easy to think that Disneyland is a big “no-no” this year.

But this news doesn’t mean that your summer can’t be filled with Disney magic.

After the announcement that cruise lines can resume from 17th May, cruise operators like P&O, MSC and Cunard starting announcing domestic, round UK cruises. After many rumours floating about throughout March, Disney Cruise Lines has announced that they will be running short two and three-night domestic cruises, as well as limited four-night sailings from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton.

Guests will remain onboard the Disney Magic ship throughout the entirety of the sailing. There will be a full itinerary of entertainment onboard the ship, including fun events, appearances from Mickey and Minnie, Frozen’s Anna, Olaf and Elsa, as well as the Disney princesses and Marvel superheroes, as well as live shows and more fun surprises.

The cruise line said:

Disney Cruise Line is implementing multiple layers of health and safety measures considering guidance from the UK government, health authorities and medical experts.

This includes Covid-19 testing, health screenings, face coverings, reduced guest capacity, physical distancing and enhanced cleaning.

There has been no announcement on whether guests will need to be vaccinated or not.

Disney Cruise Lines ship Disney Magic has spent part of her time residing in Dover since last year. She was originally stationed in San Diego back in Spring 2020, has been out of action since March when its schedule was scrapped due to coronavirus, the cruise line is planning to restart her European season from 10th August.

Disney Magic has the capacity to hold 2,400 passengers almost 1,000 crew. There will be more information coming soon on whether or not she will be running on a reduced capacity for these domestic sailings.

The Disney Magic at sea staycation sailings is expected to go on sale in April for sailings this summer, pending any announcements from the UK government.

We will update this page when any information about these sailings are announced.

Ashleigh Ridler