Disneyland Paris is to operate a phased reopening from July 15, starting with Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney’s Newport Bay Club Hotel and Disney Village.

The reopening will take place in line with guidance from the French government and health authorities, the company said.

Further areas of the resort will open over subsequent months, with Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne opening on 20 July, Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe on August 3 and the Disneyland Hotel on September 7.

Disney’s Sequoia Lodge Hotel and Disney’s Davy Crocket Ranch will remain closed during the summer with reopening dates announced at a later time.

Health and safety measures introduced during the reopening period will include a requirement for all staff and guests aged 11 and older to wear facemasks, and limits on attendance and advanced ticketing and reservations to ensure physical distancing.

Some shows and experiences will not be available or may be modified, including Disney Stars on Parade and Disney Illuminations  which will return “at a later date”.

Character meet-and-greets will be not be available from the restart, though characters will remain in the parks. Fastpass services will be suspended in order to facilitate necessary queue management on attractions.

Natacha Rafalski, president of Disneyland Paris, said: “All of us at Disneyland Paris are excited to be on the path to reopening over the next few weeks.

“Making magic means even more, as we reflect on the resilience of our cast members and community, the enthusiasm of our guests and fans, and the positive momentum of many reopenings in the tourism industry across Europe.”

Sophie Huberson, executive director of Le Syndicat National des Espaces de Loisirs, d’Attractions et Culturels, added: “We are thrilled to see one of the main tourism destinations in Europe and largest single site employer in France reopen to guests and its employees.

“This is an important milestone for the tourism and leisure industry in France and will be a critical step in our industry’s recovery.”

A new online reservation system will be used to control numbers of guests holding non-dated tickets and Annual Pass holders, though customers with dated tickets or those with packages including park admission will not be required to register.

New conditions on future bookings include cancellations and modifications without fees (excluding transport), on stays in the Disney Hotels up to seven days before the arrival date.

Full details can be found at disneylandparis.com