Eurostar delivers massive blow to holidaymakers heading to Disneyland Paris | The Sun

EUROSTAR has delivered a massive blow to holidaymakers heading to Disneyland Paris next summer.

The company has planned to axe its direct trains between London and the holiday resort to focus its services on just the "core routes".


Brits travelling to the theme park will have to travel on the high speed train via Paris or Lille instead of arriving directly at the park.

The direct trains currently run between London St Pancras International and Marne-la-Vallee, next to Disneyland Paris, and take just two hours and 24 minutes.

The changes will come into effect on June 5 2023 meaning holidaymakers dreaming of a summer getaway should plan ahead.

The rail company blamed its financial recovery from the Covid pandemic as a reason for cutting down services.

It also explained that it will still be monitoring developments to post-Brexit travel restrictions.

Eurostar plans to focus its efforts into the main train routes such as London to Paris and London to Brussels.

A spokeswoman for Eurostar said: "We have taken the decision not to run the direct Disney service between London and Marne-la-Vallee in summer 2023.

"Whilst we continue to recover financially from the pandemic and monitor developments in the proposed EU Entry Exit system, we need to focus on our core routes to ensure we can continue to provide the high level of service and experience that our customers rightly expect.

"Passengers can still enjoy high-speed rail travel between London and Disneyland Paris, via Paris or Lille.

"This decision applies from 5th June 2023, and as tickets are not yet on sale beyond this date, existing customer bookings will not be affected.

"We will revisit options for 2024 during the course of the next year."

Travel for Brits is set to change as the UK adapts to life after Brexit, with some rules yet to be introduced.

The European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), for example, are expected to be rolled out by the end of the year, and will cost €7, lasting for three years.

The news which comes as a devastating blow to Disney fans follows recent progress on the resort's new Frozen area.

Guests will eventually be able to visit Arendelle, which will be home to Elsa's ice castle, as well as a Nordic-inspired village that will have both shops and a restaurant.

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