Due to the ongoing strike by union workers, Disneyland Paris has issued a warning to Guests who are planning to visit this weekend on Saturday, June 3, 2023.
“Due to a planned strike at Disneyland Paris by part of our staff on Saturday 3 June, certain shows or activities may be disrupted or even cancelled.
The Disney Parks and Hotels will remain open and we will do everything possible to provide the most complete experience possible. If you wish, you can postpone your visit to a later date.
Exceptionally, dated tickets may be modified or refunded, free of charge, until the day of your visit.
For undated tickets, you can cancel or modify your visit date on our registration platform until 10 a.m. on the day without invalidating your ticket (subject to its expiration date).
If you have booked paid services in addition to your access to the Disney Park(s) (e.g. Disney Premier Access, Secure your seat, etc.) and we are unable to provide them, they will be refunded on request.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.“
Unionized workers at Disneyland Paris have been fighting for higher wages since the beginning of May 2023.
The strikers have asked for a monthly wage increase of €200, so their pay keeps pace with inflation. They are also requesting increased mileage allowances, and more flexible scheduling.
Disneyland Paris reportedly offered some measures, but union representatives said they were not enough.
A smaller group of 200 employees staged a protest on May 10, followed by 500 on May 23, as employees from hotels, maintenance, and security also joined the protest.
On May 30, almost 1,ooo employees joined a protest that marched through the park as union members waved red flags and chanted their demands.
Disney officials had to cancel the traditional 11am parade because the Park’s Main Street was occupied by protestors.
It’s expected that the June 3 protest will be even larger, hence the warning that was issued by Disneyland Paris.
Walt Disney World recently resolved its own union battle for higher wages, but it didn’t affect park operations the same way.