In the wake of Disneyland Paris’s 30th anniversary, there’s bad news in the wind for London-based Disney fans. Travel from the capital to the theme park is about to get just a bit more inconvenient. Next summer will see Eurostar scrapping the service that links London to Disneyland Paris. The service will cease running on June 5 of next year, 2023.
The service, which takes just under three hours, has long been a boon for those wanting to get away to the magical kingdom. Going from London St Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallee, the train already ran on a limited schedule. It largely operated during school break times. The company is now focusing on their core journeys in the wake of the past few years’ financial stress.
In their announcement, the company said the following:
Our recovery is progressing well, but we have considerable financial commitments following the pandemic which we will continue to face for a number of years. Our border environment has also toughened post Brexit, and further complexity is expected with the launch of the EU’s Entry Exit System.
Whilst we continue to operate in an uncertain and fragile environment, we must focus on our most profitable inter-capital routes to enable us to meet our financial commitments, stabilise our operation and our customer experience, before considering any further developments.
Fret not (too much at least) though, as the company will review the possibility of the service’s return in 2024. And other routes connecting the capital to Disneyland Paris remain available.