Bad news for fans of Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse: Disneyland Paris will remain closed for over a month and a half longer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the amusement park announced on Monday.

The park will reopen on 2 April at the earliest.

Disneyland Paris and its associated hotels have been closed since mid-October, when the second wave emerged firmly.

Initially, the park hoped to be able to open its doors again around Christmas, but it soon became clear that it was not possible.

The reopening was then moved to February 13.

It has now been announced that that date is not feasible.

The park will remain closed until April 1.

"Conditions permitting, Disneyland Paris will reopen on April 2, 2021," the park wrote on its website.

"Given the current situation, this schedule can still be adjusted."

People who have booked a visit while the park is closed can get their money back or rebook.