Eurostar is set to ditch its direct train service between Disneyland Paris and London as a result of Brexit. 

The high-speed rail service will stop operating the direct route from June 5 2023.

The travel company has made the decision to focus on its core routes as it continues to recover from the financial impact of the Covid 19 pandemic and the ongoing impact of Brexit.

It will focus its efforts on key journeys including  London - Paris and London - Brussels instead. 

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The holidaymaker route has operated since 1996, except while services were suspended as a result of the pandemic.

Will my Eurostar trip to Disneyland Paris be affected by the changes?

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."

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

Any current customer booking will not be affected as tickets beyond June 5 next year have not been on sale yet.

The changes will also be examined during the coming year with possible adjustments being made for 2024.

UK travellers as well as other visitors from outside the bloc and the Schengen area will have to contend with new rules to enter the EU from next year.

The new measures will involve fingerprint scanning and having a photograph taken to register them onto a database.

Julia Lo Bue-Said, chief executive of Advantage Travel Partnership, a network of more than 700 UK travel agents, said: “The axing of direct trains from the UK to Disneyland Paris will be disappointing news for many.

“Taking young ones and families to the famous park in France has been a highlight for thousands of British families for many years.

“Eurostar has suggested that they have taken this decision based on the logistical implications of Brexit, which doesn’t surprise me.

“The reality is that Brexit has removed the ability for Brits to travel freely across Europe, and has taken away the seamless and frictionless travel that we all enjoyed prior to leaving the EU.

“Given that the UK is an important source market to Disneyland Paris, I am hoping that some pragmatic thinking and practical solutions will entail, similar to those implemented by Spain at some of its Spanish airports, allowing Brits to use the e-gates on entry.”

The news comes as it was revealed that Eurostar will not resume serving either of its Kent stations – Ashford and Ebbsfleet – until a minimum of 2025.