Disneyland Will Close Its Doors Indefinitely Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Updating: From March 27 Disney has announced that Walt Disney World and Disneyland will be closed indefinitely amid the new coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). A statement from Disney said, “As a result of this unprecedented pandemic and in accordance with the direction of health experts and government officials, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort remain closed until further notice.” The parks’ cast members have been paid since the parks closed in early March, and hourly workers will continue to be paid until April 18.

Original story: It happens: Disneyland is temporarily closing its doors because of the new outbreak of the corona virus (COVID-19). The California-based theme park announced on Thursday that it will shut down all activities from Saturday to the end of March to ward off the continued spread of COVID-19.

“Although no cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Disneyland Resort, after careful consideration of the California Governor’s Executive Guidelines and in the interest of our guests and employees, we continue to close Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, beginning on the morning of March 14 through the end of the month, “Disney said in a statement.” Disneyland Resort Hotels will remain open until Monday March 16 to allow guests to make necessary travel arrangements . Downtown Disney remains open. We will follow the current situation and follow the advice and guidance of federal and state officials and health Disney will continue to pay cast members during this period. “

As for guests who will be affected during this period, the company added, “Disneyland Resort will work with guests who wish to change or cancel their visits, and will provide refunds to those who have hotel bookings during this closing period.”

This decision follows the closure of Disney’s international parks in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. It is only the third time in Anaheim, CA’s 65-year history that it has completely suspended its operations. The first was a national day of mourning for President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and the second was on September 11, 2001, after the terrorist attacks.

In addition, the company has announced that Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL will close Monday, March 16 through the end of the month, and that all new departures on the Disney Cruise Line will be canceled from March 14.

On March 13, Orlando Studios announced it will also be closing its resorts in California and Florida for a minimum of two weeks.

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