Disney Closes ALL Theme Parks and Disney Cruise Line Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus!!
Updated: May 18, 2020
Disney has just released a statement that they will be closing Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Resort in California and Disneyland Paris Resort this weekend through the rest of the month of March due to COVID-19 Coronavirus. With these closures, Disney will have officially closed ALL theme parks and has even suspended sailing on the Disney Cruise Line.
Walt Disney World Resort:
Disney just released a statement that Walt Disney World Resort will be closed beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15 through the rest of the month of March.
All Disney transportation will be suspended beginning the morning of Wednesday, March 18 through the end of the month.
Disney owned and operated hotels at Walt Disney World and Disney's Vero Beach Resort will close at 5 PM on Friday, March 20. Guests need to make arrangements before this time to adjust reservations or to return home.
Walt Disney World ticket and annual pass information can be found here.
Walt Disney World Resorts, dining and other experiences information can be found here.
Disney Springs & Disney Store information can be found here
Disneyland Resort has just released a statement that details the closure of Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park, beginning the March 14 through the end of the month! The hotels of Disneyland Resort will remain open until Monday, March 16 for current hotel guests to make the necessary travel arrangements.
Downtown Disney will remain open.
Disneyland Paris Resort:
Disneyland Paris Resort will closed beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15 through the rest of the month of March.
The hotels at Disneyland Paris will remain open along with Disney Village.
Shanghai Disneyland remains closed as Disney "continue to closely monitor health and safety conditions and follow the direction of government regulators."
Recently Shanghai Disney Resort partially resumed operations on March 9 as part of the first step of a phased reopening, and opened a "limited number of shopping, dining, and recreational experiences available in Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel. Each of these resort locations will operate under limited capacity and reduced hours of operation. The Disney Car and Coach Park and the Disneytown Parking Lot will also reopen."
Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea:
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will remain closed through early April
Please note that the Grand Opening of the new area in Tokyo Disneyland scheduled for April 15, 2020 is postponed to mid-May 2020 or beyond.
For more information on scheduled events and ticket refunds click here
Hong Kong Disneyland Park:
Hong Kong Disneyland Park is also temporarily closed "out of consideration for the health and safety of guests and cast members."
Disney states they are in close contact with health authorities and the government about the situation and will announce a reopening date once they determine it is advisable. Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre remains open as usual. The Standard Park Ticket is valid for six months from the purchase date. If needed, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will assist in the refund for Guests who have purchased tickets for admission to Hong Kong Disneyland Park or have booked a resort hotel. For additional details, please click here or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line will be suspending ALL new departures beginning Saturday, March 14 through the end of the month.
About the COVID-19 virus:
The CDC is responding to an outbreak of the respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 90 locations internationally, including in the United States. On January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. On March 11, 2020 WHO characterized COVID-19 as a global pandemic.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is infecting people and spreading easily from person-to-person. Cases have been detected in most countries worldwide and community spread is being detected in a growing number of countries. On March 11, the COVID-19 outbreak was characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).