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UPDATED 3/27: Walt Disney World Closing Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)!!

Updated: May 18, 2020

Walt Disney World Closing Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)!!

Updated March 27, 2020:Disney has just released a statement extending the closure of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida & Disneyland Resort in California until further notice due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Disney is following the direction provided by health experts and government officials and will continue to pay their cast members through April 18.


After announcing Disneyland Resort will be closing March 14, Disney has just released a statement that they will also be closing Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15 through the rest of the month of March.

Disney Cruise Line will also suspend all new departures beginning Saturday, March 14 through the end of March.

The hotels at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris will remain open along with Disney Springs and Disney Village at Disneyland Paris.

Walt Disney World Closing Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)!!

Shanghai Disneyland remains closed as Disney "continue to closely monitor health and safety conditions and follow the direction of government regulators."

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will remain closed through early April and Hong Kong Disneyland Park is also temporarily closed "out of consideration for the health and safety of guests and cast members."

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.

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).



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