Walt Disney World Resort to Be Closed March 16-31 Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Just a few hours ago, the Walt Disney World Resort announced that most areas of the resort will be closed to Guests from March 16 to March 31, 2020. Here's the official statement regarding these closures:


"In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our Guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme parks, water parks, miniature golf courses, and ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida as well as the theme parks at Disneyland Paris Resort, beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15, through the end of the month.

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

The Walt Disney Company will pay its Cast Members during that closure period.

The hotels at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris will remain open until further notice. The retail and dining complexes, Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and Disney Village at Disneyland Paris, will remain open.

Domestic Walt Disney Company employees who are able to work from home are being asked to do so, including those at The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Direct-to-Consumer, and Parks, Experiences and Products.

We will continue to stay in close contact with appropriate officials and health experts."
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