Earlier today, it was announced that the Disneyland Resort will be closing due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. It it now officially confirmed that the Walt Disney World Resort will also be closed. In addition, Disney Cruise Line and Disneyland Paris will also be impacted.
Here are the official details:
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 at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort, beginning at 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 Walt Disney World 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.
We will make sure to keep you up to date on all the latest information about the impact of Coronavirus as we learn it.