Disneyland to close for two weeks amid coronavirus concerns

From OC Register

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will close through the end of March amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak and an executive order from the state regarding large gatherings at entertainment venues.

“While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Disneyland Resort, after carefully reviewing the guidelines of the Governor of California’s executive order and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, beginning the morning of March 14 through the end of the month,” Disneyland said in a statement.

Disneyland resort hotels will remain open until Monday, March 16 to give visitors the opportunity to make travel arrangements. Downtown Disney will remain open.

“We will monitor the ongoing situation and follow the advice and guidance of federal and state officials and health agencies,” Disneyland said in a statement. “Disney will continue to pay cast members during this time. 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 closure period. We anticipate heavy call volume over the next several days and appreciate guests’ patience as we work hard to respond to all inquiries.”

Disney has temporarily closed its theme parks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo in response to the coronavirus update.

The Disneyland Paris resort remains open with extensive restrictions and precautions in place.

Disneyland Paris has indefinitely suspended parades, fireworks spectaculars and outdoor shows, according to WDW News Today. Capacity has been adjusted for some Disneyland Paris attractions and theater shows as well as in shops and restaurants to increase social distancing, according to WDWNT. Single-rider queues have been suspended to reduce exposure between groups and the Princess Pavilion has been closed to limit interactions between costumed employees and visitors, WDWNT reported.

Three Disneyland Paris employees have tested positive for coronavirus, according to media reports. The Disneyland Paris resort has two theme parks, six hotels and a shopping district.

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