The unfortunate spread of the Coronavirus has resulted in a vast amount of cancellations and delays among other issues. Now one of the most serious announcements has been made in that regard – it’s been revealed that Anaheim’s very own Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure have now been shut down due to the Coronavirus scare. It’s a pretty big symbol of the Coronavirus’s influence as this is only the fourth time in history that Disneyland has been closed down.
Here you can read an official statement from Disney Parks, via ComicBook, about the Disneyland shutdown due to the Coronavirus below:
“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, beginning the morning of March 14 through the end of the month.
The Hotels of Disneyland Resort will remain open until Monday, March 16 to give guests the ability to make necessary 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. Disney will continue to pay cast members during this time.”
In the case of those who have already paid for trips during this time, Disney has confirmed their refund policies for those unfortunate would-be guests:
“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. Please contact The Walt Disney Travel Company for questions and cancellations at 714-520-5050.”
The parks are expected to open again on April 1. It’s possible that Orlando’s Walt Disney World might suffer a similar fate soon as well.