Disneyland Park and California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California, will close from March 14 until the end of the month.
Coronavirus has shaken the House of Mouse, and now the happiest place on Earth will be closed to the public starting Saturday, March 14.
Although there are no reported cases of coronavirus at Disneyland California, the resort is taking extra care. According to an official message from Disneyland Resort, “After carefully reviewing the guidelines of 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 California Adventure Park, beginning the morning of March 14 through the end of the month.”
The Disneyland Resort hotels will remain open until Monday, March 16, in order to give guests time to make new travel arrangements. Disney will also work with guests who want to reschedule or cancel their visit and provide refunds to anyone who booked hotels during the time the park will be closed.
Downtown Disney is expected to remain open while Disneyland and California Adventure are closed, and all Disney employees will be paid during the shutdown.
This news comes mere hours after the confirmation of LA County’s first death from coronavirus. It also comes during California Adventure’s most popular event, the Food and Wine Festival. During the festival, 16 food booths are set up in California Adventure Park as guests get the opportunity to try delicious food, cocktails, beer, and wine from different parts of California. The event was supposed to take place from February 28 to April 21, 2020, but will most likely change due to the park’s closure.
Disneyland Resort will continue to monitor the situation and let guests and employees know of any new changes to the planned closure.
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