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Disney Is Closing All Its Theme Parks Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Eben Diskin Mar 13, 2020

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Disney is closing all of its theme parks worldwide starting on March 16. Earlier this year Disney closed its parks in Asia, and in the next few days, its properties in Europe and the US will follow suit.

Disneyland in California will close its doors after March 13 while Disney World in Florida and Disneyland Paris will close at the end of the day on March 15. Hotels at both of these resorts will remain open indefinitely, but Disneyland California’s hotels will close after March 16. Disney Cruise Line will also be suspending operations starting March 14. All closures and suspensions are scheduled to remain in effect until the end of March.

Universal Studios in Hollywood and Orlando will also be closed from March 14 to March 28, 2020, and from March 16 to March 31, 2020, respectively. Hotels at both resorts will remain open.

Guests who had booked a stay at the resort during this time will be entirely refunded. For those wishing to reschedule their travel to Disney resorts after the parks reopen, Disney will be waiving the change and cancellation fees for resort packages booked directly with Disney, all the way through June 2020.

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