WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Disneyland and Disney World are temporarily shutting down as a precaution amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- The company declared in a statement that “there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Disneyland Resort,” but they are still “proceeding with the closure” in line with “the guidelines of the Governor of California’s executive order and in the best interest of our guests and employees.”
- The Disney resorts and attractions are the latest institutions to temporarily close during the outbreak.
The coronavirus pandemic has prompted several tourist attractions to close down — including Disneyland and Disney World.
Disney Parks announced in a statement that Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will be closed down to the public from March 14 until the end of the month as part of the recommended precautions amid the novel coronavirus spread.
Disney World, in Orlando, Florida, will be closed until the end of the month starting from March 15, according to The Walt Disney Company.
According to the company’s statement, the hotels on Disneyland Resort will only remain open until March 16 to give guests enough time to make the necessary travel arrangements. Downtown Disney will stay open.
The hotels at Disney World, however, will remain open “until further notice.”
Outside the United States, Disneyland Paris will also be closing, while the Disney Cruise Line will suspend its operations starting Saturday, March 14.
The statement from the company read, “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.”
The Walt Disney company assured that employees will still be paid during the shutdown.
The Disney resorts and attractions are the latest institutions to temporarily close during the outbreak.
Johns Hopkins University reported a total of more than 127,800 confirmed cases worldwide. In the United States, clusters have been reported in California, Washington state, and New York.
For questions and more information, guests can contact The Walt Disney Travel Company at 714-520-5050.
Source: ABC News