The Disneyland Resort's theme parks will close to guests, effective Saturday, March 14, Disney announced today. The hotels will remain open to guests through Monday morning. Downtown Disney, however, will remain open.
Here is the statement issued by the park:
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. 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.
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.
With the theme parks closed through at least the end of the month, this will be the longest theme park closure in Disneyland history. Kudos to Disney for continuing to pay its cast members during the closure, as that loss of income to so many employees could have by itself be devastating to the local economy. Of course, the loss of tourism spending will create a challenge of its own.
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