And that's it. The Walt Disney Company announced this evening that it will close its Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris theme parks after the close of business on Sunday, March 15, in response to the global Covid-19 crisis.
The Disney Cruise Line also will suspend all departures after March 14. The parks and the cruise line will be closed through the end of the month.
The hotels at Disney World and Disneyland Paris will remain open until further notice, however. And the Disney Springs and Disney Village shopping areas also will remain open.
Earlier in the day, the Disneyland Resort announced that it would close its theme parks starting Saturday, though its hotels would remain open through Monday. Downtown Disney is also remaining open until further notice, as well. The Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks are to remain closed through the end of the month.
This means that all of Disney's theme parks around the world will be closed, for the first time ever. Disney has announced that it will pay all its cast members during the shut-downs. For more on the Covid-19 novel coronavirus' effect on travel, please visit our daily blogTweet
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