The Walt Disney Company today announced that its Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts will remain closed "until further notice."
Disney had closed both resorts through the end of the month but as early as this morning had been posting operating hours for the Disney World and Disneyland theme parks starting April 1, which clearly would not be happening given government orders in both California and Central Florida closing businesses and keeping people from gathering in large crowds.
Unions had demanded an answer about the closure from Disney, as the company had not posted new schedules for cast members nor confirmed how long cast members would be paid. Disney had committed to paying its hourly park employees through the end of March and this new announcement says that Disney will continue to pay them through April 18.
The Universal theme parks in the United States currently are closed through April 19 - with team members being paid for that period - while Cedar Fair has said that it is looking at a "mid-May" opening for its parks. The Legoland theme parks in California and Florida earlier today pushed their reopenings back to April 15. We are waiting official confirmation from Six Flags and the SeaWorld parks extending their temporary closures beyond the end of March.
Update: (4:39pm) SeaWorld just announced that it will not reopen its parks on April 1, either.Tweet
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