Disney officials announced overnight that most of the properties it owns and operates in North America will now close to the public.
Among the newly announced closures:
- All Disney Stores in North America will be closed beginning March 17.
- All Disney owned and operated stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues at Downtown Disney in Anaheim will be closed beginning March 17.
- All Disney owned and operated stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues at Disney Springs in Orlando will be closed beginning March 17.
- Disney owned and operated hotels at Walt Disney World Resort will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20.
- Disney’s Vero Beach Resort will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20.
Disney states these temporary closures are “in an abundance of caution” and in line with guidance the company is receiving from state and federal officials.
Other tenants in the Disney Springs and Downtown Disney complexes will make their own decisions about closure, Disney said.
All of these closures are the result of precautions being taken to slow the spread of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Last week, Disney closed theme parks in Orlando, Anaheim, and Paris, and this followed the closure of Disney’s theme parks in Asia. Disney Cruise Line departures have also been suspended at this time.
For more information, check out these posts:
- Disneyland Closing Temporarily to Stop Virus Spread
- Disney World Theme Parks Closing
- Disney Closure Information
- Walt Disney World Ticket Information
- How to Get a Disney Cruise Line Refund