Earlier this month, Disneyland and Walt Disney World announced that they would be closing until the end of March to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In the meantime, they closed all resorts, shopping areas, and parks to protect guests. As the end of March has quickly approached, Disney fans have been looking for an answer on when the parks would officially reopen. Today, The Walt Disney Company has announced that they will keep Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort closed indefinitely.
This comes after California announced a “Safer at Home” order that recommends all California citizens stay at home during this spike in COVID-19 cases. Orange County, Florida has made similar decisions to prevent the spread of this virus to other families in the county. While Florida has this order in place until April 9, California has the order in place until April 19. Of course, these could change at any time as the local governments make decisions to help protect citizens.
This decision from the resorts continues to be unprecedented as the parks have closed for extended periods of time. This is something that has never happened in the history of Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resort and in this time, The Walt Disney Company has made the decision to pay all Cast Members during this closure until Saturday, April 18.
For now, all we know is that the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts will remain closed indefinitely. We are positive that they will reopen again when it is safe for all guests. This story continues to develop as we all learn more about COVID-19, so be sure to follow our social media so you don’t miss any of the news.
— Disney Parks News (@DisneyParksNews) March 27, 2020