In an unprecedented decision the Walt Disney Company has decided to close Walt Disney World, Disneyland, The Disney Cruise Line and Disneyland Paris. This all in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus.)
“In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort, beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15, through the end of the month.”
At the close of business on Sunday, March 15, through the end of the month, Walt Disney World will be closed. The hotels on the Disney World Resort property as well as the Disneyland Paris property will remain open until further notice.
The company will also suspend all new departures on the Disney Cruise Line beginning Saturday and through the end of the month.
The Walt Disney Company will continue to pay its cast members during the closure period. They also are urging all domestic employees at Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, ESPN and at its direct-to-consumer, parks and products employees to work from home