It’s been a whirlwind of news for the Walt Disney Company over the past few days. They initially announced that the Disneyland Resort including its hotels would shutter as the state of California announced new guidelines to fight the Coronavirus Pandemic. Hours later the company announced that the Walt Disney World Resort would also close it’s four parks till the end of the month. This marks the first time in it’s history that all of its parks around the globe will be closed.
Tonight new guidelines are causing the company to change operations even more to help fight COVID19 and they are touching parts of the company far away from the resort.
Beginning on March 17 all of its Disney Stores will be closing across all of North America. They have also decided to close all of it’s owned and operated locations at Downtown Disney in Anaheim and Disney Springs in Orlando beginning March 17.
Additionally the company has decided to shutter all of it’s Disney owned and operated hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort at 5pm on Friday March 20.
It will be interesting to see what happens over the following days as the CDC guidelines of no gatherings over 50 people is supposed to last at a minimum 8 weeks not the initially planned two weeks.