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Disney Parks in California, Florida, & Paris Are All Closing Now Amid Coronavirus, Workers Will Still Be Paid

Disney Parks in California, Florida, & Paris Are All Closing Now Amid Coronavirus, Workers Will Still Be Paid

The Walt Disney Company has announced that Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland Paris will both be shutting down for the rest of March amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

Earlier in the day, the company decided to shut down Disneyland in California, marking one of the only times the park has ever closed.

While the hotels at California’s Disneyland will close, the hotels in Florida and Paris will remain open. The retail and dining complexes at all three parks will remain open as well.

Disney Cruise Line will also suspend departures for the rest of the month.

Disney has announced that cast members (aka workers) at all parks will be paid during the closure period. This will be a relief to many hourly-wage workers who are worried that they’ll miss out on work amid the virus scare.

Click inside to read the full statement…

Full Statement on Disney World and Disneyland Paris Closings

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.

Disney Cruise Line will suspend all new departures beginning Saturday, March 14, through the end of the month.

The Walt Disney Company will pay its cast members during that closure period.

The hotels at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris will remain open until further notice. The retail and dining complexes, Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and Disney Village at Disneyland Paris, will remain open.

Domestic Walt Disney Company employees who are able to work from home are being asked to do so, including those at The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Direct-to-Consumer, and Parks, Experiences and Products.

We will continue to stay in close contact with appropriate officials and health experts.

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