Earlier today, it was announced that Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA would be temporarily closing as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Now, Disney has announced that Disney World will be following suit.
According to a statement from Disney, Disney World will be temporarily closing starting after the end of the day on Sunday March 15th, and remaining closed through the end of the month. Disney has released the following statement:
Along with Disney World, Disneyland Paris has announced that they will also be temporarily closing starting on the same day, remaining through the end of the month. Additionally, Disney Cruise Line will suspend all new departures beginning Saturday, March 14th, through the end of the month.
The Walt Disney Company has announced that it will continue to pay its cast members during that closure period.
While the Disney World parks will be closing, at this time, the hotels, retail, and dining complexes, as well as Disney Springs will remain open. This will mark far and away the longest closure that Disney World has ever experienced since opening.
We will keep you updated at this story develops.