BREAKING: Disney World Announces Temporary Closure Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Earlier today, it was announced that Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA would be temporarily closing as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Cinderella Castle

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.

Magic Kingdom

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.

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3 Replies to “BREAKING: Disney World Announces Temporary Closure Due to Coronavirus Outbreak”

  1. I wonder if I’ll be able to get my money back for Hoop dee do? I see it’s still open but of course we’re not coming down with a 5 year old just to do that. Any ideas on how they’re handling refunds? I can’t even get through to Hotwire about my hotel. I do the secret hotels so I’m expecting a problem there.

    1. Hi Dana! Disney has announced that they will be automatically refunding any pre-paid dining experiences scheduled during the time of closure.

  2. There is no outbreak of coronavirus at Disney World so the headline is misleading. They are closing as a preventative measure. There have been no reported cases at WDW.