March 13th Update: Since our original post, Disneyland Paris has announced that they will now be closing starting on March 14th, with plans to remain closed through the end of the month. As before, their hotels, retail and dining complexes, as well as Disney Village will remain open.
As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, another Disney Theme Park has announced that it will be temporarily shutting down to slow the spread of the virus.
Disneyland Paris has announced it will be temporarily closing, meaning that all six resorts bearing the Disney moniker have been shut down, along with the Disney Cruise Line which has announced it will be cancelling departures from March 14th through the end of the month.
The closure is voluntary on Disney’s part, as governments around the world advise against large gatherings of all sorts in order to slow the spread of the virus. Disney has announced that, along with Disney World, Disneyland Paris will be closing starting at end of business on Sunday, March 15th, and remaining closed through the end of the month. Disney Parks released the following statement:
While Disneyland Paris Resort will be closing, the hotels, retail and dining complexes, as well as Disney Village will remain open. Additionally, The Walt Disney Company has announced that it will pay its cast members during the closure period.
This will mark the longest closure in Disneyland Paris’ history. The only previous closure was in 2015, when the Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park closed for four days along with France’s national days of mourning following the November 2015 Paris attacks.
All Ears will continue covering the story as it develops.
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