BREAKING NEWS: Temporary Closures coming to Disney World Resorts, Disney Springs, Downtown Disney, and more


By now, you probably know Disney World and Disneyland have announced temporary closures as a proactive measure due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Cinderella Castle

But now, Disney had announced closure dates for their resorts, shopping and dining districts, and stores nation-wide.

According to a recent tweet from Disney Parks News, Disney resorts, Downtown Disney, Disney Springs, and Disney Stores are temporarily closing.

Courtesy of Disney Parks News Twitter

All Disney Stores in North America will be closing temporarily beginning March 17. Additionally, all Disney owned and operated stores at Downtown Disney in Disneyland and Disney Springs in Walt Disney World will also be closing on March 17.

World of Disney Downtown Disney ©Disney

Note, the Operations Update from Disney says that independently owned and operated locations are making their own decisions on their own closures.

Some Disney Springs stores have already announced their closures. 

Contemporary Resort ©Disney

Lastly, Disney has announced that all Walt Disney World owned and operated resorts, and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, will be closing at 5pm on March 20. This will allow current Guests enough time to make travel arrangements.

Disneyland Resorts were scheduled to close on March 16. 

We will keep you updated at this story develops.

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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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