Disney has decided to temporarily close all Disney-owned resorts at Walt Disney World and Disney-owned storefronts at Disney Springs at Disney World and Downtown Disney at Disneyland.
When Walt Disney World and Disneyland first announced that their theme parks would be temporarily closing last weekend (March 15th), they were projected to reopen on April 1st. However, the most recent recommendation from the CDC states that group gatherings of 50 or more should be limited for the next 8 weeks.
At this time, it is unclear if the CDC’s suggestion against crowds will have an impact on Disney’s decision to reopen the theme parks sooner than June 1st.
Disney has also announced that all Disney Stores in North America will be temporarily closing due to an abundance of caution as coronavirus continues to spread worldwide.
Per the most recent update from Disney:
In line with state and federal guidance, in an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and cast members, we are proceeding with the closure of all Disney stores in North America, beginning March 17, 2020. Guests can continue to visit shopDisney.com.
In the announcement of the temporary closure of North American Disney stores, Disney stated that they will continue to monitor the current situation and maintain regular contact with the appropriate officials and health experts during this time. However, Disney did not forecast how long this temporary closure will last or when the Disney Stores of North America will reopen.
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