BREAKING: Walt Disney World and Disneyland Announce Parks and Resorts Will Remain Closed “Until Further Notice”

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shutting down most events and theme parks throughout the country for an even lengthier period of time, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort have announced that they will temporarily extend closures “until further notice” out of an abundance of caution for their Cast Members and guests.

The closure was originally stated to only last through the end of the month, but Disney officials have noted that they are monitoring the developments. Hourly parks and resorts Cast Members will continue to be paid through April 18.

Walt Disney World and Disneyland hotels remain closed at this time, as well as Disney Springs and the Downtown Disney District. This is the advisory currently posted on the Walt Disney World website. If calling in to cancel or modify your reservation, do be patient as phone lines are experiencing lengthy waits, and online portals are also glitchy from increased traffic.

Walt Disney World Resort was the last Disney resort to close for the ongoing pandemic. Shanghai Disney Resort was the first to close, but has recently opened up areas of the resort, not including Shanghai Disneyland itself. Currently, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Tokyo Disney Resort remain closed. Disneyland Paris was also announced closed alongside the original Walt Disney World closure announcement, but also extended the closure due to further lockdowns across France.

Guests with packages booked through the Walt Disney Travel Company may currently reschedule for a “future date in 2020” without having to pay the $50.00 change fee.

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  1. I’m just here for all of the people who will call this “clickbait” before reading the article and checking that your sources are accurate and legitimate.

    Thanks for all of your great coverage, especially during this dark time, WDWNT staff and family!

    1. I’m with Alys. Thanks so much for the awesome Disney coverage each day. Thanks WDWNT!!

  2. You know what stinks if you need to cancel your reservation? You *HAVE* to call. You can’t do it online. I had to do this back in January (for reasons unrelated to COVID-19). The process was simple enough, but ugh, it was such a pain to do it over the phone.

    1. If your reservations fall within the dates Disney is closed, they will automatically refund you. No need to call.

  3. Just thought i should mention that the My Disney experience app updated Epcot Map to include the new expansion in France pavilion. I knew the paper park maps were updated, but MDE hasnt been until sometime within the last couple of days.

  4. Saw this coming a mile away. Unless this thing disappears (very unlikely) or a vaccine or cure is made, Disney Parks are going to be down for a long time. Social distancing will be impossible.

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