BREAKING: Walt Disney World Resort Closing Temporarily Over Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shutting down most events and theme parks throughout the country, Walt Disney World Resort has announced it will temporarily close after Sunday, March 15 out of an abundance of caution for their Cast Members and guests.
The closure is stated to last through the end of the month, but Walt Disney World officials have noted that they are monitoring the developments. Walt Disney World hotels are slated to remain open during this time, as is Disney Springs. Cast Members will continue to receive payment throughout the closure period.
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.
This was the official statement released by Disney Parks and Resorts, and Disney Cruise Line regarding the closures.
The decision to close comes days after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency because of the Coronavirus pandemic.