VIDEO: A Special Farewell to EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the Temporary Coronavirus (COVID-19) Closure

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Today marked a day in Disney history, as all Disney Parks around the globe have now officially closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is currently sweeping the nation. While the Magic Kingdom was bustling with emotional guests, things at the other three Walt Disney World parks were far more serene, with almost eerie scenes at the less-populated parks like Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Below, you can watch as an international cast of friendly Cast Members wave goodbye at the closure of EPCOT, followed by a star-studded farewell at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and finally, the solemn silence of an empty Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where out of respect for the slumbering animals, not much of a farewell was given.

EPCOT Closure

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Closure

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Closure

We’ll be keeping our eyes on developments here in Florida and in California, as well as in Paris, and Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong regarding the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on Disney Parks operations and beyond. For all of the latest Coronavirus-related Disney Parks news throughout the ongoing pandemic, continue to check here.

From all of us at WDWNT, we hope our readers stay healthy and safe during the outbreak––keep washing those hands, bunker down at home, and stay entertained by watching our full library of YouTube content from Disney Parks around the globe! See ya real soon!

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We left Animal kingdom tonight at close. Contrary to your report, approximately 100 CM’s lined both exit paths, in a manner very similar to the Epcot video.