Disneyland Paris Closes Amid Coronavirus Concerns
The novel coronavirus continues to raise concerns worldwide as efforts to curb its spread intensifies.
Following an announcement yesterday about the temporary closure of Disneyland, it has been disclosed that Disneyland Paris and Disney World Resort in Florida will be put on temporary hiatus starting on Sunday.
This move is in response to the spread of coronavirus.
A spokesperson for The Walt Disney Company said on Thursday,
“In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort, beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15, through the end of the month.
“Disney Cruise Line will suspend all new departures beginning Saturday, March 14, through the end of the month.
”The Walt Disney Company will pay its cast members during that closure period.
“The hotels at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris will remain open until further notice. The retail and dining complexes, Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and Disney Village at Disneyland Paris, will remain open.
“Domestic Walt Disney Company employees who are able to work from home are being asked to do so, including those at The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Direct-to-Consumer, and Parks, Experiences and Products.
“We will continue to stay in close contact with appropriate officials and health experts.”
Shanghai Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland were among the first closures due to the Coronavirus, making Disneyland Paris the only Western Hemisphere Park open for a period of time.
In a similar move, Universal Studios Hollywood has also announced they will close for a period of time due to the Coronavirus concerns.