Disneyland & Walt Disney World to remain closed indefinitely due to COVID-19
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Disneyland and Walt Disney World closed down two weeks ago, but it was later announced that the theme parks would reopen on April 1st. That date seemed more than a little optimistic to some, and Walt Disney Co. have announced today that both parks will remain closed until further notice.
“While there is still much uncertainty with respect to the impacts of COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our guests and employees remains The Walt Disney Company’s top priority,” reads a Disney statement. “As a result of this unprecedented pandemic and in line with direction provided by health experts and government officials, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort will remain closed until further notice.” Disney added that it “has been paying its cast members since the closure of the parks, and in light of this ongoing and increasingly complex crisis, we have made the decision to extend paying hourly parks and resorts cast members through April 18.” As California is currently in the midst of a stay-at-home order, Disneyland likely won’t be able to open its doors until that order is lifted. Orlando has enacted a similar stay-at-home order which is set to remain in place until April 9th. Stay safe out there, folks!