BREAKING: Disneyland Resort Temporarily Closing on Friday Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
As a result of the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Disneyland Resort, including Disneyland and Disney California Adventure is closing to guests on Friday, effective immediately.
All Disneyland Resort hotels will remain open through March 16 to give guests the ability to make necessary travel arrangements. The closure is expected to take place through the end of the month. During this time, Downtown Disney is expected to remain open, however Disneyland expects to monitor the ongoing situation and adjust hours as necessary. Disney will also continue to pay Cast Members during this time.
Historically, this is only the fourth time in the park’s history that all operations have been fully suspended. Prior closures include the national day of mourning for JFK in 1963, the Northridge earthquake in 1994, and the September 11th attacks in 2001.
The news comes after the City of Anaheim issued guidelines calling for the modification of postponement of non-essential gatherings of 250 or more people through March 31st, which the resort is complying with.