CDC Issues New Guidance That Could Change Disney Parks Closure Length, Recommending Against Public Gatherings of 50 People or More For 8 Weeks Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

A new guidance advisory has been issued by the CDC recommending against public gatherings of more than 50 people––for the next eight (8) weeks––due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Given that the parks are only slated to stay closed for just over two weeks, or through the end of the month of March, this may change the expected closure length for many parks and resorts.

Of course, at the moment this is only a recommendation by the CDC. Disney has succeeded in gaining exception (at least temporarily) over previous recommendations or bans on large gatherings before, as with the case of Disneyland Paris and Disneyland Resort.

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 outbreak’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.

We will continue to update you as more information arises.