WDWNT Weekly Recap: All Disney Parks Closed Worldwide for Coronavirus (COVID-19), Massive Layoffs, Potential Closure Extensions, and a Slew of Editorials

Every week is a busy week when it comes to Disney news. To help you keep up with all the updates coming out of Walt Disney World and other Disney resorts, here’s WDWNT’s weekly recap of the Disney news from March 16-22!

If you have been following our news coverage over the past two weeks, you will be aware that currently all six Disney resorts across the world are closed due to concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here’s our WDWNT Weekly Recap of all the news we’ve brought you this week, along with some extra fun things to keep Disney spirits high through these difficult times. Stay safe, readers!

Walt Disney World


Stunning aerial photo of he Magic Kingdom by @bioreconstruct

Hotels & Resorts

Around Walt Disney World

You can see the Walt Disney World bus fleet parked at the Magic Kingdom

Guest Services & Other Information News

Disneyland Resort

Hong Kong Disneyland

Tokyo Disney Resort

Handwashing 101 with Meeko

Disney Cruise Line

New Merchandise

The bright and colorful March collection of “Minnie Mouse: The Main Attraction” merchandise!

Entertainment and Media


Other Disney News

Editorials & Other Fun Stuff

WDW News Today

Make sure you catch up on the News Today episodes from this week!

Layoffs Hit US Parks While Tokyo Disney Continues Construction Projects – News Today 3/20

Walt Disney World Closure Likely to be Extended Until Mid-April – News Today 3/18

Emotional Farewell as Disney Parks Close, Hotel and Disney Springs Closures – NewsToday 3/16

That’s all the Disney news for this past week! Make sure you check back at the end of each week for our weekly recaps!

Featured Image: @bioreconstruct