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Walt Disney World Will Now Remain Closed Until Further Notice

Malia Wooten Malia Wooten

Walt Disney World Will Now Remain Closed Until Further Notice

Disney Parks has just announced Walt Disney World will remain closed indefinitely.

While Walt Disney World had planned to close its doors to the public until the end of March, Disney Park has now announced it will keep both Walt Disney World and Disneyland closed in an effort to curve the effects of COVID-19 and comply with the shelter-in-place guidelines.

“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,” said the Walt Disney Company in a statement released earlier today.

Earlier this month, both Disney World and Disney Cruise Line had made statements regarding a shut down that would begin “at the close of business on Sunday, March 15” and last for the remainder of the month. The news followed their announcement to close Disneyland in California as of Saturday, March 14.

According to the Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM report from 2018, Disney’s Magic Kingdom is the world’s most visited theme park with (at the time) 20.8 million visitors.

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The Walt Disney Company continues to pay cast members throughout the closure period. Officials have asked employees of The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Direct-to-Consumer, and Parks, Experiences, and Products, to work from home if feasible.

Guests are welcome to call The Walt Disney Travel Company at 714-520-5050 with any further questions.

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