Walt Disney Company Closes Disneyland Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The Walt Disney Company announced Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure will be closed starting March 14.

As the number of reported coronavirus cases continues to increase, cities and companies across the globe are taking measures to limit the spread of the disease. Now, The Walt Disney Company has announced that Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure will be closed starting March 14 through the end of the month.

The company notes that while are currently no reported cases of the coronavirus at Disneyland Resort, it will proceed with the closing of the parks after carefully reviewing the guidelines of the Governor of California executive order. The hotels of the Disneyland resort will remain open until Monday, March 16, in order to give guests time to make the necessary travel arrangements. Furthermore, Downtown Disney will remain open and park cast members will continue to be paid by Disney during the closure.

You can read the full statement in the post below.

The closure of the parks is just the latest impact the coronavirus has had on the entertainment and film business. Warner Bros. recently canceled the New York premiere of Superman: Red Son to prevent the risk of exposure to the disease while E3, Emerald City Comic Con, WonderCon 2020 were canceled or postponed for the same reason.

Hollywood productions have also been impacted by the spread of the coronavirus. Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier halted production in Prague due to the disease while major releases such as No Time to DieA Quiet Place: Part II, and Fast and Furious 9 have had their respective release dates pushed back.

What do you make of the decision to close the parks? Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on coronavirus impact on fan events and parks as it develops!

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