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Walt Disney World Expands Closures to Hotels and Stores

By Tom Hartley, Editor and Co-founder

Updated 8:36 AM EDT, Mon March 16, 2020

As the number of Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Florida, Walt Disney World have officially announced that they are expanding its closures to include all hotels and stores owned and operated by Disney.

The list of additional closures to be effective tomorrow include Disney stores, Downtown Disney, Disney Springs, Walt Disney World Resort Hotels and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.

Today marks the first day that all Walt Disney World theme parks are to be closed and will be until the end of March.

The official statement by Disney via Twitter said the following:

“In line with state and federal guidance, in an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and cast members, we are proceeding with the closure of all Disney stores in North America, beginning March 17. Guests can continue to visit”

“Disney will also be closing all of its owned and operated locations at Downtown Disney in Anaheim and Disney Springs in Orlando, beginning March 17. Individual tenants will make decisions on whether to continue or adjust operations.”

“Additionally, Disney owned and operated hotels at Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20. This will give Guests the ability to make other arrangements.”

“We will continue to monitor the situation and maintain regular contact with the appropriate officials and health experts.”

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Tom Hartley

Tom Hartley

Tom is a theme park fanatic hailing all the way across the pond in the United Kingdom.

After visiting and experiencing everything that the theme park's offer in the UK, he has concluded his favourite to be Alton Towers located in Staffordshire.

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