Disneyland is OFFICIALLY closing, due to the coronavirus, and I’m FLOORED.
While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Disneyland Resort, after carefully reviewing the guidelines of the Governor of California’s executive order and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, beginning the morning of March 14 through the end of the month,” a spokesperson for Disneyland Resort said in a statement.CNN
The City of Anaheim (the city in which Disneyland is located) had previously sent out a notice that they have banned gatherings of large people.
In the letter they state:
“The guidelines call for modifying or postponing non-essential gatherings of 250 or more people through March 31 to help stem the spread of coronavirus across the state.”
Now, I know that Disneyland is awesome, and a fun place to visit, BUT it’s a non-essential place — even as much as I want to say it’s essential!
If you have vacations already booked, I’d begin calling places that hold your reservations and asking for a refund or changing your visit to another date.
The Most Magical Place On Earth has only closed twice since they opened the doors in 1955.
Disneyland was closed for the national day of mourning after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and they closed again after the terror attacks of September 11.
So, for Disneyland to close, is kind of a huge deal.
It’s definitely a sign that everything is NOT okay, and we should be taking precautions.