Disney’s giant themed park in California will be shut down at least until the end of March due to coronavirus.
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This is Walt Disney Co response to the executive order released by the Governor of California, limit the public gatherings to 250 people to prevent the spread of the virus.
A Disney spokesperson said:
"In an abundance of caution 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."
The resort will be close starting Saturday and refunds will be provided to anyone who have made bookings for during the closure period.
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The Disneyland Resort is one of the largest theme parks in the world and is located in Anaheim, California - home to two theme parks - Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. This also comprises three hotels, a leisure complex and the Downtown Disney shopping, dining and entertainment complex.
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However, in a statement, the hotels will remain open until Monday:
"The Hotels of Disneyland Resort will remain open until Monday, March 16 to give guests the ability to make necessary travel arrangements; Downtown Disney will remain open.”
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"We will monitor the ongoing situation and follow the advice and guidance of federal and state officials and health agencies.
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"Disney will continue to pay cast members during this time. Disneyland Resort will work with guests who wish to change or cancel their visits, and will provide refunds to those who have hotel bookings during this closure period."
On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom said that California is banning public gathering of more than 250 people until end of March or smaller events are possible as long that organizers implements social distancing of six feet (two metres) per person.
California registered its fourth fatality on Wednesday.
While in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban of all gatherings of more than 500 people, and Broadway suspended all of its shows for a month.
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