No, it wasn’t a dream: Every Disney theme park in the world is now closing.

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Disney Parks Closed Coronavirus

No, it wasn’t a dream. It’s a real nightmare. As of March 12, Every Disney theme park in the world is scheduled to close as well as Disney Cruise Line. They will be joining Tokyo Disney Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, and Disneyland Hong Kong, which have all been closed since February.

So let’s take a minute and recap everything that happened yesterday.

The Disneyland Resort will close on March 14

Disneyland closed due to coronavirus

The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California was the first of the remaining Disney resorts to announce a closure.

According to the Disneyland resort’s website,

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 Park, beginning the morning of March 14 through the end of the month.

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. We will monitor the ongoing situation and follow the advice and guidance of federal and state officials and health agencies. Disney will continue to pay cast members during this time.

You can read our original coverage of the story by clicking the link below:

Read More: BREAKING NEWS! DISNEYLAND CLOSED FOR CORONAVIRUS

Now, one would think, at the time, Disneyland was complying with the decision made by California Governor Gavin Newsom to ban all non-essential gathering of people larger than 250. Unfortunately, this was not the case and the closures continued.

The Walt Disney World Resort will close on March 16

Will DIsney World Close because of Coronavirus?

Yes, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida was the next announcement.

According to the Disney World Resort’s website,

In an abundance of caution, and in the best interest of our Guests and Cast Members, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, beginning March 16, through the end of the month. 

The Walt Disney Company will pay its Cast Members during that closure period.

Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs will remain open until further notice.

The Walt Disney World Resort has not closed since Hurricane Dorian in 2019. You can read our original coverage of the story by clicking the link below:

Read More: BREAKING: Walt Disney World Closing Because of Coronavirus Outbreak

Disneyland Paris Will Close on March 15

Disneyland Paris closed due to coronavirus

Out of the three Disney resorts that remained opened, Disneyland Paris was the favorite to close. It finally announced a plan to do so along with Disneyland California and Disney World in Florida.

According to Disneyland Paris’ website,

In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our Guests and Cast Members, we are proceeding with the closure of Disneyland Paris, beginning at the end of business on Sunday, March 15, through the end of the month.

The Disney Hotels will remain open until further notice to give Guests the ability to make necessary travel arrangements. The retail and dining complexes of Disney Village will remain open.

You can read our original coverage of this story by clicking the link below:

Read More: BREAKING: DISNEYLAND PARIS CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Disney Cruise Line Suspends all Sailings Starting March 14

Disney Fantasy
Credit: Disney Cruise Line

It’s not just the theme parks. The entire Disney Cruise Line fleet will also suspend its operations. The last ship out leaves Port Canaveral on March 13 and returns as scheduled on March 16. All sailings after that are suspended.

According to Disney Cruise Line’s website:

In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, Disney Cruise Line has decided to suspend all new departures beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020, through the end of the month. This precautionary measure applies to all four of Disney’s cruise ships.

While we know this decision may be disappointing, the health and wellbeing of our guests is of the greatest importance. We are equally committed to the wellbeing of our incredible crew members who live and work aboard our ships and on Castaway Cay. During the suspended operations, Disney Cruise Line will continue to compensate our Crew Members and shoreside Cast Members.

The Disney Dream will depart on a three-night cruise from Port Canaveral as scheduled on Friday, March 13, and will return to Port Canaveral on Monday, March 16. The Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic will return to port on Saturday, March 14. The Disney Wonder, which is currently in the midst of a westbound Panama Canal cruise, will continue on its scheduled itinerary, with guests disembarking in San Diego on Friday, March 20.

You can read our original coverage of this story by clicking the link below:

Read More: BREAKING: Disney Cruise Line Suspends All New Sailings Due to Coronavirus

Looking Forward to April

We at Inside the Magic are just as heartbroken by this news as you are. Every single Disney experience from Anaheim to Paris, from Orlando to Shangai and Hong Kong, and all the seven seas in between. Keep the magic alive. The parks will be open soon and by the looks of things that “soon” will be next month! But in the meantime, please reach out to each Disney entity regarding cancellations and changes.

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