California’s Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park have announced that they are temporarily closing the gates starting from Saturday, March 14. This adds to another of the efforts the US has made to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The statement from Disney reads as follows:
“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.”
But until March 16, the Hotel of Disneyland Resort will remain open in order to give guests enough time to plan for their travels. Meanwhile, Downtown Disney will remain open and they will actively monitor the situation while working together with federal and state officials and health agencies. Cast members will still get paid throughout the time.
Refunds will be granted to guests who had their holiday or stay planned during the time of closure.
Meanwhile, Universal Studios Hollywood’s announcement is as follows:
“The health and safety of our team members and guests is always our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution and in response to the guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health, Universal Studios Hollywood will temporarily close beginning Saturday, March 14. The theme park anticipates reopening on March 28 as we continue to monitor the situation.”
For now, Universal CityWalk will remain open and Universal Studios promise to keep people updated.