LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida – Walt Disney World theme parks in Florida will temporarily close at the close of business on Sunday, March 15, 2020 due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios will remain closed through the end of March 2020, Disney announced.
Disneyland in California is also shutting down during the same time period.
Disney Resort hotels, dining, and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World will remain open until further notice.
Disney World employees will be paid during the closure.
Universal Orlando also announced that its theme parks will close on the same day as Disney World.