For the fourth time in history, the Anaheim location of the Disney Parks franchise will close its gates to the public.

Disneyland announced in a press release today that they will be closing their park on Saturday morning, and stay closed for the remainder of March.

Disneyland Resort spokesperson talked with Buzzfeed:

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. 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.

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. Please contact The Walt Disney Travel Company for questions and cancellations at 714-520-5050.

Only three other occasions caused the park to close down operations:

  • The day after JFK's assassination for the National Day of Mourning
  • After the Northridge earthquake, they closed for safety inspections to buildings and rides
  • After the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attack

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