Disneyland amusement park decides to close to the public
The state of California has reported almost 200 positive cases. The Disneyland amusement park, one of the most popular in California, will close its doors to the public from the weekend as a precaution against the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, said a spokesman for the company.
The Disneyland Resort complex, located in Anaheim and which includes hotels and two amusement parks, will be closed from Saturday to the end of the month, following the recommendation of the California government to suspend any event with more than 250 people to prevent the spread of the virus. .
"While no case of COVID-19 has been reported at the Disneyland Resort, after carefully reviewing the guidelines of the Executive Order of the Governor of California and in the interest of our visitors and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, from the morning of March 14 to the end of the month, "the spokesperson said.
"The Disneyland Resort hotels will remain open until Monday, March 16 so that guests can make the necessary travel arrangements," he continued.
The Downtown Disney shopping area, adjacent to the parks and which has restaurants and shops, will remain open.
"We will follow the current situation and abide by the advice and guidance of federal and state officials and health agencies. Disney will continue to pay employees during this time."
Disney also indicated that it will reimburse those who wish to change or cancel their visits.
California has reported almost 200 positive cases. Its governor, Gavin Newsom, said in a statement that Disney "had made the right decision." "Expect more announcements like this shortly," he added.
Disneyland is the second most visited amusement park in the world, behind Magic Kingdom in Disney World Florida, with 18.7 million in 2018, according to the AECOM firm.