The Happiest Place on Earth is closing. The Disneyland Resort in California announced on Thursday that it would be closing both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park beginning Mar 14 through the end of the month in response to the COVID-19 virus.

The announcement comes after a slew of similar closures and suspensions of events like NBA basketball, MLB Spring Training, NCAA Basketball and the NHL. This is only the fourth time in the history of the park that Disneyland is closing.

In a statement made on the Disneyland website, the theme park says “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 three Disneyland hotels will remain open until Mon. Mar 16 and Downtown Disney is slated to remain open until further notice.

Stay tuned for more updates.

––Karly Wood

All photos: Courtesy of Disney Parks

 

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