Due to the global pandemic that has caused a worldwide panic, Disney has taken all guests and employees safety very seriously by closing all gates to the theme parks. This includes Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disney Resort, Shanghai Disney, and Hong Kong Disneyland are all closed. Also Disney Cruise Lines will not be setting sail with any new departures starting March 14.
“In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort, beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15, through the end of the month,” a Disney spokesperson said in a statement.
The parks are a major driver of the company’s sprawling entertainment business: Disney generated more than $26 billion in sales at its Parks, Experiences and Products division in fiscal 2019, representing 37% of the company’s overall revenue, stated CNN.
Disney will be paying its cast members during this closure period. The company also urged all employees at Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, ESPN and its direct-to-consumers, parks, product divisions to work from home.
The brightside for being homebound for many families across the world who have access to the Disney+ streaming service is that Frozen 2 will be released early Sunday, March 15th. So go venture Into The Unknown.
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