"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," the corporate statement said.
Closures begin at the close of business on March 15, and remain through the end of the month.
Universal Orlando will also close at the end of business on Sunday. The resort hotels and City Walk will remain open. The parks there are scheduled to re-open March 28th.
More to come!
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