Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida will remain closed for the foreseeable future as the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep throughout the U.S.

What’s going on:

  • Disney announced earlier in March that it would close down Disneyland and Walt Disney World, along with a number of its other parks and cruise lines.
  • Disney expected the parks to open up again at the end of March. But the company has now extended the closure because of the coronavirus outbreak, which shows how the coronavirus continues to cause closures, cancellations and postponements around the country.
  • The company said in a statement: “The safety and well-being of our guests and employees remains The Walt Disney Company’s top priority.”
  • Disney said guests can modify travel dates and new reservations, which are available for June 1 and later.

Context:

  • According to CNN, the parks are a major source of revenue for the Disney. Disney reportedly generated more than $26 billion in sales from its Parks, Experiences and Products division in 2019. That’s 37% of the company’s overall revenue, according to CNN.
  • Disney closed a number of its parks across the world — including the one in Paris — before it closed its parks in the U.S., according to my report for the Deseret News.