UPDATE 4:30pm: The Disneyland Resort has just issued a statement that they are closing their theme parks beginning March 14 and their Resorts beginning March 16, 2020. For more information, head over to this post.
Late last night, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a directive calling for modifying or postponing non-essential gatherings of 250 or more people to help slow the spread of coronavirus in the state. At this time, however, the recommendation does not apply to the Disneyland Resort.
In a press conference this morning, Gov. Newsom said that casinos, movie theaters, and theme parks were currently excluded from the directive due to their “unique needs.”
Gov. Newsom added that he’s been in contact with Disney Chairman Bob Iger, leadership at Universal Studios Hollywood, and movie theater chains to come up with a solution that would work for those venues.
Additionally, the city of Anaheim shared the governor’s directive on their website last night and said that they are are planning their next steps. As of this morning, there have been no updates.
Source: City of Anaheim
Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.