Disneyland is the latest victim of the Coronavirus as we just learned that the park located in Anaheim, California will close effective March 14th, 2020. There have been no reported cases of Coronavirus or COVID-19 in the park but Disney wants to be as cautious as possible and help prevent the virus from spreading.
— Disney Parks News (@DisneyParksNews) March 12, 2020
“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 company said in a statement.
We certainly applaud Disneyland for taking any steps necessary to keep guests safe, but our hearts are breaking for all of the kids who will now be missing their trip to the happiest place on earth. What are families who already have trips planned to Disneyland supposed to do? Glad you asked.
While it certainly is an inconvenience, Disneyland wants to make sure you and your family still get to experience the magic that is Disney. If you want to rebook your vacation or receive a full refund, you need to contact Disneyland at (714) 520-5050. They do ask that you please understand that they will be experiencing a large volume of calls so try to be as patient as possible. They will be offering full refunds to those who wish to cancel and rebooking those who wish to come at a later date.
Unfortunately, if you have flights booked to get to Disneyland, there’s not much Disneyland can do to help with your flight. You will need to contact your airline to rebook your flights but most major airlines are waiving all cancellation and change fees due to the COVID-19 outbreak so it shouldn’t cost you anything to reschedule or cancel. You can check out our article on all of the major airline’s policies here.
What about people currently at Disney who are booked to stay beyond the 14th? “The Hotels of Disneyland Resort will remain open until Monday, March 16 to give guests the ability to make necessary travel arrangements; Downtown Disney will remain open,” the company said in a statement.
While this is definitely a disappointment, it will help keep everyone healthy and safe which is definitely the top priority during these scary times. I
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