Disneyland Resort in California to close March 14 through to the end of the month due to coronavirus

Mar 12, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Thursday March 12, 2020 4:33pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disneyland Resort in California will be closing from March 14 through to the end of the March 2020 due to COVID-19 coronavirus.

At Disneyland Resort, the parks will close March 14, with the resort hotels closing March 16. Downtown Disney will remain open.

No additional information has yet been provided regarding any closures at Walt Disney World in Florida. The state of California in which Disneyland is located has called for a ban on large gatherings of people which Florida has not yet requested. 


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SmoochMar 28, 2020

I actually have done that with quite a few people. I haven't spoken to some of them in a pretty long time and I asked them how they were and wanted to make sure they and their families were doing alright and I could tell a lot of them were really happy about that. I have also had some people do the same thing to me and it was really nice hearing from them.

BrianLoMar 28, 2020

The US is equally untrustworthy with its numbers, you know? Now is not the time for Xenophobia. Asian Pacific Nations are actually the leading example with how to handle this crisis. It seemed heavy handed at the time, but the unified shutting down of the country was actually more successful than a patchwork approach. It feels like a game of whack a mole, where the correct solution is actually just to unplug the whole thing for a while.

SoCalMortMar 28, 2020


SoCalMortMar 28, 2020

Along with the Doctor's good advice consider one other thing: Reach out to someone you haven't spoken to in awhile and ask how they are doing and let them know you are thinking of them. Amazing things can happen as a result.

DrAliceMar 28, 2020

We're all feeling the stress of this crazy situation in one way or another. You aren't alone. Take 10-15 minutes every day to go sit outside by yourself. Just focus on the sounds. Literally. What do you hear? Birds, traffic, barking dogs, etc.... When you feel more relaxed, think of 3 things you are thankful for. If you do this every day, you will feel more grounded in this storm. It won't make it all go away, but it will help. Hang in there. You will make it through this. It won't last forever. <3

NiryaMar 28, 2020

You are able to do withholdings on your unemployment payments if you want, but I can't imagine many people are thinking that far ahead when they need the money to get through current periods.

Darkbeer1Mar 28, 2020

It was 26 weeks, the limit has been waived due to COVID-19. Can't find the exact new limit.

Sailor310Mar 28, 2020

Aren't there only so many months of unemployment benefits available? So if the the friend could get a job at the coffee shop, wouldn't it be better to save the benefits for when they're really needed?

Darkbeer1Mar 28, 2020


Darkbeer1Mar 28, 2020

I just wanted to give you a heads up. In California, you can also claim it for reduced hours, under certain situations. The one week waiting period is currently being waived due to COVID-19. Also, if you quit,, you are not eligible for it.

Darkbeer1Mar 28, 2020

FYI, while they won't taxes out currently, Unemployment payments are taxable when doing your return, both Federal and in most states. California does state Unemployment is non-taxable on its state return. Might be a big surprise to many next year.....

SmoochMar 28, 2020

I'll let her know about that. We are only 20 and this is her first full time job out of high school / in college, and nowhere in either of those have they taught us how unemployment works so honestly I and I am guessing she does not really know how unemployment works. I'll definitely tell her to look into it and I myself will look into it but as of right now I only work part time and am still employed and getting paid even though I'm not actually going in on my days scheduled.

RobWDW1971Mar 27, 2020

Ah, America.

Mouse TrapMar 27, 2020

Most CM’s would be in a better place financially if they were furloughed. No clue what the average salary is for a CM, but I’m quite sure it’s below the tax-free $1000/week they’d get from unemployment on steroids. I think Disney will make a run at some stimulus money though, so it looks a lot better if they haven’t cut payroll yet.