Disneyland Resort Donating Excess Food During Park Closure to Food Bank

Disneyland Resort Donating Excess Food During Park Closure to Food Bank

Walt Disney executives said they expected the virus to result to affect $135 million in second-quarter operating income if its Shanghai Disneyland resort is closed for two months and around $40 million in operating income if Hong Kong Disneyland is closed for the same amount of time.

Disney announced last week that it would be temporarily closing all of its theme parks around the world in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

When Disney parks announced that Walt Disney World in Florida would close after Sunday March 15th as a precaution against the spread of the novel coronavirus, some people assumed the right thing to do would be to cancel their vacation, head home early, and obey the Center for Disease Control guidelines in avoiding large crowds.

See you later, Mickey and Minnie.

Theme parks are closed through March due to the coronavirus.

Note, the Operations Update from Disney says that independently owned and operated locations are making their own decisions on their own closures. It was previously announced that Disneyland Resort hotels would remain open until March 16. Hotels at Disney World will close at 5:00 p.m. on March 20.

The CDC's recommendation comes as the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb in the USA, and as government officials in California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, and NY order restaurants and bars to temporarily close. As for ticket holders, Walt Disney World said those with annual passes to the park will get an extension based on the number of days the park is closed, while those with dated park tickets or unexpired multi-day park tickets with a start day of March 31 or before will get an extension until December 15.

It's not known how long Disney Springs and Downtown Disney locations and hotels will remain closed.

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