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On Thursday, Disney made statements related to the coronavirus pandemic, announcing the temporary closures of Disneyland in California, Walt Disney World in Florida, and Disneyland Paris Resort.
Based on the announcements, it sounds like the Downtown Disney locations in Florida and California will remain open for the time being. It also reads like the hotels in Florida will remain open but the ones in California will close – either way, please reach out directly to them if you have travel arrangements that could be affected during the month of March, which is how long the closures will last, at least for now.
As for Disney Cruise lines, they will be suspending new departures starting March 14, and through the end of the month. In a very welcome note, cast members will continue to be paid during the closures, which is a wonderful and humane thing to do.
Meanwhile, on behalf of everyone here at Star Wars 7×7, please be safe, and take care of yourselves, your loved ones, and your community. If you’re looking for information you can trust about the coronavirus, I highly recommend the Coronavirus Research Center at Johns Hopkins University as a source for updates, answers to questions, and emergency preparedness. There’s a lot of information out there – some of it confusing, some of it contradictory, and some of it unhelpful at best and dangerous at worst. I’m finding that the more I read from JHU, the better situated I am to handle what’s happening, and what’s coming.