Disney To Close California Theme Parks On Saturday

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

Disneyland will shutdown operations due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Walt Disney Co. announced Thursday. The closure takes effect March 14. The drastic move comes on the heels of more cases of the deadly virus being reported.

“While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Disneyland Resort, 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, beginning the morning of March 14 through the end of the month,” the company said in statement Thursday afternoon.