News Coronavirus (COVID-19) Walt Disney World operating status

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There are a couple of threads on the forums discussing the Coronavirus, and its possible impacts on Walt Disney World and beyond, but this threed is specifically for information and facts on actual operating conditions at Walt Disney World. Please refrain from general discussion in this thread, for that, use Coronavirus and WDW.

March 29 2020
United States extends social distancing guidelines to April 30 with Walt Disney World set to be closed for at least another month

Walt Disney World now accepting reservations from June 1 and later and offers Free Dining Plan

March 28 2020
Disney Vacation Club writes to members with details of temporary cancellation policy

March 27 2020
Walt Disney World theme parks closed until further notice

Shades of Green at Walt Disney World to remain closed through May 15

Disney still to announce an extension to park closures as 'Stay at Home' orders come into effect

March 26 2020
Osceola County to join Orange County in 'stay at home' order covering all of Walt Disney World property

March 25 2020
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin now fully closed

March 24 2020
Universal to remain closed through at least April 19, Disney expected to also remain closed beyond previously announced dates

Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World closure begins today

March 23 2020
Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawai'i to close due to coronavirus

Golf courses remain open for business at Walt Disney World

March 20 2020
runDisney cancels the 2020 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend planned for April 16 at Walt Disney World

March 19 2020
Update on Walt Disney World MagicBand shipping and orders

PHOTOS - Construction on some new projects comes to a halt at Walt Disney World

March 18 2020
Disney still to make decision on runDisney Star Wars Rival Run Weekend

PHOTOS - All Walt Disney World transportation services now suspended

March 17 2020
Cirque du Soleil confirms the suspension of Drawn to Life previews at Disney Springs

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin remains open but moves all operations to the Swan

Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort added to hotel closure list for Friday

Florida introduces state-wide closure of bars and introduces restrictions to restaurant operations

PHOTOS - Handful of stores and restaurants open at Disney Springs today

March 16 2020
Walt Disney World Resort hotels to close along with much of Disney Springs

March 15 2020
Character appearances to continue at resort restaurants but interaction to be limited

March 14 2020
UK and Ireland added to US travel ban, and Disney College Program Cast Members to return home

Walt Disney World transportation impacts to begin Monday March 16

March 12 2020
Walt Disney World to close theme parks at the end of March 15 through the end of March

March 11 2020
All travel to the US suspended for 30 days with the exception of the UK - begins Friday March 13 2020.

March 9 2020

All Walt Disney World theme parks are operating as normal, as Disney monitors the situation. There are currently no operational impacts.

Purell hand sanitizer stations are deployed through the parks, resorts and Disney Springs.


Disney Cruise Line is modifying its cancellation policy to accommodate guest requirements.


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United States suspends all US travel from Europe (with the exception of the UK) for next 30 days
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