The Coronavirus is quickly spreading across China with quarantines and travel advisories in place.
In an official statement, Disneyland Shanghai have said that they will be temporarily closing the parks because of this.
They said: “In response to the prevention and control of the disease outbreak and in order to ensure the health and safety of our guests and Cast, Shanghai Disney Resort is temporarily closing Shanghai Disneyland, Disneytown including Walt Disney Grand Theatre and Wishing Star Park, starting January 25, 2020.
“We will continue to carefully monitor the situation and be in close contact with the local government, and we will announce the reopening date upon confirmation. Shanghai Disney Resort will assist in the refund for guests who have purchased tickets for admission to Shanghai Disneyland, have booked a resort hotel, or have booked tickets for Beauty and the Beast Mandarin Production through the original ticket purchase channel, and we will introduce the detailed procedure and guidelines via the resort’s official platforms as soon as possible.”
This comes at an unfortunate time for the park, as Chinese New Year is coming up soon. However, we hope that the virus is treated quickly and everyone recovers.