Many of us have an early childhood memory of our very first log flume ride, whether it was a ride through Splash Mountain at Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm’s Timber Mountain, or perhaps a local rendition at a nearby state amusement park. There is a sort of shared experience we all have of climbing those rickety conveyor belts, only to dive down a refreshing plummet into sweet, chlorine-filled water.[Read more…]
Tonight, thousands of guests and cast members gathered at the Magic Kingdom to say goodbye to Walt Disney World for a temporary closure due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy, Pluto, Walt Disney World President Josh D’Amaro and numerous other characters waved goodbye as The Magic Kingdom closed at 10 p.m. tonight. This weekend has been especially emotional for Disney’s College Program participants as they were suddenly laid off and told to go home to self-quarantine.
The Walt Disney World Resort was the last of the Disney theme parks to close worldwide during this virus outbreak. Disneyland closed days ago and had a similar closing ceremony.
At this time thousands of cast members and Disney Parks fans await what will happen next. Walt Disney World and Disneyland currently plan to stay closed until the end of March. But, there is no guaranteed re-opening date.
For now, everyone says goodbye to Walt Disney World as the gates close in an effort to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Walt Disney World hotels and Disney Springs remain open.
To keep yourself up to date on Walt Disney World and other theme parks worldwide, follow our regularly updated attractions and parks closure article.
One of the Jungle Cruise boats at Magic Kingdom took on water today while guests were still on board.[Read more…]
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