Travel 'See you real soon': Disney World officially closes its doors amid coronavirus; more Disney closures announced
Free dining plans return to Disney World, save up to $200 per night
Normally, Disney dining plans cost about $55–$78 per adult and $26–$30 per child, per night. That means that for a family of four, a regular Disney Dining Plan can normally cost more than $200 per night. Free is obviously a much better price.There are some caveats to the free dining that Disney World offers, including that it isn’t valid with stays at every single resort, and you must stay at least five nights on a non-discounted rate with a Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus ticket included.
As Disney lovers waved goodbye to Walt Disney World, which, the company announced that several park-adjacent hotels, dining and shopping experiences would .
The additional closures include Disney-owned and -operated locations Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California, and Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida, both of which will shut down Tuesday. Non-Disney tenants in those locations "will make decisions on whether to continue or adjust operations," read an announcement from Disney Parks shortly after midnight Monday morning.
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The U.S. State Department warned Americans late Wednesday to avoid traveling abroad, in response to a coronavirus outbreak that's reached pandemic status.Also Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised U.S. citizens to avoid travel to much of Europe, where the coronavirus has become more widespread than anywhere but China.
Walt Disney World Resort and Vero Beach Resort will close at 5 p.m. on Friday to allow existing guests to make other arrangements. All Disney stores in North America will close Tuesday.
"We will continue to monitor the situation and maintain regular contact with the appropriate officials and health experts," the Twitter announcement added. It did not include any projected re-opening dates.
Meanwhile, Walt Disney World wrapped up Sunday night, welcoming guests in Orlando for the final time before closing its doors – the. The closure, which was announced Thursday, is scheduled to continue through the end of the month.
Huge crowds turned out to watch the Magic Kingdom's last fireworks show and waved goodbye to Mickey, Minnie, their friends and Disney World President Josh D'Amaro (wearing a Mickey glove of his own).
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Walt Disney World President Josh D'Amaro is joined by a cast of characters to say "See Ya Real Soon"!— BlogMickey.com (@Blog_Mickey)
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