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The impact of coronavirus on theme parks: what we’ve seen so far
The world has been turned on its head with the rapid spread of this global pandemic. The impact of coronavirus on theme parks is unlike anything we have ever seen before.
The impact of coronavirus on theme parks is already huge. Even the industry giant, The Walt Disney Company, has closed every single Disney theme park around the globe for the first time in history in response to the pandemic.
It is difficult to follow just how things have been changing on a global scale. However, here in North America, the first sign of change came on Thursday 12 March with an announcement from the Disneyland Resort that its two parks would close. The company stated that the parks would not be open from Saturday 14 March, with Disneyland Resort Hotels to shut down the following Monday morning.
Prior to this, the public message from most theme parks and attractions was that they intended to stay open. They planned to introduce increased standards in regards to the rigorous cleaning of various facilities.