Shanghai Disneyland announced on Friday that the park will be temporarily closing amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak “to ensure the health and safety of our guests and cast.”
In a statement posted to the theme park’s website, Shanghai Disneyland confirmed the shutdown would begin on Jan. 25, the date of China’s Lunar New Year.
“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.”
Guests who purchased tickets for the park or its hotels will be refunded “through the original ticket purchase channel,” the Shanghai Disney Resort added.
“We wish our guests a healthy and happy Spring Festival!” the message ended.
In addition to Shanghai Disneyland, Chinese authorities have also temporarily closed part of the Great Wall of China, as well as the Forbidden City in Beijing, Reuters reports. It’s currently unclear when either of the historic sites, both popular tourist attractions, will reopen reported Fox News
Authorities today scrambled to shut tourist attractions and public transport systems in 14 cities in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly new coronavirus that has killed at least 26 people.
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