Shanghai Disneyland, Great Wall of China closed due to coronavirus outbreak

In a rare move, a Disney park will be closed until further notice.

Officials at Shanghai Disneyland have announced the property will be closed in light of the coronavirus in China.

The announcement was made on the park’s website:

“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.

We wish our guests a healthy and happy Spring Festival!”


There is no end date listed for the closure.

But Shanghai Disneyland isn’t the only tourist destination that’s closing because of the outbreak.

Reuters is reporting that parts of the Great Wall of China will be closed to visitors.

The same holds true for Beijing’s Palace Museum, better known as The Forbidden City, Reuters reported.

The government has stopped travel from 12 cities near Wuhan after at least 26 people have died and 830 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus, The New York Times reported.