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Charles Trepany and Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY
Published 7:53 p.m. ET March 24, 2020 | Updated 5:26 p.m. ET March 27, 2020
Orlando’s Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Disney Cruise lines and Universal Studios are shut down temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are extending their closures as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread.
In a joint statement to USA TODAY, the theme parks, which had previously said they would be closed for most of March, said they will remain closed through April 19 “as we continue to respond to current conditions and make the health and safety of team members and guests our top priority.”
USA TODAY has reached out to representatives for Disney World and Disneyland to see whether the parks plan to extend their closures as well.
In addition to the theme parks, Universal CityWalk Orlando and Universal CityWalk Hollywood, the themed dining and shopping areas near each park’s entry gates, will also remain closed. Universal Orlando Resort hotels have also temporarily suspended operations.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed, based on guidance from…