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Disney World to remain closed ‘until further notice’

Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and SeaWorld will also stay shuttered into April.

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Main Street, U.S.A. is staying dark a little longer.

Walt Disney World announced Friday that it will remain closed for the foreseeable future as the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

“As a result of this unprecedented pandemic and in line with direction provided by health experts and government officials, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resrot will remain closed until further notice,” the company said in a statement.

The park, closed since March 16, follows Universal Orlando, which had already announced plans to extend its closure through April 19. Disney did say that it would continue paying its hourly park and resort employees through April 18.

Closer to Tampa, SeaWorld Entertainment on Friday announced that its parks, including Busch Gardens and Adventure Island in Tampa, would remain temporarily closed. The company did not mention potential reopening dates.

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