As the threat of COVID-19 coronavirus becomes more clear, Disney continues to adjust its policies and will now be closing all Disney Stores in North America effective March 17, 2020 as well as all owned and operated Walt Disney World Hotels (including Disney’s Vero Beach Resort) on March 20, 2020.
The store closures not only affect every retail location around the US and Canada but also owned and operated locations at both Downtown Disney in Anaheim and Disney Springs in Orlando.
In the meantime, Guests can continue to visit shopDisney.com to make purchases.
For Disney Vacation Club members, Disney has lifted the close-in reservation cancellation restrictions and will return any of your points back as vacation points or reservation points without placing them into holding. In the meantime, all points banking rules remain in place. At this time, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, and Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort will remain open.
Hotel and shopping locations that are not owned and operated by Disney, those respective entities will make their own decisions regarding remaining open.
Today marks the first official day that every single Disney Park across the globe is now closed for a multi-week period; an unprecedented precaution unseen before from the company. Closures began at Asian locations beginning in January with US locations finally ceasing operation yesterday, March 15, 2020.