90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV are Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming and Classical Music. Part of the community since 1965, providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Disney World Closed Through March Beginning this Sunday

Disney World is closed through March. Photo: Jayme McColgan @jayme

Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort will be closed the rest of the month starting March 15. The theme parks join a growing list of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement Thursday night, a spokesperson for the Walt Disney Company said theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort will close through the end of March, in an abundance of caution. 

The announcement came hours after closures were announced for Disneyland California and Universal Studios Hollywood. 

Disney cast members will be paid while the park is closed and employees who are able to work from home will be asked to do so. 

Universal says it will also close its Orlando theme parks from close of business Sunday, and anticipates remaining closed through the rest of the month. 

Universal says hourly staff will be paid for any work scheduled through the end of march. 

Hotels, shops, and restaurants at both resorts will remain open during the theme park closures. 

Disney Cruise Lines will stop departures out of Port Canaveral this Saturday through the rest of the month. 

Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida news, updates on special programs and more.

Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity