Walt Disney World remains closed to the public due to the coronavirus threat on March 23, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. The United States has surpassed 55,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and the death toll has climbed to at least 802 as of Wednesday morning.
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Walt Disney World remains closed to the public due to the coronavirus threat on March 23, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. The United States has surpassed 55,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and the death toll has climbed to at least 802 as of Wednesday morning.
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03/25/2020 11:35 EDT | Updated 03/25/2020 16:20 EDT

Striking Photos Show Empty Disney World As It Remains Closed During Coronavirus Pandemic

The tourist spot that usually welcomes millions of international visitors a year has been shuttered since March 16th.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Disney theme parks around the world have closed their gates. The impact of this closure is most striking at the company’s largest property at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida.

The resort’s four theme parks, two water parks, hotels, and shopping centers have been closed down since March 16. In its announcement, the company hoped to open by the end of the month, but that is looking less likely. On Tuesday, Orange County officials announced a shelter-in-place order for two weeks

See the photos of an empty Walt Disney World resort below. 

Above: Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park is seen empty on March 23, 2020. 

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Walt Disney World toll plazas remain closed to the public on March 23, 2020. 

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The Millennium Falcon spaceship sits amid empty streets at an empty Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park on March 16, 2020. 

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An AT-AT walker looms over empty streets at the Star Tours attraction inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park on March 16, 2020.

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An aerial view of Disney’s Contemporary Resort hotel while closed on March 23, 2020.

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The golf course of the Four Seasons Orlando that is located on Walt Disney World property is closed.

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Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park is empty of visitors on March 16, 2020.

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An empty parking lot that is usually filled with cars from visitors who are planning on visiting the Magic Kingdom theme park. 

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Empty streets inside Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.

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A view of the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World as it remains closed on March 23, 2020. 

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Disney’s Epcot theme park as seen on March 23, 2020. 

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Disney Springs shopping areas remain closed to the public on March 23, 2020. 

Language has been added to this article to specify the golf course in the photograph above.