Depressing pictures show Disney World looking completely empty – as theme park stays shut due to coronavirus – The Sun

DISNEY theme parks around the world remain closed after they all shut their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sad images haves revealed the empty Disney World theme park – one of only a handful of times in its 48-year history.

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The theme parks are open 365 days a year, even on Christmas Day.

However, Disney World was forced to close earlier this month as the virus continues to spread across the globe.

Pictures of the park taken by drone show all of the closed rides with no guests or even staff working.

Disney Blizzard Beach and Toy Story Land are seen with empty streets while the always-busy Millennium Falcon spaceship at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge inside Disney's Hollywood Studios theme has no-one around.

Car parks are empty, monorail trains have stopped and all of the vendors and stores are closed.

Disney World was forced to close on March 16 with plans to open at the end of the month, although this date is likely to be pushed forward.

Guests with tickets that start on or before March 2020 will automatically extend to December 15, and guests who cannot visit by that date can use the value for another ticket at a future date.

The park has only had to close a number of times since it opened in 1971.

It first closed in 1999, 28 years after opening, due to Category 4 Hurricane Floyd, and closed again in 2001 following 9/11.

Other closures took place in 2004, 2016, 2017 and 2019 due to hurricanes.


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A video shows the last family to leave Disney World after they were applauded by staff ahead of the park closing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The emotional moment caught the final guests as they departed before the world-famous park closed for at least two weeks.

The Porter family told ViralHog: "As we were walking to our shuttle, the entire staff lined up outside of the hotel to wave goodbye to my family and thank us for being a part of history.

"It was an amazing experience."

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