The closure was originally scheduled to end on April 1, but the growing scale of the pandemic and Orange County's stay-at-home order made that impossible.
J.P. Morgan has suggested Disney furlough some theme park employees in April to save money during the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic means Universal Orlando's theme parks, hotels, and CityWalk will stay closed until at least April 19. Employees will still be paid during that time.
Icon Park and Fun Spot America's two parks will be closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with no timeline for when they may reopen.
The Orlando Business Journal is reporting that all construction at Disney World has halted due to federal guidance to avoid gatherings of 10 people or more.
Most — but not all —park operators around Central Florida have followed Disney and Universal in closing their theme parks due to the COVID-19 virus.
All Disney World parks will be closed from March 16 though the end of the month. Disney hotels and Disney Springs will remain open.
Addressing one of the major concerns of closing the resort, Disney said it will continue to pay its employees while the parks are shut down.