For Walt Disney World, this will be the longest closure in its history

Rarely, Walt Disney World will close, but the major theme park's hand was forced as government and health officials advised against large mass gatherings. The decision to shut down the park -- beginning on Sunday, March 15 -- is an effort to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

Disney says staff is safe on Bahama's Castaway Cay: report

Disney told social media users late Sunday that its staffers located on Castaway Cay in the Bahamas were safe and the company has taken "extensive measures" to ensure their safety while the island is thrashed by Hurricane Dorian, a report said.