Disneyland Resort Donating Excess Food During Park Closure to Food Bank

Lawrence Kim
March 15, 2020

"Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will be closed beginning March 14 through the end of the month". The retail and dining complexes, Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and Disney Village at Disneyland Paris, will remain open.

It was a rare rainy day in Southern California, and visitors wearing sequined mouse ears and plastic raincoats sought to cram in all the rides, treats and magical memories they could before the self-proclaimed Happiest Place on Earth closes Saturday through the end of the month.

"While closely following food safety guidelines, excess inventory of dairy, fruit, vegetables, packaged goods and banquet meals is being donated to Second Harvest Food Bank, whose mission is to end hunger in Orange County", Disneyland Resort said in a statement. - Friday, because of the coronavirus threat, the three remaining major theme parks in Florida announced closures.

May I get a refund on my ticket? All theme parks will be closed starting Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31. They do not give an anticipated reopening date.

Passholders who participate in the Monthly Payment Program will continue to make payments as now scheduled, but will not be required to make payments during the dates the pass will be extended by.

Reservations made by Disney Flex Passholders be cancelled during the closure with no penalty. In order to receive a refund, guests can call (714) 520-5050.

"Disneyland Resort will work with guests who wish to change or cancel their visits, and will provide refunds to those who have hotel bookings during this closure period", Disney's statement concluded.

How does the closure of Walt Disney World impact annual passes? This includes reservations for Dining, Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures, Savi's Workshop - Handbuilt Lightsabers, Droid Depot, Disneyland Resort VIP Tours, and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

Disney said it chose to voluntarily close its Southern California parks "in the best interest of our guests and employees" after reviewing Newsom's directive.

Guests who have purchased tickets for Disney After Hours, Disney Villains After Hours and Disney Early Morning Magic from March 16, 2020 through March 31, 2020 will be automatically refunded.

Walt Disney Co will close its theme parks in California and Florida and its resort in Paris from this weekend through the end of the month due to the global outbreak of coronavirus, the company said on Thursday.

Don't Miss Out on Any Disney Fun! Launched in 1991, Disney Harvest collects excess and unserved food from locations throughout Walt Disney World, delivering it to feeding programs across Central Florida.

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