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Universal Studio Hollywood and Disneyland Closing, JetBlue Passenger and Las Vegas Mirage Guest Test Positive for Coronavirus.

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Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood are temporarily closing. A JetBlue passenger infected with coronavirus took a flight from JFK to Florida. A guest at The Mirage in Las Vegas tested positive for COVID-19, too.

Those are some of the (depressing) travel headlines that caught my eye today. (We’re working on some non-coronavirus posts — really! — and will have them up soon.)

Disneyland, California Adventure, and Disney Hotels Temporarily Closing

For only the fourth time in history, Disneyland will close its gates.

Photo copyright @photography.kelley
Photo copyright @photography.kelley

Both that park and the adjacent California Adventure will close this Saturday, March 14 through at least March 30.

Indiewire reports Disney hotels will close on March 16.

Entrance to the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.
Entrance to the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.

The other three times Disneyland closed were each one day:

  • November 25, 1963 (National day of mourning for President John F. Kennedy)
  • January 17, 1994 (Major earthquake in Northridge)
  • September 11, 2001

Universal Studios Hollywood Also Shuttering for a Few Weeks

About 40 miles away from the Happiest Place on Earth, Universal Studios Hollywood announced it, too, will temporarily close starting this Saturday. The park plans to reopen on March 28.

Virgin Voyages’ Maiden Sailing Pushed Back

A few weeks ago, we talked about Richard Branson’s new cruise venture, Virgin Voyages. The company was close to setting sail — but is now delaying until August.

New York, USA - April 30, 2012: Airbus A320 JetBlue approaches John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, NY on April 30, 2012. The A320 was the first narrow body airliner from Airbus. It is the biggest competition to Boeing 737NG.
New York, USA – April 30, 2012: Airbus A320 JetBlue approaches John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, NY on April 30, 2012. (Photo credit: ©iStock.com/rypson)

JetBlue Passenger with Coronavirus Flew from JFK to Palm Beach

A passenger on a JetBlue flight from JFK to PBI reportedly received word just before takeoff that he tested positive for coronavirus.

Las Vegas Convention Attendee Tests Positive

A female who attended the Women of Power Summit from March 5-8 at Las Vegas’ Mirage resort reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. KTNV reports Mirage is notifying guests about the discovery.

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