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Disneyland Closes: Orange County’s Economy Takes the Hit

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Two major Southern California theme parks and several theaters are closing their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Disneyland Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood will close starting March 14 through the end of the month, and the Ahmahnson Theatre, which is running the Book of Mormon, and the Hollywood Pantages-Dolby Theaters, which was about the start the production of Hamilton, have also canceled performances. 

Cal State Fullerton Professor of Economics Adrian Fleissig said the temporary shutdown of Disneyland and other venues will have a significant negative impact on the region. There will be less spending in the area, he said.  Continue reading on