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On eve of Disneyland closure, fun trumps virus fear

Virus Outbreak-Disneyland
Posted at 4:19 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 19:19:43-04

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Thousands flocked to Disneyland for glimpses of Mickey and Minnie, a ride on "Ït's a Small World" and a last trip to the Galaxy's Edge before the park closes because of the coronavirus.

It was a rare rainy Friday in Southern California as visitors sought to cram in all the rides, treats and magical memories they could before the Happiest Place on Earth closes Saturday through the end of the month. There are no documented coronavirus cases from Disneyland, and reaction to the closure was mixed.

Some said it was a good move to protect public health while others thought it was overreaction.