#NewDisneyQuarantineRides Trends as Twitter Users Imagine Coronavirus Theme Park Rides with Toilet Paper and Hand Sanitizer

With social media feeds regularly filling up with bad news as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, some Twitter users decided to take a more light-hearted approach. #NewDisneyQuarantineRides was trending on the social networking platform on Sunday as users imagined how rides at Disney theme parks could be renamed to fit a coronavirus theme.

Some of the suggestions included plays on existing rides involving toilet paper and hand sanitizer — both items which are now hard to come by due to panic-buying during the pandemic.

"It's A Small Roll," joked Tom Gardiner on Twitter, alongside an image of a nearly empty roll of toilet paper. "Indiana Jones and The Last Roll," another Twitter user suggested.

"Splash of Hand Sanitizer Mountain," another Twitter user commented.

Others riffed on social distancing, hygiene guidelines and travel restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

"Personal Space Mountain," one Twitter user suggested. Another added: "Peter Pan's Cancelled Flight."

Another user also suggested the famous Splash Mountain ride be renamed "Stock Market Crash Mountain" after markets fell sharply numerous times due to the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Disney has announced that Disneyland in California and Disney World in Orlando will stay closed until further notice as cases of coronavirus in the U.S. continued to rise.

Disney closed the parks due to the coronavirus pandemic earlier this month and they were initially set to reopen on April 1. On Friday, the company said it has decided to extend the closure indefinitely.

"While there is still much uncertainty with respect to the impacts of COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our guests and employees remains The Walt Disney Company's top priority," Disney said in a statement.

"As a result of this unprecedented pandemic and in line with direction provided by health experts and government officials, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort will remain closed until further notice."

Disney added that it will continue to pay its hourly parks and resorts employees at least through April 18. Disney parks around the world, including in Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo, have also closed due to the pandemic.

The decision came as the U.S. surpassed Italy and China to have the most coronavirus cases in the world.

There are now more than 14,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in the U.S. and more than 2,191 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 2,600 people have recovered.

Globally, the virus has sickened more than 680,000 people and killed more than 31,000. More than 145,000 people have recovered worldwide.

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A sign saying Disney Parks are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic is seen on March 14, 2020 in Anaheim, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images

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