The Federal Reserve is warning that the threat to the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort could affect tens of millions of people.
The warning comes amid heightened scrutiny over a series of recent incidents that raised concerns about the financial health of the resort, Disney’s biggest franchise, which is the subject of a US$1.2 trillion (£870m) takeover bid by Chinese conglomerate CVC Capital.
In addition, concerns are growing about the security of the US financial system.
In a statement, the Fed said: “We expect financial market disruptions and disruptions in financial markets will have a negative impact on the financial stability of the United States.”
“The financial markets may be particularly vulnerable to disruptions in the financial markets caused by the possible adverse impact on Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney and Disneyland Resorts on financial stability,” it said.
“This would also have a significant impact on our projections of future operating results.”
The Fed said it was concerned that the resort’s assets, including Disneyland Resort buildings, were not being protected from potential attacks by a foreign actor.
It also warned that the park could be forced to close temporarily because of the threat.
“Such a closure could affect the financial and other operations of Disneyland Resort in the short term, especially if the resort were to experience significant operational disruptions,” it added.
The statement comes as the Federal Reserve began a review of its $4.2tn (£3.8tn) holdings of securities and assets.
It has previously warned that there could be severe disruptions to the financial system, including the loss of confidence in the US government and economic activity, if the economy falters.
The central bank also said it would consider using its balance sheet as a way to address the threat posed by a rogue foreign entity.
The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to move to close down its internet service provider, AT&T, as part of a wider review of the regulatory environment in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
It could also decide to allow the FCC to reclassify internet providers as common carriers.
AT&, which has a huge portfolio of broadband and cable assets, has been targeted by US lawmakers and is under investigation for allegedly conspiring to help terrorists evade US authorities.
It was not immediately clear if Disney or AT&T would face similar scrutiny.
AT &t is currently the US’s largest cable company.
The US government has also issued subpoenas seeking information from AT&t about the alleged sale of information on the Paris attacks, which occurred after a foiled terror attack in December.
The agency has also asked for information from Disney and Disney Resorts about how the company handles the threat of a foreign state or actor acting on its behalf, or if it complies with the rules and regulations of the international financial markets.
Disney owns theme parks in the United Kingdom and France, as well as a chain of cruise ships that also operate in the EU.
Disney operates theme parks and other attractions in the resort cities of California, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and Australia.
The company has also owned theme parks such as Disneyworld in Florida and Disneyland in California.