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Update on Walt Disney World Resort Operations, World Disney World Resort,

Walt Disney World Resort Phased Reopening and Important Information:

🔹Walt Disney World theme parks will open beginning July 11 for Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15.

🔹ONLY Disney Vacation Club properties at Walt Disney World and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will begin to reopen to Members and Guests on June 22.

🔹Disney Vacation Club properties in Vero Beach, Florida, and Hilton Head, South Carolina, will open on June 15.

🔹Disney Springs has already begun to reopen.

🔹Disney Resort Hotels, restaurants and other offerings may be modified, limited in capacity and subject to availability or closure.

Cooper Creek Villas

Reopening With a New Park Reservation System:

Magic Kingdom park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park will begin a phased reopening on July 11—with Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopening on July 15.
 
The parks will reopen with some important updates to promote physical distancing, including:
 
⭐️Park Reservations: Initially, park attendance will be managed through a new park reservation system. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date is required.
 
⭐️New Ticket Sales: At this time, new ticket sales are temporarily paused. Existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders will be able to make reservation requests in phases before new tickets are sold. Additional details will be shared with these Guests soon. New ticket sales will resume after that period of time.
 
⭐️New Disney Resort Hotel Reservations: At this time, new reservations at Disney Resort hotels are temporarily paused so we can focus on Guests with existing reservations (Disney Vacation Club Members can still make new reservations). Reservations will resume after that period of time.
Upon reopening, theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences and other offerings may be modified and will be limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure, based on direction from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing.
 
Additionally, attractions, experiences (such as shows, parades and fireworks), services and amenities may have limited availability or may remain closed.

Know Before You Go – Disney Resorts

Virtual Chat With a Resort Cast Member

Virtual Chat

Beginning June 22, you can chat with a Resort Cast Member via the My Disney Experience app for assistance during your stay. This new feature will offer convenient support nearly anytime—so there’s no need to visit the Lobby or stand in line.

Know Before You Go- Disney Resort Hotel Guest Benefits

During the initial reopening period, some benefits may be modified or unavailable.
 
Disney’s Magical Express® Service
Complimentary airport transportation via Disney’s Magical Express service will be available for Guests arriving and departing from Orlando International Airport.
 
Many airlines have modified their flight schedules, so please confirm your flight information. If you plan to use Disney’s Magical Express service, contact your room reservation booking agent, or call (407) 939-1936 to make any updates to your flight information on file.
 
FastPass+ Service
As a result of the COVID-19 impact, FastPass+ service will be suspended for the time being as we plan to use additional queue space to manage capacity for attractions and maintain physical distancing. With that in mind, access to FastPass+ planning is temporarily unavailable.
 
Extra Magic Hours
The Extra Magic Hours benefit is unavailable until further notice.

 Temporarily Unavailable
The following amenities and experiences will not be available during the initial reopening period:

✖️Arcades
✖️Campfires
✖️Character experiences
✖️Dog parks
✖️Electrical Water Pageant
✖️Marina rentals
✖️Pin trading
✖️Playgrounds
✖️Spas, salons and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Additionally, the following special offerings and childcare services will not be available during the initial reopening:

✖️Fireworks voyages and tasting cruises, including the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage
✖️Fun runs
✖️Wonderland Tea Party at Park Fare
✖️Hula lessons
✖️In-room childcare services
✖️Mermaid school
✖️Special classes and programs—including culinary, cultural and animal programs

Resort Amenities & Recreation

Amenities and recreation will be modified based on physical distancing and health guidelines.
 
Dining Experiences
Select dining locations will be available at Disney Resort hotels.
 
Pools
Feature pools may operate with reduced hours; leisure pools will be open 24 hours a day
Pools will operate with reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing
Select poolside activities may be available at select Resort hotels
 
✖️Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will not be available during the initial reopening period; Guests of this Disney Resort hotel may enjoy the leisure pool at Disney’s Beach Club Villas
 
Fitness Centers & Sports Courts
Fitness centers will open in alignment with state and county regulations and may have reduced hours
Fitness centers may have reduced hours and capacity
Instructor-led fitness classes will not be available
Fitness and sports courts will be open, and Guests must maintain physical distancing
 
Available Recreation
Activities and schedules will vary. The schedule of activities for your Disney Resort hotel will be shared during your stay.

 Resort Services

Some Disney Resort hotel services will be modified or unavailable during the initial reopening period, based on physical distancing and health guidelines.
 
Changes include:
 
⭐️Bell Services will deliver luggage to rooms, but will not escort Guests
 
⭐️Club-level service will be temporarily unavailable
 
⭐️Deliveries will only be made to occupied rooms
 
⭐️In-room celebrations will not be available
 
⭐️Dry-cleaning and valet laundry services will be temporarily unavailable; self-service laundry will remain available
 
⭐️Shipping services will be temporarily unavailable
 
⭐️Resort airline check-in service may be temporarily unavailable

Know Before You Go – Dining Experiences

Pooh Bear at Crystal Palace

Meet Pooh Bear at Crystal Palace

Additional changes to Walt Disney World dining experiences include:

🌟Menu items may vary. For specific menu information, check the restaurant’s online menu when the restaurant reopens.

🌟Character Dining will not be offered during the initial reopening, with the exception of a modified Character Dining experience at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera.

🌟Dinner shows will not be offered during the initial reopening.

🌟Dining locations will be limited in capacity. Some locations will remain temporarily closed.

🌟Private dining and in-room delivery will not be offered during the initial reopening window.

🌟Mobile order service will be offered at select quick-service dining locations throughout the Walt Disney World theme parks (when open), Disney Springs and select Disney Resort hotels.

 

All information provided from the Walt Disney World website, please check here for the most up to date information before your trip.

Hello Everyone! I'm PIxied Dusted Diva! I'm the proud owner of this blog with an awesome team of writers who love Disney, as you can see from their writing. I'm a Mom to three Princesses and a Prince. They've been to Walt Disney World more times than their combined age! Since our lives are busy at home, Disney is our family getaway and you will always find me planning a Disney vacation!