Disney Begins Canceling Mid-May Trips Due to Ongoing Park Closures

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We previously reported that Disney had canceled previously made reservations for Walt Disney World in Orlando for April and select dates at the beginning of May, but now it looks as though the Disney Parks are continuing to make changes and cancel previously made reservations for Walt Disney travel dates in mid May due to the temporary park closures.

One of Inside the Magic’s readers informed us that their Walt Disney World reservation for mid May has now been impacted by the park closures and Disney has to cancel their reservation.

The reader received this email informing the guest that their Walt Disney World vacation for May 13 – May 15 is now impacted by the temporary closures. The Disney guest had the option to modify or cancel their Walt Disney World reservation, but if no action was taken, Disney will process a refund back to the original form of payment.

Disney World email
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Related: FAQ: How Can You Get A Refund Or Cancel Your Disney Trip?

A writer for Inside the Magic currently still has a trip booked for Disney World in Orlando for May 21-25 who has not yet received an email regarding their Disney World travel dates.

Disney has already waived all of its own cancellation fees for all hotel reservations with check-in dates between now and June 30, 2020. According to the Walt Disney World website:

“If no action is taken by you before your check-in date for arrivals during the closure period, Disney will automatically cancel your reservation within seven days of the original check-in date and process any refund due to the original form of payment. Please note that cancellation fees imposed by third-party suppliers, including airlines and rental cars, as well as non-refundable products like travel protection plans, are deducted from refundable amounts for Walt Disney Travel Company packages.”

Cinderella Castle
Credit: Disney

As of right now, guests can still go to the Disney World website and book their Walt Disney World vacations for any dates AFTER June 1, 2020.

At this moment, we still don’t have any word from Disney Parks on when they plan to reopen to the guests, but we will keep you updated as we get more information. For more information on Disney Resort reservation cancellations, you can visit our FAQ article here.

Here at Inside the Magic we know The Walt Disney Company is doing everything they can to keep their guests’ and Cast Members’ safety in mind and as their number 1 priority during this unfortunate time. We want to remind everyone to please stay home and stay safe. Take all of the safety precautions and follow the CDC guidelines, including social distancing, remaining six feet apart from others, covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing, wiping down doorknobs and door handles, and washing your hands.

Has the current pandemic affected your Disney World vacation? Let us know in the comments.

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